The 2016 Camaro 6 is official, and Chevy is not holding back with power, options and technology inside the new 2016 Camaro. After a long wait full of teasers, Chevrolet unveiled the 2016 Camaro in May 2015, showing off the competition to the new Mustang that Ford refreshed last year.
The 2016 Camaro arrives at dealers in a few months. Before you can join a waitlist or finance the muscle car of your dreams, there are important details that you need to know about the new Camaro.
Chevy isn’t playing around when it says the new Camaro is all new. In the announcement Chevy boasts, “Only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation Camaro to the new Gen Six: the rear bowtie emblem and the SS badge.”
Buckle up and read the important information you need to know about the Camaro 6, which is the nickname of the 2016 Camaro.
2016 Camaro Performance
Here is a fast look at the 2016 Camaro performance by the numbers. We have not had a chance to take the new Camaro to the track or test it out, but with more power and a lighter body, prepare for a fast car.
- Most efficient Camaro ever, with a new 2.0L turbo SAE-certified at 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) – and delivers more than 30 mpg on the highway (GM-estimated), and 0-60 mph acceleration well under 6 seconds
- Efficient performance in a new 3.6L V-6 featuring direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and – for the first time – Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), offering an SAE-certified 335 hp (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft of torque (385 Nm), for the highest specific output of any naturally aspirated V-6 in the segment
- The most powerful Camaro SS ever, with a new 6.2L LT1 direct-injected Small Block V-8 rated at 455 hp (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm)
If you opt for the 2016 Camaro SS, you can expect a lot of power and technology to help you push it to the limit. Listen to the 2016 Camaro sound below.
2016 Camaro Engine Options
There are six powertrain combinations available across three engine options. Here is a fast look at what Chevy offers under the hood of the 2016 Camaro 6.
|2.0L Turbocharged I-4 VVT DI||3.6L V-6 VVT DI||6.2L V-8 VVT DI|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):||275 / 205 @ 5600*||335 / 250 @ 6800*||455 / 339 @ 6000*|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):||295 / 400 @ 3000-4500*||284 / 385 @ 5300*||455 / 617 @ 4400*|
There are two six-speed manual transmission options for the 2016 Camaro and two 8-speed automatic transmission options.
Chevy upgrades the interior of the 2016 Camaro to deliver an even more driver-focused cockpit with enhanced lighting inside the car.
To complement the new 2016 Camaro exterior, there are five interior color options and improved materials inside the vehicle that should help deliver a more elegant experience, even with a lot of power under the hood.
Chevy shares that the new Camaro offers an “All-new, interior with shifter-focused center console, intuitive controls, flat-bottom steering wheel, and higher quality materials throughout.”
2016 Camaro Technology
Inside the new interior is an 8-inch touch screen with Chevrolet MyLink that includes over 20 sources of information to deliver music and other details.
Keep your new phone charged up while you drive without hassling with cords thanks to a built-in wireless charger in the Camaro 6.
When it comes to driving, you can expect upgraded in-car technology to show lap time and more. The driving technology includes a new Driver Mode Selector that lets drivers choose a variety of options for simple selections. The selector controls engine sound management, Magnetic Ride Control, StabiliTrak, a performance mode for the automatic transmission and more.
|Driver Mode Selector Settings||Snow/Ice||Tour||Sport||Track (SS only)|
|Electronic throttle progression||SNOW/ICE||NORMAL||NORMAL||TRACK|
|Automatic trans. shift map||NORMAL||NORMAL||SPORT||TRACK|
|Automatic trans. Performance Algorithm Shift||N/A||N/A||AVAIL.||AVAIL.|
|Engine sound management (if equipped with dual-mode exhaust)||STEALTH||TOUR||SPORT||TRACK|
|Electric power steering calibration||TOUR||TOUR||SPORT||TRACK|
|StabiliTrak – Competitive Driving and Launch Control||N/A||N/A||AVAIL.||AVAIL.|
|Magnetic Ride Control calibration (if equipped)||TOUR||TOUR||SPORT||TRACK|
|Ambient lighting (if equipped)||ICE BLUE||BLUE||RED||ORANGE|
2016 Camaro Design
Chevy retains a muscular look with a sculptured exterior that incorporates new LED lighting on the exterior of the car. Check out the 2016 Camaro photos below for a better look at the new design, that doesn’t need much more commentary.
2016 Camaro vs 2015 Camaro
Here is a fast look at how the new Camaro 6 stacks up to the 2015 Camaro.
|Specs||2016 Camaro||2015 Camaro|
|Length (in /mm):||188.3/ 4784||190.6 / 4841|
|Width (in / mm):||74.7 / 1897||75.5 / 1917|
|Height (in / mm):||53.1 / 1348||54.2 / 1376|
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||110.7/ 2811||112.3 / 2852|
|Front track (in/mm):||63 / 1601 (SS)||63.6 / 1616 (SS)|
|Rear track (in/mm):||62.9 / 1598 (SS)||63.9 / 1622 (SS)|
Numbers aren’t everything, and Chevy boasts, “the Camaro SS delivers better lap times than the fifth-generation’s track-focused Camaro 1LE package.”
2016 Camaro Price & Release
Chevy did not announce the 2016 Camaro price but did state that it will come to dealers later this year. That is as close as we’re going to get to the 2016 Camaro release date for now.
Jalopnik shares a leaked memo that places the 2016 Camaro price at $23,000 to $43,000.
At this time Chevy is talking about the 2016 Camaro SS, but we have yet to hear about a the 2016 Camaro Z28 or the 2016 Camaro 1LE or ZL1. See the 2016 Camaro SS photos below.