GM Announces 2017 Camaro 1LE Pricing and Performance Figures
When the new 1LE package was introduced for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro at the Chicago Auto Show, we learned that there would be a variation for both the V6 and V8 models for the first time. In the past, the high performance 1LE was only offered with the Camaro SS.
We also learned in Chicago that the 2017 Camaro 1LE with either engine would receive a host of upgrades which will significantly improve the performance, taking the Camaro LT from good to great and taking the Camaro SS from great to incredible – but we didn’t get any prices.
Yesterday, in the same release which officially revealed the horsepower, the 0-60 and the quarter mile time for the 2017 Camaro ZL1, GM also announced the pricing and some preliminary performance figures for the new Camaro 1LE.
Pricing of the 2017 Camaro 1LE
First up, we have the 1LE package for the V6-powered 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT. This package adds the FE3 suspension package from the Camaro SS, larger stabilizer bars, a mechanical limited slip rear differential with 3.27 gears, a 4-piston Brembo front brake package, a high volume fuel system, lightweight 20 inch aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear F1 Eagle tires, a short throw shifter, the dual mode exhaust system, an engine oil cooler, a transmission cooler and a differential cooler.
The MSRP for all of those items is $4,500 and when you add that to the base price of the Camaro 1LT with a V6 engine of $28,795 (with destination), the base price of the V6-powered 2017 Camaro 1LE starts at $33,295.
Next, we have the 1LE package for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The 1LE package for the V8 car adds Magnetic Ride Control with the FE4 suspension package, an electronic rear differential with 3.73 gears, Brembo 6-piston front brakes, forged aluminum 20 inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires measuring 305mm wide, the dual mode exhaust system, the drivetrain coolers, the short throw shifter, a new rear spoiler, a new front splitter, a black hood and Recaro race buckets.
This higher performance 1LE package carries an MSRP of $6,500 and when added to the Camaro 1SS base price of $37,900, the 2017 Camaro 1LE with V8 power starts at $44,400.
“Building on Chevrolet’s well-established recipe for track-focused performance, the new 1LE packages expand the performance envelope of the Camaro SS and, for the first time, the Camaro LT,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find more track-capable cars in their respective classes for the money.”
In addition to the pricing for the 1LE package, GM also announced some performance figures for the new high performance package in both V6 and V8 form.
The 2017 Camaro V6 1LE can dash from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and stopping from 60mph takes just 112 feet, while this Chevy muscle car can hit 0.97g on the skidpad.
The 2017 Camaro SS 1LE can get from a stop to 60mph in just 4.2 seconds and getting stopped from 60 takes only 107 feet, while this higher performance package can hold 1.02g on the skidpad.