Buick Regal GS Turbocharged 6-Speed BangShift Road Test
BangShift.com is proud to present Brian Lohnes' driving impressions of the
2012 Buick Regal GS with it's 270 horsepower, 295 lb ft of
torque, Ecotec backed by a 6 Speed manual transmission. This thing is the
coolest Sport Sedan around and completely BangShift Approved.
Buick Regal GS Review - Everyday Driver
The turbo GS is based on the Opel
Insignia and comes to the US as Buick's entry into the competitive world of
sports sedans. The guys had this car for about two hours but knew many of
you had asked for a review. Can this often overlooked contender change the
way they think of Buick?
2014 Buick Regal GS 0-60 MPH First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick Regal GS is the sportiest car in
Buick's new 2014 line-up. The big news for 2014 is a new refreshed
redesigned of both the inside and outside of the 2014 Buick Regal and the
addition of all-wheel-drive. Buick says that the engine has also been
improved and that the GS button in the car makes for a fun and exciting
driving experience. In another fun and informative TFLcar Review Roman
Travels to country roads of rural Kentucky to drive the newest and fastest
Buick Regal. Is this newest Buick Regal GS the real deal. You'll have to
watch Roman's review to find out.
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2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Review and Road Test
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In my mind, Volkswagens used to be the "Euro Buick." Positioned as a note
above the mass market rabble, VW's Passat shared parts with Audi's A4, the
Touareg and Phaeton were luxury cars with a mass market logo on the hood.
Then Volkswagen decided this was the wrong strategy for them so they
repositioned VW as the German alternative to Toyota and Chevrolet. This
left a gaping hole in the market for shoppers looking to step into a
Eurpoean near-luxury vehicle that flew under the radar. And then Buick
stepped in. Say what? That's right, Buick's Opel-based product offensive
has transformed the brand from Barcalounger wheels for the octogenarian to
a window into the soul of GM's German brand. This transformation isn't an
easy one as Buick's problem wasn't just blue-haired buyers and slinky-soft
springs. Buick is the penultimate middle child. Jammed between Chevrolet
and Cadillac, brand B's mission is to give Chevy buyers something to aspire
to and Cadillac buyers something to graduate from. The Buick Regal I had
for a week is in even more of a tight spot being the middle child's middle
child slotting between the Verano and LaCrosse.
GM's HiPer Strut suspension is designed to bring the steering axis more in
line with the tire centerline, something you typically find in rear-wheel
drive cars. Aligning the axises more closely results in better tracking,
less torque steer and a front tire with a more consistent camber across the
suspension's travel. Versus the outgoing model, the front tires contact
patch is improved in corners when the front suspension is loaded resulting
in higher grip. Coupled with an AWD system that sends 50% of the power to
the rear under hard acceleration, we get the first Buick in a long time
with virtually zero torque steer.
The downside to the trendy new steering knuckle design is feel. Steering is
very precise but suffers from the same Novocaine-laced feeback as
everything else out there with electric power steering. Coupled with a
58/42 F/R weight distribution, the Regal GS has impeccable manners up to
9/10ths where things go pear-shaped and you start oversteering off into the
bushes. Trouble is without steering feedback it's hard to tell where
9/10ths is located. In contrast, the Volvo S60 T6 AWD and S80 T6 AWD offer
less grip but more feel.
2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Exterior-007
Driving a FWD Regal back to back with out AWD tester, I kept thinking
"there's just something I dislike about the FWD model". As it turns out
there is a reason the FWD Regal felt unsettled in the rear over broken
pavement, the AWD model gets an entirely different "H-Link" independent
rear suspension. Coupled with the active dampers, the Regal felt well
composed on a variety of road surfaces despite being tuned firmer than the
rest of the American and Swedish competition.
Put your foot to the floor and the 2014 GS will run to 60 in 6.7 seconds,
exactly the same as the W-Body Regal GS I remember with fond memories. The
difference of course is that the W-Body's torque steer made the car feel
like it was part car ans part carnival ride while the 2014 model tracks
straight and true with zero drama all the way to a 15.2 second 1/4 mile.
Stacking this up with the competition, the Regal is notably slower than the
Cadillac CTS/ATS 2.0T and Volvo's 3.0L turbocharged models; and a hair slower than the
3.7L Lincoln MKZ, Lexus ES 350 and Acura TL.
2012 Buick Regal GS video - Autoweek
Senior road test editor Natalie Neff talks us through the Buick Regal GS, a
luxury-infused sports sedan. For the full review, click on
http://bit.ly/zmU8SP at autoweek.com.
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty. In
anticipation of Buick's returning GS based on the 2012 Regal, MotoMan heads
across the pond to briefly drive its donor car, the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
OPC/VXR. Back stateside he visits with the Mayor of the Classic Car Hobby,
McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Classic Car Insurance and they drive the car
that inspired it all, a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 . . .
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2012 Buick Verano Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/buick/verano/2012/ The 2012 Buick Verano is a good
indication of the American luxury car maker's path towards the future. The
decision to set their sights on a younger market can be seen by Buick's new
design language, as well as their move towards smaller and more fuel
efficient engines. One such vehicle hat benefits from these moves is the
affordable entry level Verano. In fact the base price for the 2012 Buick
Verano is $22,585.
The Buick Verano is built on the same chassis as the Chevrolet Cruise. The
2012 Buick Verano is powered by a direct injection 2.4 liter 4-cylinder
engine that produces 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Fuel economy figures are
21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. The Verano also features
StabilitTrak with Traction Control to keep you safe on the road. Speaking
of safety the Verano sports ten standard airbags and was named a 2012 IIHS
Top Safety pick.
On the inside the 2012 Buick Verano is very comfortable. The car's design
is compact but it fits what the vehicle is intended to do. The steering
wheel is nice and compact and the integrated controls are right where they
are supposed to be. All the materials including the premium ribbon fabric
lining many of the interior parts gives the feel of luxury. The wood trim
is nice and warm feeling. And the Verano benefits from something called
Quiettuning Technology which adds Acoustic Laminated Glass, Triple-Sealed
Doors, and better Chassis Dynamics for a much quieter ride for the
occupants. The optional GPS Navigation System is a must have. The Verano
comes Bluetooth enabled and the BOSE Premium Sound System sounds
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