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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Engine: More Power, Efficiency

A new, more powerful and more efficient version of the 3.6L direct-injected V-6 will be standard in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. It delivers an SAE-certified 323 horsepower (241 kW) at 6,800 rpm – 11 horsepower (8 kW) more than 2011 models. It is also 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter than the current engine, which enhances efficiency and driving dynamics.

The changes to the 3.6L V-6 – known by its new “LFX” engine code – represent greater refinements to an already well-balanced package, including the use of new, lighter-weight components and enhancements designed to improve performance, efficiency and durability. And while more powerful than the current 3.6L, the 2012 Camaro 2LS model will deliver an estimated 30 mpg on the highway with the LFX engine.

“This is a great engine architecture and our engineers have never stopped working to make it even better,” said Ameer Haider, assistant chief engineer for V-6 engines. “The enhancements for 2012 will deliver reduced engine weight and lower emissions – along with the greater power that Camaro drivers will certainly appreciate.”

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