Official: Buick announced that it will build the Regal GS

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

GM officially announced today that due to the positive feedback received from customers, it will build the Buick Regal GS.

Although no details are available at this time, the car is expected to receive the 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged engine with direct-injection technology capable to deliver 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm), seen on the Regal GS show car, which was unveiled back in January at the Detroit Auto Show.

The engine was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that directs torque to an adaptive all-wheel-drive system calibrated for performance driving. The show car was capable to hit 60 mph in lestt than 6 seconds and had a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.

Due to this numbers, the so-called concept unveiled in Detroit used a high-performance Brembo brake system with 14 x 1.2-inch (355 x 32 mm) cross-drilled rotors; four-piston, high-strength aluminum calipers, and high-performance pads.

Until the new car will be launched, customers must know that the base Regal CXL began arriving in dealerships earlier this month with a price tag of $26,495.

The Regal CXL uses a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine and comes with leather heated seats, Bluetooth, XM Radio, and USB-port radio. Regarding the Regal CXL Turbo, this car will be available in the 4th Quarter later this year.

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