With the debut of the all-new sixth generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro – Chevy is expanding the engine lineup of the extremely popular muscle car. Previously available only with a V6 and many different variations of the V8 (SS, ZL1, Z/28), the 2016 Camaro will also be available with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine.
That’s right – 4-cylinder engines are becoming more and more popular and are finding their way into the exciting muscle cars that have become to be known for carrying giant V8s. The 2016 Camaro (only available on the LT models) will rock a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic and is expected to offer more than 30 mpg on the highway.
Now, the new Camaro isn’t the only muscle car with a 4-cylinder engine. The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost brought 4-cylinder’s to muscle cars last year and it has been doing quite well. The Mustang EcoBoost is powered by a 2.3 liter 4-cylinder turbo EcoBoost engine making 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
With 4-cylinder engine getting ever so popular, we thought it would be interesting to see how the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT 4-cylinder stacks up against the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost.
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT (4-cylinder)
|Engine:||2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo making 275-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque|
|Transmission:||6-speed manual; 8-speed automatic|
|0 to 60 mph:||Under 6 seconds|
|Top speed:||135 mph|
|Fuel-economy:||30 mpg highway (estimated)|
|Curb weight:||Under 3,700 lbs.|
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
|Engine:||2.3 liter 4-cylinder turbo making 310-hp and 320 lb-ft of torque|
|Transmission:||6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic|
|0 to 60 mph:||5.3 seconds|
|Top speed:||149 mph|
|Fuel-economy:||21/32 mpg (city/highway with automatic transmission)|
|Curb weight:||3,524 lbs.|