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2012 Chevrolet Camaro LFX V6

Immediately following the release of the ultra cool Chevrolet Camaro Convertible , Chevolet has announced the introduction of a new trim level for the muscle car showing up sometime in 2012. So, in addition to the LC, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS, customers will also be able to opt for the Camaro LFX powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine with E85 capability.

This new trim level for the Chevrolet Camaro comes with an updated version of the engine used in models like the Cadillac CTS , SRX , and Chevy Equinox . The engine features a composite intake manifold, integrated exhaust manifolds, and optimized NVH/airflow treatments that allow the 270hp typically delivered by the engine to increase to anywhere from 325-330hp.

There will be no major changes made to either the interior or the exterior, but there will obviously be an LSX badge to distinguish it from the other models in the line-up. Expect to see the new model debut sometime this year with sales to begin in early 2012.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LFX V6.

Source: Camaro5

Exterior and Interior

Like all the models in the line-up, the Camaro LFX will be distinguished by a long front dash-to-axle and short rear deck, a sleek windshield profile, wheels pushed to the corners, and a muscular fender.

The interior will be distinguished by high quality leather, a sports steering wheel, and different aluminum inserts.

The Engine

This new Camaro version will be powered by a new 3.6 liter V6 engine tuned to deliver somewhere between 325 to 330 HP. This engine also comes with E85 capability giving the Camaro a chance to deliver quite an impressive fuel consumption for a 300 HP model.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

When Can I Buy One?

The new Camaro LFX V6 will make its debut sometime in 2011 with sales to begin in 2012. Current 2011 model pricing starts at $22,680, so we imagine that this newest trim level will add plenty more benjamins to the equation.

The Competition

The list of competitors includes models like the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang .

The Challenger is only offered in four trim levels - Challenger, Rallye, R/T, and SRT version - giving the Camaro the advantage on that front. However, the engine’s output ranges from 305 HP to 475 HP, which means that the Challenger can still outmuscle the Camaro.

The 2011 Mustang V6 is powered by a 3.7 Liter six cylinder engine that puts out a total of 305 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque combined with a fuel efficient six speed automatic transmission, leaving Camaro with the edge. On the flip side, prices for the V6 Mustang start at $20,114, which we will assume is much cheaper than the future Camaro LFX.

LOVE IT
  • Impressive output and consumption for a V6 engine
  • E85 capability
  • Impressive exterior design
LEAVE IT
  • Interior still needs a few updates
  • Customers don’t have many options to choose from
  • Much more expensive than a Mustang



16 comments:

Well, I can say that the fuel consumption of this car is quite good and the exterior is also cool compared to other Chevrolet versions. About its competition which is the Mustang, I think it is more expensive than Mustang.

Wow! I think this future lineup looks much better than the current design. I like the emboss part on the back wheel. However, its too sad that there is no updates in the interior.
BTW, who cares if Mustang is cheaper!

I do like what GM has been doing to keep the Camaro more competitive. I want to see the reduced weight up to 200lbs and upgrade on the interior.

i like the color yellow of the car that captivates my attention its symbolizes the attraction of the car itself.

I’d much rather see GM shave 200lbs off the total weight, or upgrade the tupperware interior plastics.

On a realistic note, I like that GM is doing a little here and there to keep the Camaro more competitive. It seems a bit hedonistic to head straight to the horspower numbers though as even giving it 330 would not be competitive with the Mustang in terms of overall performance.

honestly I don’t see what your getting at? You know Chevrolet is not requiring you to buy this car right? Sooooooo whats the problem??

On a realistic note, I like that GM is doing a little here and there to keep the Camaro more competitive.

A light pressure turbo would be a great mid level model that didn’t crush CAFE ratings and Would really help in the torque department - which a heavy car like the camaro needs.

you’re so mean about the Camaro. oh well I guess we all have our own taste about cars. and that’s your opinion. but I go for the camaro.

I wont bother myself buying it.. for me I would rather buy a Nissan GT-R why? because i’ve already driven both car and honestly I don’t like how the camaro perform specially on cornering. in short it’s handling capabilities is not that great as the Nissan GT-R.

You say impressive consumption but I do not see the figures! smiley

Yes people, you are right... but Camaro is a impressive car, both at exterior and interior.... not to mention the engine smiley

I like this... THE NEW 2012 Camaro... "there will be no major changes made to either the interior or the exterior".

loool

In yellow and with all that blue background it looks better. I’m thinking that the context where you first see the car has everything to do with your appreciation.

When i first saw the Camaro I loved it. Now, few years later, it looks just like another angry car. They need to subtile refine this full of potential shape...

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