2012 Chevrolet Camaro & Camaro SS

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SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Camaro LS, LT and SS

Body style / driveline:

Four-passenger, front-engine, rear-drive coupe

Construction:

Unitized body frame, one- and two-sided galvanized steel

EPA vehicle class:

Coupe

Manufacturing location:

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Key competitors:

Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, Nissan 370Z


Engines

 

3.6L V-6 DI VVT
(LFX)

6.2L V-8
(LS3, L99)

Application:

LS, LT

SS

Type:

3.6L V-6

6.2L V-8

Displacement (cc / cu in):

3564 / 217

6162 / 376

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

94 x 85.6 / 3.70 x 3.37

103.25 x 92 / 4.06 x 3.62

Block material:

Cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners

Cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners

Cylinder head material:

aluminum

aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC; four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing

Overhead valve; two valves per cylinder; roller lifters; Active Fuel Management (L99)

Ignition system:

Electronic individual coil-on-plug; individual cylinder knock control and extended-life platinum-tipped spark plugs

Coil-near-plug ignition

Fuel delivery:

Direct fuel injection

Sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

11.5:1

10.7:1 (LS3); 10.4:1 (L99)

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

323 / 241 @ 6800 (SAE certified)

426 / 318 @ 5900 (LS3)*
400 / 298 @ 5900 (L99)*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

278 / 377@ 4800 (SAE certified)

420 / 569 @ 4600 (LS3)*
410 / 556 @ 4300 (L99)*

Recommended fuel:

Regular unleaded

Premium recommended not required

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

7200

6200 (L99)
6600 (LS3)

Emissions controls:

Evaporative emissions system, catalytic converter, equal-length exhaust, dual close coupled and dual under floor catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation, intake and exhaust cam phasers, electronic throttle control

Evaporative system, close-coupled catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation, electronic throttle control

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

auto:
25 / 42 / 30
25 / 43 / 31 (2LS models)
man:
23 / 40 / 28

auto:
21 / 35 / 25
man:
21 / 34 / 25

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

auto:
11.4 / 6.8 / 9.3
11.2 / 6.6 / 9.1 (2LS models)
man:
12.4 / 7.1 / 10.0

auto:
13.5 / 8.1 / 11.1
man: 13.4 / 8.4 / 11.1


Transmissions

 

Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic (LS, LT) w/ TAPshift

Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic (SS) w/ TAPshift

Aisin AY6 six-speed manual (LS, LT)

Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual (SS)

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

 

 

First:

4.06

4.03

4.48

3.01

Second:

2.37

2.36

2.58

2.07

Third:

1.55

1.53

1.63

1.43

Fourth:

1.16

1.15

1.19

1.00

Fifth:

0.85

0.85

1.00

0.84

Sixth:

0.67

0.67

0.75

0.57

Reverse:

3.20

3.06

3.67

3.28

Final drive ratio:

3.27

3.27

3.27

3.45


Chassis / Suspension


Front:

Double-ball-joint, multi-link strut; direct-acting stabilizer bar; progressive-rate coil springs; fully adjustable camber, caster and toe

Rear:

4.5-link independent; progressive-rate coil springs over shocks; stabilizer bar; fully adjustable camber and toe

Steering type:

Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

16.1:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.5

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft):

11.5 / 37.7


Brakes


Type:

Four-wheel disc w/ ABS; ventilated front and rear rotors; single-piston front callipers and single-piston alloy rear callipers (LS, LT); four-piston fixed Brembo aluminum front and rear callipers (SS)

Rotor diameter (mm / in):

front:
LS, LT:
321 / 12.64
SS:
355 / 14
rear:
LS, LT:
315 / 12.4
SS:
365 / 14.4

Rotor thickness (mm / in):

front:
LS, LT:
30 / 1.18
SS:
32 / 1.26
rear:
LS, LT:
23 / 0.9
SS:
28 / 1.1


Wheels / Tires

 

LS

LT

SS

Wheel size and type:

18 x 7.5-inch steel

18 x 7.5-inch aluminum
19 x 8-inch aluminum

front:
20 x 8-inch aluminum
rear:
20 x 9-inch aluminum

Tires:

P245/55R18 all-season

P245/55R18 all-season
P245/50R19 all-season

front:
P245/45ZR20 summer
rear:
P275/40ZR20 summer


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2852 / 112.3

Overall length (mm / in):

4836 / 190.4

Overall width (mm / in):

1918 / 75.5

Overall height (mm / in):

1376 / 54.2

Track (mm / in):

front:
1618 / 63.7
rear:
1628 / 64.1 (LS, LT)
1618 / 63.7 (SS)

Curb weight (kg / lb):

1713 / 3769 – LS w/ automatic
1718 / 3780 – LS w/ manual
1687 / 3719 – LT w/ automatic
1691 / 3728 – LT w/ manual
1770 / 3902 – SS w/ automatic
1746 / 3849 – SS w/ manual

Weight balance (% front / rear):

52 / 48

Coefficient of drag:

0.37 (LS, LT); 0.35 (SS)

 

Interior


Headroom (mm / in):

front:
950 / 37.4
rear:
897 / 35.3

Legroom (mm / in):

front:
1077 / 42.4
rear:
757 / 29.9

Shoulder room (mm / in):

front:
1444 / 56.9
rear:
1080 / 42.5


Capacities

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 2

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

320 / 11.3

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

71.9 / 16

*SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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