2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Gets Upgraded With Optional Magnetic Ride Control | Edmunds

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Gets Upgraded With Optional Magnetic Ride Control


DETROIT — The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS coupe will be offered with optional Magnetic Ride Control, a feature previously available only on the Camaro ZL1, General Motors said in another Camaro teaser on Monday.

The active damping system provides three preset programs — Tour, Sport and Track — that adjust the ride and handling balance.

GM said the all-new Camaro is designed to "set the technological benchmark for the segment."

A new Drive Mode Selector provides multiple drive settings. They include Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and — on SS models — Track settings. The Drive Mode Selector adjusts throttle progression, steering and stability control.

"We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days," said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer, in a statement. "The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver's preference."

Changes to the Camaro also include an enhanced dual-mode exhaust system. It offers personalization options, from a "stealth" mode to a more aggressive "track" mode, according to the automaker.

The upgrades are expected to make the Camaro more competitive against the Ford Mustang GT. The Camaro also competes with the Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Nissan 370Z.

The 2016 Camaro will debut on May 16 during a public event at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.

Launch timing, pricing and technical specifications have not been disclosed yet.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers get more concrete information about the 2016 Camaro, which should help with long-range planning.

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