Far is that pearl bar, that said that american cars are only able to beat the europeans in a straight line. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Dodge Viper ACR wet the ear of many european sport at the Nürburgring, and both the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 are worthy rivals for a Porsche 911 GT3. The american magazine Motor Trend claims that in fact, the all-new Chevrolet Camaro SS is a better car than the BMW M4, publishing a video in which it shows.
In the united States, the Chevrolet Camaro SS starts at 42.295 dollars, while it is not possible to buy a BMW M4 for less than 69.245 dollars.
is Not a statement trivial to the Motor Trend, but let’s start by taking a look at the technical data of both cars. The BMW M4 rides a motor 3.0 TwinPower Turbo, 430 HP, with a maximum torque of 550 Nm at 1,800 rpm. For its part, the Chevrolet Camaro SS mounts a engine, 6.2 V8, a maximum power of 455 HP power, whose maximum torque is higher – 617 Nm but is delivered at 4400 rpm. Although the Camaro is more heavy than the BMW M4 (1.676 kg in running order in front of the 1.593 kg in running order), it is 25 HP more powerful.
Both cars tested were equipped with a manual gearbox of six relations, both vehicles have battles identical and a distribution of weight is very similar. The funny thing is that both vehicles obtained with almost identical results in all and each one of the objective measurements Motor Trend: your quarter mile, 0 to 60 miles per hour, its lateral acceleration. Only the braking was a little better in the Chevrolet Camaro. Leaving to one side the great difference of price, it is not possible to declare a winner in an objective manner.
While the Chevrolet Camaro has evolved into a more purist, the BMW M4 has tended towards the generalismo.
not even the time back on the circuit of Willow Springs was able to determine a clear winner: both cars were less than a quarter of a second in a lap of 1 minute and 23 seconds. However, the impressions of the testers are the ones that determine the winner this “Head 2 Head”. In the first place, the gurgling guttural sound of the engine 6.2 V8 maximum torque – yes, two valves per cylinder – has seemed much more impressive than the sound of the BMW, which is in part transmitted to the cabin through the speakers.
In the second place, have determined that the Chevrolet Camaro is a car that gives that much more confidence to the driver. It is easier to take fast, and doesn’t intimidate the same way that a BMW M4. We have tested several BMW M4 in motor, and if well are cars are spectacularly fast and precise, yes it is true that require a period of adaptation considerable. Motor Trend and coincides in this assessment, praising the most part the chassis and the address of the Camaro, which they consider a sport with all the letters.
I would urge you to see the video of Motor Trend, they will explain in more detail your opinion.