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Old 12-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Post 6th Gen Camaro once again rumored with 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder variant

Going back as far as 2008, there have been rumors of a possible turbo 4 cylinder engine for the current Camaro. Even Bob Lutz, who was then the Vice Chairman of GM, alluded to the possibility for the 5th Gen Camaro at the time.

In the years since, the possibility of a turbo 4 cylinder for the next 6th gen Camaro has not only been floated as rumors, but also accepted as a very real possibility, especially as other auto companies have piled on to the forced induction bandwagon in an effort to increase fuel efficiency in the face of ever increasing MPG requirements.

GM Authority now claims that 'sources' (unnamed) have confirmed to them plans for a 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder for the 6th gen Camaro. The next Camaro is likely not due for 2-4 years, and will switch from its current Zeta platform to the smaller and lighter Alpha platform. The offering of a smaller/lighter and more efficient engine option for a smaller/lighter Camaro certainly makes sense.

High displacement fans shouldn't fret though, as the addition of a turbo 4 option doesn't mean that there will not also be V6 and V8 models, which we expect there to be.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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Thank God I was one of the fortunate ones who got to pick up a brand new Camaro while they still look beautiful and got big cojones under the hood.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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Thank God I was one of the fortunate ones who got to pick up a brand new Camaro while they still look beautiful and got big cojones under the hood.
And how do you know the next Camaro won't also look beautiful and also still have big cojones under the hood (albeit with the additional option for smaller/more efficient engines)? You don't.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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WTF? I traded in my HHR SS for my Camaro. And now they're going to turn it into one?
At least it will be RWD like the Solstice/Skyy, and should be a fun ride if they can shave 500lbs off it.

There are some guys out there doing some incredible stuff with the Ecotec 2.0T. Mine would hang with the wife's LLT, no problem.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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I've said it before, I don't really care HOW theymake the HP as longas the performance is still there.

I suspect that with the 6th Gen, it will be a tad smaller, a bit lighter, and I expect that the engine displacement will be less than the 5th Gens.

Where we have a V6 today,I suspect we'll see a turbo-4 giving us pretty much the same performance as the 6, and I suspect there will be a few V6 options, both NA and FI.

I have a suspicion that the V8's (LT4) will only be available in the 'ZL1' catagory of the 6th Gens.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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And how do you know the next Camaro won't also look beautiful and also still have big cojones under the hood (albeit with the additional option for smaller/more efficient engines)? You don't.
True, but I am very happy with this body style and engine set up because I always liked the first gen' Camaro and dreamed of getting one someday. My 2010 is like a 1st gen' in a modernized package. Still it will be interesting to see what the 6th gen' will have to offer.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #7
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I think we should just wait and see what happens. I believe the V8 will still be in play...
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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It failed miserably when Ford tried it with the Mustang back in the day. But if that's just a base engine and the LT1 Vette motor is still an option for the SS all should be fine. Especially, with that new light weight rumored about from the ATS Zeta platform. That new ATS rips pretty nicely for a base model Caddy. Dump in the LT1 motor and you have a low 12 high 11 second SS that should handle like it was on rails.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:31 AM   #9
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I wanna see pics...

I doubt GM/Chevy will get the engines wrong, but the design... that's another story, especially considering how much the Impala will be a non-selling visual disappointment :(

I have a sneaking suspicion they'll try to pass the Code 130r off as a Camaro :(
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #10
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WTF? I traded in my HHR SS for my Camaro. And now they're going to turn it into one?
At least it will be RWD like the Solstice/Skyy, and should be a fun ride if they can shave 500lbs off it.

There are some guys out there doing some incredible stuff with the Ecotec 2.0T. Mine would hang with the wife's LLT, no problem.

Our Sky Red line with the GMPP tune would eat out LLT hands down, and would even give our SS a good run. Never under estimate the 2.0T engines, GM knows how to build them right.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Regardless of the performance of a 2.0T, no one can deny a stigma exists with "4 cyl"
Many of us remember this...
http://www.time.com/time/specials/20...658527,00.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #12
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Next gen Camaro resides on Alpha which today has 2.0L Turbo... pretty much a foregone conclusion especially with fuel economy needs beyond 2015. I don't see the V8 going away in a Camaro for at least another 10 years.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #13
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Our Sky Red line with the GMPP tune would eat out LLT hands down, and would even give our SS a good run. Never under estimate the 2.0T engines, GM knows how to build them right.
really? thats pretty impressive.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #14
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And how do you know the next Camaro won't also look beautiful and also still have big cojones under the hood (albeit with the additional option for smaller/more efficient engines)? You don't.
if it looks anything like the ATS then the next gen Camaro has little hope...
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