The first rumors of a new Chevrolet model, which should compete with the Ford Mustang, came up in April 1965 almost exactly 50 years ago. In the fall of 1966 the car came under the name Camaro to market. Now the sixth generation of muscle cars is in the starting blocks.
In Germany, the Chevrolet Camaro is so far only available with a V8, in the US there is also still a V6. In the new version still will be added to a four-cylinder Motorenzoo ?? just like the Erzkonkurrenten Mustang. In the four-cylinder Camaro is but no premiere, something it was already in its third generation. The new 2.0 - liter turbo gasoline engine delivers 279 hp, which is slightly weaker than the base engine of the Mustang with its 317 hp. The four-cylinder Camaro sprints in less than six seconds at 100. Second Aggregate option is a new 3.6 - liter V6 with 340 hp sucker. Direct injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation for the first time also save fuel and promote the performance.
In the third variant of the Camaro outstripped the Mustang. The Camaro SS is powered by the 6.2-liter V8, which was introduced in the Corvette Stingray. It offers 461 hp here ?? the corresponding Mustang has only 421 hp. As the six-cylinder has also the eight-cylinder engine with a direct injection, variable valve timing and in the automatic version also has a cylinder deactivation. In all Camaro a six-speed transmission and an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters offered.
The Camaro with two-liter turbo has as standard a noise abatement using interference. The desired engine sound amplifies the optional Bose audio system. When V6 and V8 models of the coddling engine sound is performed by a mechanical system that transmits the sound from the engine compartment to the interior. V6 and V8 be equipped with a flap-controlled exhaust. Here the driver can choose between a soft and a loud mode.
The car is now based on the Alpha platform of General Motors, on the even of the Cadillac ATS is based. But about 70 percent of the basic components are used only when Camaro. The curb weight has been reduced by 90 kilos. This was made possible by lightweight materials, but the Camaro declined in all three dimensions. The length is reduced by almost six centimeters to 4.78 meters. Also width and height and wheelbase and track were somewhat smaller.
As standard, the Camaro has normal halogen headlights and tail lights conventional, the SS has xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights. The SS also has an independent front apron with large air inlets and integrated brake cooling ducts. In the front hood louvers help with aeration, at the rear, the SS a wing instead of a spoiler lip.
The cockpit is still the driver in mind, a wide center console separates the driver and passenger. The Bowtie on the steering wheel is omitted in favor of a Chevrolet lettering. Behind the driver looks like had two traditional circular dials. But for the space between the speedometer and tachometer, there is now an optional eight-inch display, which indicates among other Navi cards. Another eight-inch monitor can be found in the center of the dashboard. As with the Audi TT, the air settings are now integrated into the round air vents what a few knobs eliminated. Furthermore, space provides the touch of a button-operated electronic parking brake that makes the traditional handbrake lever superfluous.
In the dashboard, door panels and center console now a LED ambient light is optional in 24 different colors. Wers very colorful like, you can choose a " car show " mode, in which randomly the interior lights in all colors ?? However, only when the car. The ambient lighting is one of seven properties that can affect the new driving mode switch the driver. In addition, the response of the accelerator pedal, the shift points of the automatic transmission, the exhaust flap control, the steering, the ESP and adaptive dampers be changed. The available modes Snow / Ice, Tour, Sport and the SS even track.
Although so far only the coupe was unveiled, it is expected next re-enter a convertible in the future. On the US market the new Camaro is still 2015 ?? the exact date is not yet revealed. Even when, where and at what price variants of the Camaro to Germany comes, is still secret. Priced he will probably guided by the Mustang, which is available from July 2015, with the four-cylinder for 35,000 euros and 40,000 euros for V8 . ( sl )