Chevrolet launches reenergized 2019 Camaro with new Turbo 1LE model

Article by Christian A., on April 11, 2018

Chevrolet is introducing the 2019 iteration of its quintessential Camaro pony car, as further reenergized with new characteristic designs and new available technologies. Furthermore, the new 2019 Camaro is now available as the Turbo 1LE model.

The updates made on the design of the 2019 Camaro don’t just make the car more appealing and more stunning, but also enhance its potential – following the mantra that all elements mustn’t only be beautiful but also improve performance. For instance, the new Camaro features redesigned grille details, hood and fascia vents for optimized airflow, working to either cool down heat-yielding components or reduce aerodynamic drag and lift.

For the 2019 models, the new Camaro is available with the carmaker’s next-generation Infotainment 3, as laden with all-new systems which functionality mimics the latest smartphones and tablets. These systems also allow over-the-air vehicle software updates. As standard, a seven-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is provided, although an eight-inch diagonal touchscreen is available.

To further distinguish various Camaro models – LS/LT, RS and SS – their front ends were styled differently. These models have several styling differences on their grille, LED dual-element headlamps, fascia and reshaped bonnet. For instance, the SS models sport an extractor-style hood, “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem, air curtains and specific headlamps with new LED signature.

The RS Appearance Package – offered on LT -- adds unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts as well as new LED headlamps with LED signature light bar. This package also includes 20-inch wheels and specific rear fascia with rear diffuser. Interestingly, the ZL1 retains its airflow-optimized front end styling. New 20-inch wheel designs are provided for the RS and SS.

All models also feature new rear fascias, with the RS and SS equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust provided with specific diffusers. Camaro’s LS and LT, with RS, SS and ZL1 models feature new LED tail lamps with more sculptured dual-element design as well as red lenses with dark-tinted neutral-density lenses.

Meanwhile, Camaro’s 1LE track-focused lineup is still made up of the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and ZL1 1LE models. However, a new model is joining them – the Camaro Turbo 1LE, which boasts of a nearly 50/50 weight distribution. This version employs Camaro’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 275 hp (205 kW) of max output and 295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) of peak torque, as mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

The Turbo 1LE comes with a tailored chassis package adopted from the V6 1LE, featuring FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars. The new Turbo 1LE also makes use of stiffer rear cradle bushings, cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links and specifically tuned dampers. The Turbo 1LE is equipped with Brembo brake package with low-metallic performance pads. The new Turbo 1LE comes standard with sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob plus. Recaro seats are available for this model.

Riding on split summer-only tire sizes (P245/40R20 on the front and P275/35R20 at the rear), the new Turbo 1LE comes with a Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track Mode. Interestingly, the Competition Mode is integrated in the Sport and Track Mode and features launch control, performance instrument readouts and shift lights.

Press Release


Chevrolet today introduced a reinvigorated 2019 Camaro lineup with distinctive designs, new available technologies and the first-ever Turbo 1LE.

“Lauded since its introduction for its balance of driving fun, refinement and value, the restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology and choices that customers want,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “It’s a performer with few competitors and a pillar of Chevrolet’s energized car lineup.”

Highlights include:

Camaro SS now offered with 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission featuring custom launch control and line lock
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems, including available navigation
New available Rear Camera Mirror*
New available Forward Collision Alert*
Performance-driven design
The 2019 Camaro’s updated designs are not only striking but also help to improve performance. For instance, the grille details and hood and fascia vents were designed for optimized air flow, either to cool components or help minimize drag or lift. Camaro designers follow the mantra that all elements must not only be beautiful but also enhance performance.

Design highlights include:

New front-end styling with distinct differences between LS/LT, RS and SS, including the fascia, grille, LED dual-element headlamps and reshaped hood (ZL1 retains its airflow-optimized front-end styling)
SS-specific front fascia with “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem and aero-enhancing air curtains, specific headlamps with new LED signature and extractor-style hood
RS Appearance Package available on LT adds unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, new LED headlamps with LED signature light bar, specific rear fascia with rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels
New rear fascias for all models, with specific diffusers on RS and SS when equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust
New LED taillamps with a more sculptured evolution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design; red lenses are featured on LS and LT, with RS, SS and ZL1 featuring dark-tinted neutral-density lenses
New 20-inch wheel designs on RS and SS
Turbo 1LE
The new Camaro Turbo 1LE joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and ZL1 1LE to round out Camaro’s lineup of 1LE track stars. Leveraging the impressive performance and ideal weight distribution enabled by Camaro’s 2.0L turbocharged engine, the Turbo 1LE comes exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and a tailored chassis package derived from the V6 1LE to offer track-capable performance. Highlights include:

FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links that enhance lateral stiffness
Split front/rear summer-only tire sizes: P245/40R20 (front) and P275/35R20 (rear)
2.0L turbo engine with 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm)
Brembo brake package with low-metallic performance pads
Nearly 50/50 weight balance
Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track Mode; Competition Mode (within Sport and Track Modes) includes performance instrument readouts, launch control, shift lights and more
Standard sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob plus available Recaro seats
Camaro tech: next-generation infotainment, rear camera mirror and more
The 2019 Camaro offers Chevrolet’s next-generation Infotainment 3 with all-new systems that provide a more personalized experience and a more intuitive interface.

They’re the most advanced infotainment systems ever from Chevrolet, with functionality that mimics the latest smartphones and tablets, and cloud connection designed to enhance personalization, available navigation, voice recognition, apps and more. They even allow vehicle software updates to be automatically uploaded over the air.

The standard system features a 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. An 8-inch diagonal touchscreen running Infotainment 3 is available, including one with navigation.

Additional new technology features and enhancements include:

Standard Rear Camera Mirror on 2SS and ZL1 models offers a wider, less obstructed field of view using a camera display that eliminates potential obstructions such as rear body pillars or seat headrests; a conventional rearview mirror view is also available
Improved standard rear-vision camera system* with a new, digital high-definition camera that offers improved view quality
Forward Collision Alert joins Camaro’s roster of available active safety features
Enhanced Performance Data Recorder system
The 2019 Camaro joins Cruze, Malibu and Spark as part of Chevrolet’s revitalized 2019 lineup of cars.

*Read the vehicle's owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

Source: Chevrolet

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