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2011 Buick regal review and price

By luanpa in | December 22, 2009 | Comments Off on 2011 Buick regal review and price

Buick unveiled its all-new 2011 Buick Regal sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  The new Regal has been on sale in China for several months, It is chinese is “君威”.  2011 Buick Regal goes on sale in North America  in early spring, initially in 2.4-liter form. According to the 2011 Buick regal official the base price is about $33,095.

2011 Buick Regal is Buick’s new mid-sized sedan entry. The 2011 version of Buick regal shares elements of its basic design with the European-market Opel Insignia.  Initial Regals will come in a single CXL trim level, with more versions due in the 2012 model year. it is  riding on the LaCrosse’s Epsilon II platform, but on the 107.8-inch wheelbase (minus 3.9 inches versus the LaCrosse). It’s 6.8 inches shorter, at 192 inches, and 0.8 inches lower, at 58.4 inches.

2011 buick regal engine view

2011 buick regal engine view

The base engine is the 2.4-liter normally aspirated unit, among other models. With a six-speed automatic transmission, the Regal should hit 30+ mpg on the highway. The optional unit will be a 220-hp version of the 2.0-liter turbo, but that powertrain likely won’t come on-line right away. There will be two powertrains for the U.S.: a direct-injected, 2.4-liter four-cylinder making 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection four that produces 220 hp and 258 lb-ft. Both engines come with standard six-speed automatic transmissions—the 2.0-liter’s is a GM design; the 2.4’s is sourced from Aisin—although the turbo will be offered with a six-speed manual some time after launch. A Buick with a manual tranny? It seems as incongruous as a talking lion, but since the prime competition (TSX) has a stick, why not? Buick executives have no idea of the take rate, by the way, citing a wait-and-see approach. The automaker estimates that the 2.4 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in the mid-eight-second bracket, and we reckon the turbo will run to 60 in the low sevens, comparable with the TSX.

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