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 |  Jun 26 2014, 2:30 PM

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The current-generation Chevrolet Camaro is nearing its end, so what can we expect in the future?

As the American muscle car category heats up with the all-new Ford Mustang and new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Chevy has its work cut out to ensure its next-generation Camaro can compete.

For starters, Chevy will follow in Ford’s footsteps by adding a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the Camaro lineup for the first time. Expect it to be a variant of Cadillac’s 2.0-liter turbo that makes 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque in the ATS. Naturally, the Camaro wouldn’t be a Camaro without a small-block V8 offering and a V6, so expect those to be retained with enhancements.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be built on GM‘s new Alpha platform, but the company will utilize the long-wheelbase variant that underpins the 2014 Cadillac CTS. And just like the new CTS, expect the 2016 Camaro to shed several hundred pounds of weight.

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The new platform will accommodate a wheelbase that is 2.3 inches longer than the current Camaro and will be a full 7.5 inches longer than the Mustang’s. It will however, be shorter than the Dodge Challenger’s wheelbase. With the American automaker keeping the Camaro on the larger side, it leaves room in the lineup to add a smaller sports car – think Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ competitor.

In terms of styling, rumor has it the 2016 Camaro will draw inspiration from the second-generation Camaro, which debuted as a 1970.5 model.

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[Source: Automobile Mag]

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  • bcl187

    Wow ford n Gm really are non Americans! That’s why I buy Chrysler cause they the only American company that sticks with their roots. Only company that has v8 in sedans not gay boy turbo charger like the euros. Gm and ford are turning euro very fast. And who in gods name would put a 4cyc turbo in a ” muscle car” and mustang and Camaro are not muscle cars …they are sports cars now..the Challanger is the only one that has muscle car roots..big 6.4 engines 6.2 supercharge..::u can’t get anymore American then dodge.! Gm n ford are now euro gay boys! I love Chrysler plus they got way better interiors then both Gm n ford.

  • AVC99

    You better do better research! Mopar outsourced there designs because there sales sucked. Who designed mopars? Was it the Germans? Can’t remember? You look it up

  • Victor Orozco

    it was bound to happen, with gas prices people who aren’t as much into cars enough would want a Camaro but don’t care for the engine and will obviously rather have a 4banger, its all business for GM they don’t care if a couple fans dont like the idea… Oh well as long as the Vette stays V8

  • CEDUPZ

    Yeah that fiat american Chrysler, no wonder this country is devolving, consumers are also clueless, on most everything.

  • CEDUPZ

    If it ain’t GERMAN it ain’t a car…so as usual U.S. car makers, wait till GERMANS do it, VW has a 4 cyl 2.0T with like 300HP in golf R….Why would people buy anything from GM Ford or Chrysler? Are you people really stupid?

  • daktah

    hold on there need for speed. first of all, dodge has not offered a MODERN car with oem forced induction until the 2015 model year.
    because of this, ford and chevy have been unchallenged by dodge on their top level cars. even the best hemi 5.7 makes FAR less power than ford coyote 5.0 and chevy ls3 6.2 (375hp, 420hp, 430hp, respectively) while doing no better in any category such as fuel economy. and that is just the top tier n/a engines, the chevy ls9 s/c makes 638hp and the ford trinity 5.8 s/c makes 662hp which completely annihilate the 5.7 and even still outclass a hellcat 6.2 s/c with its alleged “over 600hp”.
    so the next time you wanna spout your bs you learned in vidya gaymes, do your research next time and stick to putting +50hp flame decals on your 1995 honda civic until you know what youre talking about.

  • Whodit

    German cars… thanks Nazi

  • CEDUPZ

    over powered, with no control, it’s 1963 at Dodge all over again! Spinning the rear wheels going nowhere is not 21st century engineering, it’s obsolete junk

  • CEDUPZ

    GERMANS invented it and perfected it! Porsche div of VW is highest rated cars made, and a car ya want to drive, not a slop o matic horrible poor backache seats, with rubber bands for steering linkage…it matters!

  • CEDUPZ

    Audi and others have lots of V8, but if you insist on living in the 19th century, so be it…VW gets 300HP in Golf R in the Porsche almost 400 out of a 4…it’s the 21st century, join it! Audi Porsche, VW all real cars, GM Ford Chrysler are a joke

  • daktah

    because, you know, having fun with what your car can do is too brutish and unrefined for people like you (those who buy imports solely because ‘muh german engineering’ and ‘it costs $40k for the base model so it must be good’).
    some of us arnt prissy effeminate ladyboys who are afraid of cars with over 250 hp, rwd, and a manual because you have no skill driving and are too afraid and lazy to learn to shift your own gears and control your car does and does not without computers having to intervene.
    its people like you contributing to the extinction of the enthusiast drivers car. and by the way, if you can not control what YOUR car does while YOURE driving it, “overpowered” or not, you should either put the effort into actually learning to drive it, or just surrender your licence and take the bus.

  • daktah

    oh god you are hilarious! you think that audi and porsche and vw are real ’21st century cars’ when vw is THE most unreliable brand you can buy, porsche has the reputation of making LITERALLY the most dangerous and hard to control cars on the market without even making excessive power to justify it, and audi is just a generic expensive luxury car with NOTHING special about it! and all of them cost several thousand more than their american equivalents for no reason!
    if the 21st century is overpaying for underperforming shitmobiles just because of their country of origin and the commercials they run, then im fine living in the 19th century with $35k 400+ hp american muscle cars that cost less to maintain and last longer any import.
    any car that costs over $100 for a regular oil change from the dealership is the real joke.

  • daktah

    porsche is the highest rated car by… who? porsche? tell ya what, when a car costs thousands more, breaks more often, costs more to repair, makes less power, and doesnt last nearly as long, i think its fair to say that ‘it matters’ to buy a car based on how reliable and powerful it is rather than what country it came from and how stupid expensive it is.
    but, you know, apple does the same exact thing in that they sell a product that has less power and costs more while having less features and they have a cult following of blindly loyal people willing to waste their money on an obviously inferior product because of the name and price tag attached. so to be fair it is an effective strategy. not one that people with half a brain and the ability to form an opinion over following the pack fall for, but effective none the less on others.

  • CEDUPZ

    J.D Power CU magazine, do some research….

  • CEDUPZ

    TOYota 10 million recalls GM, trying and will beat them, in making scrap metal!

  • CEDUPZ

    rah rah rah wave the Chinese made U.S. Flag, yupper those Mexican ford, real U.S.A. I think you are out of touch, the fords are the worst reliable this year, do some RESEARCH. Porsche has the highest owner satisfaction of any vehicle…you might be on a different planet than this one? 400HP muscle car…yup, welcome to 1969, what’s it like back there? Spin those rear wheels, WOW, I am a 12 year old….My previous Jetta VR6 GLX only went 316,000 fun glorious comfortable never stranded miles, yeah get a oil change at a Ford dealer they give them away1 and actually VW has free for life here…so that doesn’t hold up, what other mis information do you have? Syn oil on any car is not like 1969, come into this CENTURY! But you also do it just every 10K, so it’s actually cheaper…duh! You obviously never drove real cars, you stick to a Chevy, or Ford, and be in a world of cheap plastics, horrible control, and lousy steering and seats….rah rahrah, U.S.A., UAW rah rah rah, get educated, you will find a entire world out there

  • daktah

    i dont think you know how a recall works. they dont throw away the car, they replace the faulty parts and give it back to the owner.
    then again you are blindly loyal to certain brands because youre too weak minded to look past slogans and commercials so im not going to be too harsh on you for not knowing.

  • CEDUPZ

    Actually our last A6 was 2.7 Quattro Bi Turbo, STICK 250+ hp, and it was lots of FUN….Bi turbo, that means TWO turbos….in case you don’t understand

  • CEDUPZ

    It’s the U.S. that are destroying cars, with pussy automatics, , stick is control, not going along for the roll. all my cars are stick, can’t drive automatics…un useable

  • CEDUPZ

    yeah, keep the scrap metal on the road to maim and kill more…Last GM rental, a 2014!! Chevy, I thought I was back in 1972, steering like it’s connected by rubber bands! Seats with no support, no adjustment, no leg support, the brakes where MUSH, and this thing had 14,000 miles on it, what CRAP!sharp edges on the truck lid like a friggin soup can! And the DETAILS, no hand holds for deck lid, no ergonomics, switches make no sense, Chevy, absolute dismal garbage! GM, needs to disappear…real soon, they are polluting the highways with scrap!

  • daktah

    just because one magazine says they like porsche doesnt mean they are the best thing ever made.

    then again you seem to make judgements based on singular sources, surface appearances, and the word of a company out for your money without a second thought or a hint of scrutiny so i guess its not all your fault with how blind you are.

  • CEDUPZ

    Yeah after driving over 1 million miles and about 10 GM vehicles years ago as company cars, and now after about 11-12 VW/Audi products and Porsche, I don’t know anything, OK, get into a Mustang and spin those tires, vroom vroom, lets see how stable that rear wheel drived too small brakes cheap insides , slop steering feels like when ya take a 6 hour drive, and get worn out from the horrible seats, lousy steering etc…DETAILS, make the difference, Audi Vw, Porsche GERMAN designs have it figured out….400HP into rear wheels and cheap interiors is like its 1972….enjoy that world, things have progressed, just not with anything made by GM, Ford, Chrysler….

  • daktah

    bi turbo? oh you mean twin turbo, just like how german companies make up different names for the same shit and try to sell it at a premium.
    and 250hp from a 2.7l twin turbo? thats really your best bragging point??? my fucking hyundai genesis 2.0l mono turbo (btw that means ONE turbo, just in case you didnt know) makes 275hp out of the box AND cost almost 1/2 the price of an a6!
    also you said ‘our a6′ meaning audi is ‘your’ company, meaning you are german. therefore you are completely biased towards the products of your homeland just because they came from a factory down the road from your house, and that makes your opinion completely irrelevant and a load of crap.
    like i said before, stop being a sheep and form your own opinions. if you can that is.

  • daktah

    cheap, very efficient, reliable, and easy to maintain. tell me again how we are destroying cars?
    and yes, most of our luxury cars come with automatic. because they are luxury cars and the people that buy them because they want the car to do the work for them. because it is a luxury car.
    most every other car from economy (ford focus) to sport (chevy camaro) to sport luxury (cadillac ctsv) come with manuals.

  • daktah

    because, you know, no one EVER drives a rental 10x harder than they do their own car since they down own it. especially one with as many different people as a brand new one with 14000 miles on it. also, expecting luxury comfort and supercar performance from a BASE MODEL RENTAL CAR… really? come on now. just… come on.

  • CEDUPZ

    yup, you are hyundai quality…no details…The newer 2.0t are now well past 300HP, in a Porsche golf R 310 or so out of 2.0T….things do improve ya know. And it was in fact Germans who invented multi valve engines, to allow performance out of smaller engines. Now it’s Bi which means two, so u may not understand words, yeah, every one should just call it Twin, or maybe they all call it just 4WD, no other terms, o, which audi Pioneered in production cars 4WD, back in the 80′s…and all other follow. And the first fuel injection in mass produced cars was of course GERMAN, VW….so many first, so many followers! Hyundai, see what kind of resale ya get in 5 years!! Our A6, no, means more than one family member used it, DUH! words confuse you…?

  • daktah

    are you really comparing hand me down company cars to personal cars thinking they are driven and operated in the same manner and conditions? you might have the road experience, but you definitely are still naive with the way these kinds of things work.

  • CEDUPZ

    cheap easy to maintain, Reliable, very efficient? not from anything by GM, Ford, Chrysler…..not on this planet! You really are clueless! No, actually automatics are more in the U.S. than any other country, cus the U.S. are not drivers, they are lazy slugs, cup holders, are the most important thing to most U.S. dullards.

  • CEDUPZ

    I drove the cars from brand new, from the dealer, jeez you are slow….yeah, i had company cars, me, as working for the company! DUH…no wonder you think GM is a car mfg!

  • daktah

    highest owner satisfaction… from upper class business men that have no car knowledge above ‘engine goes vroom and car goes fast!’ because that is the primary clientele of cars like porsche. thats totally not subjective at all.
    hey, go ahead and stay mad that for the same cost of a top level american muscle car you get a base model german econobox.
    and yes, ive driven a 2002 corvette, 2010 camaro ss, and 2013 camaro zl1 just to name a few. all go faster and cost less than any of your cars. but keep thinking otherwise, thats your decision.

  • CEDUPZ

    And then begged for VW products as company car, then my back aches went away, mpg went up, and not exhausted after a 2 hour drive, Chevys and Fords couldn’t track a straight line, on a striaght road, constantly correcting the wheel, dealer says, it’s fine, normal!!! Pontiac dealer tells me, 12K brakes shudder..tells me can’t find the trouble!! Warped rotors, so much for warranty on GM junk cus they where too small for the car…Brakes on all my VW.s 100K per change same driving for 37 years highway! DUH! Current GTI just had brakes at 99K miles! All GM products was every 40K doing identical driving. GM is a goof, undersize brakes, cheap materials, just like Ford Stick, no clutch replaced in almost 300K miles! Changed it on my last car, just cus it was getting a bit sloppy at around 280K miles

  • CEDUPZ

    they go faster, are you 12 years old!? there is more to driving than 0-60…drive 6 hour drives and tell me just how fine that camaro is, unusable in the smallest snow, un comfortable uncontrollable, junk. Seats with no support, GM backaches and just horrible. vroom vroom, out grow the nonsense…understand what a real car has to do. Spend hours a day in a car, not 30 minute drives….you will understand

  • daktah

    good to see yet another european basing his entire view of america based on internet memes. you guys are so much smarter and superior than us, especially you germans! its a wonder that your last 2 attempts to take over the world and kill everyone who wasnt white failed!

  • daktah

    1st, learn to read because you completely missed what i said.
    2nd, you dont buy a muscle car and expect it to be an all terrain vehicle. i dont know why you keep making ridiculous arguments to try and support your points but all it shows is that, like i said, you are biased towards cars from your homeland. while were gonna play that game, ever tried to take an audi r8 off roading? completely worthless! no suspension or ground clearance, you grind on every rock, and the track tires get no grip on dirt! see? makes no sense does it? same shit youre doing.

  • daktah

    so you test drove several gm cars… thought they were crap… bought them anyway… drove them for several thousand miles thinking theyre crap… and then bought more gm cars? yeah, im the slow one.
    and you thought that gm cars were such crap and the companies sucked so much, that you decided to work for them? wow. you are a genius.
    and also if you look at your posts youll see you are the only one to say anything about gm being a manufacturer, not me. such as when you said verbatim “…just not with anything made by GM, Ford, Chrysler”. i have only specifically referenced chevy or cadillac as manufacturers. nice try though.

  • CEDUPZ

    They where COMPANY cars! Given to use for my job DUH drove them 100K plus miles 80K miserable drives….Company cars, ever hear of that concept, when you travel for a job ya get a company vehicle, that means I drive it, they own it! DUH

  • daktah

    porsche golf, huh? pretty sure vw makes the golf not porsche. wow look at that, your arguments are so bad you cant even keep your facts straight!
    again, whats the point of making 300, 400, 500 hp out of a vw if it is so unreliable? and, no, it is not called bi turbo. no one calls it bi turbo. there is twin turbo, which is 2 similar turbos in parallel (that means side by side) used to make high boost at high rpm, and there is dual turbo, which is 2 different turbos in series (that means one right behind the other) which is used to give more constant boost across the rpm range. just because you googled a new word and want to try to use it to see smart does not make it correct. let me know if you cant understand these words because id be more than happy to break it down for you.
    hey thats fine, everyone has contributed to cars. germany made multi valve, america made the supercharger and magnetic suspension, switzerland made the turbocharger. just because they made something first doesnt mean they are the god of cars. hey we put a man on the moon first, so that means every other country going into space is shit and just following our achievements!
    i could have said ‘our hyundai’ or ‘our camaro’ but no, that would be stupid since it is just you and me here and it assumes ownership by the person. but it is a dumb thing to do, so i guess that explains why you did it.

  • CEDUPZ

    What does the cars assigned as company vehicles, chosen from a list of cars an employer deals with, do with the employer? they deal with a leasing company get certain cars available to the employes GM a few Fords, etc..DUH, if you can’t grasp the idea of a company car, Not the car mfg!!! Holy mackerel is everyone an idiot?

  • daktah

    that just reaffirms the fact that you are comparing apples to oranges and thinking they are the same thing.
    “hey this knock off chinese purse isnt nearly as high quality as a genuine louis vuitton!”. that is literally your argument.

  • CEDUPZ

    Porsche is a div of VW, if you don’t know that then I give up. they share stuff, always have, the latest Boxster has a 2.0T which in it’s is used in Audi, Porsche, VW, all different versions of TUNE and power ratings. 310 in europe Golf R, Audi S3, A4,Q3 Porsche, in Porsche it’s pushing close to 350 HP out of a small 2.0t engine is amazing, and it’s smooth, in my GTI, it’s smooth lots of torque, 33+ mpg on long rides etc etc….they even share a new chassis concept called MQB….do some RESEARCH.

  • CEDUPZ

    NASA was formed because of GERMAN rocket scientists after WW2, do some RESEARCH…Rockets GERMAN development, had fly by wire rockets in the 1930! Electric motors on each wheel drive POrsche, now used in trains,

  • CEDUPZ

    Audi was BI turbo, look it up, two turbos, two intercoolers one on each side was a V6 two turbos one for each side, not in parallel, two different sides of the engine. I guess the labeling from teh mfg is wrong, on top of teh engine DUH, look up 2.7t Audi Bi turbo, same engine used in S4 years ago, then in A6 for some years….wake up…if you don’t understand, don’t fight the information, ya might learn something

  • CEDUPZ

    super chargers where used on air craft way before cars, and it’s not U.S., u.s. did practically nothing in major developments…ZERO.

  • CEDUPZ

    the U.S. is failing at everything….keep up the poor work!

  • CEDUPZ

    keep making xcuses for junk….you must be a car salesman? Like the now out of business Pontiac dealer who tried to convince me shuddering brakes at 12,000 miles is not a problem….yupper, Mr. GOODWRENCH is a RETARD!

  • CEDUPZ

    Since dealing with VW since 1986 and same dealer, 11-12 vehicles from same dealer! i have a real good base for information and track record. Previous to that about 20 years having to deal with chevy Pontiacs, and Ford, VW is so much more in touch, with what a car is, GM had an excuse for everything that didn’t work, it was really aggravating. If it ain’t German, it ain’t a car

  • User

    Pontiac GTO I have is a billion times better than the audi I had. Audi was loaded with problems. Have had GTO for 10 years, most reliable and fun car I have ever owned. Audi blew engine 3 times!!!!! The wipers broke 2x!! Suspension 2x, the bushings disappeared!! 2x new turbos. Seized brake calipers. Germans cars are “good” not great when functional, and are working about 50% all the time, something always wrong with them.

  • CEDUPZ

    Pontiac…yupper another fine GM product, that is no more…..Never had any such issues with A6 Bi-Turbo 2.7 6 speed stick! Great car. I did have a Pontiac Grand Prix years ago, a company assigned vehicle, truly under whelming and fatiguing! Would not even turn over just dead sometimes, hours from home, let it sit, wiggle teh key it would then start, horrible seats, no back support, steering like rubber bands for tie rods! Absolute GARBAGE! GM has no reason to exist, they certainly do not make cars that are meant to be correct. From reliability, ergonomics, everything they do, is a MESS. they can’t even make a SEAT that supports, so as not to get leg aches, and backaches after a few hour drive…FATIGUE, constantly correcting the tracking, the thing couldn’t go in a straight line, and the wheels where aligned good tires etc, Using rubber bands for suspension is not a car.

  • CEDUPZ

    Cars where driven till over 80,000 miles of torture! Company cars assigned to me, picked up brand new, DUH, Leaking transmission, horrible tracking, shuddering brake rotors in 20,000!! Highway driving, GM, has no reason to be. Pontiac, fun and reliable, the most un comfortable, ill handling slush around…. Go and drive real cars, then think about GM, and why it needs to disappear. A Porsche, GTI, Golf R, GLI, Audi with a whole bunch of handling superb cars, GM, the worst run company in the world, TOYota is closing in

  • Jacob Beach

    its obvious! your cars fall apart way! to! fast! fords and GMS go 200,000miles with minimal problems. and I can buy 2 Camaros for the price of one comparable porsche

  • Jacob Beach

    Gm recalling on cars that had a faulty ignition that was a small enough problem to go unnoticed for years. unlike sticky throttles that go haywire. Bid difference

  • Jacob Beach

    why? you used to ford brakes which are rock hard and lock up with a tap of your foot?

  • CEDUPZ

    My previous Jetta GLX VR6 only went 316,000 miles of pure fun, and NEVER ever didn’t get me where I was going, NEVER super reliable….great stuff, current GTI is even more fun, 103,000+ miles, just broken in, and first set of brake pads! And front rotors, rear rotors are still at 50%, GERMAN quality, lasts and lasts. GTI terrific cars! 6 speed stick leather, Eibach springs and sways, superb comfort and control

  • Joe

    Yeah, Chrysler is “All American” alright… owned by Fiat, using old Mercedes architecture – sure sounds Red, White and Blue to me! Gimme a break. I agree, though, that V8s in sedans is where it’s at, and that, other than the Chevy SS, you have to go to Chrysler or expensive European cars to get it. How ironic that what made the American car great now only lives elsewhere. And even then, I4s and V6s with forced induction are killing off the V8. ’tis a shame.

  • Joe

    Holy crap you post a lot, and yet you just keep saying the same things over and over. If you like Porsche/VW, then go post on a Porsche/VW post, and leave those of us who appreciate OTHER cars to read about them.

  • CEDUPZ

    there are no “other” cars that are worthy of any consideration….don’t you understand?

  • Brian Montanye

    I have put over 1 million miles in my years on GM cars, NEVER have I not gotten where I was going or been stranded. Go suck on a german flag.

  • Brian Montanye

    Go back under your bridge, troll.

  • CEDUPZ

    VW is already #2, GM fading fast! ford has been beaten a long time ago, VW is conquering the industry. With all kinds of great products, GM, still making Chevys, cars for morons!

  • CEDUPZ

    GM can’t even sell #1 in their home market it’s such garbage! VW is #1 in Europe, competing with other finery BEnz and BMW, VW kicks ass with Audi, Porsche, Lambo, Bentley, Seat, Skoda, man and scania, GM is a washed up scrap metal producer

  • CEDUPZ

    GM just discovered turbos!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha, what a Fk’d up company!

  • CEDUPZ

    I am under the bridge with Mr. GOODWRENCH, he is homeless, dejected, and wondering why, why ,why is GM such a piece of crap operation?

  • CEDUPZ

    Keep justifying JUNK…

  • CEDUPZ

    2 chevys versus one Porsche, exactly, you would have 2 Chevys…..2X the junk, get a Porsche, elevate your standards, get out of the WalMart/Chevy world, life is short, too short for crap

  • roadking2000

    My 2008 HHR SS 2.0 Turbo with nothing added except a K&N air filter & Superchips tune (320 HP + 320 TQ) regularly trounces V-8′s, & gets 30+ MPG at 70 MPH. The 2.0 Turbo in the HHR SS is also found in the Cadillac ATS, and many other GM vehicles, and has the most horsepower per liter in stock configuration of ANY American production engine EVER. Based on HP per liter, a 5-Liter V-8 would need to have 680+ Horsepower to equal the per-liter power of the stock GM 2.0 Direct-injected turbo. I grew-up in the 70′s & we thought we had the baddest and fastest cars ever, but the new technology in smaller engines is far superior to even the largest racing V-8′s coming out of Detroit in that era. The fastest of the fast cars in the 70′s could only run 14+ seconds in the quarter mile, while generic cars now can do those numbers. That being said, nothing will ever sound better than an American V-8.