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Old 02-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #15
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Let me be brutally honest.
I would NEVER buy an american car with a 4 or 6 cylinder engine !
A Camaro,Mustang,Challenger or Corvette only appeals to me because it has a V-8 engine that sounds great with an aftermarket exhaust !
Otherwise I would buy a german car that has a much nicer inerior and nicer suspension and the latest gimmicks or a Honda that is dead reliable !
A american car needs a rumbling V8 or it has no interest to me...
I don't even like the overhead cam coyote FORDS because they need to be revved and don't have that delicious low rpm torque...
4 cylinder or V6 Camaro.I'd rather drive a Prelude or Celica.O.K they don't make them anymore so I say Toyobaru BR-Z with a 4 cylinder boxer and rwd.No torque no sound but rwd and kind of fun to drive.
Or a VW GTI or TDI that is fun to drive and practical but has no V8 sound...
The problem that most of the close minded folks who think only a v8 belongs in the Camaro is that they don't realize that if the Camaro was v8 only there would not be enough business justification for the vehicle to exist. Without the v6, there would be no Camaro. Period.

Furthermore, my 1994 Camaro was a v6 when I bought it. I'm now one of the most passionate Camaro enthusiasts you'll meet. I run a Michigan-based Camaro and Firebird website with over 2300 members, I host a 300+ Camaro and Firebird specific car show every year, go to a ton of shows through the "car show season" in Michigan, registered on basically every Camaro forum on the internet, etc. Because of my '94 Camaro v6, I am likewise passionate about General Motors in general which made me work extra hard to get a job at General Motors world headquarters in Detroit. I eat, breathe, sleep GM and Camaro. I cannot imagine NOT owning at least one Camaro now for the rest of my life... And all that because of a v6...

So when I found out I could afford a 5th gen if I went with the base, 1LS model... Yeah, I didn't hesitate.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #16
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For me, I would love the idea of a different option in the motor arena...If done right a 2.0L turbo 4 would be great in a lighter more agile 6th Gen Camaro.... I said it in another post, I would love a 320-325HP 2.0L Turbo in a 6th Gen that would weigh in about 3200-3300lbs(max)...
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #17
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Yep. It was pretty terrible but the LTG in the ATS and Malibu is down the corner and around the block from that engine.
Fen the Iron Duke and the 2.5 or 2.0T are not on the same planet. Around the down the corner and around the block must be a long way where you come from.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #18
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Cause it would make for better threads "V8 vs V6 vs I4"
Imagine the possibilities
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:20 PM   #19
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Boosted 4cyl Turbos make some good output when boost is increased and would be cool to hear a 2015 2.0T Camaro spool it's turbo making massive HP in the 7,000+ range !!!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #20
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why would anyone make another thread on this?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:29 PM   #21
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Cause it would make for better threads "V8 vs V6 vs I4"
Imagine the possibilities
Yah sounds good now us V6 guys will have someone to pick on
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #22
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Yah sounds good now us V6 guys will have someone to pick on
The new I4 would probably be quicker than the v6's tho lol
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #23
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Why would anyone bawk at a 4cyl Camaro being added to the lineup if there's a demand? If it makes business sense and helps to keep the Camaro model in production, who cares? You can continue to buy your v8 and if someone wants to buy an entry level sporty Camaro at a cheaper price point, let 'em. Variation is the spice of life.
If that's the case, I have no problem with it....but what is more likely to happen is the 4-cyl will not come in cheaper, it will come in where the V6 currently is, and the V6 and V8 will both get pushed up.

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Look at that those turbo neons and calibers putting out over 300hp from the factory....give the V8 a run for it's money
Turbo Neon had 220 hp. I think the Turbo Caliber had about 260. Both could be modded to go over 300, but they generally became less than reliable at those levels.

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Boosted 4cyl Turbos make some good output when boost is increased and would be cool to hear a 2015 2.0T Camaro spool it's turbo making massive HP in the 7,000+ range !!!!!!!
It does sound good, but....

What you are describing is basically what the BRZ turbo will be once it comes out, which would make the Camaro a similarly powered car, but with a lot more mass and without the driving dynamics of the BRZ. So for those among us whose reason for buying the Camaro would be something other than it is named "Camaro," what would be the selling point?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #24
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I suppose it depends on what exactly the 6th gen looks like... I would consider the option... I test drove a 2011 Regal turbo, manual trans and loved it. Almost traded the Camaro in on it. Just turn up the boost! WOOOO!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #25
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First let me say that I really want another V6 in the 6th gen. I'd love to see a T4 with around 260HP and maybe 260 - 270 TQ and a V6 with 340HP and 290 - 300 TQ.

But have you guys seen what a tune does to the new 2.0 T4 in the buick and the ATS?

Thats near L99 Territory torque at the wheels right there:

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #26
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Why would anyone want a 4 cyl camaro?? Sounds a bit lame.
The same reason you went with a gray Camaro over blue, or red, or yellow. Because it's all about options. People want options.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #27
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Why would anyone want a 4 cyl camaro?? Sounds a bit lame.
Pretty much the same reasons that some people want 6 cylinder Camaros. More fuel efficient, weigh less, and cost less. Its not that big of a mystery really.

And keep in mind that the new naturally aspirated 2.5L 4 banger has a similar overall output to the 3.4L V6 used in Camaros 20 years ago, and a good deal more than the 2.8L V6 used 30 years ago. GM's turbo4 makes numbers that aren't too far from what the supercharged 3800s were making in the late 90's.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #28
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Why would anyone want a 4 cyl camaro?? Sounds a bit lame.
I could use a cool paperweight...
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