2012 Camaro: 45th Anniversary Edition Boosts Power, Comfort

Posted on 13. Apr, 2011 by in GM Canada

Sports Car Brings New, More Powerful V-6, Sport Suspension and New Technologies

OSHAWA Chevrolet Camaro, North Americas many renouned sports car, extends a movement with enhancements for a 2012 indication year. Highlights embody an softened chronicle of a customary 3.6L approach injection V-6 engine, a new FE4 opening cessation package for SS coupes and several interior and record improvements, such as a revised instrument row design, new steering circle and back camera system.

The enhancements arrive in time for Camaros 45th birthday, wihch will be distinguished with this summers recover of a 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro. Continuing a tradition of Camaro anniversary models, a 45th Anniversary Special Edition carries all a upgrades for 2012, with additional singular pattern elements, inside and out.

Also entrance in early-2012 is the high-performance Camaro ZL1, a many technologically modernized automobile ever grown in a segment.

Class-leading 3.6L V-6 engine

Camaros new 3.6L approach injection V-6 a LFX engine goes into prolongation this summer. It delivers an SAE-certified 323 horsepower (241 kW) during 6,800 rpm an boost of 11 horsepower (8 kW) over a 2011 engine, with no concede in fuel efficiency.

The LFX delivers a many customary energy in a unchanging sports automobile segment. It is also 9.3 kilograms (20.5 lbs.) lighter than a predecessor, that promotes a some-more offset pushing experience. When interconnected with a 6-speed involuntary smoothness in a 2LS model, a Camaro is approaching to grasp fuel potency of 6.9 L/100 km on a highway.

Compared to a 3.6L V-6 in 2011 models, a new LFX engine features:

  • New cylinder conduct pattern with integrated empty manifold
  • Improved intake pier pattern and incomparable intake valves within a cylinder heads
  • Longer-duration intake camshafts
  • Composite intake manifold
  • New fuel siphon and removed fuel rail
  • New, optimized-flow fuel injectors
  • Structural front cover and cylinder retard enhancements
  • Stronger and lighter-weight joining rods
  • Camshaft tip and stifle physique pattern enhancements.

Direct injection is a pivotal record enabling a engines multiple of energy and efficiency. It optimizes fuel smoothness to a explosion cover by introducing fuel closer to a explosion chamber. The outcome is softened potency in a explosion routine heading to increasing fuel potency during partial and full throttle. It also uses a new fuel siphon for a approach injection system, along with a new, removed fuel rail. The new fuel siphon is quieter, while a removed fuel rail serve reduces fuel complement noise.

FE4 cessation enhances performance

The new FE4 cessation debuts as a opening alleviation for a Camaro SS coupe in 2012, focusing on some-more polished handling.

Our pattern was to emanate a some-more accurate competition cessation for a SS coupe, with larger road-holding capability, pronounced Al Oppenheiser, Camaro arch engineer. We practical lessons schooled from endless lane contrast to improved labour a cessation geometry for agree cornering, a some-more neutral change during tough turns, and minimized understeer during a limit.

Elements of a FE4 package include:

  • Retuned front and back dampers
  • New plain front (23 mm) and back (24 mm) stabilizer bars
  • Twenty-inch aluminum wheels and P245/45R20 front/P275/40R20 back tires (SS).

More than only new components, a new FE4 opening cessation incorporates training from a ongoing growth of a high opening Camaro ZL1. In particular, a cessation geometry has been adjusted, including reshaped stabilizer bars that are repositioned outboard of a startle mounts. This formula in some-more effective physique control and some-more accurate response in opening driving.

Interior, extraneous and record updates

The 2012 indication year brings appearance, ergonomic and record upgrades inside for Camaro drivers and passengers. The interior updates embody a revised instrument row appearance, with new instrument graphics and trim, as good as a new steering circle pattern and a energy lift underline for a front newcomer seat. The steering circle facilities a uninformed new demeanour and ergonomic improvements dictated to support opening driving. Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones becomes customary apparatus in 2012.

Also new for Camaro in 2012 is a Rear Vision Package, that adds a back prophesy camera complement and an auto-dimming counterpart to a existent ultrasonic back park support feature. The back prophesy camera complements a back parking support by providing a video arrangement of a area behind a car, with a video picture appearing in a cars inside rear-view mirror.

On a extraneous for 2012, a new back spoiler will be combined as a customary underline for Camaro; and a tail lamps that had been a partial of a RS entrance package choice are also being done standard. Additionally, a new, body-colour sharkfin receiver joins a RS package.

Crystal Red Tintcoat replaces Red Jewel as an extraneous colour.

45th Anniversary package details

Launching this summer, a 45th Anniversary Special Edition commemorates both Camaros origin and a 21st century revival. Canadian Camaro fans will get their initial demeanour during a 45th Anniversary Special Edition during a Camaro Homecoming event, Jun 10-12 during a Oshawa Assembly Plant. The anniversary package will be offering on Camaros tip dual trim levels (2LT and 2SS) for both coupe and automobile physique styles.

The extraneous signature of a 45th Anniversary Special Edition is a singular convene stripe, in red and silver, that contrasts a Carbon Flash Metallic paint. The package also includes:

  • Unique 45th Anniversary hood and rug stripes; badges located underneath a front buffer emblems
  • New-design 20-inch wheels in dim silver
  • Fog flare and taillamp bezels finished in dim silver
  • RS-style taillamp lenses
  • Standard back spoiler and HID headlamps
  • Body-colour roof molding
  • Jet Black interior with leather-trimmed seats featuring a 45th Anniversary logo
  • White instrument row and doorway trim inserts with a 45th Anniversary trademark on a instrument panel
  • Red, white and blue stitching on a seats, steering wheel, change knob/boot, doorway armrests and console lid
  • 45th Anniversary trademark on a steering circle and sill plates.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates a centennial as a tellurian automotive code with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in some-more than 140 countries. From todays Cruze Eco that consumes only 4.6 L/100 km on a highway to a Volt entrance this fall, that provides adult to 80 kilometres of electric, gasoline-free pushing and an additional 500 kilometres of extended range, Chevrolet offers gas-friendly to gas-free solutions. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient, protected and arguable vehicles that broach high quality, fluent design, energetic opening and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes award-winning newcomer cars and crossovers such as Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and a horde of new, smaller, rarely fit models to come including a all-new Orlando and Sonic (fall 2011) and Spark (2012). Chevrolet also provides iconic opening cars such as Corvette and Camaro as good as dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, confidence and preference technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information per Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca or on Facebook during www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada.

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