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New for 2012

  • 45th Anniversary Edition CamaroSpecial 45th 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

Highlights

2012 Camaro ConvertibleChevrolet Camaro, America’s 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 Camaro’s 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 car’s inside rearview mirror.

Camaro design

  • Three 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 special-trimmed interior.
  • New color: Crystal Red Tintcoat replaces Red Jewel Tintcoat (later availability)


  • Inferno Orange Leather
  • Black Leather
  • Gray Leather
  • Beige Leather
  • Black Leather 45th Anniversary Package


Camaro interior

  • 45th Anniversary Camaro interiorA well-executed 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 plates.
  • 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.

Camaro powertrain

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 model’s 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.

  • 2012 Camaro SynergyThree suspension 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 models.
  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control on all models.
  • Competitive/sport mode on SS models enhances on-track performance.
  • 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 accessory.

The new FE4 suspension offers a performance improvement for the Camaro SS coupe. Elements include:

  • Retuned front and rear dampers.
  • 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 rear tires.

Camaro safety and crash-avoidance features

The Camaro is designed to help drivers avoid crashes, while protecting occupants in the event a crash occurs.

  • 2012 Camaro SynergyNew 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 driver’s 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 pulsation.
  • 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 positions.
  • 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.


  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Imperial Blue metallic
  • Summit White
  • Black
  • Victory Red
  • Ashen Gray Metallic
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • Rally Yellow
  • Inferno Orange Metallic
  • Carbon Flash Metallic


2012 CAMARO SPECIFICATIONS

MECHANICAL
LFX 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT - 241kw (323hp) @ 6800rpm, 375nm (278lb-ft) torque @ 4800rpm
LS3 6.2L V8 SFI - 318kw (426hp) @ 5900rpm, 567nm (420lb-ft) torque @ 4600rpm (*requires manual transmission)
L99 6.2L V8 SFI - 298kw (400hp) @ 5900rpm, 554nm (410lb-ft) torque @ 4300rpm (*requires auto transmission)
6-speed manual transmission
6-speed auto transmission with TAPshift manual shift controls on steering wheel
Short-throw Hurst shifter (*requires manual transmission)
Limited slip differential (*requires manual transmission)
4 wheel disc brakes with anti-lock
Brembo 4-piston front and rear brake calipers
3.27:1 rear axle ratio
2.92:1 rear axle ratio
3.45:1 rear axle ratio
Dual-outlet stainless steel exhaust with polished tip
Body-colour painted engine cover
Sport-tuned suspension
Performance-tuned suspension
Variable-ratio power steering
StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control
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EXTERIOR
45th Anniversary Package
includes Carbon Flash Metallic exterior colour, Brilliant Red/Medium CHarcoal Stripe Package, 20" x 8" front and 20" x 9" rear Deep Silver painted aluminium wheels, Black front seats with leather seating surfaces & 45th Anniversary embroidered logo and unique stitching on seats, headrests, steering wheel & shifter, RS Package, unique fog lamps and tail lamps bezel finish, interior and exterior badging.
Synergy Series Special Edition
includes Gray leather-appointed front seats, illuminated footwells, premium carpeted floor mats, Victory Red painted engine cover, body-colour Ground Effects Package, 20" flangeless painted aluminium wheels with Bright Silver finish, Body-colour grille, Gill decal, RS Package, Hood Stripe Package and Wing Decklid Spoiler
Synergy Series Special Edition 2
includes Gray leather-appointed front seats, illuminated footwells, premium carpeted floor mats, Victory Red painted engine cover, body-colour Ground Effects Package, 21" Synergy Series wheels, Body-colour grille, Gill decal, RS Package, Hood Stripe Package and Wing Decklid Spoiler
Transformers 3 Edition
includes black leather front seats with yellow stitching, black painted aluminium wheels, Carbon Flash Metallic door panels with Ice Blue piping, Carbon Flash Metallic instrument panel, and RS Package (*requires Rally Yellow exterior colour)
RS Package
includes 20" x 8" front and 20" x 9" rear flangeless painted aluminium wheels with Midnight Silver finish, body-colour roof ditch moulding, HID headlamps and body-colour shark-fin antenna
Ground Effects Package
Rear decklid wing spoiler
Rear decklid high wing spoiler
Halogen composite headlmaps with automatic control
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with automatic control
Daytime running lamps
Fog lamps
Exterior mirrors, power-adjustable
Exterior mirros, heated power-adjustable, driver-side auto-dimming
Black roof ditch moulding
Body-colour roof ditch moulding 
Rear Park Assist (ultrasonic)
Rear Vision Package
includes Rear Park Assist, Rear Vision Camera, interior rearview auto-dimming mirror with rearview camera display 
Chevrolet sill plate
Rear spoiler
Tyre sealant & inflator kit
Compact spare wheel & tyre
Spare tyre & wheel
18" heritage steel wheels
18" painted aluminium wheels
19" painted aluminium wheels
20" x 8" front & 20" x 9" rear flangeless painted aluminum wheels with Bright Silver Finish
19" bright aluminium wheels
20" x 8" front & 20" x 9" rear polished aluminum wheels
21" x 8.5" machined aluminium with Black accent wheels
21" x 8.5" front & 21" x 9.5" rear machined aluminium with Black accent wheels
21" machined aluminium with Silver accent wheels
21" 5-spoke wheels with Blade Silver inserts and Red flage stripe
21" 5-spoke wheels with Gray inserts
21" 5-spoke polished wheels
Hockey Stripe Package (available in Black, Gray, White)
Hood & Hockey Stripe Package (available in Black, Gray, White)
Stripe Package (available in Black, Cyber Gray, Orange, Silver, White
Silver Heritage Stripe Package
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INTERIOR
Front sport bucket seats & folding rear seat with pass-through
4-way manual adjustable driver seat with power recliner
2-way manual adjustable front passenger seat
6-way power adjustable front seats with power recliner
Leather front seating surfaces
Heated driver & front passenger seats
3-spoke Urethane steering wheel
3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
Interior Accent Trim Package
includes Black interior with Inferno Orange front seats with leather seating surfaces, accent stitching on steering wheel, shift knob, door armrest, centre console and seats, Inferno Orange door trim and instrument panel applique
Steering column with manual rake and telescopic adjustment
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Analogue instrumentation with Driver Information Centre, inco speedometer, tachometer, fuel & engine temperature
Auxiliary gauges - inc. oil pressure, battery voltage, oil temperature, transmission fluid temperature
Head-Up Display
AM/FM stereo with CD-ROM and MP3 playback, music navigator, Graphic Information Display (GID) and auxiliary input jack, inc, outside temperature display
6-speaker audio system
Boston Acoustics premium 9-speaker audio system 245W
Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Bluetooth for phone
Audio system USB port
Power sunroof
Power windows
Air conditioning
Cruise Control
Cup holders (2)
Manual day/night interior rearview mirror
Auto-dimming interiro rearview mirror with rearview camera display
Remote keyless entry
Auxiliary power outlets (2)
Universal home remote
Compass in Driver Information Centre
Front reading lamps
Illuminated entry & theatre dimming
Rear window demister
Carpeted front floor mats
LATCH system
Theft deterrent system PASS-Key III
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Remote boot release
Airbags: dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact driver & front passenger, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions, inc. passenger sensing system
3-point safety belts in all seating positions
Safety belt pretensioners
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