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2012 Buick Regal GS Turbo Test Drive

Last updated 4 years ago

The 2012 Buick Regal GS Turbo is the perfect example of the new direction that Buick is taking. Based off the European Opel Insignia; the Buick Regal has been redesigned from the ground up as a performance luxury car with the hopes it will attract a younger demographic of car buyers. And GM did a good job in updating the styling as well as the powerplant. 

The 2012 Buick Regal GS is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The Regal also manages an acceptable 19 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. The 2012 Buick Regal GS has a base price of $34,450. When you look at the Regal GS you will notice it is very sporty and that's because the Regal has a lot of German heritage due in part to the Opel underpinnings. 

Beyond the turbo engine the Regal GS rocks huge 20 inch rims with Brembo brakes. This is anther tell tale sign that Buick is moving away from the senior citizen segment in the hopes of attracting a younger car buying audience.

 

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