2016 Chevrolet Camaro, What’s New?


The Camaro will celebrate its milestone of 50 years in 2017, the Camaro is the all-new sixth-generation car.  The 2016 Camaro bears a close resemblance to the fifth-generation car but based on a different platform.  The 1967 original model and was highly successful, which was the first Camaro that ever outsold the Ford Mustang. But it was based on the old, heavy Zeta platform, and the ever-escalating performance war in this category calls for new blood.

The new Camaro is built on GM’s Alpha component set, which is light, stiff, and modern. The key components are the suspension pieces, which engineers made longer in order to increase the track by between 1.1 and 2.0 inches. To keep weight down, aluminum front-suspension members and steel links with extensive lightening holes in the rear are used extensively, which reduces about 26 pounds less than the outgoing model.

The major changes are in the inside the new Camaro. It is built on a new platform that has trimmed at least 200 pounds versus the 2015 model on all six available configurations. Improved fuel economy, aluminum, high-strength steel, and engineering help the 2.0-liter turbo model (270 horsepower) achieved 30 miles per gallon.

The 2016 Camaro with the six-speed manual transmission SS and 6.2-liter V-8 engine, which sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds (4.0 seconds in the automatic), but comes with a hefty price tag of up to $50,000 on options.  And it comes with all the new technology goodies such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LTE, and Wi-Fi in all models. Including new 7-inch color touchscreen, the optional 8-inch screen and head-up display.