The 2012 Buick Regal GS is an even sportier expression of the Regal sport sedan. Powered by a high-output, exclusive Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the GS delivers an estimated 255 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque for a 0-60 mph performance of less than 7 seconds (estimated).
Buick’s Interactive Drive Control System is standard on the GS, allowing drivers to customize the driving experience by changing the suspension settings and steering sensitivity between three modes: Standard, Sport and GS.
The exterior design ont he 2012 Buick Regal GS features unique front and rear fascias, with the front fascia incorporating prominent, vertical air intake slots and specific grille treatment with the vertical elements accented in a satin-metallic finish. The rear fascia has a pair of integrated, satin-metallic trapezoidal exhaust outlets.
The Regal GS cuts a sportier stance, too, with a slightly lower ride height and aggressive 19-inch, 5-Twin Spoke alloy wheels and all-season tires (20-inch performance tires optional).
Inside is a racing-inspired, flat-bottom sport steering wheel and metal sport pedals, along with leather-appointed 12-way power-adjustable sport driver and front passenger heated seats, which include four-way power lumbar.
The Regal GS-specific black interior is accented with satin-finish elements on the instrument panel, steering wheel and console. The instrument panel glows white when the driver engages the GS mode of the Interactive Drive Control System.
Base model estimated mpg: TBD
Estimated starting price: TBA
Compiled by Motor Matters