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Christopher Bruce2012-08-30 19:40:48

Buick Now Leading the Way for GM Powertrain Innovation

 
 
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BuickBuickBuickUnited States of America, 1903 > present68 models
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is rapidly becoming one of GM'sGMGMUnited States of America, 1998 > present8 models
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most technologically advanced brands. The RegalRegal Gen.5Buick Regal Gen.5United States of America, 2011 > present9 versions
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is now available with either a hybrid four-cylinder engine or a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. 

Buick's eAssist is a mild hybrid set-up that does not have the efficiency effects of a full hybrid system but is lighter and cheaper. It uses a small electric motor and lithium-ion battery that gets power through regenerative braking. It also gives the car start/stop functionality. 

The Regal also has two tunes of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with e#ither 220hp or 270hp. Top trims of the Regal use the HiPerStrut suspension from OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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The turbocharged engines are available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The eAssist version is only available with the automatic transmission. 

GM toyed with turbocharging Buick models in the late 70s and 80s, and it eventually led to the Buick Regal GNXBuick Regal GNXUnited States of America, 1987 > present in 1987 that could accelerate to 60mph in 4.7 seconds, which was over a second faster than a contemporary CorvetteCorvette Gen.4Chevrolet Corvette Gen.4United States of America, 1984 > 199610 versions
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RegalRegal
Regal Gen.5Regal Gen.5
Regal eAssistRegal eAssist
Engine
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Displacement
145 cu in
Top Speed
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Transmission
6, Automatic
Maximum power
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
Type
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
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annual ownership cost
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