The Americans from General Motors released full details on the 2012 Buick Regal GS including the engine range, performance and fuel economy figures. The new Buick Regal GS will be marketed in the U.S. starting this fall while the pricing will be available somewhere this summer, before the official debut.
According to the officials, the new Regal GS comes with a direct-injected 2.0-liter unit able to deliver 270 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque at 2,400 rpm. The four-cylinder turbocharged unit is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,7 seconds while it comes coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The estimated fuel economy of the 2.0-liter unit which fits the new Regal GS on the highway is 8,4 liters/100 km. Besides the manual transmission, General Motors claims that a new six-speed automatic transmission will enter the range later next year. The 2.0-liter engine comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty for the entire powertrain.
“The Regal GS 2.0L turbo delivers the highest specific output of any production engine GM has ever offered, and at 135 hp per liter is the most power dense engine ever certified by SAE,” said Mike Anderson, Ecotec global chief engineer and program manager.
The new Buick Regal GS will offer a high performance four-wheel-independent suspension with High Performance Strut (HiPerStrut) front suspension design. The innovative suspension is able to minimize the unwanted toe and camber effects in certain conditions which will help the vehicle to get better stability and grip. The Computer Damping Control technology is available as well, a system that fits both the front and rear dampers and provides real time adjustments for the suspension providing the optimum ride comfort.
In order to ensure the needed safety, the American model features a high performance braking system including four-piston Brembo front calipers. A four-channel anti-lock brake system comes to improve the braking system while the StabiliTrak electronic system is standard.
“The 2012 Regal GS is well balanced with dynamic ride and handling, powerful brakes, great acceleration and excellent fuel economy,” said Robert Casparian, Regal product marketing manager. “And the fact that one can get such great performance in a gorgeous sport sedan makes it even more attractive.”