Chevrolet Camaro to Get Corvette’s 7-Speed Manual in 2019

When the facelifted 2019 Camaro bows later this year it will do so with a new transmission added to its repertoire. 

The California Air Resources Board just released an executive order certifying the 2019 Camaro and Corvette and it contains a surprise for potential Camaro shoppers. Alongside the 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic offered in combination with GM’s sweet small-block 6.2-liter V8, the 2019 document also indicates the availability of a 7-speed manual. 


It’s an interesting addition to the Camaro’s repertoire considering the annoyance some C7 Corvette owners have expressed over the transmission’s imprecise feel when shifting between fifth and seventh gears in high-performance situations. It’s possible the addition of a seventh speed is in order to help comply with the ever ramping CAFE regulations.