Can the American pony car compete with the German sports coupe?
Motor Trend has done countless comparisons between the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. With the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro being named our 2016 Car of the Year, we decided to pit the V-8-powered SS against the BMW M4 coupe. On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman and Jason Cammisa compare the American muscle car against the renowned German sports coupe.
Power for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS comes from GM’s most advanced small block V-8 to date: the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 making 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. The BMW M4 is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter I-6 making 425 hp and 406 lb-ft. Both test cars feature a six-speed manual transmission. At the drag strip, the sixth-generation Camaro SS and BMW M4 put down nearly identical numbers (0-60 mph: 4.1 sec and 4.2 sec; quarter-mile: 12.4 sec @ 115.8 mph and 12.5 sec @ 116.5 mph, respectively).
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