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Old 08-18-2018, 03:02 AM   #1
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GM engine "interest" survey....

I just completed a survey sent to me by GM thru a 3rd party. The survey was gauging my interest or disinterest, as a current Camaro owner in 4 different engine options:
2.0L turbo (275hp)-5.5second 0-60
2.0L turbo/hybrid (365hp)-4.4second 0-60
6.2L V8 (455hp)-4.0second 0-60--20MPG
6.2L V8/hybrid (545hp) 3.7second 0-60--24MPG

They asked me to pick which one I would have the most interest in and gave you a paragraph to say why. I told them the 6.2 V8 hybrid for one reason, the 545HP. I also told them the lack of an available manual transmission, with a clutch pedal was a deal killer. Figure it out with a 6M and we have a winner. What are y'alls thoughts on the survey and the potential new engine options they are curious about offering?
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:34 AM   #2
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Hybrid Camaro ? well, I like them offer hybrid version of Camaro.

GM doing well in hybrid cars. Putting Volt tech for plug-in Camaro, sound isn't bad for me.

For manual, I just only know Honda CR-Z had manual gearbox,

but for other hybrids, they never offer manual.
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:29 AM   #3
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I bought mine specifically because I thought we were on the edge of losing V8 engines in the near future.
I know tesla’s Are like rocket ships that push you back into your seat, but a friend has one and he says he hates hearing the tire noise and wind through the weatherstripping. In other words, no V8 rumble.
As far as hybrids, a few rental cars I had, have literally shut down at stop lights....hit the gas, and then they start back up.... irritating.
But it looks like I was right, the SH is right around the corner... Super Hybrid!... it can leap tall mopars in a single bound!
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:01 AM   #4
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I see no reason for the hybrid 4-banger at all, especially when they have the V6 which is far simpler, and AFFORDABLE, and assuredly be just as quick.

If confined to that list, I would choose the third, 455hp-V8. (If I was in the market)
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:28 AM   #5
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I see no reason for the hybrid 4-banger at all, especially when they have the V6 which is far simpler, and AFFORDABLE, and assuredly be just as quick.

If confined to that list, I would choose the third, 455hp-V8. (If I was in the market)
I would guess that they would be discontinuing the V6, because their hybrid turbo 4 would be faster. I'd probably buy that if the fuel economy was noticeably better. But I live in Canada so I'm paying about twice what most of you guys are for gas.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:12 AM   #6
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because their hybrid turbo 4 would be faster.
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Personally, I don't buy that.. V6 can use ordinary gas, doubt if the turbo can be fed that.
For you, i would think the V6 would be a no-brainer with higher gas retail.

The V6 is being used in a lot of vehicles, and I doubt would be phased out anytime soon.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:18 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Co2SS View Post
I just completed a survey sent to me by GM thru a 3rd party. The survey was gauging my interest or disinterest, as a current Camaro owner in 4 different engine options:
2.0L turbo (275hp)-5.5second 0-60
2.0L turbo/hybrid (365hp)-4.4second 0-60
6.2L V8 (455hp)-4.0second 0-60--20MPG
6.2L V8/hybrid (545hp) 3.7second 0-60--24MPG

They asked me to pick which one I would have the most interest in and gave you a paragraph to say why. I told them the 6.2 V8 hybrid for one reason, the 545HP. I also told them the lack of an available manual transmission, with a clutch pedal was a deal killer. Figure it out with a 6M and we have a winner. What are y'alls thoughts on the survey and the potential new engine options they are curious about offering?
I have recently completed the same survey , all i can say is its going to be a very interesting journey ahead for the 7th gen Camaro . I have no doubts there will be Hybrid Camaros at some level and the V6 are on the way out .
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:27 AM   #8
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I see no reason for the hybrid 4-banger at all, especially when they have the V6 which is far simpler, and AFFORDABLE, and assuredly be just as quick.

If confined to that list, I would choose the third, 455hp-V8. (If I was in the market)
You are missing the point. The answer isn't what's affordable, it's FE. Period.

However, if you want a better FE choice, eliminate the 6.2L and replace that with a 3.6L Hybrid. Now you are faster than a base V8 and POOF it's gone. Be glad that wasn't a choice.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:39 AM   #9
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6.2L V8/hybrid (545hp) 3.7second 0-60--24MPG

I would enjoy telling people I drive a hybrid under those circumstances. Still, I’d prefer a 500hp NA and avoid the complexity.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:59 AM   #10
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I think hybrid Pony cars are coming for both performance and efficiency. I will welcome them except they will add yet more weight to already heavy vehicles and add cost to already pricey vehicles.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:09 AM   #11
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Also, I'm surprised at the engine options. I thought GM was going the smaller displacement, DOHC route? I hope they don't, at least not entirely.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:10 AM   #12
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6.2L V8 (455hp)-4.0second 0-60--20MPG, with a 6-speed manual. I’m a traditionalist, plus I don’t want to be one of the early hybrid buyers (victims) who has to help GM debug the hybrid system.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:12 AM   #13
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No hybrids, no 4 cylinders, keep manual transmissions, and fck CAFE and the EPA. I don’t care if I get 10 MPG.

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^Thats EXACTLTY what I put on my survey.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:06 PM   #14
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One of the reasons why I bought my 2018 V6. Ford dropped theirs two yrs ago, Honda dropped theirs this year and manufactures copy cat each other.
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