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CHEVROLET CAMARO / CAMARO SS


New for 2013




1LE performance package



Dual
-
mode exhaust available on SS



Electric power steering on SS



Chevrolet MyLink and color
-
touch navigation



Hill start assist now standard on all manual transmission
s



ZL1
-
style shift knob standard on all manual transmissions



Remote vehicle start now
include
d

on 1LT and 1SS with automatic transmission



Blue Ray Metallic exterior color



Frameless inside rearview mirror



New 18
-
inch and 20
-
inch wheel designs



Mojave leather
interior trim



20
13 CHEVROLET CAMARO RANGE EXPANDS WITH TRACK
-
READY 1LE
PACKAGE


The road
-
racing
-
inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with
un
ique gearing, suspension tuning

and tires

that make

the model
capable of more than 1
g of lat
eral acceleration

and a sub
-
three minute
lap

time at
Virginia International
Raceway’s Grand Course.

It is offered
on
Camaro SS

coupes

with manual
transmissions
.


All

Camaro

SS models
now
feature variable
-
effort electric power steering and an
available dual
-
mode exhaust system

on manual transmission
-
equipped models
. Both
features were introduced on
the
Camaro ZL1.



The 2013 Camaro lineup
includes:



T
he 323
-
horsepower (241 kW
) V
-
6
-
powered
L
S

coupe

and
L
T

coupe and
convertible



including the 2LS with an EP
A
-
rated 30 mpg on the highway



T
he Camaro SS

coupe and convertible, with a 6.2L V
-
8 delivering

up to 426
horsepower (318 kW)



The

580
-
horsepower (432

kW
) supercharged Camaro Z
L1

coupe and
convertible
. (Please see the separate Camaro ZL1 release for complete details.)


In addition to the new performance features offered on the Camaro SS, all 2013 Camaro
models
offer

a wider range of choices

and enhancements
that will help it rem
ain
America’s most popular sports car. New and revised content includes:



Chevrolet MyLink and color
-
touch
radio standard

on LT, SS, and ZL1 models



Chevrolet MyLink and color
-
touch radio with GPS map navigation (late
availability)



Hill start assist now sta
ndard on all manual transmissions



ZL1
-
style shift knob standard on all manual transmissions



Remote vehicle start now include on 1LT and 1SS with automatic transmission



Blue Ray Metallic exterior color



Frameless inside rearview mirror



New 18
-
inch and 20
-
inc
h wheel designs



Mojave leather interior trim.


1LE details


The

1LE package is
offered

on 1SS and 2SS coupe models

with an exclusive

Tremec
TR6060
-
MM6

six
-
speed
manual
.

Paired with a numerically higher 3.91 final
-
drive ratio,
the close
-
ratio gearing of the

transmission is tuned for
road
-
racing
performance. As with
the ZL1, the 1LE transmission features a standard air
-
to
-
liquid cooling system for track
use.


The 1LE also features exclusive, monotube rear dampers instead of the twin
-
tube
dampers on SS m
ode
ls
. The new hardware allowed engineers to tune the 1LE
suspension to focus on optimal body
-
motion control while preserving much of the ride
quality and wheel
-
motion control of the Camaro SS.


Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track
-
day use include:



La
rger, 27
-
mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28
-
mm solid rear s
tabilizer bar

for
improved body control



Strut tower brace for improved steering feel and response



ZL1
-
based 20 x 10
-
inch front and 20 x 1
0
-
inch aluminum wheels



285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Superc
ar G:2 tires front and rear (identical to the
front tires for ZL1)



ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links and rear shock mounts for improved on
-
track
performance



ZL1 high
-
capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel
delivery during high
-
load cor
nering.



Visually, the 1LE packag
e is distinguished by its matte
black hood, front splitter and rear
spoiler


as well as the 10
-
spoke ZL1
-
based wheels, which are finished in black. The
functional front splitter and rear spoiler contribute to the car’s o
n
-
track performance by
helping to reduce aerodynamic lift at high speeds.


Inside, the 1LE package incorporates the ZL1’s flat
-
bottom steering wheel, trimmed in
sueded
-
microfiber

and
designed for easier heel
-
and
-
toe driving on the racetrack. The
quick
-
act
ing, short
-
throw shifter from th
e ZL1 is also trimmed in sueded
-
microfiber.


In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur
-
racing events,
Chevrolet

is

pursuing SCCA approva
l of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition.


The
Camaro
1LE package was introduced in 1988, inspired by Camaro’s involvement in
Pro
-
Am road racing.


MyLink
details



Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment is available on 2013 Cam
aro
LT
,
SS and ZL1
models. The color touch radio, with a
seven
-
inch touch screen, also can be
paired with an
available
in
-
dash
GPS
navigation system


a first for the Camaro.


The color touch radio with MyLink gives customers a higher level of in
-
vehicle
wireless
connectivity and customized infotainment options, while building on the safety and
security of OnStar. It seamlessly integrates online services such as
Pandora
®

internet
radio and
Stitcher SmartRadio
®

using hands
-
free voice and touch
-
screen controls via
Bluetooth
-
enabled phones.


MyLink adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smartphones, building on
the voice
-
activated Bluet
ooth hands
-
free calling capability already offered in most Chevy
vehicles. The high
-
resolution, full
-
color touch screen display
makes

media selection
easy to navigate. MyLink also retains all the capabilities of today’s entertainment
functions, including A
M/FM/Sirius XM tuners, auxiliary and USB inputs.


Camaro

d
esign

and exterior features


Camaro’s h
eritage
-
inspired
i
nterior and exterior

convey
sportiness through iconic design
cues
.

A rear spoiler is standard on all models and a variety of
stripe packages

offers a
broad range of personalization features.


LT and SS models are available with the RS package, which adds 20
-
inch wheel, body
-
color roof moldings and antenna, as well as high
-
intensity discharge headlamps.
Eighteen
-
inch wheels are standard on LS
and LT model, with 20
-
inch wheels standard
on SS.


The Camaro convertible brings top
-
down driving fun and style to LT and SS models.
And
because the

architecture for the fifth
-
generation Camaro was designed to accommodate
a convertible model,
it

gives

the

cars

coupe
-
like driving dynamics. Four strategic
reinforcements enhance the already
-
stiff body structure to quell the cowl and steering
wheel shake common in convertibles. They include:



A tower
-
to
-
tower brace under the hood



A transmission support reinforc
ement brace



Underbody tunnel brace



Front “X” brace and stiffer cradle as well as rear underbody “V” braces.


All convertible models feature a standard rear vision camera system. It is also standard
on 2LT and 2SS models and available on 1LT and 1SS.


Exte
rior colors include Summit White, Black, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Victory Red, Rally
Yellow, Inferno Orange Metallic, Ashen Grey Metallic and Blue Ray Metallic. The
convertible top color choices include black
and

beige.


Camaro

i
nterior

features


Camaro’s

we
ll
-
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.


Driver

and passenger

s
eats

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

inclu
de a standard driver’s foot rest (dead pedal),
power windows with express up/down, an auxiliary gauge panel in the center console


standard in 2LT and 2SS


and a new ZL1
-
inspired
shift knob for all manual
transmissions. A leather
-
wrapped, three
-
spoke st
eering wheel is standard on LT and SS.


A h
ead
-
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. And
c
omplementing the new MyLink infotainment system is

a six
-
speaker sound system on
LS, 1LT and 1SS. A 245
-
watt,
Boston Acoustic
nine
-
speaker sounds system is standard
on 2LT and 2SS


and available on 1LT and 1SS.


Interior color and trim choices include Black, Beige, Gray, Inferno Orange and Mojave.
The I
nferno Orange and Mojave combinations include contrast stitching and other
details.


Camaro powertrain
s


Standard in LS and LT models is the LFX
-
code 3.6L V
-
6, rated at 323 horsepower (241
kW) and enabling EPA
-
e
stimated 30
-
mpg highway mileage (2LS model).

Many
lightweight engine features contribute to that, including an integrated cylinder
head/exhaust manifold design that saves about 13 pounds per engine, when compared
with a conventional, non
-
integrated design.


Two 6.2L V
-
8 engines are offered in the C
amaro 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 s
ystem.


All Camaro models can be equipped with either a six
-
speed manual or six
-
speed
au
tomatic transmission

with TapShift
. Equipment and features include:



The Aisin AY6 six
-
speed manual is standard with the 3.6L engine, and a Hydra
-
Matic 6L50 s
ix
-
speed automatic is optional



A Tremec TR 6060 six
-
speed manual is standard on the SS, and the Hyd
ra
-
Matic
6L80 s
ix
-
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

and is matched with a 3.45:1 final
drive ratio



A close
-
ratio version of the Tremec TR6060 is

used with the 1LE package and is
matched with a 3.91 final drive ratio



Hill start assist is standard on all manual transmissions.


A

dual
-
mode exhaust system

is

available
on Camaro SS models with the
six
-
speed
manual transmission
. Similar to the systems
found on the ZL1 and Corvette models, this
vacuum
-
actuated system provides a quieter driving experience at low engine speeds
and a more aggressive sound at
when aggressive acceleration is called for.




C
amaro c
hassis and suspension


Camaro features fully

independent

front and rear suspensions, with
the rear suspension
featuring a

4.5
-
link

system
that
includes a unique
,

L
-
shaped upper control arm that
attaches to the knuckle at one end and incorpora
tes a ride bushing in the rear.

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.

The

front suspension has

a dual
-
ball strut system, with a direct
-
acting
stabilizer bar.


Four
suspension packages are offered: FE2 sport on
LS and LT

models; FE3

on SS
Convertible models
,
FE4 performance
on SS Coupe models

and the FE6 with the 1LE
Performance Package.


Four
-
wheel disc brakes

are standard

on all models


including Brembo fou
r
-
piston
calipers on SS


with hydraulic brake assist
.

StabiliTrak electronic stability control
is
standard
on all models
.

Competitive/sport mode on SS models enhances on
-
track
performance

and
Performance Launch Control on SS models with the manual
transmi
ssion optimizes hard
-
acceleration launches for quicker, more consistent
performance
.


New for 2013,
an

electric power steering system developed for the ZL1
is

standard on all
SS
. T
his

variable ratio, variable effort system
provides light efforts for easy
m
aneuverability at parking
-
lot speeds as well as increased resistance at higher speeds
,
providing
more feedback

and a more direct
steering
feel.


Camaro s
afety and crash
-
avoidance features


The
Camaro

is designed to help
drivers
avoi
d crashes, while protect
ing
occupants in the
event a crash
occurs
.

A
s
trong body

structure is designed to

absorb crash energy and
provide a protective “safety cage” around occupants.

In fact, the 2012 Camaro was the
first passenger car to receive NHTSA’s revised quadruple 5
-
star
safety rating.


Additional features include:



S
ix 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



Rear Vision Package includes a rearview camera system t
o complement the rear
park assist feature (standard on 2LT and 2SS; available on 1LT and 1SS)



StabiliTrak electronic stability control system helps reduce the risk of rollover
crashes by keeping the vehicle in the driver’s intended path by applying throttl
e,
b
raking or a combination of both



Standard f
our
-
wheel
disc brake system featuring smooth, quiet operation, longer
pad life and mor
e resistance to brake pulsation



Pretensioners minimize forward movement

during a collision
, and are standard
on the front sa
fety belts. Load
-
limiting retract
ors cinch the belt more tightly



Standard t
ire pressure monitoring system



Standard remote keyless entry (RKE) system provides a second function for the
red panic button. Drivers can
use
it

to locate their cars without soundi
ng the
panic alarm.


OnStar details


Six months of OnStar Directions and Connections service is standard on all Camaro
models. OnStar
is the global leading provider of connected safety, security and mobility
solutions and advanced information technology.


OnStar
’s RemoteLink Mobile App
allows smartphone users to control vehicle functions,
access vehicle information and send directions directly to the vehic
le. A new,
opt
-
in
ser
vice called FamilyLink allows

subscribers to stay connected to loved ones by
chec
king the location of their vehicle online or by signing up for vehicle location alerts.


Camaro a
lso
features

new OnStar button icons. Drivers will notice an updated look for
the Hands
-
Free Calling button, blue OnStar button and red Emergency button
.


Mor
e information about OnStar can be found at
www.onstar.com
.


# # #


For immediate release



2013 CAMARO / CAMRO SS
SPECIFICATIONS


Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Camaro LS, LT and SS

Body style / driveline:

four
-
passeng
er, 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 3
7
0Z


Engines


3.6L V
-
6 DI VVT (L
FX
)

6.2L V
-
8 (LS3, L99)

Application:

LS, LT

SS

Type:

3.6L V
-
6

6.2L V
-
8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

217 / 3564

376 / 6162

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6

4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

Block material:

cast aluminum w/ cas
t
-
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 lifter
s; 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):

3
23

/ 2
41

@ 6
800
*

42
6

/ 31
8

@ 5
9
00 (LS3)
*

400 / 29
8

@
59
00 (L99)
*

Torque (lb
-
ft / Nm @ rpm):

27
8 / 377@ 4800
*

4
20

/ 5
69

@ 4
6
00 (LS3)*

410

/ 5
56

@ 4
3
00 (L99)*

Recommended f
uel:

regular unleaded

premium recommended

not
required

Maximum engine speed
(rpm):

7200

6
2
00 (L99)

6600 (LS3)

Emissions controls:

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

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

EPA
-
estimated fuel
economy (city /
hwy):


18 /
2
9 (auto)

19 / 30 (auto, 2LS model)

17 / 2
8

(man)

16 /
2
5 (auto)

16 / 24 (man)

*SAE certified.


Transmissions


Hydra
-
Matic
6L50 six
-
speed
automatic
(LS, LT) w/
Hydra
-
Matic
6L80 six
-
speed
automatic
(SS) w/
Aisin AY6
six
-
speed
manual
(LS, LT)

Tremec
TR6060 six
-
speed
manual (SS)

Tremec
TR6060 six
-
speed
manual (SS

w/1LE
)

TAPshift

TAPshift

Gear ratios (:1):






First:

4.06

4.03

4.48

3.01

2.66

Second:

2.37

2.36

2.58

2.07

1.78

Third:

1.55

1.53

1.63

1.43

1.
30

Fourth:

1.16

1.15

1.19

1.00

1.00

Fif
th:

0.85

0.85

1.00

0.84

0.
7
4

Sixth:

0.67

0.67

0.75

0.57

0.5
0

Reverse:

3.
20

3.06

3.67

3.28

2.90

Final drive ratio:

3.2
7

2.92 (2LS)

3.27

3.27

3.45

3.
91


Chassis / Suspension

Front:

double
-
ball
-
joint, multi
-
link strut; direct
-
acting stabilizer
bar; prog
ressive
-
rate coil springs; fully adjustable camber,
caster and toe
; 27mm solid stabilizer bar (1LE)

Rear:

4.5
-
link independent; progressive
-
rate coil springs over
shocks; stabilizer bar; fully adjustable camber and toe
;
28mm solid stabilizer bar and speci
fic half
-
shafts (1LE)

Steering type:

variable
-
ratio rack
-
and
-
pinion
; electric variable power
steering (SS)

Steering ratio:

16.1:1

Steering wheel turns, lock
-
to
-
lock:

2.5

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

37.7

/

11.5


Brakes

Type:

four
-
wheel dis
c w/ ABS; ventilated front and rear rotors;
single
-
piston front calipers and single
-
piston alloy rear
calipers (LS, LT); four
-
piston fixed Brembo aluminum
front and rear calipers (SS
, incl. 1LE
)

Rotor diameter, front (in / mm):

LS, LT: 12.64 / 321

SS: 14
/ 355

Rotor diameter, rear (in / mm):

LS, LT: 12.4 / 315

SS: 14.4 / 365

Rotor thickness, front (in / mm):

LS, LT: 1.18 / 30

SS: 1.26 / 32

Rotor thickness, rear (in / mm):

LS, LT: 0.9 / 23

SS: 1.1 / 28


Wheels / Tires


LS

LT

SS

Wheel size and type:

18
x
7.5
-
in.

steel


18 x 7.5
-
in.

aluminum

19 x 8
-
in.

aluminum

20 x 8
-
in.
aluminum (front)

20 x 9
-
in.

aluminum (rear)

20 x
10
-
in.

aluminum (front

w/
1LE
)

20 x
10
-
in.

aluminum (rear

w/
1LE
)

Tires:

P245/55R18 all
-
season

P245/55R18 all
-
season

P245/50R19 all
-
sea
son

P245/45ZR20 summer (front)

P275/40ZR20 summer (rear)

P
285/35ZR20

(front/rear w/
1LE)


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

112.3 / 2852

Overall length (in / mm):

190.4 / 4836

Overall width (in / mm):

75.5 / 1918

Overall height (in / mm):

54.2

/ 13
76

Track, front (in / mm):

63.7 / 1618

Track, rear (in / mm):

64.1 / 1628 (LS, LT)

63.7 / 1618 (SS)

Curb weight (lb / kg)
*
:

3769
/ 1713


LS w/ automatic

3780 / 1718


LS w/ manual

37
50
/ 1
701



LT w/ automatic

37
41

/ 1
69
7



LT w/ manual

39
13

/ 17
7
5



SS w/ automatic

3
8
60

/ 17
51



SS w/ manual

Weight balance (% front / rear):

52 / 48

Coefficient of drag:

0.37 (LS, LT); 0.35 (SS)

* coupe models


Interior


Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 2

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 37.4 / 950

(coupe)

front:

37.8 / 960 (convertible)

rear: 35.3 / 897

(coupe)

rear: 35.7 / 907 (convertible)

Legroom (in / mm):

front: 42.4 / 1077

(coupe and convertible)

rear: 29.9 / 757

(coupe and convertible)

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 56.9 / 1444

(coupe and convertible)

r
ear: 42.5 / 1080

(coupe and convertible)


Capacities

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

11.3 / 320

(coupe)

10.2 / 289 (convertible with top up)

Fuel tank (gal / L):

19 / 71.9

Engine oil (qt / L):

3.6L: 7.6 / 7.2

6.2L: 8.9 / 8.5


Note: Information shown is curr
ent at time of publication.