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2012 Buick Regal GS

January 15, 2011 Categorized under Buick - 1 Comment

2012 Buick Regal GS

Buick reveals the production version of the 2012 Regal GS, sportier expression of the Regal sport sedan that went on sale earlier this year.

The exterior design of 2012 Regal GS features unique front and rear fascias, with the front fascia incorporating prominent, vertical air intake slots and specific grille treatment – with the vertical elements accented in a satin-metallic finish. The rear fascia has a pair of integrated, satin-metallic trapezoidal exhaust outlets. Rocker panel extensions and an integrated rear spoiler are also woven into the design. The Regal GS cuts a sportier stance, too, with a slightly lower ride height than other models and aggressive 19-inch, 5-Twin Spoke alloy wheels and all-season tires (20-inch, 5-Twin Spoke polished alloy wheels with performance tires are optional).

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2012 Buick Regal GS Exterior Picture
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Inside is a racing-inspired, flat-bottom sport steering wheel and metal sport pedals, along with leather-appointed 12-way power-adjustable sport driver and front passenger heated seats, which include four-way power lumbar. The 2012 Buick Regal GS-specific black interior is accented with satin-finish elements on the instrument panel, steering wheel and console, while the instrument panel glows white when the driver engages the GS mode of the Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS).

Power for the 2012 Buick Regal GS comes from a high-output version of the Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged DOHC VVT engine with direct injection technology. It is based on the engine that will be available on Regal CXL later this year, but the engine and turbocharger are tuned to deliver greater boost pressure in the GS. The output is rated at 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm) for a 0-60 mph performance of less than seven seconds (estimated). A three-inch-diameter exhaust system provides reduced back pressure, resulting in higher engine power.

The Regal GS rides on a relatively long wheelbase of 107.8 inches (2738 mm), which delivers refined, well-balanced vehicle dynamics. It also features a four-wheel-independent suspension, with a unique High Performance Strut (HiPerStrut) front suspension design. The HiPerStrut system helps reduce torque steer and maintain negative camber during cornering; the driver experiences reduced torque steer, improved grip and increased cornering power, along with crisper handling, steering precision and feedback.

The 2012 Buick Regal GS goes on sale in the second half of 2011. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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  1. Rkmillerjr says:

    GM has done it again! Took a great product or idea and screwed it up. They should have kept the 325 hp V6 and AWD along with the 6 speed for the Regal GS. Would have been a much better flagship car for the Regal, too bad.

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