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Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Muscle cars, without the slightest doubt, belong to the ‘want’ category rather than the ‘need’. Chevy’s Camaro, that stirred up the market in 1960s, is now revived, offering only the best innovations combined with retro-styling and readily recognizable details. What’s new for the 5th-gen 2015 sports daredevil? Our latest Chevrolet Camaro Convertible review puts all cards on the table.

Highlights

The 2015 Chevy Camaro features the following specifications:

- body type: 4-seater coupe or convertible;

- dimensions: wheelbase - 112.3 inches, 190.6x54.7x75.5 inches (l/h/w);

- drivetrain: rear-wheel, 6-speed manual transmission (automatic is optional);

- engine: V6/V8, gasoline, regular unleaded, fuel tank – 19.0 gal, fuel consumption: 17 mpg (in-city) & 28 mpg (highway);

- suspension: 4-wheel independent, front & rear stabilizer bar;

- base safety options: 4-wheel ABS, StabilTrak, antilock disk brakes with Brembo buckets, front & side airbags, traction control, stability control, OnStar telematics (includes remote unlocking, turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance), child seat anchors, engine immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, tire pressure monitoring.

Exterior & Interior Fittings

Outside Camaro Convertible has preserved its stunning retro bodywork with huge wheels (18/19/20 inches), rear diffuser, horizontal lamps, LED halo rings, and a sculpted deck lid. The RS Exterior Appearance package adds a chrome-plated grille, and elegant LED taillights.

The model is differentiated by medium interior roominess. While front occupants have plenty of space for a pleasant ride, rear passengers might feel discomfort in legroom. Thus, interior measurements are as following: front head/leg/shoulder room – 37.8x42.4x56.9 inches, rear head/leg/shoulder room – 35.7x29.9x42.5 inches. The boot is also of medium size – 10.2 c.f. with the rooftop up and 8 c.f. with the top down.

Front-to-rear weight distribution makes up 50/50 balance; this provides for the maximal chassis stability and road grip. The plastic-coated dashboard accommodates a 7-inch touchscreen that gives access to MyLink infotainment system. The latter consists of a 9-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system, Bluetooth connection, USB connectivity, Pandora Internet Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Upholstery is made of high-quality materials (including suede). The steering wheel offers the utmost level of responsiveness. Siri Eyes Free technology allows the driver to efficiently handle the wheels with all eyes glued on the road. The integrated touchscreen translates information from a rearview camera; it proves to be rather helpful in backing up.

As far as convenience features are concerned in Chevrolet Camaro Convertible review, the vehicle has got an advanced cruise control, air conditioning, air filtration, power steering, cup-holders, roadside assistance, rear parking sensors, door pockets, and hands-free calling options.

Moreover, there is a dedicated sensor panel beside the gearbox tunnel. This panel entails four indicators which inform the driver about engine temperature, oil pressure, oil temperature as well as battery charge. The fascia boasts the integration of a trip computer, a compass, a clock, an external temperature indicator, etc.

Trim Levels and Powertrain

To continue, 2015 Chevy Camaro is shipped in 8 trims: 1LS, 2LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS, ZL1, ad Z/28. The first four entry-level modifications come equipped with V6-power engines, while the latter ones – with V8 powertrains.

In further details, the LS & LT car versions house a 3.6-liter V6 engine, rated at 323 horsepower and 278 p-f of torque. The SS modification boasts a 6.2-liter V8, rated at 426 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This engine is able to accelerate the car up to 60 mph for just 4.8 seconds.

The ZL1 Camaro is furnished with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, rated at 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the Z/28 version comes with a monstrous 7.0-liter V8, rated at 505 horsepower & 481 lb-ft of torque.

Furthermore, all the trims are offered with a 6-speed manual transmission, although automatic items are also accessible. The higher the trim, the more facilities the customer might find. Optional packages include: foglights, leather upholstery, head-up display, heated seats, adaptive suspension, performance summer tires, xenon headlights, rear spoiler, sound-dampening chassis, carbon-ceramic brakes, and so forth.

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