Camaro Getting 7-Speed Manual From C7 Corvette for 2019

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Chevrolet Camaro looks slated to receive the seven-speed manual transmission from the C7 Corvette for the 2019 model year.

A California Air Resources Board document discovered by AutoGuide lists the available powertrain options for the Camaro and Corvette for 2019. Both vehicles will retain the 6.2-liter Small Block V8 for 2019, of course, but interestingly, it seems as though the Camaro will be available with both the seven-speed manual from the Corvette, in addition to its existing six-speed manual.

It’s also interesting to note the Camaro only has 1 6.2-liter engine listed, which could indicate the end of production of the 650 hp ZL1. The Corvette has two versions of the 6.2-liter engine listed for 2019 – likely the 6.2-liter base car and the 6.2-liter LT5-powered ZR1. These documents are sometimes subject to change, but it gives us an interesting window into GM’s plans for the Corvette and Camaro for 2019.

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The arrival of the seven-speed manual in the Camaro may be indication of a new model variant. It’s also possible GM is looking to meet increasingly strict emissions regulations and is using the triple-overdrive transmission to help make its muscle car a bit more efficient.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • DoctorFeelgoodMD DoctorFeelgoodMD on Feb 12, 2018

    Standards are what I learned to drive and still have one in my sports car but become a hassle to drive in heavy traffic. I found with the more gears, the more shifting. Top end, big dollar vehicles have done away with standards because they are slower and can't shift as fast. Standards are a dying breed but are great in some vehicles while being a pain in the ass in others.

  • Tony Allen Tony Allen on Feb 12, 2018

    why? hell the 6 speed is enough for me.. they are always trying to make more money on vehicles.. just ridiculous