The 2012 Regal GS is based on Europe’s Opel Insignia OPC and shares much of its exterior and interior styling, with the only superficial change being the grille. But that’s were the similarities mostly end. Under the hood, the Regal GS does not get the same 325 hp V6 found in its Opel counterpart. Instead, it gets a turbocharged 2.0L with 255-hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque.
And at the Detroit Motor Show 2010, American manufacturers introduced a sports version of the Regal, nicknamed Regal GS.
This time Regal GS has the same platform with Insignia OPC, which are also high-performance version of the Insignia.
Overall, the look of this sport sedan is still similar to the Regal regular version. But still there are some differences like a more aggressive look thanks to a vertical water inlets in the front.
Views aggressive also continues down to the rear thanks to the use of two sport-style muffler, and rear spoiler difusser. With that all like to emphasize that the Buick Regal GS sedan is fast.
Sports a thick aura radiated in the interior. There are black Recaro seats with white stitching groove for driver and front passenger. In addition, there are sport-style steering wheel and piano black trim color.
Major changes occurred in the mechanical. Regal GS has a measured 20-inch tires, Brembo brakes measuring 14 x 1.2-inch, four-piston and other fruit.
For suspension, Buick engineers immerse height adjustable suspension and also there are features HiPerStruts on the front that can add grip car.
Striking differences between the Regal GS with Insignia OPC contained mechanical heart. When Insignia OPC carrying capacity of 2800 cc engine that powered 321 hp, Regal GS has a capacity of 2000 cc Ecotec engine equipped with a turbo so capable of spraying power 255 hp.
The engine is paired with 6-speed manual transmission made by Haldex. With such transmission, the Buick sedan believe that having a all-wheel-drive is capable of reaching 100 km / h from rest in 5 seconds.