2012 Buick Regal GS to get 270 horsepower

2012 Buick Regal GS to get 270 horsepower
Due in dealerships this fall, the Regal sedan will enter the 2012 model year with the much-anticipated GS version. That’s good news.

2012 Buick Regal GS (Photo: General Motors)

What’s even sweeter is that the Gran Sport’s 2.0-litre turbo four will generate an impressive 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Using all the latest ingredients, including direct injection, variable valve timing, a forged steel crankshaft as well as a twin-scroll turbocharger and an intercooler, the Regal GS will possess the firepower to rival the Volvo S60 and the BMW 3 Series.

A 6-speed automatic with manual mode will eventually be available, but the gearbox of choice should be the standard 6-speed manual. GM claims a 0-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds.

2012 Buick Regal GS (Photo: General Motors)

Included in the GS will be the Interactive Drive Control System, basically an adjustable suspension setup that offers three modes: Standard, Sport and GS. The new car also gets four-piston Brembo front calipers and 19-inch 5-twin alloy wheels, while 20-inchers will be optional.

At 135 hp per litre, the turbo four in the GS produces the highest specific output of any production engine in GM’s long history.

2012 Buick Regal GS (Photo: General Motors)


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