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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

By luanpa in | January 29, 2011 | (1) Comment

The segment-leading Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter as the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible premieres at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show.The new convertible begins production in January and goes on sale in February 2011.It includes an enhanced body structure and well-tailored top mechanism – a combination designed to deliver sports coupe-like driving fun and precise quality.

The convertible will be offered in similar model configurations as the Camaro coupe .The standard model will have a 312-horsepower direct injection V-6 engine delivering 29 mpg highway.The SS model will feature the 6.2L V-8 engine producing 426 horsepower.A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic.

Two 6.2L V-8 engines are offered in Camaro SS models, including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models.Both engines are derived from the LS3 that debuted on the 2008 Corvette, with an aluminum block (with cast iron cylinder liners) and aluminum cylinder heads.Horsepower for the L99 is 400 (298 kW) and torque is 410 lb.-ft.(556 Nm).The LS3 develops 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft.(569 Nm).

All Camaro models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.The Aisin AY6 six-speed manual is standard with the 3.6L engine, and a Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic is optional.A Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual is standard on the SS, and the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic is optional.

Camaro LT convertible models are offered with a 3.6L direct injection (DI) V-6 that delivers more power through increased efficiency, while maintaining fuel economy and lowering emissions – including a 25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions.It is rated at 312 horsepower (232 kW) and 278 lb.-ft.of torque (370 Nm).Peak fuel economy with the direct injection V-6 is 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

Chevrolet Camaro convertible is offered in 1LT/2LT (V-6) and 1SS/2SS (V-8) trim packages and priced from $30,000 MSRP (including $850 destination).Nine production exterior colors are available, with tops offered in black or tan.Rear parking assist is standard on all convertible models.

Camaro seized leadership in US sales in its segment with the original coupe model that launched in spring 2009 as a 2010 model.The right to purchase one of the first convertibles was recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $205,000, with all proceeds donated to charity.The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Neiman Marcus Edition, a group of 100 exclusive cars with custom-designed elements and priced at $75,000 each, sold out in only three minutes.

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  1. I have heard BMW has brought out the convertible version of the newest 6 Series ahead of the coupe which is not due until the autumn of 2011. Normally, the hard top version comes out before the soft top. I think beacuse summer is here, it makes sense for BMW to create the convertible first as it suits the weather condition. Hope it doesn’t rain much during this summer as this will dissapoint the BMW convertible lovers. Thanks.