Poll: Chevrolet Camaro SS or BMW M4?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Which of these coupes is better? Which one would you rather own?

The fact that we can even mention Camaro in the same sentence as M4 is a testament to how engaging and well-engineered this Chevy is. In fact, it’s lighter, tighter, better looking and more fun than its predecessor. Talk about progress!

And of course, it’s crazy fast. In SS trim it features a 6.2-liter small block that’s good for 455 horsepower and the same amount of torque. It can be paired with either an eight-speed automatic gearbox or a six-ratio manual with automatic rev-matching.

As for the BMW, it’s powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that delivers 425 horses and 406 lb-ft of torque, respectable figures to be certain, though they fall far short of the Camaro’s fire-breathing V8. A six-speed manual or seven-ratio dual-clutch automatic are your two transmission choices.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Chevrolet SS Review

Despite its output deficits, the M4 will still blast to 60 miles an hour in a claimed 3.9 seconds when equipped with the self-shifting transmission (could its engine be underrated? Most likely). However, the Camaro should be all over that figure like sprinkles on a doughnut.

Which of these high-performance coupes do YOU prefer? The BMW is a little more luxurious and refined, but the Camaro is more affordable and probably easier to maintain. This is a tough decision! If you need more help, please compare these cars right here for even more information about each of them.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Eco Bust Eco Bust on Dec 11, 2016

    After taking a chance on a domestic two years ago, I can say it will never ever ever happen again. So, I'll take mine with an accent, a GERMAN one, not a redneck one.

  • Cody Beisel Cody Beisel on Dec 11, 2016

    Having drove the camaro SS I walked away so impressed. Though it's out of my price range I've been considering purchasing the new v6 camaro with 1LE package