2019 Buick Regal GS 2.0T Engine Review & Changes – Buick Canada just recently leaked three sections of information about the all-new Regal GS. One: It’s a 2018 model year. Two: It packs 3.6-liter V6 power, potentially the by natural means aspirated LGX engine that is also used by the 2019 LaCrosse. And thirdly: Dual-clutch AWD is going. That is the U.S.-spec model, then. But over in China, the Regal GS employs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo with 255 horsepower. These leaked pics show the level of the visible changes from Sportback to GS, and as expected, there is a whole lot to like about the new variant.
Chrome air inlets integrated into the sides of the fender, a reduced front fascia, darkened headlights, matte black wheels garnished with red brake calipers, a lot more popular side skirts, dual-exhaust tips, this is how the Regal GS rolls as per Car Information China’s pics. There are no photos of the interior, but chances are the go-speedier design will likely be apparent in there as effectively. The bottom part line is, Buick’s Chinese section did a nice job of transforming the new Regal into a sportier car. It remains, however, to be seen how the GM-owned or operated automaker will price this baby in the United States, a dog-take in-canine market whereby sales of mid-size sedan vehicles keep on to dwindle.
As for the European variant of the Regal, a performance-focused derivate is at present in development. Spied only recently decreasing understeer-heavy laps on the Nurburgring, it’s extremely hard to explain to what kind of firepower the 2019 Insignia OPC hides underhood.
Considering that the previous generation churned out 325 PS (321 horsepower) and 435 Nm (321 lb-ft) of torque from a 2.8-liter turbo V6, good sense dictates 350 PS (345 hp) or thereabouts for the new model. If Buick’s beancounters can certainly make a case for this organize of output in the Regal, only time will tell.