Buick Regal at Tint Magic

Buick Regal at Tint Magic Window Tinting

Buick Regal at Tint Magic Window Tinting

Buick Regal at Tint Magic Window Tinting Coral Springs. Call us for a free estimate! (954) 840-7883.

About Buick Regal:

The Regal earns its keep as the athletic offering in the lineup while retaining the comfort and civility expected of a Buick. A 259-hp 2.0-liter turbo four drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic. A “mild” hybrid is offered and pairs a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor. The sportier GS trim is where it’s at: all-wheel drive is optional, adjustable dampers improve upon an already well-sorted suspension, and a six-speed manual is available with front-wheel-drive models.

The new engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a twin-scroll turbocharger, a forged steel crankshaft, direct injection, and twin balance shafts. With maximum boost of 24 psi, the engine produces 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque; the GS thus sees a drop of 11 horses (torque stays the same), while the Turbo gains 39 horsepower and 35 lb-ft. Different engine maps have the GS making maximum torque at 2500 rpm versus 3000 in the Turbo, but horsepower in both versions tapers off after a 5300-rpm peak. A six-speed manual transmission is again offered on the front-wheel-drive GS, with GM’s six-speed 6T70 automatic the default choice for GS AWD models and the only gearbox for Turbos.

This year also brings a new, optional Haldex all-wheel-drive system that can shuttle up to 90 percent of the power to the rear wheels, as well as an electronic limited-slip differential that apportions torque to either side of the rear axle. As you might have surmised from the headline on this story, we tested versions of the Turbo and the GS with this system. Along with bolstering appeal among Snowbelters and fattening MSRPs (an additional $2175 for the Turbo, $2365 for the GS), the AWD hardware puts both models over the two-ton mark on our scales, nearly 300 more pounds than front-wheel-drive versions we’ve tested.

Comments for this post are closed.