2012 Buick Regal GS is high-performance midsize sport sedan, which features 2.0 litter turbocharged petrol engine with 255hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). It also boasts Interactive Drive Control System, which alloys the driver to change the suspension settings and steering sensitivity like a video game. The sporty exterior and interior complete the aggressiveness of Regal GS.

The car comes with nice standard equipment, so it is perfect value for money. 2012 Buick Regal GS includes:

  • Passive keyless entry with push-button start
  • Standard XM Satellite Radio with three-month trial service
  • Harmon/Kardon premium 320-watt sound system with nine speakers
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with audio controls
  • Leather-appointed sport seating
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats, with 12-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats – including four-way lumbar adjustment
  • 120-volt accessory power outlet
  • Power windows with express up/down feature in the front and express down in the rear.
  • Front and rear ultrasonic parking assist
  • Bi-xenon HID headlamps.

The model will go on sale in the second half of 2011 as a 2012 model. Price list is not announced, yet.

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Overview

Models: 2012 Buick Regal GS
Body style / driveline: four-door, five-passenger, front-engine transaxle. Front-wheel drive midsize sedan
Construction: steel body frame integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, roof, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel, thermal plastic olefin (TPO) bumper fascias
EPA vehicle class: midsize
Manufacturing location: Ontario, Canada (Oshawa)
Key competitors: Acura TSX, Audi A4

Engines


2.0L DOHC VVT I-4 ECOTEC Turbo High Output
Displacement (cu in / cc): 122 / 1998
Bore and stroke (in / mm): 3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing for intake and exhaust
Ignition system: individual coil-on-plug
Fuel delivery: direct injection with variable high-pressure rail and electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 255 / 190 @ 5300 (est.)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm) 295 / 400 @ 2500-4000 (est.)
Recommended fuel: premium recommended but not required
Max engine speed: 6350 rpm
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter; variable valve timing; 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; wide-range O2 sensor
Estimated fuel economy (city / hwy) 19 / 29 (manual) 18 / 28 (automatic)

Transmission


F40-6 Aisin AF40
Type: six-speed speed manual six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, overdrive automatic with torque converter clutch
Gear ratios (:1):


First 3.92 4.14
Second 2.04 2.37
Third 1.32 1.55
Fourth 0.95 1.15
Fifth 0.76 0.86
Sixth 0.62 0.68
Reverse 3.75 3.39
Final Drive 3.76 3.33

Chassis/Suspension

Front: independent, MacPherson strut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings; continuous damping control (Interactive Drive Control System)
Rear: four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar; continuous damping control (IDCS)
Traction control: all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention
Steering type: hydraulic, variable-effort
Steering wheel turns lock-to-lock: 2.68
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (feet / meters): 37.4 / 11.4 (19-inch wheels)
Steering ratio: 15.2:1

Brakes

Type: four-wheel disc w/ABS (w/ESC)
Brake rotor diameter – front (in / mm): 14.0 / 355 vented; four-piston aluminum Brembo caliper
Brake rotor diameter – rear (in / mm): 12.4 / 315 vented; single-piston, aluminum caliper

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 19-inch alloy, 5-Twin Spoke 20-inch polished alloy, 5-Twin Spoke
Tires: Goodyear Eagle RSA P245/40R19 Pirelli P-Zero P255/35-ZR20

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm) : 107.8 / 2738
Overall length (in / mm): 190.2 / 4831
Overall width (in / mm): 73.1 / 1811
Overall height (in / mm): 58 / 1480
Front track (in / mm): 62.4 / 1585
Rear track (in / mm): 62.5 / 1587

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3
Headroom (in / mm): 38.8 / 985 (front) 36.8 / 935 (rear)
Legroom (in / mm): 42.1 / 1069 (front) 37.3 / 947 (rear)
Shoulder room (in / mm): 56.7 / 1440 (front) 54.4 / 1382 (rear)
Hip room (in / mm): 55.4 / 1407 (front) 52.3 / 1328 (rear)
EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L) : 96.81 / 2741
EPA interior volume (cu ft / L): 111.1 / 3146
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 14.25 / 403

Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L): 18.5 / 70
Engine oil (qt / L): 6.3 / 6.0
Curb weight (lb / kg): 3710 /1683