The next-generation (sixth) Chevrolet Camaro, which is due for 2015, is said to feature a 4 cylinder Turbo-charged engine so as to meet the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards in the US. Ford has similar plans too for its Mustang. Ever thought of a muscle car with a 4-cylinder unit? When super cars themselves get downsized engines, just think of our micro hatches – they may boast a 2-cylinder or even 1-cylinder unit in future, but with a better performance.
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While combining great looks, performance and advanced technology, the Chevy Camaro honors its heritage and delivers customer satisfaction as a ‘muscle car’ for the 21st century. It accounted for 42 percent of the US rear-drive performance coupe market in
2011. Needless to say, the Chevy pony car has been winning like Charlie
Sheen! And it’s time for the present 5th-gen Camaro to enter make-up and tune-up rooms.
While it is official that the next-gen is due for 2015, the Chevy engineers take a value time in developing the car to meet the requirements of the future market. The next-gen Camaro will be built on on the company’s new Alpha platform which is both smaller and lighter than the Zeta, one that the Camaro is currently built on. It is notable that the platform is shared with few Cadillac cars as well. One can also expect the new Camaro to be more aerodynamic efficient and, ultimately, even more fun to drive.
The most significant transformation would be the use of the 4-cyl turbo unit. The engine can be the one used in Cadillac cars (XTS), and in that application, the two-litre unit makes around 280 hp. But GM never admits to drop the larger units – V6 and V8. Chevy is clearly seen as copying the idea of the Ford’s plan for the Mustang. The V6 engine may get a turbo charger with 300 HP power and a small block V8. The new Camaro will be the rear-wheel drive as earlier, as the company believes that that’s crucial for the car’s performance.
[This article was written for and has also been published in Indianautosblog]