We’re preparing to say good bye to the 5th generation and hello to the newly redesigned 6th generation Camaro. Whether you loved it, or hated it, our reactions to the 2014 Camaro “refresh” has obviously taught GM quite a bit about what Camaro enthusiasts want in newly redesigned 2016 Camaro.

Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at once, but the secret is to offer something more.

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.

Mark Reuss
General Motors executive vice president of Product Development

Source: gm.com

Here’s everything we know so far:

  • Produced at GM’s Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan.

  • Vehicle mass reduced by 200+ pounds (depending on the model)

  • Aluminum instrument panel frame (The 5th gen used a steel frame)

  • 10 Exterior Colors to choose from.

  • 5 Interior Color Combinations.

  • Hydra-Matic 8L45 paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission option.

  • Mechanical sound enhancers – resonators that direct induction noise from the engine bay to the cabin (3.6L V6 & 6.2L V8)

  • Engine Options: 2.0L (turbo),  3.6L and 6.2L

  • Active Cabin Noise Cancellation in all 2.0L turbo models.

  • Active Fuel Management now available on V6 Engines.

  • New LT1 Engine (SS models).

  • Tubular “Tri-Y” Exhaust Manifolds (SS models).

  • Magnetic Ride Control option (SS models).

  • Drive Mode Selector: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and on SS models, Track.

  • Brembo brakes now available on all models; standard on SS models.

  • Goodyear Tires used on all models.
    – LT model: 18″ wheels/Goodyear Eagle Sport all-season tires. / Optional 20″ wheels/Eagle F1 Asymmetric all-season run-flat tires.
    – SS models: 20″ aluminum wheels / Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat tires.

  • Interior Spectrum Lighting: 24 different ambient lighting effects on the dash, door panels, and center console.

  • HD configurable color displays (including available dual 8″ screens)


2016 Engine Options & Highlights:

2.0L Turbo: 3.6L V6: 6.2L V8:
30+ MPG (highway) Direct Injection All New LT1 Engine
275 hp / 295 lb-ft torque (SAE-certified) Continuously Variable Valve Timing Direct-injected Small Block V-8
0-60 < 6 seconds Active Fuel Management Magnetic Ride Control active suspension
 275hp / 295 lb-ft torque 335 hp / 284 lb-ft torque
455 hp / 455 lb-ft torque


2016 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)
Electric power steering calibration TOUR TOUR SPORT TRACK
StabiliTrak – Competitive Driving & 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

5th Gen / 6th Gen Size Comparison:

2015 Camaro 2016 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)


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