This is the 2012 Buick Regal GS, the production version of the highly acclaimed Regal GS Concept unveiled back in January at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. As expected, the car comes with a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivering 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm), mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The car will also be available with an optional six-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control. Regarding the design of the car, you can see from the photos that the 2012 Regal GS comes with new front and rear fascias, with the front fascias featuring vertical air intake slots as well as a specific grille treatment.
The rear of the car comes with integrated, satin-metallic trapezoidal exhaust outlets, while the exterior design is completed by a new set of 19-inch, 5-Twin Spoke alloy wheels. Buick also offers an optional set of 20-inch, 5-Twin Spoke polished alloy wheels wrapped in high performance tires.
Inside, the racing theme is continued by a new a new flat-bottom sport steering wheel, as well as a new set of metal sport pedals and new leather-appointed 12-way power-adjustable sport driver and front passenger heated seats.
Furthermore, the interior includes is accentuated by the 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).
Some of the standard features of the 2012 Regal GS include 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, Bi-xenon HID headlamps as well as front and rear ultrasonic parking assist