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Milk 1027 08-17-2011 06:32 PM

Any LFX V6's out yet? (Updated with LFX pics)
 
Just wondering. :iono:

UPDATED WITH FIRST PICS BY MEMBER R6P

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Originally Posted by R6P
Our LFX V6 powered convertible got dropped off just as I was leaving the shop this afternoon. I hung around just long enough to snap a couple of pictures.

The new cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...9&d=1314053624

The new E39 engine control module (not good news for us Bosch controled LLT guys hoping for tuning alternatives)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...0&d=1314053761

A new 8 wire MAF/Air temp sensor

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1314053761

And (sorry for the poor picture) of a new plastic intake plenum

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...2&d=1314053761


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...4&d=1314096591

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...5&d=1314096591



For those not familiar, here's info on the new LFX V6:

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Camaro’s new 3.6L direct injection V-6 – the LFX engine – goes into production this summer. It delivers an SAE-certified 323 horsepower (241 kW) at 6,800 rpm – an increase of 11 horsepower (8 kW) over the 2011 engine, with no compromise in fuel economy.

The LFX delivers the most standard power in the regular sports car segment. It is also 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter than its predecessor, which promotes a more balanced driving experience. EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for the ’12 Camaro is 30 mpg (2LS model).

Compared to the 3.6L V-6 in 2011 models, the new LFX engine features:

  • New cylinder head design with integrated exhaust manifold
  • Improved intake port design and larger intake valves within the cylinder heads
  • Longer-duration intake camshafts
  • Composite intake manifold
  • New fuel pump and isolated fuel rail
  • New, optimized-flow fuel injectors
  • Structural front cover and cylinder block enhancements
  • Stronger and lighter-weight connecting rods
  • Camshaft cap and throttle body design enhancements.

Direct injection is the key technology enabling the engine’s combination of power and efficiency. It optimizes fuel delivery to the combustion chamber by introducing fuel closer to the combustion chamber. The result is better efficiency in the combustion process leading to increased fuel efficiency at part and full throttle. It also uses a new fuel pump for the direct injection system, along with a new, isolated fuel rail. The new fuel pump is quieter, while the isolated fuel rail further reduces fuel system noise.

mike25 08-17-2011 06:34 PM

now that you mention it...it seems like everyone in our tpw thread have ordered ss's..hhmmm

Milk 1027 08-17-2011 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by mike25 (Post 3632225)
now that you mention it...it seems like everyone in our tpw thread have ordered ss's..hhmmm

Exactly where I'm going with this thread...

R6P 08-17-2011 06:44 PM

My shop has a LFX V6 Convertible built & sitting at the railyard, due any day now.
I can post pictures when it arrives.

Milk 1027 08-17-2011 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R6P (Post 3632262)
My shop has a LFX V6 Convertible built & sitting at the railyard, due any day now.
I can post pictures when it arrives.

Please do so.

I have yet to see any on this forum.

TJ91 08-17-2011 07:28 PM

i want a review!

its a syn 08-17-2011 07:31 PM

:iono:stupid ?, but what is a LFX?

KMPrenger 08-17-2011 07:34 PM

LFX is the new engine in the 2012 V6 Camaros 323HP / 278 TQ

Yeah the only LFX review I've read so far is this...and it was about the new Cadillac SRX with the LFX engine http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=LFX

10spokess 08-17-2011 07:36 PM

I'm curious as well where the hell are they

KMPrenger 08-17-2011 07:36 PM

Can't be long now until the reviews start pouring in.

brAnd7onX 08-17-2011 07:38 PM

Didn't the one guy on this forum who had a test fleet camaro have the LFX V6 engine in it? That was a couple of months ago.

its a syn 08-17-2011 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 3632500)
LFX is the new engine in the 2012 V6 Camaros 322HP / 278 TQ

Yeah the only LFX review I've read so far is this...and it was about the new Cadillac SRX with the LFX engine http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=LFX

thanx, can't always keep up on all the new things coming out on the 12's

Sawyer 08-17-2011 07:47 PM

Good question i was wondering the same thing.

b4z 08-17-2011 09:21 PM

So far I've only personally seen CTS Coupes and the SRX(driven) with it.
I would fully expect that we will see Camaros within the week with the LFX.
The Camaro is too important to GM to not have the Camaro get it ASAP.


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