2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Air Filter Delivers Reusable High-Flow Performance

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The K&N 33-5047 replacement air filter is washable and reusable and will be the last air filter you will ever buy.

Perhaps the embodiment of the muscle cars of the 1960s is the Chevrolet Camaro. First introduced on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year, it was designed to be Chevrolet's answer to the Ford Mustang; the original model shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, which was introduced the same year.


The K&N 33-5047 replacement air filter integrates with the OEM vehicle electronics and will not void the vehicle warranty.

The Camaro went through four generations during the next 35 years, was discontinued in 2002 and re-introduced first as a concept car and then as a street model in March 2009.

The first Camaro was available as a two-door coupe and convertible. Buyers were given a choice of three engines –- a 230 cubic inch (3.8-liter), a 250 cubic inch (4.1-liter) inline-6 or a 302 cubic inch (4.9-liter), a 307 cubic inch (5.0-liter), a 327 cubic inch (5.4-liter), a 350 cubic inch (5.7-liter) a 396 cubic inch (6.5-liter) or a 427 cubic inch (7.0-liter) V8 engine. The first generation Camaro continued on into the 1969 model year and was the inspiration for the design of the retro fifth-generation Camaro that debuted in 2009. During the first generation run between 1967 and 1969, Chevrolet introduced four editions of the car –- a standard, Super Sport (SS), Rally Sport, and the Z/28.

The second generation Camaro debuted in 1970 and was produced through the 1981 model year. The car featured unibody construction, front subframe, an A-arm front suspension, and leaf springs to keep the solid rear axle under control. The staff at Road & Track selected the 1971 SS350 as one of the 10 best cars in the world in an edition of the magazine that broke in August 1971. The SS package was discontinued in 1972 and reintroduced in 1996. The 1980 and 1981 Z28 included an air induction hood scoop.

The run for the third generation Camaro was from 1982 through 1992. The car included fuel injection, Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission or a five speed manual transmission and a standard OHV 4-cylinder engine. Besides the coupe, there was also a hatchback model. This incarnation was 500 pounds lighter than the second-generation model. In addition, the IROC-Z (which stands for International Race of Champions) was added to the stable in 1985 and lasted through 1990. In 1985, Chevrolet paired the Camaro with a 305 block V8 with turned port injection (TPI) and in 1987 a 350 cubic inch (5.7-liter) V8 engine was available as an option to power the IROC-Z with an automatic transmission.

Chevrolet celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Camaro with two special editions – the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition in 1987 and the 25th Anniversary Heritage Package in 1992. The Heritage Package was powered by a 305 cubic inch (5.0-liter) High Output engine.

A police version of the Camaro, a combination of the Z28 and the RS, was unveiled in 1991.

The fourth generation of the Camaro first appeared in 1993 and ran through 2002. It was basically the same car as the first model that was introduced in 1967. It included rear-wheel drive, pushrod 6-cylinder V8 engines. In addition, from 1993 through 1995 the car was also powered by a 3.4-liter V6. A 3.8-liter V6 was debuted in 1995. A 350 MPFI (LT1) small block V-8 engine from the 1992 Corvette also powered the standard Z28.

The fifth generation Camaro covered the years of 2009 through 2015. It was totally redesigned based on the 2006 Camaro Concept and 2007 Camaro Convertible Concept and was approved for production in August 2006. GM Holden in Australia directed the creation of the final design and performed engineering and development of the car because it had been instrumental in the development of the Zeta Architecture and was General Motors' global center for Rear-wheel drive development. The standard coupe, the LS, LT, and SS were the available models. A 3.6-liter (220 cubic inch) V6 powered the LS and LT and generated 312-horsepower. The SS gets its power from a 6.2-liter (376 cubic inch) LS3 V8 that produced 426 horsepower. The automatic version of the SS featured the L99 V8 that generated 400-horsepower. In April 2010 the Camaro was selected the World Car Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.

The sixth generation Camaro was introduced in 2016 and was available in an LT and SS model. There are three engine available to power the vehicle –- a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 that produces 275-horsepower, a 3.6-liter V6 that offers 344-horsepower, and a 6.2-liter LTI V8 that supplies 455-horsepower powers the SS model.

The Camaro has competed in the SCCA-sanctioned Trans-Am Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and was the official car of the International Race of Champions from 1975 until 1989. It is also a favorite of drag racers and has won several championships and is competing in series sponsored by the National Hot Rod Association, International Hot Rod Association, the United States Hot Rod Association, the Sports Car Club of America, the IMSA GT Series of the Grand Am Road Racing Championship, and the Swedish Camaro Cup

It would surely be ashamed if you owned a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and not protect it with the best replacement air filter around –- the K&N 33-5047 replacement air filter.

The filter is designed to boost horsepower and acceleration, works with the OEM vehicle electronics, lasts for up to 50,000 miles and is washable and reusable. In fact, it could end up being the last air filter you will ever need to buy for your 2016 Camaro SS.

The filter performance is impeccable because of its design. It features four layers of cotton gauze media that lies between two aluminum wire screens. The cotton media is treated with a special grade of filter oil that is so tacky it catches and holds impurities that could damage your engine.

K&N also offers an air filter cleaning kit that restores its original performance capabilities in just seven easy steps in about 90 minutes. K&N is so sure of the performance of its air filters it backs them with a Million Mile Limited Warranty.

Nothing has been left to chance in the development of the filter. The Society of Automotive Engineers developed the standards under which the air filter is tested and K&N's own in-house lab tests each filter

The K&N 33-5047 air filter is specifically designed for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS with a 6.2-liter V8 engine.

You can view all the air intakes that K&N makes for the Chevrolet Camaro SS at the Air Intake Systems for the Chevrolet Camaro SS page and all the air filters that K&N makes for the Chevrolet Camaro SS at the Air Filters for the Chevrolet Camaro SS page. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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