Buick Regal GS (2012)[Reviews]



 Buick unveiled the production version of the Buick Regal GS 2012, an expression of the even sportier Regal sport sedan, which is on sale in 2010 and attracted new buyers to the family Buick. Powered by a high output, excluding Ecotec turbocharged 2.0-liter mated to a six-speed manual, GS provides an estimate of 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque for a 0 to 60 kmh performance in less than seven seconds (estimated). Buick Interactive Drive Control System is standard on the GS, so motorists to adjust the driving experience by changing the suspension settings and steering sensitivity between three modes: standard, sport and GS.

"Built on the basis of performance for Regal, Buick Regal GS has been designed as an expression even more athletic performance and style," said John Schwegman, vice president of marketing for Buick. "The driving experience is living and powerful, and GS represent the next record in the Buick product renaissance. "

The exterior features a unique front and rear fascias, a front fascia includes a strong, vertical slot air inlet, specific grille treatment - vertical elements accented satin silver metallic. The rear fascia has a pair of integrated metallic satin trapezoidal tailpipes. Rocker extensions, and integrated rear spoiler also woven into the design. GS cuts with a sporting attitude, too, with a structure slightly lower than the other models, and an aggressive 19-inch 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels and all-season tires (20-inch 5-twin-spoke polished alloy wheels performance tires are optional).

The interior is a race-inspired, flat-bottomed sports steering wheel and sport pedal metal, with leather upholstery 12-way power driver seat adjustment and front passenger heated sport, including four-way power lumbar positions. GS-black on the inside ceiling is accentuated by specific elements in the dashboard and steering wheel console, while the white dash lights up when the driver activates the GS Control Unit (SIAC Interactive).

Turbocharger and HiPerStrut

Power Regal GS comes with a high-performance version of the Ecotec 2.0L VVT DOHC turbocharged engine with direct injection technology. It is based on the engine, which is available in the CXL Regal later this year, but the engine and the turbocharger is calibrated to produce more boost pressure and GS. Power is rated at 255 hp (190 kW) and 295 Nm of torque (400 Nm). Three-inch diameter exhaust system provides reduced pressure, engine

The direct injection technology helps the engine more power through increased efficiency, while maintaining fuel economy and lower emissions. This means less fuel is consumed and lower emissions - including a decline of 25 percent of hydrocarbon emissions at cold start. Variable valve timing to optimize power efficiency and emissions over the entire rpm band.

"We are combining direct injection and variable valve timing to the drive motors since 2006 and no doubt responsiveness turbo Buick Regal GS and acceleration of a 3.5-liter V6 engine, while providing fuel economy 2.0 L four, "said Mike Anderson, chief engineer of the overall program manager Ecotec.

The engine is mated to the standard six-speed manual gearbox. A six-speed automatic is available in the future.

The Buick Regal GS rides on a wheelbase of 107.8 inches relatively long (2.738 mm), which offers elegant and well balanced vehicle dynamics. It also has an independent suspension at all four wheels, a strut unique performance of high density (HiPerStrut) the front suspension design. The system helps reduce the strain HiPerStrut and maintain a negative camber when cornering, the driver experiences reduced torque management, greater traction and turning ability, with crisp handling, management and accurate feedback.

The link independent rear suspension to four is designed to minimize adverse camber and toe during fast maneuvers, improve vehicle stability. Both front and rear shocks are actively integrating computer Amortization Control (CDC), the change in damping properties to maintain optimal ride control vehicle on the road and different profiles. More aggressive, performance-based damping properties can also be selected by the driver using the driver control system interactive.

Power comes from the large diameter brake system Four-wheel disc brakes with Brembo front brake calipers. Standard anti-lock brakes with four-channel system is tuned to reduce braking distances on varying road surfaces and conditions. Electronic parking brake is activated through the center console mounted controls. Buick Regal GS also includes the standard StabiliTrak stability control with integrated, full-function traction control.

Interactive Drive Control System

The Buick Regal GS is equipped with lever system (ACIS interactive) chassis technology (also available in other models with 2.0-liter turbocharged Regal). It offers the stability of the vehicle and drive safer. The driver selects one of three modes - standard, sport and GS - the change in suspension settings, and sensitivity to address the system of variable-effort steering.
A control module so as to continuously monitor the sophisticated style of driving with speed, speed, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, steering wheel, accelerator and the vehicle. We define the dynamic state of the vehicle, including acceleration, braking and cornering, to optimize the reactions of the chassis. In addition, it performs all driver SIAC selections. All four dampers are electronically controlled and continuously adapt within a few milliseconds to traffic conditions, vehicle movements and driving style.

Select the mode optimizes the GS car for driving dynamics, suspension and tight steering response. "Standard" or the default is the setting for use in all directions. Sport mode gives a level of performance between the standard modes and GS.

 
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