All-new Camaro Establishes New Performance Benchmark

2016-06-24


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  • The sixth-generation is lighter (-94kg), more powerful (+5%), and more efficient (+25%)
  • All new rear-wheel drive architecture enables a more nimble driving experience
  • First time ever available as Camaro Turbo with 2.0T petrol engine delivering 275 hp next to the Camaro V8 with an impressive 453 hp from a 6.2L V8 engine
  • More advanced technology and upgraded, driver-centric interior
  • MyLink infotainment system, OnStar with Wi-Fi hotspot are standard
  • Available starting June 2016 from 39,900€ / £31,755 (Coupe) and 44,900/ £35,755 (Convertible)

ZURICH, June 22, 2016 At the Geneva Motor Show 2016, Chevrolet revealed an all-new sixth-generation of the Chevrolet Camaro to the European public. With higher levels of performance and technology, lots of interior and exterior refinements, as well as a smaller and lighter architecture, the Camaro is one of the world’s finest driver’s cars. It’s no wonder that the new Camaro is the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year.

“We expect it will set the new benchmark in the segment – and give a new generation of enthusiasts a reason to fall in love with Camaro,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro Chief Engineer. 

Outstanding revision

To make it not only the best Camaro ever, but one of the best performance cars available, Chevrolet focused on three pillars of development: Design, performance, and technology.

“Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at once, but the secret is to offer something more,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Product Development. “For Camaro enthusiasts, it retains iconic design cues and offers even more performance. For a new generation of buyers, the 2016 Camaro incorporates our most innovative engineering ideas with finely honed performance and leading design.”

Design advancement

The 2016 Camaro appears with a fresh surface, a more athletic-looking, sculpted exterior that complements the tighter, and leaner architecture, and offers all-new, modern lighting signatures – including LED-technology. But despite all of the changes, it retains the iconic Camaro design.

The muscular effect of the exterior makes the new car look significantly lower and wider than before, even though it is within 50 mm of the exterior dimensions of the outgoing model. Meticulously tuned in the wind tunnel, the outer face contributes to performance through reduced aerodynamic lift for better handling while enhancing efficiency. 

Lightweight architecture and chassis systems

Approximately 70 percent of the architectural components are unique to Camaro. Through extensive computer-aided engineering, structural rigidity was increased by 28 percent, while the total curb weight for the Camaro has been reduced by more than 90 kg.

“The driving experience is significantly different,” said Aaron Link, lead development engineer. “Immediately, you will notice how much lighter and more nimble the Camaro feels. That feeling increases when you drive the Camaro harder – it brakes more powerfully, dives into corners quicker, and accelerates faster than ever.”

The Camaro features a new, multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension with Camaro-specific geometry. The double-pivot design provides a more precise feeling of control, including more linear and communicative feel from the quick-ratio electric power steering system. At the rear, a new five-link independent suspension yields outstanding wheel control and reduces “squat” during acceleration.

In addition, the Magnetic Ride Control is available on the Camaro V8 for the first time. The active suspension reads road and driving conditions 1,000 times per second, and automatically adjusts the damper settings to optimize ride comfort and control.

World-class performance from an American icon

The new Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by a lighter architecture and a broader powertrain range. Included in this is the first-ever Camaro Turbo engine package, with a new 2.0L turbo at 275 hp (202 kW) and 400 Nm – and which delivers 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in less than six seconds. Even with all this, the new Camaro is the most fuel-efficient ever.

In addition, Chevrolet presents the most powerful Camaro V8 ever, with a new 6.2L LT1 direct-injected Small Block V8 rated at 453 hp (333 kW) and 617 Nm of torque. For the first time, Magnetic Ride Control active suspension is available for the Camaro V8 and costumers can apply an Active Fuel Management (cylinder de-activation technology) for the Camaro V8 Automatic, allowing the car to achieve 25% better fuel efficiency than the previous generation.

The LT1 engine is available with a standard six-speed manual transmission – with new Active Rev Match technology that “blips” the throttle for perfectly timed downshifts – or the Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift eight-speed paddle shift automatic. When equipped with the eight-speed paddle shift automatic the Camaro V8 is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km (0-62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds.

Each engine has been carefully tuned for a distinctive performance sound. All Turbo models feature active noise cancellation, which uses sound waves to cancel unwanted cabin noise.

Coupe or Convertible

The sixth generation Camaro can be had in either Coupe or Convertible body styles, with 2.0L Turbo or 6.2L V8 powertrains. The Convertible benefits heavily from the new lightweight architecture and modular underbody bracing, which significantly improves performance and handling. What's more, the fully automatic soft top can be operated remotely via the key fob or from inside at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph). The top takes just 20 seconds to cycle both up and down and folds away neatly beneath a hard tonneau cover.

Driver-focused interior and technologies 

Like the exterior, the interior is completely new, yet instantly recognizable. “Given the level of technology and performance, the interior had to be modern and driver focused.” said Ryan Vaughan, interior design manager. The inside of the car integrates class-leading control technologies, including a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster, and a customizable ambient lighting feature.

The instrument cluster features analog instruments to provide the driver with essential performance information, as well as an eight-inch-diagonal high-definition center screen that can be configured to provide additional information, including navigation, performance, and infotainment features. Another eight-inch screen, integrated in the center of the instrument panel, serves as the interface for the enhanced, next-generation MyLink system. Furthermore, the new Camaro elates with slick smart phone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Also available for the new Camaro is a segment-first LED ambient lighting system. Integrated into the dash, door panels, and center console, it offers 24 different colors, as well as fade and transition effects that spread across the interior. There’s even a theatrical “car show” mode that cycles randomly through the entire color spectrum when the Camaro is parked.

The ambient lighting is one of eight attributes the driver can adjust using the Camaro’s new Driver Mode Selector– accessed via a switch on the center console. The system enables the driver to tailor the look, sound, and feel of the Sixth Generation Camaro to their preferences and driving conditions.

Camaro starting prices (incl. VAT)

 

DE

UK

FR

CH

Camaro Turbo Coupe AT

€39.900

£31,755

€40.965

CHF 44,900

Camaro Turbo Convertible AT

€44.900

£35,755

 €46.065

 CHF 49,900

Camaro V8 Coupe MT

€45.900

£37,020

        €47.065

 CHF 53,490

Camaro V8 MT Convertible

€50.900

£41,020

 €52.065

 CHF 58,490

*Please see your local price list at www.chevroleteurope.com for more information

ENGLISH:

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Specifications

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DEUTSCH:

Neue Generation des Camaro setzt neue Leistungsstandards

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Technische Daten Chevrolet Camaro 2016

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