2011 Chevrolet CamaroPosted: June 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, Chevrolet | Leave a comment »
Introduced in 1967 as a response to the stunning succes of the Ford Mustang, the Camaro has had its ups and downs in more than 40 years on the car scene. The Camaro has been offered in five different generations as a two-door sports coupe with V-6 or V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive. Until 2002, GM had built the Camaro in each model year for 35 consecutive years, but GM decided to kill the musclecar in 2002. The nameplate stayed dormant until the 2010 model year, when GM introduced the current Chevy Camaro still true to the two-door musclecar format with V-6 and V-8 engines mated to manual or automatic transmission and power routed to the rear wheels.
The 2011 Camaro marked the return of affordable rear-wheel-drive performance at Chevy. The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro (starting at $22.805 MSRP for base) is available in a variety of LS, LT and SS trim levels. The all new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coming early 2012. The 2011 Camaro competes with other retro-inspired muscle coupes including the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. For 2011 there is a new convertible version disponible.
For 2011, the Chevrolet Camaro rolls on with evolutionary changes. They include:
– An increased horsepower rating for the 3.6 liter V-6 engine – 312 hp vs. 2010’s 304 hp – while still offering an EPA-rated 29 mpg on the highway.
– The Synergy Green Metallic exterior color will be offered on all Camaro models for a limited time, also the Synergy Green instrument panel and door trim panels on 2LT ($27.305 MSRP) and 2SS ($34.200 MSRP) models will be available.
– Head-up display is now standard on 2LT and 2SS equippment packages. The system projects vehicle speed and other data onto the windshield for easy at -a-glance viewing that doesn’t require the driver to take his or her eyes off the road.
2011 Camaro’s 3.6L direct injection (DI) V-6 delivers more power through increased efficiency, while maintaining fuel economy and lowering emissions. It is standard on LS and LT models and produces 312 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft of torque.
Two 6.2 liter V-8 engines are offered in the 2011 Camaro SS including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models. Both engines are derived from the LS3 that debuted on the 2008 Corvette. Horsepower for the L99 is 400 at 5.900 rpm and torque is 410 lb-ft at 4.300 rpm. The LS3 develops 426 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The L99 is paired exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2011 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. Two suspension packages are offered: FE2 sport on V-6 models and FE3 performance with the V-8.
LS and LT models of 2011 Chevy Camaro is standard equipped with 18-inch wheels or optional 19-inch wheels. SS comes with standard 20-inch wheels or optional 21-inch wheels.
All models include a three-spoke steering wheel with tilt/telescope adjustment. Cruise control and rear defogger also are standard while a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, redundant steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, rear park assist and USB port are part of the available Driver Convenience and Connectivity package.
2011 Camaro’s entertainment system include a single-CD radio with six speakers that is standard on LS, LT and SS models. A premium 245-watt Boston Acoustics nine-speaker audio system is standard on 2LT and 2SS and it can be ordered on 1LT and 1SS models. All 2011 models of Camaro also include power door locks and an express up and down feature on the driver and passenger windows.