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The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is a RWD pony car available in coupe and convertible trim levels. The standard Camaro is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine, producing 323 hp. For upgraded performance Chevrolet offers an optional 6.2-liter V8 that produces 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. An additional performance oriented trim is the ZL1; equipped with Brembo® brakes, track tuned suspension, short throw shifter, dual mode exhaust, 20-inch wheels, and a 580 hp producing 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. Transmission choices consist of a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 15 mpg city to 30 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Available features include heated mirrors, HID headlamps, rear spoiler, leather seats, premium sound system, rear parking assist, and rearview camera. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, OnStar, anti-lock braking, vehicle stability control, and tire pressure monitoring. The Camaro is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2012, the Camaro and Camaro SS models will be offered in a special 45th Anniversary package, adding special 20-inch wheels, and unique trim and badging throughout. The entire Camaro line gets a host of important changes for 2012, including a new steering wheel design, revised instrument panel, a new power-lift feature for the front passenger seat and a newly optional rearview camera system. Performance-wise, the big news is that the V6 Camaro gets a boost of 11 horsepower, up to 323 hp for 2012. Also new is an FE4 suspension package that improves handling on the high-performance V8 SS model; and an even higher-performance Camaro ZL1 will arrive later in the model year.
Strong acceleration; great handling; rip-roaring V8 muscle-car sounds; daring design inside and out; decent highway mpg
The Chevrolet Camaro is GM's legendary muscle-car model, offering strong rear-wheel-drive performance in a low coupe or convertible body style. Relative to the other pony cars like the Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger, the Camaro performs athletically, although you give up some outward visibility for the chunky, overt design. Overall, the standout of the model line remains the Camaro SS Coupe, for performance and handling approaching that of an exotic car. But Camaro Convertibles are a strong value as well and provide a different sort of fun.