Posts Tagged ‘Buick Regal GS

10
Feb
10

Buick Regal GS Coming!

Buick Regal Grand Sport GS Concept

Buick Regal Grand Sport

The 2010 Detroit Auto Show showcased the 2011 Buick Regal GS.  When I first saw the Buick Regal and the Opel Insignia I was blown away and it was a car I could not wait to make production here in the states.  Recently there have been spy shots of the Regal GS testing in North America but still there has been no official word from GM to be entered into production.  Car bloggers have been saying it is only a matter of time before they announce the GS being part of the Buick Lineup.

Power for the Regal GS comes from a high-output 2.0L Ecotec turbocharged engine with direct-injection technology. It is based on the engine that will be offered on Regal CXL models later this summer, but the engine and turbocharger are tuned to deliver greater boost pressure in the GS. The output is estimated at 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm).

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission that directs torque to an adaptive all-wheel-drive system calibrated for performance driving. An electronic, limited-slip rear differential helps ensure the engine’s power is distributed effectively during cornering.

The high-performance drivetrain is expected to enable the Regal GS to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. That performance is complemented by a four-wheel-independent suspension, with a unique High Performance Strut (HiPerStrut) design in front. The HiPerStrut system helps reduce torque steer and maintain negative camber during cornering. This improves ultimate grip levels in dry and wet conditions, as well as improves the direct feel of the road, while isolating undesirable feedback. Behind the wheel the driver experiences reduced torque steer, improved grip and increased cornering power, along with crisper handling, steering precision and feedback.

The Regal GS features a high-performance Brembo brake system with 14 x 1.2-inch (355 x 32 mm) cross-drilled rotors; four-piston, high-strength aluminum calipers, and high-performance pads.

The Regal GS is also equipped with Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS) chassis technology (also offered on Regal CXL models with the 2.0L turbo engine). It delivers enhanced vehicle stability and greater driving safety, while also adapting the driving characteristics of the car to the driver’s preferences. The driver selects among three operating modes – normal, sport and GS – that change the suspension settings, throttle response and steering sensitivity through the variable-effort steering system.

  • Key Competitors: Acura TL, Saab 9-3, Audi A4, Lexus IS.
  • Power: 2.0L Ecotec turbocharged 4-cylinder – 260-hp / 260 lb-ft.
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual.
  • Performance: 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds.

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14
Dec
09

Manual Buick Regal! Say What?

2011 Buick Regal

I can proudly say since the GM Bankruptcy that Buick is not your grandpa’s Buick anymore.  Since the restructuring of General Motors Buick has transformed into a competitive luxury car maker here in the United States.  Buick has been a huge success in China for GM one of the major reasons why leaders in Detroit decided to keep Buick as one of its key brands.

With the 2010 Buick LaCrosse and the recent announcement of the 2011 Buick Regal (aka Opel Insignia) the future looks bright for Buick.  One of the down falls of Buick has been its buyers average age.   Buick has not built cars geared for younger generations.  Now welcome to a more hip and edgy Buick brand.  The LaCrosse is a great car and definitely will compete great head to head with Lexus and many other luxury car makers throughout the world.  The car that will bring younger buyers in the showroom is the Buick Regal.  With the hope of getting a Regal GS with over 335-hp turbocharged V6.  The Regal is going to come with a 6-speed manual transmission.  A manual transmission in a Buick, yes you just read that correctly.

The Regal will come with 2 official engine choices of right now.  The 2.4L 4 cylinder will only be offered in an Automatic Transmission.  This is the same engine found in the Chevrolet Equinox along with the Buick LaCrosse.  The 2.4L will produce 182-hp and 172 lb-ft of torque.  The 2.0L turbocharged engine will be offered in the automatic and 6-speed manual transmission.  The 2.0L is going to have 220-hp.

I am so excited for the Buick Regal if you have not noticed as I have written about it for weeks.  This is definitely one of the cars I am looking forward to the most for the upcoming year.  Art Gamblin Motors Buick.

Article on 2011 Buick Regal Autoblog

Article on 2011 Buick Regal Insideline

07
Dec
09

Buick Considering Regal Sport Wagon

Opel Insignia OPC Sport Tourer

I am a huge fan of the new Buick Regal which is the Opel Insignia made in Germany.  Since the announcement of the Buick Regal the rumor mill has started about getting a Buick Regal GS.  This is not to far fetched as the Opel Insignia OPC  has a 2.8L turbocharged V6 with AWD.  The GS would be unbelievable.  A Buick Regal GS would definitely be something to change the perception of Buick.

I do not know what it is but of late I have been really drawn to wagons.  I guess it is just a phase I am in.   Leave it to Bob Lutz at GM to leave you hanging on things he says are in the works at General Motors.  I was heart broken when he was shot down after he said the Holden Commodore (the Pontiac G8) would be transformed into a Chevrolet.  Well anyways after the news of the Buick Regal Bob Lutz was heard to say that it is in the plans to have a Buick Regal Wagon.  I just hope that the Buick Regal Sport Wagon comes with the same styling as the Opel Insignia OPC Sport Tourer.

So this is my pleading case to Bob Lutz and GM please do  not screw this Buick Regal up.  Bring the Buick Regal GS and also break out the Buick Regal Sport Wagon!  Art Gamblin Motors Buick

Pictures Provided By Autoblog

GM Considering 335-hp Buick Regal GS, Regal Sport Wagon – egmCarTech

Buick Considering Regal Wagon in addition to high-power gs – leftlanenews

Blazing Buicks 335-hp Regal GS, Regal Sport Wagon – Car and Driver




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