The upcoming 2012 Regal GS is more and more likely to come featured with a standard new 2.0 litre inline 4-cylinder DOHC turbo-charged engine, which can output around 255 horsepower and 295 lb-feet of torque.
Since 1987, this model is the first to come equipped with a turbo-charged engine option. The engine will be incorporated by a standard 6-speed manual transmission for power transmission between engine and wheels. Combined with the 270 horsepower, the Regal GS sprints to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds with its six-speed manual transmission. GM says that so-equipped Regal GSs will be rated at 28 mpg on the highway.
The Regal GS features a six-speed manual transmission that distributes its power to the front wheels through the HiPerStrut system – which is aimed at reducing torque steer. Further helping to control its power the, Regal GS comes standard with an electronic limited-slip rear differential, a lowered suspension, 19-inch wheels (or optional 20-inch forged aluminum wheels), performance tires, massive Brembo brakes, a sport steering wheel and pedals and Recaro racing-style seats. The Regal’s StabiliTrak stability control system is specially-tuned to work directly with it’s Computer Damping Control to provide several performance driving modes including an exclusive GS ultra-performance level.
“We designed the Regal GS to explore the appeal of a high-performance variant of the Regal,” said Craig Bierley, product marketing director for Buick. “Like the Regal, the Regal GS is based on the award-winning Opel Insignia, and we believe it will reinvigorate Buick’s storied Gran Sport legacy.”
Stop by your Bill Dodge Buick dealer in Westbrook, Maine sometime in 2012 to see the new Buick Regal GS when it launches.