Chevrolet Camaro SS rear-drive coupe is the best Camaro in Chevrolet hierarchy
The all-new sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro is a base model is one of the best answers to Ford Mustang. Apart from the model years from 2003 to 2009 models, the Camaro improved all the way and has given a good competition to the Ford Mustang 1967.
The rear wheel drive Chevrolet Camaro SS has been introduced in several engine options where you can opt one according to your driving habits e.g. from mild to wild. There are both transmission options available where you can opt for an automatic or a manual option as well.
The Camaro sits just after the Corvette in Chevrolet Muscle cars hierarchy.
Chevrolet Camaro SS Overview
Sixth generation Camaro SS is the best in class base model comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder Chevrolet engine and capable of cranking 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
As it is a base model, so it is important to consider its fuel economy too. The Camaro Coupe has an EPA rated fuel economy of 20-22 miles per gallon in the city traffic, 30-32 miles per gallon on the motorway traffic, however, on average it delivers 24-26 miles per gallon.
Next up in the engine line-up comes with the 3.6-litre V6 engine. This engine is capable of cranking 335 horsepower and a hefty torque of 295 lb-ft. this V6 engine is rated by EPA at 16-19 miles per gallon and 25-27 miles per gallon on the motorway.
On average, this engine returns 20-22 miles per gallon. The king of the range is Camaro SS 6.2 litre LT1 V8 engine. This engine is capable of generating 455 horsepower and exactly the same amount of the torque.
This massive naturally aspirated engine returns EPA fuel economy of 16-17 miles per gallon in the city areas while 24-26 miles gallon on the motorway and almost 20 miles per gallon on average.
All three engines have both manual and automatic transmission options backed by six-speed transmission when it comes to manual and eight-speed when it comes to the automatic transmission.
The return of the Camaro ZL1
Here is a big news for the lovers of the Chevrolet Camaro here, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has returned with an even muscular engine. The all-new Camaro ZL1 is packed with a 6.2-litre supercharged engine.
It is an LT4 V8 power unit, cranks 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet has introduced its 10 speed automatic transmission for the first time in the new Camaro SS ZL1 as an optional feature.
Otherwise, the model comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission.
What’s new in the sixth generation?
In the six generation pony car debuted in 2016 and it was titled as the muscle car of the year in 2017 by several automotive magazines. The 1LE handling package launched in the new generation with improvements on the V6 and V8 models on the manual transmissions.
1LE upgrades focus on the handling of the revised suspension system, cooling, and aerodynamics. Chevrolet has also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Camaro and introduced the special edition package with unique colours and interior features.