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Old 01-18-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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6th Gen Camaro: What We Know...

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...we-know-99521/

Interesting update!
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:30 PM   #2
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wholey crap! no v6?! A turbo 4banger!?
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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We didn't say there wouldn't be a V6, we just said we haven't received confirmation of one yet.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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Glad I bought my 5th gen because I doubt that I'll be buying a 6th gen after reading that. CAFE sucks!
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A smaller camaro?...no thanks!
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:37 PM   #6
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We didn't say there wouldn't be a V6, we just said we haven't received confirmation of one yet.
so there might be 3 different engines to choose from? doesn't sound like a very cost effective thing to do. but what do i know.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:41 PM   #7
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I dunno...they did an OUTSTANDING job on the 5th gens, I doubt they'll let us down....
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #8
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i mean, what model will the 4banger go into, and what model will the v6 go into? and if the 4banger is turbo'd, what's the hp output on it compared to the 6? i would assume they would be very similar...

my head hurts...lol
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #9
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so there might be 3 different engines to choose from? doesn't sound like a very cost effective thing to do. but what do i know.
It's possible. GM's 2.0L Turbocharged LNF I-4 is a very powerful engine. Ask Number 3 about his Sky Redline. Then there may be a 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 in development that reportedly may be hitting close to 400 HP.

At first it sounds odd...but then when you consider that GM can milk 290 HP/340 lb ft of torque out of the LNF, then install that engine in a smaller, lighter Camaro, it starts making some sense.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #10
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It sounds like the V8 is not going away.

Smaller and lighter would be an improvement. I love my 2010, but it's pretty big for a pony car. That was really, really obvious when I parked next to a 1970 at a cruise night!
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:47 PM   #11
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It's possible. GM's 2.0L Turbocharged LNF I-4 is a very powerful engine. Ask Number 3 about his Sky Redline. Then there may be a 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 in development that reportedly may be hitting close to 400 HP.

At first it sounds odd...but then when you consider that GM can milk 290 HP/340 lb ft of torque out of the LNF, then install that engine in a smaller, lighter Camaro, it starts making some sense.
I don't know why, but i can't see GM releasing a FI 4 and 6 cylinder camaro.
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Although they mention a 6.2 in the article, I would assume with DI and other improvements the next-gen LS will embody would allow a smaller displacement with equal/greater output and equivalent better mpg...BOTH good news! With the Corvette Team racing their 5.5L, think about something between 5.0 and 5.5...with at least 400 hp...in a car with about 400 lbs. less lard.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:49 PM   #13
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Although they mention a 6.2 in the article, I would assume with DI and other improvements the next-gen LS will embody would allow a smaller displacement with equal/greater output and equivalent better mpg...BOTH good news! With the Corvette Team racing their 5.5L, think about something between 5.0 and 5.5...with about 400 hp...in a car with about 400 lbs. less lard.
If I recall correctly, a 5.3L displacement of the Gen V V8 will be produced as well.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:49 PM   #14
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If it's significantly smaller and has a 7 speed manual then I'm out. When will they quit adding gears to cars? Next will be an 18 speed Allison in the vette.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:50 PM   #15
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I don't know about a 4cyl camaro..... I would like to see a v8 in a smaller version though. one thing is for sure, I plan to keep my 5th gen forever
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:57 PM   #16
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4 banger. Hope they put a better exhaust system on it, hate the sound of a stock V6 now, can only imagine what a 4 cylinder might sound like!
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:23 PM   #17
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"...Camaro will be shrinking in size. According to sources the car is going to end up being similar in size to that of the BMW 3-Series on GM’s impending Alpha rear-wheel drive architecture."

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #18
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LOL, a V8 Automatic would have an 8-speed.

I can just hear the cars tearing down the track, and everyone would be thinking, "Sheesh, how many gears does he have to row through?!"
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I think it will attract a wider audience, personally. I will keep my gen5 most likely.
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Very interesting read.

The world is changing and with green initiatives, automakers have no choice but to adapt. I recall reading one of GMs CEOs saying that a 4 cylinder engine is extremely fuel efficient and with a turbocharger, they can get plenty of acceleration and keep the car "feeling powerful".

Times, they are a changin' folks.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:59 PM   #21
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Very interesting read.

The world is changing and with green initiatives, automakers have no choice but to adapt. I recall reading one of GMs CEOs saying that a 4 cylinder engine is extremely fuel efficient and with a turbocharger, they can get plenty of acceleration and keep the car "feeling powerful".

Times, they are a changin' folks.
Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should

There will never be any replacement for the sound of a grumbling V8
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From the report:
"According to sources the V-8 engine option will be reserved for a premium model, perhaps SS or Z28 thanks to impending CAF╔ legislation".

Translation: the V8 will be in short supply (and high cost) due to the CAFE legislation. GM will no doubt push the 4 banger Camaro in large numbers to meet the CAFE of 36mpg by 2016. The last 4cyl Camaro was in 1982.
Folks, the future is bleak..keep the gen 5 SS going!!!
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Don't under estimate the 2.0 turbo engines. We have a 2007 Sky RL, and with the turbo upgrade kit it puts out 290hp and 325tq. The car only weighs 3000 pounds with a 373 rear end. It will out run the V6 Camaro no problems, and take the LS3 off the line ...
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:30 PM   #24
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Three engine opt.

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so there might be 3 different engines to choose from? doesn't sound like a very cost effective thing to do. but what do i know.
What if all three engines come of the same Gen V block,say the 4 half gen5 V8.the V6 off the same gen5 V8. the 5.5 V8. all of them direct injection.Very cost effective maybe?
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haha if we were talking about going to a 4 cylinder then i could just keep my 88 Toyota Camry.
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