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Old 04-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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GM working on new mill for 6th Gen 2016 Camaro?

GM Developing Just One Twin-Turbocharged V6, The 3.6L

by Manoli Katakis - Apr 6th, 2012 GM Authority.com

Rumor has it that General Motors has been tirelessly working on a pair of new twin-turbocharged V6 engines to bring about a new age of fuel economy and performance to its vehicles. As the stories go, the V6 engines are a familiar 3.0L and 3.6L in size. We’re here to report that this story is only half true. Fortunately, it’s the better half.

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Furture ATS-V? 6 Gen Camaro? Discuss.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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The v6 market is huge giving us a twin turbo option or turbo option on the 6th gen might be a good thing to do, I doubt that a v8 will be removed though but who knows maybe a turbo v6 from the factory would be another good submodel?
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What no more 8's?
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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There will be a V8 still, no way they get rid of it. It will be interesting what the model designation is of a twin turbo V6 Camaro though. Surely they won't use Z/28 or SS.
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I think if the next gen is smaller and lighter the TTV6 could be a base engine, w/ the V8 option always available. Of course it's all speculation at this point, I don't mean to suggest there will be no more V8.
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Chevy is more likely to release DOHC V8s with DI before they stick V6 only options in the Vette and the Camaro. FI'd V6 are great options to have though.
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There will be a V8 still, no way they get rid of it. It will be interesting what the model designation is of a twin turbo V6 Camaro though. Surely they won't use Z/28 or SS.
Probably Z/26....
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I think if the next gen is smaller and lighter the TTV6 could be a base engine, w/ the V8 option always available. Of course it's all speculation at this point, I don't mean to suggest there will be no more V8.
The base engine is going to be a turbo I4 I would guess. The ATS is getting a I4, the Camaro on the same platform will as well.

It will be interesting to see what happens. If the TT V6 is good enough for an ATS-V, I suppose it would then have enough power for an SS or Z/28. I just can't see an SS or Z/28 with anything but a V8, though.

This is yet another reason why I am either going to buy a 2014 1LE or a 2015 6th gen. See what the 6th gen looks like and what the options, etc., for it are, and then decide which to buy.
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Probably Z/26....
Isn't that a barretta?...
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #10
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By time the 6th gen comes out this bad boy will be paid off and I can do it all over again ahahah
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Isn't that a barretta?...
Beretta.
IIRC Chevy was sued and had to pay royalties to use the name from the gun manufacturer.
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Gas at $6/gallon & you'll see V8s.. in the garage.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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Beretta.
IIRC Chevy was sued and had to pay royalties to use the name from the gun manufacturer.

That was a good looking little car in its day. No wonder it disappered so fast.
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Which will make them worth a few more $$$

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Gas at $6/gallon & you'll see V8s.. in the garage.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #16
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They could never get rid of the V8 they could make a v6 with better hp and tq then a v8 and still people who need to compensate will complain about it not being a v8
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Makes perfect sense to me to add this engine to the GM lineup...put her in trucks, cross overs, mid sized-SUVs, cars, and seeing it in the Camaro would be awesome too.

420 to 440 HP like the article is guessing is pretty easy with the 3.6. Most TT V6 guys here are running around 500 crank HP and thats only cuz the fuel can't keep up with more power...but there are solutions for that around the corner it seems.
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They could never get rid of the V8 they could make a v6 with better hp and tq then a v8 and still people who need to compensate will complain about it not being a v8
like we buy the v8 because it has more power.lol. its not compensating. i want a camaro with a lot of power, the v6 doesn't do it for me. idk why some think like you.

ya once GM makes a v6 that has some power for us guys who are willing to spend more money. they maybe that comment will be valid.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #19
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I would not be surprised if the highest performing 6th gen Camaro will be powered by a twin turbo V6. GM has already said the Alpha platform is designed to support an inline 4, V6, and *MAYBE* a V8. As a V8 powered, RWD car enthusiast, I hate to think about the 6th gen Camaro having no V8. However, I'm certain a TT V6 will perform equal or better than the current SS (and maybe ZL1)......especially considering the 6th gen Camaro will weigh less overall. The certain MPG increase helps too.
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like we buy the v8 because it has more power.lol. its not compensating. i want a camaro with a lot of power, the v6 doesn't do it for me. idk why some think like you.

ya once GM makes a v6 that has some power for us guys who are willing to spend more money. they maybe that comment will be valid.
Don't forget the sound, I've heard cars with an I4 puts out a better sound than a Chevy V6....

I think a TTV6 sounds like a great idea but no V8 means no muscle car.

Think of it this way, a V8 is like that guy you know in school who's worked incredibly hard to get fit and buff, a TTV6 is like that guy you know in school who is on steroids....

I wonder if our parents made the same stupid comments about a V8 directly correlating penis size because I know I'm comfortable with my junk
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Don't forget the sound, I've heard cars with an I4 puts out a better sound than a Chevy V6....

I think a TTV6 sounds like a great idea but no V8 means no muscle car.

Think of it this way, a V8 is like that guy you know in school who's worked incredibly hard to get fit and buff, a TTV6 is like that guy you know in school who is on steroids....

I wonder if our parents made the same stupid comments about a V8 directly correlating penis size because I know I'm comfortable with my junk
ya i was going to say sound, but i feel that would start another debate. when really we are talking about a fundamental aspect of buying a performance car. like i did not buy a camaro because it had a v8. in fact i looked at a 370z and g37 with a v6 WAY before i ever layed eyes on a camaro. its the idea that performance came before, MPG and if it practical. so thats why i got a v8 in a camaro.

honestly from the beginning of my self buying a camaro, it was not the v8 or the GM made. it was the looks of the car which got my attention. then from there i found the v8 is what i wanted.
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Don't forget the sound, I've heard cars with an I4 puts out a better sound than a Chevy V6....

I think a TTV6 sounds like a great idea but no V8 means no muscle car.

Think of it this way, a V8 is like that guy you know in school who's worked incredibly hard to get fit and buff, a TTV6 is like that guy you know in school who is on steroids....

I wonder if our parents made the same stupid comments about a V8 directly correlating penis size because I know I'm comfortable with my junk
You can aways find a way to make it sound more aggressive it wont sound exactly like a SS or a v8 but I have heard some pretty deep throaty exhausts in a 6.
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I think those things could go to buick. 2014 regal coupe GS,and GNX with an all turbo line up.
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You can aways find a way to make it sound more aggressive it wont sound exactly like a SS or a v8 but I have heard some pretty deep throaty exhausts in a 6.
I don't want a throaty sound with a V6, there is not one modded V6 Camaro I have heard that sounds as GOOD or BETTER than a 350z/370z, they have the perfect grunt that any good sounding V6 should have.
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I think almost everyone agrees, at least most SS owners that a V8 w/ DI is preferable.

Also, not to beat a dead horse, but I don't think anyone is suggesting that the TTV6 will be in the Camaro or that it will be the top mill available. Rather saying it is being developed right now, and w/ the coming 6 gen Alpha architecture it could be.
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