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The 2012 Buick Regal GS Goes Manual


A few short years ago, finding a manual transmission in a Buick would have been considered a sign of the apocalypse. The average age of a Buick owner was among the oldest in the industry, and parent company GM knew that if they were to keep Buick from avoiding the same calamitous fate as Oldsmobile, it needed to turn things around.

Regal Fast forward to this year’s L.A. Auto Show, and not only has GM introduced a hybrid version of Buick’s   acclaimed LaCrosse sedan, but it also has introduced a sportier version of the smaller Regal sedan, the 2012 Regal GS.

This Regal GS is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, putting out 255 horsepower and a stout 295 pound feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission will be available when the car goes on sale in the second half of 2011, with a six-speed automatic being made available later. Buick says the Regal GS will go from 0 to 60 in less than seven seconds.

Other highlights include a lower stance, Brembo calipers on the front brakes, 19-inch wheels standard with 20-inch wheels optional, and Buick’s Interactive Drive Control System, whereby drivers can choose among three suspension and steering settings.

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The cost of the Regal GS is expected to start in the mid-$30,000 range.
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December 21, 2010 - Posted by | Buick, Coulter Tempe | , , , , , , , ,

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