If you had asked any Camaro enthusiast no less than 10 years ago if Chevrolet would drop a turbocharged engine in any factory Camaro, you'd be laughed at. But starting in 2016, Chevy began production of the 2016 Chevy Ecotec Turbo LT.
Aiming at sport compact performance enthusiasts, Chevy will be competing with popular cars like the Ecoboost Mustang and other European full size sedans hoping to cash in on the popularity seen with their Cadilac ATS platform.
Fans of the Camaro name will likely be pleasantly surprised. Despite the 2016 Ecotec Camaro having a smaller Ecotec 2.0L engine it will still boast comparable power numbers close to the V6 alternative, while being a lighter, more fuel efficient option. Because of this, you can expect a ton of aftermarket Ecotec Camaro parts. MAPerformance anticipates plenty of Ecotec Camaro catback exhausts, 2.0L Ecotec air intakes, and Camaro Ecotec downpipe upgrades. We may even see a COBB Tuning Ecotec Accessport developed in the near future but that is debatable.
Keep an eye on the MAPerformance blog and social media outlets for up to date information related to the 2016 Camaro Ecotec including performance parts and other awesome news!
2016 Camaro Ecotec Specs and Info
Reports from GM indicate that the Ecotec 2.0L turbo will push 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and offer more than 30 mpg on the highway. If true, this will make it the most fuel-efficient Camaro ever. In stock form, the Ecotec turbo will build 20psi boost using a twin scroll design for optimal power band delivery. The Ecotec Camaro Wastegate and BOV will be electronically controlled for optimal efficiency.
2016 Ecotec Camaro Turbo Specs
- Retail Price:
- Engine: 2.0L Ecotec
- Inducion: Twin Scroll Turbocharger
- Drivetrain: 6 Speed manual transmission
- Power Specs: 275whp/295wtq
- MPG Rating: 30mpg combined
- 0-60mph Specs: 6 seconds
What makes all the above possible? A sand-cast block and cast iron sleeves will help set the foundation, while forged connecting rods and I-beam pistons provide the guts. All of this will be overseen by a DOHC cylder head utilizing variable valve timing and a direct injection setup. Finishing it off will be an air-to-air intercooler. Will this be a recipe for success? We can only hope so!