Chevrolet has introduced the new Camaro convertible and coupe at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It features a fast, low-slung silhouette and comes with Chevrolet's new MyLink connected radio. It also boasts of the most significant redesign since the debut of the fifth-generation Camaro in 2006 as a concept car.
The new Camaro features enhanced high-performance aerodynamics that result to more efficient cooling and stability at soaring speeds. Its front fascia comes with a wider lower grille and a narrower upper grille. On the other hand, the functional hood vent aids in decreasing heat and aerodynamic lift.
Meanwhile, the rear features a sculptural deck lid, horizontal lamps and a diffuser. A spoiler with integral antenna is used on both the coupe and the convertible. It is powered by the 6.2L V8 engine that’s coupled with a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The automatic transmission model consists of active fuel management and cam phasing (VVT).
The manual transmission version is capable of delivering 432 hp (318 kW) at 5,900 rpm and a torque of 569 Nm at 4,600 rpm. The manual coupe can accelerate from zero to 100 in 5.2 seconds while the manual convertible can make this sprint in 5.4 seconds. The new Camaro is equipped with remote keyless entry as standard.
Those who buy the automatic variant can request for a remote engine start functionality. The coupe variant can be fitted with leather-appointed power adjustable Recaro sport bucket seats in the front. The interior also includes a new color heads-up display and the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio that is positioned in the center stack.
Operating the radio is easy with a seven-inch high resolution full-color touch screen that boasts of having a clean, icon-based display menu. Through the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio, passengers and drivers can open phone books, personal playlists, and photo galleries from compatible smartphones. The new Camaro allows for connectivity via USB, Bluetooth and aux-in.
Aside from voice recognition, the system provides text-to-speech capability, enabling users to listen to text messages from their smartphone. Chevrolet offers a rearview camera as standard. Expect the new Camaro to arrive at select Chevrolet dealerships in Europe toward the end of 2013.
In Germany, the coupe is priced from €39,990 while the convertible is priced from €44,990. The new Camaro is attractive because of its performance as well as its affordability and tremendous value, not to mention that it already is an icon famous for its ruggedness and distinct muscle car characteristics. [source: Chevrolet]