By Max Gilles, Crain News Service
DETROIT (July 12, 2013) — The 2014 Corvette Stingray will get an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, General Motors Co. said.
Those ratings make the new Corvette 11-percent more fuel efficient than the previous model, GM said in a statement July 9. These ratings are for the Corvette equipped with the all new seven-speed manual transmission.
The car also features new driving modes such as "Tour" and "Eco."
The Tour mode delivers 28 mpg on the highway while in Eco, Chevy claims 30 mpg. A cylinder deactivation feature is also standard, which disables four cylinders during light engine operation.
In comparison, the Porsche 911 Carrera S produces 400 hp and gets 27 mpg while other sports cars in the Corvette's fuel economy range are typically smaller, less powerful cars like the BMW Z4 sDrive28 (34 mpg) and Porsche Cayman (30 mpg).
The Corvette Stingray is slated to hit showroom floors this fall while the convertible will follow before the new year.
This report appeared on the website www.autonews.com/ of Automotive News, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.