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Old 04-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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ZL1 MPG?

I am on the fueleconomy.gov website and even though they dont list different option cars other then motor size, you think this is viable?

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 6.2 L, 8 cyl, Manual 6-spd, Premium Gasoline

14 City
16
Combined
19 Highway
Not Available
$3,900 per year
MSRP: $23,280 - $54,095

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 6.2 L, 8 cyl, Automatic (S6), Regular Gasoline

12 City
14
Combined
18 Highway
Not Available
$4,200
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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That sounds about right. Manual is accurate: 14/19

For the record - we observed 19.5 on a mixed trip in stick. Massive torque does have non-performance advantages when tooling around town.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Wow, I had no idea MPG on the ZL1 was that poor. No wonder it gets hit with the gas guzzler tax. I would have figured around 23-25mpg with the LSA.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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16/26mpg? I'll be VERY impressed if they actually manage that good a mileage. I swear I recall not too long ago someone saying something like 14/20...Hopefully the supercharger and that much torque are keeping it low enough in the rpm's that it actually gets the 16/26 though.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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That sounds about right. Manual is accurate: 14/19

For the record - we observed 19.5 on a mixed trip in stick. Massive torque does have non-performance advantages when tooling around town.
..... but what was the smiles per gallon reading??
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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Whew! LSA is thursty, but there's no surprise there
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tpower! the go to guy, would you happen to have the warranty guide on you, im sure people would like to know what it has in there concerning the track.
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Those appear to be Canadian numbers (16-26mpg).
The US EPA Numbers must be less than that, otherwise, why the Gas Guzzler tax??

Just wondering....
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #10
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It's because the Canadian rating uses Imperial gallons, which are equivalent to 1.2 US Gallons. There is a slight testing difference, but I suspect that makes less difference.
The mileage doesn't make that much difference to me, unless the competition is getting more power and getting better mileage.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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It's because the Canadian rating uses Imperial gallons, which are equivalent to 1.2 US Gallons. There is a slight testing difference, but I suspect that makes less difference.
The mileage doesn't make that much difference to me, unless the competition is getting more power and getting better mileage.
That explains a lot, thanks! And I agree, if you can afford a car like this you should be able to afford the gas to feed it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #12
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Why would we (Canada) use imperial gallons? There is no such measurement in Canada anymore. Everything is metric. We don't do fuel testing here to the best of my knowlege, so they would have to be converted US data.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #13
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Well my truck gets 8 and 12
But i am curious what it actually gets.

I forget what those standards are rated at but i want to say like 35 and 65 or something like that...
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the boosted LS motors don't seem to get great gas mileage but why anybody in a 550+hp car would nit pick milage too much is beyond me. then again these cars are boat anchor heavy to boot and geared low 3:73 with .62 6th.

my Z06 is 3160lbs 3.42 with .5 6th. gets about 24-25 freeway. so thinking you are going to up tha power, add 1000lbs, and lower the gearing and end up at 23mpg is kind of dreaming.

20mpg at that HP level is good. it is just not great.

the GT500's 23mph is based on taller gearing 3:31 I assume .5 6th, little bit smaller displacement and a tad lighter.
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