The mass-market brand has delivered a crucial detail surrounding its newly introduced new generation 2016 Camaro muscle car – as fuel economy ratings have become widely important even in this niche, performance oriented segment.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro V8 equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission has posted an EPA sanctioned fuel economy of 25 mpg highway (9.4 l/100 km), while driving inside the city should deliver something in the line of 15 mpg (15.7 l/100 km). Swapping the manual stick for the 8-speed Hydra-Matic automatic the Camaro V8 will return slightly better results: 17 mpg city (8.4 l/100 km) and 28 mpg highway (8.4 l/100 km) – which compares to the Mustang rating of 16 mpg city (14.7 l/100 km) and 25 mpg highway (9.4 l/100 km). While these numbers are growing in importance nowadays, do you imagine anyone giving a damn’ about them?
Never mind our rhetoric, so let’s continue. The EPA has also rated the fuel economy for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro V6 with manual gearbox. These stand at 18 mpg city (13 l/100 km) and 27 mpg highway (8.7 l/100 km) and compare nicely to the results of the Mustang with V6 manual: 17 mpg (13.8 l/100 km) in the city and 28 mpg (8.4 l/100 km) out on the open highways. Currently, the new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine has not even started production yet so no figures have been delivered yet. And if you’re wondering why the automatic V8 delivers better mileage than the V6 manual, one of the explanation resides in the use of the Active Fuel Management system that can cut power of four of its cylinders under lighter loads.