Shedding 200 pounds of weight over the current model will give the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe better fuel economy with more nimble and responsive handling, the company says. Adopting a new, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged base engine will also help achieve those goals, said GM product chief, Mark Reuss. The smaller, lighter engine combined with a slightly smaller body and more extensive use of aluminum shows that, for a new generation of buyers, the 2016 Camaro “incorporates our most innovative engineering ideas.” It’s built on the same chassis that underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans, an architecture that helped make those cars the lightest in their segments. The new Camaro’s distance between the front and rear wheels shrinks 1.6 inches, while body length is 2.3 inches shorter.
The 2016 Camaro is slightly lighter and smaller than the previous Camaro, and can be had with a turbocharged four-cylinder.