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GM Survey Hints at a Hybrid Powertrain for the Chevy Camaro

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A recent survey from GM has reignited rumors of Chevy adding a hybrid-based powertrain for its signature sports car

Chevy might be set to add some efficiency to the next Camaro model

The Chevrolet Camaro is a vehicle renowned primarily for its power, not its efficiency. But a survey sent out to GM vehicle owners indicates that might soon change. The survey in question requested input on two separate hybrid powertrains for the Chevrolet Camaro.

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The two potential hybrid powertrains included a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 6.2-liter V8. The survey asked participants which of the two engine options they would be more likely to opt for in a sports car like the Chevrolet Camaro. The hypothetical 2.0-liter turbocharged was stated to produce 365 horsepower, with the ability to race from zero to 60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds. More surprisingly, the engine came rated at a combined fuel economy of 30 mpg. Meanwhile, the V8 featured in the survey was said to produce 545 horsepower, accelerating from zero to 60 mph in even less time: 3.7 seconds. However, its efficiency wasn’t quite as impressive, with a combined fuel score of 24 mpg.

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Currently, the Chevrolet Camaro comes standard with a 2.0-liter Turbo SIDI engine, which can produce 275 horsepower, and has a fuel economy of 20/30/23 MPG City/Highway/Combined. GM noted that both of these hybrid powertrains would come at an additional cost. Reportedly, the turbocharged four-cylinder would cost $4,000 more, while the V8 engine would potentially cost an additonal $8,000.

Of course, neither of these powertrain options will be added to the current sixth generation of the Chevy Camaro. But, with work underway on the Camaro’s seventh-generation, we might soon see some hybrid technology come to the Camaro family.

News Source: GM Authority