GM considering 4-cylinder engine for the new Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

Speaking at the New York Auto Show, GM’s Vice Chairman Bob Lutz announced that, as a response to the raising gas prices, General Motors is considering adding a 4-cylinder engine for the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro. The engine he’s talking about is the 260 hp 2.0 liter turbocharge unit that is currently powering the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky roadster.

When sales will start, the Camaro will be offered with V6 and V8 powerplants and though no extra details were made available, Automotive News reports that the V6 unit used will be the 3.6 liter four-cam that currently powers the Cadillac CTS, but Bob Lutz mentioned that it will develop 260 hp (comparing to the 304 hp developed be the CTS). Also, GM plans to position both the V6 and V8 versions of the Camaro as premium cars compared to the Camaro’s main competitor, the Ford Mustang. Here’s what Lutz said: “We have a very sophisticated suspension system and, frankly, a much nicer interior. We are not going to try and match the Mustang on price. We are going to be premium-priced compared to the Mustang”. The V6 Mustang pricing starts from $20,235, while the V8 GT coupe begins at $26,825, shipping included.

So, a very interesting turn in GM’s strategy, due to the raising gas prices. And while we’re at this part, let’s have some fun and take a look at some comics about the gas prices


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