2012 Chevrolet Camaro to get LFX V6 engine delivering 330 hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 4, 2011

Although it is not official yet, it appears that General Motors is planning to introduce a new engine on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. According to our sources, the American manufacturer will introduce a new 3.6-liter LFX V6 engine, which will deliver around 330 hp.

The new engine option description is: “LFX 3.6L SIDI, DOHC, VVT, E85 MAX, Alum GM“. 

For those who don’t know, the current 2011 Camaro model is powered by a 3.6-liter direct injection (DI) V6 engine (found as standard on LS and LT models) capable to deliver 312 horsepower (232 kW) and 278 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm).

Despite a compression ratio of 11.3:1, the 3.6L DI engine is designed to run on regular unleaded fuel. The vehicle is rated by EPA at 29 mpg on the highway. Moreover, the current engine delivers 8 hp more than the 2010 model year Camaro which delivered 304 hp.

No changes were made to the Camaro powertrain to achieve the higher horsepower ratings for 2011.

They are based on additional testing that demonstrated the Camaro’s air intake and exhaust systems are less restrictive than the similar 3.6L DI engine on which the original rating was based. [via Camaro5]

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