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The 2011 Regal: A Buick Bred On The Autobahn Sport Sedan Blends Sleek Design with European Road Manners for Great Driving

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* A new midsize Buick sport sedan with a European-bred driving experience
* On sale in the second quarter of 2010
* Based on the award-winning Opel Insignia and available now as a Regal in China
* Modern, sleek design with great attention to detail and excellent build quality
* Efficient, four-cylinder/six-speed powertrain with 30 mpg (est.)
* Turbocharged model available in summer 2010
* Driver-selectable Interactive Drive Control System available in summer 2010
* Available rear-seat thorax air bags
* Standard 18-inch wheels, leather and heated front seats, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth and OnStar.






Admit it, it looks somewhat decent.
 

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4banger? no V6 option? throw the impala 3900 V6 in there or the 3600.
 

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Im sorry but how was this bred on the Autobahn? Did it get inspiration from the roadkill off of it? Oh yes go blasting down ze autobahn in a fvcking 4cyl.
 

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Everything is world class for the American. :fawk:
 

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That is ****ing epic dude. LMAO !!!:laugh::laugh:
 

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the back reminds me of a solara....which is a bad thing.



interior does look good though--but hell, nowadays every car manufacturer is doing well in the interior department as far as pictures. it's when you actually sit inside the cockpit that you can differentiate between what wins and what loses.
 

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the back reminds me of a solara....which is a bad thing.



interior does look good though--but hell, nowadays every car manufacturer is doing well in the interior department as far as pictures. it's when you actually sit inside the cockpit that you can differentiate between what wins and what loses.
yup. touch the plastics. are they soft? inhale. does it smell like a doll factory?
 

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Blazing Buicks! 335-hp Regal GS, Regal Sport Wagon Being Discussed
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GM vice chairman Bob Lutz visited Hollywood for the unveiling of the 2011 Buick Regal, providing me with a rare opportunity to sit down with him and ask what else GM has in mind for its new Euro-tuned sedan. Being studied, he said, are a manual-transmission model and all-wheel drive (which is pretty much a given), as well as a 335-hp, all-wheel-drive range-topper, all of which would complement the front-wheel-drive four-cylinder models that have been announced.

The high aspirations should be no surprise. Indeed, the Regal name was chosen, according to GM insiders I spoke with, partly due to its heritage as one of the more sporting Buick models of the past. Vaunted Regals include the Grand National and GNX and later the GS and SLP-tuned GSX. Lutz himself used the letters “GS” in the same breath as “335 hp” and “AWD.” Such a variant (rendered above for your viewing pleasure) makes perfect sense given that Opel sells a pretty hot Insignia OPC with a 325-hp turbocharged 2.8-lilter V-6, a six-speed manual, and all-wheel drive. Hmmm.




Adding that couldn't hurt.
 

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BUICK UNVEILS REGAL GS SHOW CAR
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21st-century successor to Buick's Gran Sport heritage
—Bold, sporty design with unique exterior details and an aggressive stance
-High-output Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission
-Adaptive all-wheel-drive system and electronic limited-slip rear differential
-0-60 in less than 6.0 seconds
-Buick's class-exclusive Interactive Drive Control System

Turbocharged AWD performance
Power for the Regal GS comes from a high-output 2.0L Ecotec turbocharged engine with direct-injection technology. It is based on the engine that will be offered on Regal CXL models later this summer, but the engine and turbocharger are tuned to deliver greater boost pressure in the GS. The output is estimated at 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm).

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission that directs torque to an adaptive all-wheel-drive system calibrated for performance driving. An electronic, limited-slip rear differential helps ensure the engine's power is distributed effectively during cornering.

The high-performance drivetrain is expected to enable the Regal GS to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. That performance is complemented by a four-wheel-independent suspension, with a unique High Performance Strut (HiPerStrut) design in front. The HiPerStrut system helps reduce torque steer and maintain negative camber during cornering. This improves ultimate grip levels in dry and wet conditions, as well as improves the direct feel of the road, while isolating undesirable feedback. Behind the wheel the driver experiences reduced torque steer, improved grip and increased cornering power, along with crisper handling, steering precision and feedback.

The Regal GS features a high-performance Brembo brake system with 14 x 1.2-inch (355 x 32 mm) cross-drilled rotors; four-piston, high-strength aluminum calipers, and high-performance pads.

The Regal GS is also equipped with Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS) chassis technology (also offered on Regal CXL models with the 2.0L turbo engine). It delivers enhanced vehicle stability and greater driving safety, while also adapting the driving characteristics of the car to the driver's preferences. The driver selects among three operating modes – normal, sport and GS – that change the suspension settings, throttle response, shift pattern and steering sensitivity through the variable-effort steering system.



The Opel Insignia OPC for comparison.
 
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