New Chevy Camaro Confirmed for Europe Photos

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Chevrolet has confirmed that its highly successful in the U.S. 2010 Camaro coupe will make it across the pond. Jurgen Keller, general manager at Chevrolet Germany told Auto Motor und Sport that despite the economic turmoil, GM has decided to bring the rear-wheel drive muscle car over to Europe and that Germany will definitely be among the countries to receive the car. Keller added that GM has not yet set a date for the European market launch of the Camaro.

In the States the Camaro is available with a 304HP 3.6-liter V6 and a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 426HP when combined with a manual gearbox and 400HP with an auto. Prices range from $23,040 (€16,400 at today’s exchange rates) for the LS V6 to $35,425 (about €25,215) for the 2SS V8.

Camaro 2010 101 New Chevy Camaro Confirmed for Europe PhotosApparently there’s no way of knowing how much the Camaro will cost in Germany – though an independent dealer imports the Camaro 2LT V6 for €39,900 and the V8 SS for €50,615.

Just for the record, let us tell you that a three-door Toyota Yaris Executive with the 100HP 1.33-liter petrol engine will cost you in Germany €17,150 or at today’s exchange rates, about $24,100 while the Alfa Romeo MiTo that has captured the imagination of U.S. readers, costs €16,200 or around $22,800 when equipped with a 1.4-liter petrol engine that makes a puny 98HP.

And yes, I’m well aware that you cannot directly compare prices because of the different taxation systems, exchange rates etc but American consumers should feel God damn lucky that with $23k they can go and buy a 300HP rear-wheel drive muscle car instead of a Yaris or a Mito. Nuff said.

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