The new Camaro SS is arguably way better than the previous model, but is this enough to compete with some of the best out of Europe, say the BMW M4?
On paper, these two are neck-to-neck in almost every comparable figure – bar the price, with the M4 costing $81k and the Camaro SS going for $46k as tested here by Head2Head – base prices start at $63,500 for the BMW and $37,295 for the Chevy in 1SS trim.
The BMW M4 produces 425hp out of its turbo straight six engine while the Chevrolet Camaro SS makes 455hp thanks to its 6.2-litre V8 with the torque figure giving a similarly small edge to the American car.
The German car is slightly lighter though which should shift things back to even. Both can be specified with six-speed manuals, both are rear-wheel drive hooligans and both claim to set new performance standards in the segment.
Here’s the thing though; the era when BMW M models were easily justified for their price premium comes to an end and the latest Camaro has nothing to lose against the iconic German model.
Motor Trend brings the two together in their latest Head2Head episode to find out which one is the conclusive winner.