Sure, it looks good on a pedestal, but Camaro lives on the road. The open road, the closed track, the driveway, the highway – as long as there's pavement, Camaro owns it. So get out there and tear it up.
Take it out in the rain, the wind, the sun. Let it breathe. Feel the whip of the wind. The roar of the road under your rubber. With its awe-inspiring design, pulse-racing performance and impressive efficiency, Camaro is a forward-thinking machine that's meant to be driven. And loved.
Precision-engineered for speed and efficiency. Styled to be unmistakable. Clean, creased lines set off by bold fender shapes. Sculpted rear shoulders created by an impressive one-piece, body-side panel that is as much a marvel of engineering as it is design.
Deep-set eyes. Large-diameter wheels and tires. Make no mistake: This car is ready to pounce. The long hood and short rear deck give Camaro its iconic look. Cap it off with high-intensity discharge headlamps with glowing LED halo rings in the available RS Appearance Package (LT, SS).
An interior that's as fine-tuned as the drive itself. You're in complete command and control, with features like deep-bolstered seats and the Driver Information Center. And Camaro is constantly being reengineered and upgraded to optimize every minute of your driving experience.
Cluster and Auxiliary Gauges
The 2012 Camaro interior has been refined even further, including revised instrument panel styling, a new steering wheel and revised gauge cluster graphics. A four-pack of auxiliary gauges–standard on 2LT and 2SS–includes oil pressure and transmission temperature.
Steering Wheel Upgrade
Chevrolet engineers have further optimized the steering wheel to give you top-level control and a luxurious feel. The improved, more modern design has pronounced thumb grips above the central spokes for better grip and feel. Control audio functions with buttons right on the steering wheel, plus the standard Bluetooth® wireless technology† for select phones helps keep you connected.
Six-Way Power Passenger Seat
You don't want to be the only one appreciating the ride. New for 2012, the passenger seat in every LT and SS Camaro has standard six-way power. That's on top of the already standard six-way power driver's seat.
Hard to believe, but the 2012 Camaro LFX V6 is lighter-weight and more powerful–323 horses more powerful with the same impressive fuel efficiency: 30 MPG highway† on the 6-speed automatic transmission 2LS. The dual overhead cam engine gives you heart-racing performance. Direct injection and variable valve timing combine to ensure you're getting the most out of every mile. This is one high-tech, low-down, powerful engine.
If unbridled power is what you're after, the aluminum Camaro SS 6.2L V8 engine offers 426 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque befitting its aggressive reputation.
Suspension and Steering
It's so fun to drive, you might just volunteer to pick up the dry cleaning. The independent rear suspension and variable-ratio power steering give you the kind of handling you've only dreamt about. Its chassis is tuned to stick in turns and handle transitional situations like a champion. A 52/48 front-to-rear weight ratio gives you the kind of balance you'd expect in the world's best sports cars.
Performance from the Ground Up
The exhilarating Camaro experience starts–literally–where the rubber meets the road. Twenty-inch wheels are available on LT and standard on SS, and make a statement that's impossible to ignore. Pair them with Pirelli† PZero™ ultra-high performance tires† for a true experience of luxury and power.
Camaro SS: You want more power? You got it.
If you're looking for the unbridled Camaro power, the Camaro SS 6.2L V8, paired with the standard 6-speed transmission, offers 426 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Or opt for the high-tech combination of speed and efficiency with the 6-speed automatic transmission version of SS with Active Fuel Management, which offers 24 MPG highway† while delivering 400 horsepower.
The 2012 SS Performance-tuned suspension has a load of upgraded features, including reengineered stabilizer bars and completely redeveloped dampers for an outstanding ride, balanced transitions, and excellent steering and handling. Pair it with the standard 20-inch wheels with Pirelli† PZero™ ultra-high performance tires† and Brembo™ brakes for the ultimate in performance and control.
If speed is what you're after, Launch Control on the manual transmission SS helps control wheel spin for faster 0 to 60 sprints. TAPshift® manual controls on the automatic transmission SS give you command over the gear selection for an exhilarating sports car experience, while keeping the transitions smooth.
The new Rear Vision Camera with inside rearview mirror display comes standard on all 2LT and 2SS coupes, and is available on 1LT and 1SS. The Head-Up Display (HUD), also standard on 2LT and 2SS, displays speed, RPM and more–even your radio station–right on the windshield. You can customize the display height and intensity. Best of all, with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation†standard for the first six months, your directions also appear on the HUD. SiriusXM Satellite Radio service† has been increased to 12 months on the 2LT and 2SS, and Bluetooth® wireless technology† for select phones is standard on all models.
Stay connected to your Camaro with the myChevrolet† and OnStar RemoteLink™ mobile apps†. Start your vehicle, check diagnostics, unlock doors, contact roadside assistance, keep track of routine maintenance and more. Free from the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace.
Have upcoming turns and street names displayed on the Driver Information Center or hear directions from the automated voice through OnStar®. Standard for the first six months.
Press the button on your key fob and start your vehicle remotely. Standard on 2LT and 2SS with automatic transmission, available on 1LT and 1SS with SRJ Convenience and Connectivity Package and automatic transmission.
Enjoy premium performance sound with Boston Acoustics® Premium Nine-Speaker Sound System. Standard on 2LT and 2SS. Available on 1LT and 1SS.
Enjoy commercial–free music channels along with compelling talk, news, comedy, family programming and much more from coast to coast with a standard three month trial. In addition, you can now enjoy the GM exclusive upgrade to the XM Premier package throughout your trial with your new Camaro. Find out more about SiriusXM at siriusxm.com.
Advanced electronic systems and high-powered engineering work in synchronization to prevent collisions and to help keep you optimally protected. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe is the first vehicle in any class to receive the highest possible five-star score in every individual safety rating segment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program since the federal testing procedures were revised for 2011.†Learn more about the safety rating.
Standard on every Camaro, antilock brakes and the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control help keep you in control during emergency maneuvers. The control module compares your steering input with the vehicle's actual response and, if necessary, makes the corrections to help keep you on track.
In the event of a collision, six standard air bags† help protect heads, chests and knees. And the ultra-strength steel safety cage helps keep everyone in the vehicle protected.
OnStar® Automatic Crash Response†, standard for the first six months on all Camaro models, means you can be automatically connected to emergency assistance if a crash occurs–whether or not the air bags deploy.
Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program.
Not compatible with all devices.
2LS, 3.6L V6 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission
Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
Pirelli is a trademark of Pirelli & C. S.p.A.
426hp @ 6800 RPM on 1SS and 2SS
Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
Summer-only tires tend to wear faster and are more susceptible to damage from road hazards or curb impact than standard profile tires. This type of damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. You may want to get different tires if you expect to drive in winter conditions. See your dealer for proper tire selection.
Requires Android or iPhone platform.
1LS, 2LS, 1LT and 2LT
Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after trial period. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.
Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained.
Requires Android or iPhone and active OnStar subscription, which is standard for 6 months.
**The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Destination freight charge is $995 for Coupe and Convertible.
1 Tax, title and license are extra. Not available with some special finance and lease programs, and some other offers. Applies only to 2012 models. Take delivery by 9/4/12. See dealer for details. Excludes the love it or return it guarantee.
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