Changes for the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro:
Blue Velvet paint is the only change for the 2015 Camaro.
The 2014 Chevy Camaro is sold as a coupe or convertible in six distinctly different trim levels. The Camaro LS is the base model, offered only as a coupe and only with a V-6 engine. Upgrade to the 2LS trim level to obtain the most fuel-efficient version of the Camaro.
The Camaro LT also has a V-6 engine, but includes additional equipment and is available as a coupe or a convertible. Selecting the 2LT model installs leather, a premium audio system, upgraded aluminum wheels, and more.
A similar packaging structure is used for the Camaro SS, which also gets a more powerful V-8 engine, a vented hood, performance brakes, performance-tuned electric steering, and 20-inch aluminum wheels. Get the manual gearbox, and the SS coupe includes Performance Launch Control. Performance-bolstered front seats are available for the SS.
The Camaro 1LE is an optimized version of the SS delivering improved responsiveness and handling thanks to unique suspension and transmission upgrades, and performance tires that generate greater g-force in corners. Visually, the Camaro 1LE is distinguished by its black hood, front splitter, unique rear spoiler and different 20-inch wheels. Inside, the iLE’s flat-bottom steering wheel is sourced from the Camaro ZL1.
Speaking of the ZL1, it has a supercharged V-8, a whole slew of go-fast upgrades, and due to its unique cooling requirements, it still looks like an older Camaro in front. This is the most powerful version of the Camaro coupe and convertible.
Introduced last year, the Camaro Z/28 coupe is a stripped-down, race-ready, street-legal version of the car featuring numerous performance enhancements.
Engines and Transmissions:
A 323-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is installed in the Camaro LS and LT, paired with a manual or automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.
The Camaro SS and ILE get a 6.2-liter V-8 making 426 horsepower with the standard manual gearbox. Add the optional automatic, and horsepower drops to an even 400. Active Fuel Management is included with the automatic, designed to improve fuel economy as much as is possible.
A 580-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 is installed in the Camaro ZL1, donated by the previous-generation Corvette ZR1. An old Corvette engine is also used for the Camaro Z/28, in this case a 505-horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8 from the Corvette Z06.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
According to EPA fuel economy estimates, a 2015 Camaro gets anywhere between 14 mpg and 22 mpg in combined driving, depending on powertrain selection. The more horsepower you want, the more gas this car will consume.
The only crash-test ratings available for the 2015 Camaro come from the NHTSA, and they’re applicable only to the coupe, but they’re impressive. This car gets a 5-star rating in every test parameter, including for rollover resistance.
Aside from offering a basic version of OnStar services, a MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch color touchscreen display, and a heads-up display, a Camaro is not the most technologically sophisticated car on the planet.
Written by Christian Wardlaw
June 29, 2014
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