Chevrolet has confirmed that the convertible version of the new Camaro will be available for sale early next year, along with the new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder option. We now know how much extra you’ll have to pay for the Camaro Convertible over pricing for the coupe.
Cars Direct has managed to get its hands on ordering guides for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, and they include the convertible. According to the guides, the least expensive drop-top is the Camaro Convertible 1LT equipped with the four-cylinder and it starts at $33,695. That represents a $1,495 increase on the starting price of the 2015 Camaro Convertible, which came with a V-6 engine. The least expensive 2016 Camaro Convertible equipped with a V-6 starts at $35,190, or $2,990 higher than last year.
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If it’s V-8 power you lust, be prepared to pay as much as $44,295 for the Camaro 1SS Convertible, or $3,795 higher than last year. And if you go for the range-topping Camaro 2SS Convertible, you’re looking at a list price of $49,295. That’s as much as Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] charges for its Mustang Shelby GT350, and it's just a few grand shy of Porsche Boxster starting prices.
Below is the alleged pricing for the complete range along with engine output:
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1LT I-4: $33,695 - 275 hp and 295 lb-ft
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2LT I-4: $37,795 - 275 hp and 295 lb-ft
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1LT V-6: $35,190 - 335 hp and 284 lb-ft
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2LT V-6: $39,290 - 335 hp and 284 lb-ft
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1SS V-8: $44,295 - 455 hp and 455 lb-ft
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2SS V-8: $49,295 - 455 hp and 455 lb-ft
Note, all prices mentioned include a $995 destination charge. The information is also based only on ordering guides and is yet to be confirmed by General Motors Company [NYSE:GM]. We’ll update the post once we hear back from GM.
The all-new, sixth-generation Camaro is a substantially improved car compared to its predecessor, and in many ways it’s a much better car than its Ford counterpart. It’s clear GM knows it has a hit on its hands which helps explains the increase in pricing across the range. For more on the Camaro, be sure to read our in-depth first drive report on the coupe.