The Chevrolet Camaro may soon join the Ford Mustang: it’s about the hybridization. As recently informed, the new-generation model will get three new powertrains, including two hybrid ones.
The Camaro’s conservative fans may be disappointed… But in the modern world electrification of vehicles is almost unavoidable, even of such ones as the Mustang and Chevy Camaro.
The new Camaro’s petrol turbocharged four-cylinder 2.7-liter motor produces 310 hp and lets the car accelerate to 62 miles (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds. It’ll be apparently the same engine which is mounted on the Chevrolet Silverado. It can replace the current 2.0-liter variant with 275 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
In fact, this engine puts the Camaro on a par with the new Ford Mustang, whose 2.3-liter EcoBoost also develops 310 horsepower.
As for the hybrid options, the first includes a 2.0-liter engine. Together with an electric motor it produces 365 hp and provides acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. The consumption is 7.8 l/100 km.
The second hybrid option includes a powerful 6.2-liter V8 and an electric engine, which together output from 455 to 545 hp. This will allow the Camaro to speed up to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds with an average consumption of 11.7 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers.
Thus, Chevrolet challenges to the hybrid Ford Mustang, which arrives in 2020. Probably, the automaker will launch the new Chevrolet Camaro at the same time.