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Overview 1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Information on the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Chevrolet Camaro

The 1997 Camaro is an important vehicle to Chevrolet for the convertible market segment. The RS is a member of a series of five trim levels for the Camaro which include RS, Z28, Z28 30th Anniversary Edition, Z28 SS 30th Anniversary Edition, and Base. The two-door car with its rear-wheel drive is positioned to aggressively fill this niche for Chevrolet. There is strong competition from vehicles from Honda.

Performance

The Camaro RS is equipped with a General Motors 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine that utilizes 12 valves. The Buick engine is mated to a General Motors 4-speed Transmission. This configuration has proven to be a successful design for Chevrolet.

The Camaro uses power-assisted brakes, with 4-Wheel ABS support. The front brakes are disc while the rear brakes are disc. Steering is handled through a power-steering rack-style configuration. The car uses coil and coil springs front and rear respectively.

Fuel is handled for the Camaro is a SFI design, running on gasoline fuel. The gasoline is handled by an electronic system and is a fuel-injected MFI design. The capacity of the fuel tank is 15.50 gallons.

Camaro RS Statistics

The Camaro is 193.20 inches long, 74.10 inches wide, and 51.30 inches high. It has a wheelbase of 101.10 inches. It is able to seat 4 comfortably.

There is a 50,000* mile, 60* month warranty with this vehicle, including a powertrain warranty of 50,000*/36* miles/months. This is normal for this price range.

The original manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) was $16,215 when new, with a dealer invoice cost of $14,837. This price was in line with the industry average price for a 2-door Convertible.

Fuel Efficiency

The RS made 29 – 30 miles per gallon highway driving, while dipping to 19 in the city. This was a respectable number for the model year, but exceeded by several Honda models available at the time.

The vehicle is available in several colors.

In Summary

The 1996 model began the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1997 expanded on this success and has proven to be a strong seller in most markets. Even with strong competition from other manufacturers Chevrolet hopes that the Camaro RS will continue to be a profitable vehicle.

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