The first spy photos of the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible are unveiled. New generation of Chevy’s affordable iconic pony car draws near and so do, always inspiring and sought for convertibles. 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible will be vanguard of sixth generation, together with hardtop models which should get a head start compared to their topless siblings.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Engine
As it is the case with its arch rival Ford Mustang, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible comes with four, six and eight cylinder engines. Smallest and most efficient, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder is capable of putting up 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque which are more than respectable figures. Still, the base engine remains naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6 making 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque.
Finally, Camaro SS lineup will get 6.2L V-8 mills which are more than capable of generating 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. There are couple of transmission options: 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic, and both should appear throughout most of the lineup. Maximum speed is around 155 mph.
|Type||2.0L turbo 3.6L V-6;6.2L LT1 direct-injected Small Block V-8|
|Output||275 HP;335 HP;455 HP|
|Torque||295 LB-FT @ 3.000 -4.500 RPM;284 LB-FT;455 LB-FT|
Design – Interior and Exterior
As expected, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible doesn’t stray too far away from the path threaded by its predecessors. Sure, car is somewhat trimmed and toned down, but general design remains more or less unchanged. Frontal fascia gets slightly thinner grille and carried over lower air intake, while both headlamps and foglights have become longer and thinner.
Difference is that foglights are now vertically positioned. Apart from different creases, there’s nothing new to Camaro’s profile, and rear end carries over mostly unchanged as well. Apart from some slight discrepancies overall, it only gets different bumper.
Interior is as handsome as it was before. Things have been changed to some extent, but most people won’t mind the changes. Pronounced gauge covers are still here, but this time they are slightly curved. Circular airvents also make an appearance, but dashboard has lost its slope. This makes more room for infotainment cluster which should benefit from larger screen from now on. As far as feature list is concerned, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible is supposed to remain on par with the outgoing model.
Things just haven’t advanced that much in order for it to elevate its tech. This basically means that, depending on trim level of course, you’ll get everything from cloth seats to 4G LTE connectivity. Safety features won’t be that bad either. Apart from mandatory systems, expect standard rearview camera (only standard with convertibles) and parking sensors.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Price
New, turbo four is supposed to throw over 30 mpg on the highway which should be Camaro’s main advantage efficiency-wise. V-6 should continue to offer 19/30 mpg with automatic gearbox, while lowest numbers come from V-8 mills, rated at 15/24 mpg. Convertibles are always more expensive than hardtop models and they should cost between $32,000 and $43,000 with stock upgrades.
The main rivals are: Ford Mustang Convertible and BMW 4 Series.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible is just as exciting as its hardtop sibling, if not more so. It offers every available powertrain option and all available convenience features that coupes do. It does manage to exhibit a tad bit lower fuel economy ratings, but it doesn’t fail to impress in performance department; plus, it’s a lot of fun.