2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

Unlike the Ford Mustang , which has been produced continuously since its initial introduction in 1964, the Chevrolet Camaro took a seven-year-long break from 2003 through 2009. It took GM a couple of years to realize the importance of a muscle car in its lineup, but it finally launched the fifth-generation Camaro in 2010.

Underpinned by the Zeta platform developed by Holden , the new Camaro rolled out with a range of V-6 and V-8 engines, which was just enough to compete with its long-standing Detroit rivals — the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger .

Mildly updated with each model year, the fifth-gen Camaro received its highly anticipated facelift in 2014, gaining new fascias, redesigned headlamps and taillights, and enhanced interior features. Despite the refreshed body is only going into its second model year in 2015, the sixth-generation model will step in to take center stage in 2016.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Camaro.

Exterior

Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro

The headlamps and the grille are significantly slimmer, with the hood leaning a bit more over the car’s nose

The Chevy Camaro received a number of changes for the 2014 model year, all contributing to its new, meaner appearance. Up front, the headlamps and the grille are significantly slimmer, with the hood leaning a bit more over the car’s nose. Moving lower on the bumper, the intake is much larger, while the fog lamps have had their old, rounded surrounds replaced with rectangular pieces.

Around back, the new fascia includes a reshaped diffuser, new-style exhaust pipes and a redesigned decklid spoiler. The most important modification, however, lies in the LED taillights, which have become one-piece units. The new design is an attempt to establish a link between the current model and the 1960s Camaro, but the setup isn’t very inspiring.

Moving on to more specific upgrades, the SS model gained a vent-style hood similar to that seen on the brawnier ZL1, while the RS package comes with a unique front grille, 20-inch, aluminum wheels and a body-colored antenna. Speaking of wheels, aluminum rollers are now standard across the entire lineup, meaning no more black steelies for the base model. The LT and the 1LS trims have 18-inch shoes, the 2LT comes with 19-inch rims, and the SS and anything above it are fitted with 20-inch wheel-well fillers.

Revised front fascia with slimmer headlamps and grille

Chevrolet Camaro

2014-2015 Chevrolet Camaro - Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in / mm):112.3 / 2852
Overall length (in / mm):190.6 / 4841
Overall width (in / mm):75.5 / 1918
Overall height (in / mm):54.2 / 1376
Track, front (in / mm):63.7 / 1618
Track, rear (in / mm):64.1 / 1628 (LS, LT)

New For 2015

  • Blue Velvet Metallic Exterior Paint added

Interior

Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro

The interior update list for the 2014 model year is short, including new Recaro front bucket seats for the SS and ZL1 coupe models, a color heads-up display and a color driver information center

The interior updates list for the 2014 model year is short, including new Recaro front bucket seats for the SS and ZL1 coupe models, a color heads-up display and a color driver information center. The latter two are standard on the 2LT, 2SS and ZL1 models, and are buyer options on the remaining trim levels. Lastly, a new, optional accent trim package will add a dash of blue to the cabin.

The other features are carried over from the 2013 model, which means customers get six-way adjustable seats with leather trimming included in the 2LT and 2SS bundles, a standard driver’s foot rest, power windows and a three-spoke, leather wrapped steering wheel.

Complementing the updated MyLink infotainment system is a standard six-speaker sound system, but buyers can opt for a Boston Acoustic nine-speaker unit. The latter audio system is standard on the 2LT and 2SS trims.

As far as interior colors go, customers can dress the cabin in Black, Beige, Gray and Inferno Orange, or Blue, with most of them including contrast stitching on the steering wheel, center console and the seats. Additionally, the SS models receive "SS" embroidery on the Recaro seats’ headrests.

Blue accent trim interior

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Drivetrain

Chevrolet Camaro

The more brawnier plant generates 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet

The base Camaro carries a 3.6-liter V-6 that generates 323 horsepower and returns 30 mpg on the highway. More ponies are available from the 6.2-liter, V-8 mill that comes in two flavors in the SS. The milder configuration delivers 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, while the brawnier plant generates 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet. The 400-horsepower unit mates to the automatic transmission, while the 426-pony V-8 combines only with the manual transmission.

All 2014 and 2015 Camaro models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift. Manual choices include an Aisin AY6, which is standard on the base model, and a Tremec TR 6060 that comes with the SS.

2014-2015 Chevrolet Camaro - Drivetrain Specifications

3.6L V-6 DI VVT (LFX)6.2L V-8 (LS3, L99)
Application LS, LTSS
Type 3.6L V-66.2L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc)217 / 3564376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm)3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.64.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material:cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore linerscast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners
Cylinder head material:aluminumaluminum
Valvetrain:DOHC; four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing’overhead valve; two valves per cylinder; roller lifters; Active Fuel Management (L99)
Ignition system:electronic individual coil-on-plug; individual cylinder knock control and extended-life platinum-tipped spark plugscoil-near-plug ignition
Fuel delivery:direct fuel injectionsequential fuel injection
Compression ratio:11.3:110.7:1 (LS3); 10.4:1 (L99)
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm)323 / 241 @ 6800426 / 318 @ 5900 (LS3)
400 / 298 @ 5900 (L99)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm)278 / 377@ 4800420 / 569 @ 4600 (LS3)
410 / 556 @ 4300 (L99)
Acceleration (0-60 MPH5.9 Sec. (Manual)4.8 Sec. (Manual)

Suspension and Brakes

Chevrolet Camaro

Each Camaro is equipped with a fully independent front and rear suspension, with the latter featuring a unique, L-shaped upper control arm that attaches to the knuckle at one end and incorporates a ride bushing in the rear. Chevy offers four different suspension packages depending on trim level, with a performance setup available for the SS coupe and the 1LE bundle. Braking power comes from standard disc brakes at all corners, but only the SS models benefit from Brembo four-piston calipers.

Prices

Chevrolet Camaro

The 2014 Chevy Camaro retails from $22,550, which includes a $2,000 cash back offer. The LT models are priced from $24,850, while the SS fetches at least $32,350. Pricing is expect to remain the same for the 2015 model year.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Prices

Model Price
Chevrolet Camaro 1LS$24,550
Chevrolet Camaro 2LS$25,750
Chevrolet Camaro 1LT$26,850
Chevrolet Camaro 2LT$30,050
Chevrolet Camaro 1SS$34,350
Chevrolet Camaro 2SS$38,150

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Prices

Model Price
Chevrolet Camaro 1LSTBA
Chevrolet Camaro 2LSTBA
Chevrolet Camaro 1LTTBA
Chevrolet Camaro 2LTTBA
Chevrolet Camaro 1SSTBA
Chevrolet Camaro 2SSTBA

Competition

2015 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

In its last year on the market, the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro will have to face the brand-new Ford Mustang. Equipped with an independent rear suspension across the entire range for the first time, the sixth-generation pony will roll out with similar V-6 and V-8 engine options as the 2014 model, plus a 2.3-liter, four-pot EcoBoost in between. The V-6 will deliver a little more than 300 horsepower, the EcoBoost will have at least 305 ponies on tap, and the Coyote mill promises to generate at least 420 horses.

The updated interior comes with a more upscale finish, Ford’s latest in terms of technology and a bit more room front and back. Pricing for the 2015 Mustang begins at $24,425 for V-6 and from $25,995 for the EcoBoost version. The range-topping GT will carry a sticker set at $32,925.

2015 Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger

Chrysler’s own pony also received an update for the 2015 model year, which means it will hit dealerships with a refreshed exterior, a revised interior and a brand-new, eight-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle’s new styling draws inspiration from the 1971 Challenger and features a split front grille, separated taillights and a pronounced, power-bulge hood.

A new center console, a drive-focused instrument panel, and various aluminum inserts and leather-wrapped surfaces round up the interior changes. The updated 8.4-inch infotainment system is joined by a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster. Performance-wise, the V-6 delivers 305 horsepower, the 5.7-liter V-8 churns 375 horses, while the larger 6.4-liter V-8 cranks out 485 ponies. Pricing is not yet available, but we expect the 2015 Challenger to begin from around $26,000, making it more expensive than both its rivals.

Conclusion

Chevrolet Camaro

Despite the lack of updates for the 2015 model year, the Chevy Camaro remains a strong contender in the muscle car market. While it will fall behind the brand-new Mustang, the GM pony will manage to maintain its position above the Challenger, even though the latter just got an array of updates inside and out. Can’t wait until the next-gen Camaro rolls out? Then you might as well go for the current model, you’re looking at a lot of muscle car for the buck.

LOVE IT
  • 2014 updates are still fresh
  • Plenty of power on all models
  • Has pricing on its side
LEAVE IT
  • Nothing new but an extra color for 2015
  • The 2015 Mustang is around the corner
  • Next-gen car is only a year away

Press Release - 2015 Camaro

With a new appearance and new features introduced in 2014, the Camaro lineup rolls into 2015 – its final year in the fifth generation – focused on delivering the balance of style, performance and efficiency that has helped make it the segment’s best seller four years running and Chevrolet America’s best-selling brand of performance cars.

The 2015 Camaro lineup includes coupe and convertible body styles in these models:

Chevrolet Camaro

The 323-horsepower (241 kW) V-6-powered LS coupe and LT coupe and convertible – including the 2LS with an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway
The Camaro SS coupe and convertible, with a 6.2L V-8 delivering up to 426 horsepower (318 kW)
The road-racing-inspired Camaro 1LE performance package with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration
The 580-horsepower supercharged Camaro ZL1 coupe and convertible. (Please see the separate Camaro ZL1 release for complete details.)
The track-capable Camaro Z/28 (coupe only), featuring the 7.0L LS7 engine rated at an SAE-certified 505 horsepower. (Please see the separate Camaro Z/28 release for complete details.)

Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment is available on LT, SS and ZL1 models. The color touch radio, with a seven-inch touch screen, also can be paired with an available in-dash GPS navigation system.

Camaro adds a new exterior color to its palette in 2015: Blue Velvet Metallic.

Camaro design details
The front-end appearance on LS, LT, SS and Z/28 models introduced in 2014 conveys a sleek appearance, with a decidedly serious attitude. SS models are distinguished by a vent-style hood inspired by the ZL1.

Because of the unique cooling needs of the supercharged ZL1, it does not share the same front fascia as the rest of the Camaro lineup.

Chevrolet Camaro

The rear fascia on all models – including ZL1 – features diffuser styling and exhaust outlet, along with one-piece taillights. The RS package and Camaro ZL feature taillights with light-emitting diode lighting elements.

The RS package is available on LT and SS, featuring unique grille and separate fog lamps from the daytime running lamps. It also includes 20-inch flangeless aluminum wheels, a rear spoiler on LT coupe (spoiler is standard on SS and all convertible models), high-intensity discharge headlamps and a body-color “shark fin” antenna.

The Camaro convertible brings top-down driving fun and style to LT and SS models. And because the architecture for the fifth-generation Camaro was designed to accommodate a convertible model, it gives the cars coupe-like driving dynamics. Four strategic reinforcements enhance the already-stiff body structure to quell the cowl and steering wheel shake common in convertibles. They include:

A tower-to-tower brace under the hood
A transmission support reinforcement brace
Underbody tunnel brace
Front “X” brace and stiffer cradle as well as rear underbody “V” braces.

All convertible models feature a standard rear vision camera system. It is also standard on 2LT and 2SS coupes and available on 1LT and 1SS coupes with the Rear Vision package, along with rear park assist.

Eighteen-inch aluminum are standard on LS and 1LT models. Nineteen-inch aluminum wheels are standard on 2LT. Twenty-inch wheels are standard on SS and available on LT models. The 1LE Performance Package includes specific, wider 20-inch wheels (see 1LE section below).

The exterior color palette for 2015 includes Red Hot, Bright Yellow, Red Rock Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Ashen Gray Metallic and Blue Velvet Metallic.

The convertible top color choices are black and beige.

Interior design and features
The Camaro interior’s balance of heritage and contemporary features provides a fun and comfortable environment for up to four. An ambient lighting package on 2LT and 2SS trims gives the interior a special glow with LED light pipe technology.

Driver and passenger seats feature six-way adjustable settings (fore/aft, up/down and tilt), with power recline front seats that are standard on LT and SS models. Heated, leather-trimmed seats are part of the 2LT and 2SS trim packages. Recaro front seats are available on SS coupe, providing an extra measure of support for performance driving.

Chevrolet Camaro

Additional comfort and convenience include a standard driver’s foot rest (dead pedal), power windows with express up/down, an auxiliary gauge panel in the center console – standard in 2LT and 2SS – and a ZL1-inspired shift knob for all manual transmissions. A leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel is standard on LT and SS. The driver information center features a full-color display on 2LT and 2SS models.

A head-up display, which projects key instrument, Turn-by-Turn navigation and audio system details on the windshield, is part of the 2LT and 2SS trim packages. It features new, color readouts for 2014. And complementing the new MyLink infotainment system is a six-speaker sound system on LS, 1LT and 1SS. A 245-watt, Boston Acoustic nine-speaker sound system is standard on 2LT and 2SS – and available on 1LT and 1SS.

Interior color and trim choices include Black, Beige, Gray and Inferno Orange and Blue. The Inferno Orange and Blue combinations include orange or blue leather seats, respectively, along with accent stitching on the steering wheel, shift knob, door armrest, center console and seats, along with orange or blue appliques on the instrument panel and door panels. SS models feature “SS” embroidery on the front seats.

MyLink details
Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment is available on LT, SS and ZL1 models. The color touch radio, with a seven-inch touch screen, also can be paired with an available in-dash GPS navigation system – a first for the Camaro.

The color touch radio with MyLink gives customers a higher level of in-vehicle wireless connectivity and customized infotainment options, while building on the safety and security of OnStar. It seamlessly integrates online services such as Pandora® internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio® using hands-free voice and touch-screen controls via Bluetooth-enabled phones.

MyLink adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smartphones, building on the voice-activated Bluetooth hands-free calling capability already offered in most Chevy vehicles. The high-resolution, full-color touch screen display makes media selection easy to navigate. MyLink also retains all the capabilities of today’s entertainment functions, including AM/FM/Sirius XM tuners, auxiliary and USB inputs.

Camaro powertrains
Standard in LS and LT models is the LFX-code 3.6L V-6, rated at 323 horsepower (241 kW) and enabling EPA-estimated 30-mpg highway mileage (2LS model). Many lightweight engine features contribute to that, including an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves about 13 pounds per engine, when compared with a conventional, non-integrated design.

Two 6.2L V-8 engines are offered in the Camaro SS, including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models. Horsepower for the L99 is 400 (298 kW) at 5,900 rpm and torque is 410 lb-ft (556 Nm) at 4,300 rpm. The LS3 develops 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm). Output on the L99 is lower than the LS3 because of a slightly lower compression ratio (10.4:1 vs. 10.7:1) and design features of the Active Fuel Management system.

All Camaro models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift. Equipment and features include:

The Aisin AY6 six-speed manual is standard with the 3.6L engine, and a Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic is optional
A Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual is standard on the SS, and the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic is optional
The SS model’s Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual is designed to handle the high torque characteristics of the LS3 engine and is matched with a 3.45:1 final drive ratio
A close-ratio version of the Tremec TR6060 is used with the 1LE package and is matched with a 3.91 final drive ratio
Hill start assist is standard on all manual transmissions.

A dual-mode exhaust system is available on Camaro SS models with the six-speed manual transmission. Similar to the systems found on the ZL1 and Corvette models, this vacuum-actuated system provides a quieter driving experience at low engine speeds and a more aggressive sound when aggressive acceleration is called for.

Chevrolet Camaro

Camaro chassis and suspension
Camaro features fully independent front and rear suspensions, with the rear suspension featuring a 4.5-link system that includes a unique, L-shaped upper control arm that attaches to the knuckle at one end and incorporates a ride bushing in the rear. A sub-frame at the rear is double-isolated to minimize vehicle body motions and dampen road imperfections. Coil-over shock absorbers are used in the rear with a decoupled, hollow stabilizer bar. The front suspension has a dual-ball strut system, with a direct-acting stabilizer bar.

Four suspension packages are offered: FE2 sport on LS and LT models; FE3 on SS Convertible models, FE4 performance on SS Coupe models and the FE6 with the 1LE Performance Package.

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models – including Brembo four-piston calipers on SS – with hydraulic brake assist. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models. Competitive/sport mode on SS models enhances on-track performance and Performance Launch Control on SS models with the manual transmission optimizes hard-acceleration launches for quicker, more consistent performance.

An electric power steering system originally developed for the ZL1 is standard on SS. This variable ratio, variable effort system provides light efforts for easy maneuverability at parking-lot speeds as well as increased resistance at higher speeds, providing more feedback and a more direct steering feel.

Press release - 2014 Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

The face of Camaro is new for 2014, with new front and rear fascias – including new headlamp and taillight designs – contributing to a sleeker, faster appearance. The changes are complemented by enhanced interior features, including new color readouts for the driver information center and available head-up display.

What hasn’t changed is Camaro’s balance of style, performance and efficiency, which has helped make it the segment’s best seller and Chevrolet America’s best-selling brand of performance cars.

The 2014 Camaro lineup includes coupe and convertible body styles in these models:

The 323-horsepower (241 kW) V-6-powered LS coupe and LT coupe and convertible – including the 2LS with an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway
The Camaro SS coupe and convertible, with a 6.2L V-8 delivering up to 426 horsepower (318 kW) – and featuring an all-new, vent-style hood
The 580-horsepower (432 kW) supercharged Camaro ZL1 coupe and convertible. (Please see the separate Camaro ZL1 release for complete details.)
The all-new, track-capable Camaro Z/28 (coupe only), featuring the 7.0L LS7 engine rated at an estimated 500 horsepower. (Please see the separate Camaro Z/28 release for complete details.)

The road-racing-inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration. A specific rear spoiler is new for 2014.

Additional changes across the Camaro lineup include:

Chevrolet Camaro

Available Recaro performance front bucket seats (SS coupe)
Daytime running lamps with low-beam headlamps; separate daytime driving lamps with the RS package
Projector-style front fog lamps on 1LT trim and above
Available blue interior accent trim package
Eighteen-inch painted aluminum wheels now standard on LS.

Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment is available on LT, SS and ZL1 models. The color touch radio, with a seven-inch touch screen, also can be paired with an available in-dash GPS navigation system.

Design details

All Camaro models have a new look for 2014, with all-new front and rear fascias – except ZL1, which retains the previous front fascia that is airflow-optimized for the model’s supercharged powertrain and downforce-producing aerodynamics.

The new front-end appearance on LS, LT, SS and Z/28 models has a sleeker appearance and incorporates new headlamps that create a more serious-looking face for Camaro. SS models are distinguished by an all-new, vent-style hood inspired by the ZL1.

At the rear, a new rear fascia – with new diffuser styling and exhaust outlets – deck lid and spoiler complement the revised front-end styling. New taillights are sleek, one-piece components and feature LED lighting elements.

The RS package is available on LT and SS models and is also revised for 2014, with a unique grille and separate fog lamps from the daytime running lamps. It also includes 20-inch flangeless aluminum wheels, a rear spoiler on LT coupe (spoiler is standard on SS and all convertible models), high-intensity discharged headlamps and a body-color “shark fin” antenna.

The Camaro convertible brings top-down driving fun and style to LT and SS models. And because the architecture for the fifth-generation Camaro was designed to accommodate a convertible model, it gives the cars coupe-like driving dynamics. Four strategic reinforcements enhance the already-stiff body structure to quell the cowl and steering wheel shake common in convertibles. They include:

A tower-to-tower brace under the hood
A transmission support reinforcement brace
Underbody tunnel brace
Front “X” brace and stiffer cradle as well as rear underbody “V” braces.

All convertible models feature a standard rear vision camera system. It is also standard on 2LT and 2SS models and available on 1LT and 1SS.

Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels replace stamped steel wheels for 2014 on LT models. They’re also standard with the 1LS trim. Nineteen-inch aluminum wheels are standard on 2LT. Twenty-inch wheels are standard on SS and available on LT models. The 1LE Performance Package includes specific, wider 20-inch wheels (see 1LE section below).

Chevrolet Camaro

The exterior color palette for 2014 includes Red Hot, Bright Yellow, Red Rock Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Ashen Gray Metallic and Blue Ray Metallic. The convertible top color choices include black and beige.

Interior design and features

The Camaro interior’s balance of heritage and contemporary features provides a fun and comfortable environment for up to four. An ambient lighting package on 2LT and 2SS trims gives the interior a special glow with LED light pipe technology.

Driver and passenger seatsfeature six-way adjustable settings (fore/aft, up/down and tilt), with power recline front seats that are standard on LT and SS models. Heated, leather-trimmed seats are part of the 2LT and 2SS trim packages. New Recaro front seats are available on SS coupe, providing an extra measure of support for performance driving.

Additional comfort and convenienceinclude a standard driver’s foot rest (dead pedal), power windows with express up/down, an auxiliary gauge panel in the center console – standard in 2LT and 2SS – and a ZL1-inspired shift knob for all manual transmissions. A leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel is standard on LT and SS. The driver information center is updated for 2014 with a new, full-color display.

A head-up display, which projects key instrument, Turn-by-Turn navigation and audio system details on the windshield, is part of the 2LT and 2SS trim packages – and features new, color readouts for 2014. And complementing the new MyLink infotainment system is a six-speaker sound system on LS, 1LT and 1SS. A 245-watt, Boston Acoustic nine-speaker sounds system is standard on 2LT and 2SS – and available on 1LT and 1SS.

Interior color and trim choices include Black, Beige, Gray and Inferno Orange and Blue, which is new for 2014. The Inferno Orange and Blue combinations include orange or blue leather seats, respectively, along with accent stitching on the steering wheel, shift knob, door armrest, center console and seats, along with orange or blue appliques on the instrument panel and door panels. SS models feature “SS” embroidery on the front seats.

MyLink details

Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment is available on LT, SS and ZL1 models. The color touch radio, with a seven-inch touch screen, also can be paired with an available in-dash GPS navigation system – a first for the Camaro.

The color touch radio with MyLink gives customers a higher level of in-vehicle wireless connectivity and customized infotainment options, while building on the safety and security of OnStar. It seamlessly integrates online services such as Pandora ® internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio ® using hands-free voice and touch-screen controls via Bluetooth-enabled phones.

Chevrolet Camaro

MyLink adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smartphones, building on the voice-activated Bluetooth hands-free calling capability already offered in most Chevy vehicles. The high-resolution, full-color touch screen display makes media selection easy to navigate. MyLink also retains all the capabilities of today’s entertainment functions, including AM/FM/Sirius XM tuners, auxiliary and USB inputs.

Camaro powertrains

Standard in LS and LT models is the LFX-code 3.6L V-6, rated at 323 horsepower (241 kW) and enabling EPA-estimated 30-mpg highway mileage (2LS model). Many lightweight engine features contribute to that, including an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves about 13 pounds per engine, when compared with a conventional, non-integrated design.

Two 6.2L V-8 engines are offered in the Camaro SS, including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models. Horsepower for the L99 is 400 (298 kW) at 5,900 rpm and torque is 410 lb.-ft. (556 Nm) at 4,300 rpm. The LS3 develops 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm). Output on the L99 is lower than the LS3 because of a slightly lower compression ratio (10.4:1 vs. 10.7:1) and design features of the Active Fuel Management system.

All Camaro models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift. Equipment and features include:

The Aisin AY6 six-speed manual is standard with the 3.6L engine, and a Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic is optional
A Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual is standard on the SS, and the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic is optional
The SS model’s Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual is designed to handle the high torque characteristics of the LS3 engine and is matched with a 3.45:1 final drive ratio
A close-ratio version of the Tremec TR6060 is used with the 1LE package and is matched with a 3.91 final drive ratio
Hill start assist is standard on all manual transmissions.

A dual-mode exhaust system is available on Camaro SS models with the six-speed manual transmission. Similar to the systems found on the ZL1 and Corvette models, this vacuum-actuated system provides a quieter driving experience at low engine speeds and a more aggressive sound at when aggressive acceleration is called for.

Camaro chassis and suspension

Camaro features fully independent front and rear suspensions, with the rear suspension featuring a 4.5-link system that includes a unique, L-shaped upper control arm that attaches to the knuckle at one end and incorporates a ride bushing in the rear. A sub-frame at the rear is double-isolated to minimize vehicle body motions and dampen road imperfections. Coil-over shock absorbers are used in the rear with a decoupled, hollow stabilizer bar. The front suspension has a dual-ball strut system, with a direct-acting stabilizer bar.

Chevrolet Camaro

Four suspension packages are offered: FE2 sport on LS and LT models; FE3 on SS Convertible models, FE4 performance on SS Coupe models and the FE6 with the 1LE Performance Package.

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models – including Brembo four-piston calipers on SS – with hydraulic brake assist. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models. Competitive/sport mode on SS models enhances on-track performance and Performance Launch Control on SS models with the manual transmission optimizes hard-acceleration launches for quicker, more consistent performance.

An electric power steering system originally developed for the ZL1 is standard on SS. This variable ratio, variable effort system provides light efforts for easy maneuverability at parking-lot speeds as well as increased resistance at higher speeds, providing more feedback and a more direct steering feel.


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