2012 Buick Regal GS Excotice Cars Review

Allow us to introduce the 2012 Buick Regal GS, the newest member of our family. Joining Regal and Regal Turbo, it boldly announces its arrival with signature front and rear styling. The front features vertical air intakes and the rear integrated dual satin-metallic exhaust outlets. Rocker panel extensions and a rear spoiler complete the unmistakable GS persona. Slip inside and “racing-inspired” fills your thoughts. Shift into gear and suddenly you remember a lot of places you’ve been meaning to visit. It’s a Buick Regal GS available fall 2011. ll possible in the Buick Regal GS. Enter Buick Regal GS and you’re instantly focused on the driving experience. You’ll find its controls and gauges put you in the perfect position to command performance. It also features a sport steering wheel and metal pedals, along with leather-appointed, 12-way power-adjustable driver and front-passenger heated seats (including four-way power lumbar). The Buick Regal GS Ebony interior is accented tastefully with satin-finish elements on the instrument panel, steering wheel and console.

Built on the sport-injected foundation of Buick Regal, Buick Regal GS is designed to be your luxury sport sedan. Its performance comes from a high-output ECOTEC 2.0L turbocharged DOHC Variable Valve Timing (VVT) engine with direct fuel injection. The engine delivers 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. A 3-inch diameter exhaust system reduces backpressure for better breathing, allowing the turbocharger to produce higher boost pressure without compromising efficiency or durability. It’s paired with a silky-smooth 6-speed manual transmission (a 6-speed automatic will be available early 2012). Transferring its power to the road are 19-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels. For even more fun, 20-inch wheels are also available.

Buick Regal GS and Buick Regal Turbo’s class-exclusive Interactive Drive Control System offers two driver-selectable modes that adapt to your driving style by adjusting suspension, steering and automatic transmission (when equipped) in real time to personalize your driving adventures. In Regal GS, select the Regal GS mode and your ride becomes dynamic and highly responsive. It optimizes GS’s stability at high speeds for spirited driving, recalibrating the suspension and steering to handle tight curves. To handle the increased horsepower of Buick Regal GS, we created the HiPer (short for High Performance) Strut Front Suspension. The most significant attribute of HiPer Strut is what you don’t feel. Torque steer is minimized (when steering pulls to one side during full acceleration); the normal tugging and vibration felt through the steering wheel on rough roads is significantly reduced. You experience a smoother, controlled and balanced driving experience in dry and wet conditions, giving you a direct feel of the road. Regal GS also features high-performance Brembo front brakes for controlled stopping.

 It doesn’t take an engineering degree to appreciate Regal’s nimble handling. Designing and calibrating all of its precision intricacies certainly does. Regal’s confident driver-tuned agility comes from its uncanny ability to seamlessly respond in sync with your steering wheel commands. You encounter a tight curve, and Regal stays exactly where you place it, carving a precise line through the turn’s arc. Regal combines the heightened steering feel of variable-effort steering with the excellent ride tracking of its four-link independent rear suspension. This helps keep Regal on track when set on line, making it easy and, of course, fun to drive.

The engine in the Buick Regal Turbo certainly does –with 125 million thoughts a second. Each one optimizes the performance of the 2.0L ECOTEC DOHC VVT intercooled turbocharged engine with direct cylinder fuel injection. With 220 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque and dual-scroll turbo technology, it generates nearly instantaneous acceleration. The Buick Regal turbo combines up to 20 psi of potent boost through an intercooler to help pack the cylinders with cooled air. Intake temperature is reduced by nearly 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius) to enhance performance because cooler air is denser for optimal combustion. This results in an impressive fuel economy of 20 city and 32 hwy mpg1 with the available 6-speed manual transmission. A lot of thinking also goes into producing efficiency without sacrificing performance. Buick Regal’s available new eAssist technology offers an impressive 36 hwy1 mpg. eAssist integrates a powerful electric motor and a lithium-ion battery with the direct-injected ECOTEC engine. The system shifts from gas to electric power when the vehicle is stopped and then instantly switches back when your foot lifts off the brake pedal. 

Your kind of luxury means being able to choose exactly what matches your taste in music, news, sports, etc. That’s why we’ve brought you the wireless connectivity and customizable infotainment of the new Buick IntelliLink interactive radio. Using Bluetooth, it connects your compatible smartphone to an LED back-lit high-resolution, 7-inch touch-screen. With the ease of advanced voice recognition software (and steering-wheel-mounted controls), you have access to audio apps from the likes of Pandora internet radio, Stitcher SmartRadioTM and SiriusXM. There’s also a USB port 4 to connect your iPod. You’re doing all of this while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes squarely on the road. Late availability.

What good is performance if you can’t share it with friends? That’s why we gave Buick Regal plenty of room for five to sit comfortably with leather-appointed French-seam stitched seats throughout and heated ones up front. Making your ears equally as comfortable, Regal also packs a lot of entertainment power. With an available new Harman Kardon 336-watt, 5.1 Matrix surround sound system, your ears are in for quite a ride. All nine speakers are positioned to optimize Regal’s unique acoustical environment. And since Regal is all about making the most of your drive, its available touch-screen-activated Navigation System1 with multi-function controller helps you discover new places to explore.


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