Buick Regal Reskin Neuters GS
March 26th, 2013 1:43 PM Share
The General giveth and The General Taketh Away. The 2014 Buick Regal Turbo and Regal GS will now get all-wheel drive as an option, with the ability to send up to 90 percent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels. But both the Turbo and the GS will get the same engine, a 259 horsepower, 295 lb-ft 2.0T 4-cylinder. Only the GS model will get a 6-speed manual.
Published March 26th, 2013 1:43 PM
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- Tassos And all 3 were ordered by Fisker's mother. Seriously, given Fisker's terrible record of Failure in the past, only an utter loser, (for example, VGhost or Art Vandelay?), looking for a BEV terrible enough to be a proper replacement of his 11 mile range Fiat 500E, would order one of these. (apart from Fisker's mother)
- Tassos And all 3 of them were ordered by Fisker's mother.Seriously, after Fisker's DISMAL record of UTTER FAILURE in the past, only a GOD DAMNED MORON would order this one.
- RHD Any truth to the unconfirmed rumor that the new, larger model will be called the bZ6X? We could surmise that with a generous back seat it certainly should be!
- Damon Thomas Adding to the POSITIVES... It's a pretty fun car to mod
- GregLocock Two adjacent states in Australia have different attitudes to roadworthy inspections. In NSW they are annual. In Victoria they only occur at change of ownership. As you'd expect this leads to many people in Vic keeping their old car.So if the worrywarts are correct Victoria's roads would be full of beaten up cars and so have a high accident rate compared with NSW. Oh well, the stats don't agree.https://www.lhd.com.au/lhd-insights/australian-road-death-statistics/
I'm seeing conflicting posts here. Can you get the car as AWD with the stick? If so, I'd say it probably presents a compelling Audi and Volvo alternative. The BMW's main advantage would be that its RWD. Yes AWD is a major improvement over FWD, especially if it does a good job of distributing power, but in my snow free climate, AWD is unecessary with anything less than Bugatti levels of power, so it would still loose to BMW there. I'd love to knock it for only offering a 4 cylinder, but unfotunately, such misery is being forced upon by all the carmakers and Dear Leader Comrade Obama and that's become the only choice in this category.
Yes, this image does look like a Sebring. Why would Buick be moving toward-- instead of away from-- a Chrysler 200 look? Back rear profile also resembles new Civic. Scallop in front fender isn't a resolved element, and has no connection to Buick heritage. Cooler if that bend in the metal was part of a bulging front wheel arch. Available AWD is a definite plus, though. To build a stronger Buick identity other than in vertical-barred grille, future styling themes need serious work.