liter V6 & 6.2 liter V8
hp, 400 hp & 426 hp
89.7, 64.5, & 68.2 hp per liter
(from GM Press
Release) New for 2012
Anniversary package for Camaro and Camaro SS models, featuring
specific hood/deck stripes, badging, new-design 20-inch wheels,
special-trimmed interior and more
High-performance Camaro ZL1 coming in early 2012
New, standard 3.6L LFX V-6 with SAE-certified 323 horsepower
(241 kW), which is 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter and helps
maintain fuel economy of up to 30 mpg highway (2LS model)
FE4 suspension package for Camaro SS coupe enhances handling
Revised instrument panel on all models, with new instrument
graphics and trim
New steering wheel design
Power lift feature for the front passenger seat
Rear Vision Package, which includes a new rearview camera
system to complement the rear park assist feature
Rear spoiler is standard on LS and LT models
Body-color shark fin antenna is part of the RS package
Crystal Red Tintcoat replaces Red Jewel Tintcoat (later
Americas most popular sports car, extends its momentum with
enhancements for the 2012 model year. Highlights include an improved
version of its standard 3.6L Direct Injection V-6 engine, a new FE4
performance suspension package for SS coupes and several new
interior and technology improvements, such as a revised instrument
panel design, new steering wheel and rear camera system.
The enhancements arrive in time for Camaros 45th birthday, which
will be celebrated with a special 45th Anniversary Special Edition
package, offered on Camaro and Camaro SS. Continuing the tradition
of Camaro anniversary models, the 45th Anniversary Special Edition
carries all the upgrades for 2012, with additional unique design
elements, inside and out.
The interior updates include a revised instrument panel appearance,
with new instrument graphics and trim, as well as a new steering
wheel design and a power lift feature for the front passenger seat.
The steering wheel features a fresh new look and ergonomic
improvements intended to support performance driving. Also new is a
Rear Vision Package, which adds a rearview camera system and an
auto-dimming mirror to the existing rear park assist feature. The
rearview camera system complements the rear park assist by providing
a video display of the area behind the car, with the video image
appearing in the cars inside rearview mirror.
Also coming in early 2012 is the high-performance Camaro ZL1, the
most technologically advanced car ever developed in its segment.
Check this site for product updates and specifications on the Camaro
ZL1 when they become available.
well-equipped models LS, LT and SS offer sporty,
performance-oriented choices for customers.
Heritage-inspired interior and exterior convey sportiness
through iconic design cues.
New exterior features include a standard rear spoiler on LS
and LT models.
The new 45th Anniversary Special Edition package is available
on 2LT and 2SS models. All come standard in Carbon Flash
Metallic (black) and include a unique rally stripe in red and
silver, with 45th Anniversary graphics on the stripes. Also
included are special fender emblems, new 20-inch wheel design in
deep silver, RS-style taillamp lenses, standard rear spoiler,
standard HID headlamps, body-color roof molding and
New color: Crystal Red Tintcoat replaces Red Jewel Tintcoat
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.
Revised instrument panel graphics and a new steering wheel
distinguish 2012 models.
The interior elements of the 45th Anniversary Special Edition
package in Jet Black include leather-trimmed seats with the
anniversary logo, white instrument panel and door trim inserts
with the anniversary logo, red, white and blue stitching on the
seats, and the anniversary logo on the steering wheel and sill
Two audio systems with simple controls are offered and both
include standard SiriusXM Satellite Radio for three months (12
months on 2LT and 2SS). The base MP3/CD radio includes a
six-speaker system, a two-line, 32-character reconfigurable
display and the capability to select between AM, FM and XM
stations without having to reset the frequency. The premium
Boston Acoustics nine-speaker/245-watt audio system is available
on LT and SS models. All radios include a standard auxiliary
input jack for portable devices such as an iPod.
Bluetooth connectivity for selected, compatible phones keeps
drivers eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
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.
Additional comfort and convenience come via the available
sunroof and remote vehicle starter on LT and SS models. 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.
A new, more powerful and
more efficient version of the 3.6L direct-injected V-6 is standard
on LS and LT models. It delivers an SAE-certified 323 horsepower
(241 kW) at 6,800 rpm 11 horsepower (8 kW) more than 2011 models.
It is also 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter than the previous engine,
which enhances efficiency and driving dynamics. And while more
powerful than the current 3.6L, the 2012 Camaro 2LS model delivers
an estimated 30 mpg on the highway. Highlights include:
New cylinder head
design with integrated exhaust manifold
Improved intake port design and larger intake valves within
the cylinder heads
Longer-duration intake camshafts
Composite intake manifold
New fuel pump and isolated fuel rail
New, optimized-flow fuel injectors
Structural front cover and cylinder block enhancements
Stronger and lighter-weight connecting rods
Camshaft cap and throttle body design enhancements.
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.
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 models Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual is designed to
handle the high torque characteristics of the LS3 engine.
The final drive ratio for LS3 vehicles is 3.45:1.
Camaro chassis and suspension
Camaro features fully
independent front and rear suspensions, with the standard
independent using 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.
packages are offered: FE2 sport on LS and LT models; FE3 on SS
Convertible models or new FE4 performance on SS Coupe models.
The front suspension has a dual ball strut system, with a
direct-acting stabilizer bar.
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.
Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models including
Brembo four-piston calipers on SS with hydraulic brake assist.
Rack-and-pinion steering system with a 16.1:1 ratio on all
Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control on all
Competitive/sport mode on SS models enhances on-track
Performance Launch Control on SS models with the manual
transmission optimizes hard-acceleration launches for quicker,
more consistent performance.
LS and LT models are equipped with standard 18-inch wheels or
optional 19-inch wheels; SS comes with standard 20-inch wheels
and 21-inch wheels are available as a dealer-installed
The new FE4 suspension
offers a performance improvement for the Camaro SS coupe. Elements
Retuned front and
New 23mm solid front (23 mm) and rear (24 mm) stabilizer bars,
reshaped and positioned outboard of the shock mounts for more
effective body control and more precise response.
Twenty-inch aluminum wheels and P245/45R20 front/P275/40R20
Camaro safety and crash-avoidance
The Camaro is designed
to help drivers avoid crashes, while protecting occupants in the
event a crash occurs.
New Rear Vision
Package, which includes a new rearview camera system to
complement the rear park assist feature (standard on 2LT and
2SS; available on 1LT and 1SS).
Six standard air bags include side curtain air bags, which
provide head protection for outboard passengers in the event of
a side-impact or rollover crash.
StabiliTrak electronic stability control system helps reduce
the risk of rollover crashes by keeping the vehicle in the
drivers intended path by applying throttle, braking or a
combination of both.
Standard four-wheel disc brake system featuring smooth, quiet
operation, longer pad life and more resistance to brake
Pretensioners minimize forward movement during a collision,
and are standard on the front safety belts. Load-limiting
retractors cinch the belt more tightly.
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat
attachment system, which is included in all second-row seating
Tire pressure monitoring system, standard on all models.
Standard remote keyless entry (RKE) system provides a second
function for the red panic button. Drivers can use it to locate
their cars without sounding the panic alarm.
Strong body structure to absorb crash energy and provide a
protective safety cage around occupants.
OnStar is standard on
all Camaro models. It uses GPS and cellular phone technology to
automatically call for help in the event of crash. OnStar
subscribers also can use the service to be Good Samaritans by
sending help to other motorists, and to call for help in other
OnStar is the
leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information
services in the United States and Canada.
Six months of complimentary OnStar Directions and Connections
service with Turn-by-Turn Navigation for easier route guidance
on all Camaro models. The feature is easy to use because all
directions are sent to the car by an advisor, without the need
to stop. Turn-by-Turn can be cost-effective, since map updates
and aftermarket navigation systems are not needed.
Stolen Vehicle Assistance helps police track the vehicle.