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2013 Buick Regal–Casual Performance

Is there such a thing as casual performance?  There is now – the 2013 Buick Regal.

2013 Buick Regal mid-Michigan

The class-exclusive Interactive Drive Control System on Regal GS and available on Regal Turbo offers two driver-selectable modes that adapt to your driving style in real time. Personalize your driving adventures: In Regal Turbo, choose Tour mode and your ride comfort is enhanced during long highway cruising. Or select Sport mode and its speed-sensitive steering sharpens, the throttle quickens, transmission inputs become crisper and suspension controls stiffen for tight road holding and a heightened driving feel. Regal GS also offers Sport mode, but to take full advantage of GS ’s increased horsepower and torque, GS mode goes beyond Sport to further tighten and stiffen components for a more dynamic, spirited driving experience. At high speeds, steering, suspension and transmission are recalibrated to optimize stability during sweeping curves.

For precise handling, there’s the HiPer (short for High Performance) Strut Front Suspension. It virtually eliminates torque steer (the sensation of the car pulling the steering wheel to one side) to improve overall control. You experience a direct feel of the road. And for controlled stopping, GS also features high-performance Brembo front brakes. Transferring its power to the road are 19-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels. For even more fun, 20-inch wheels are also available.

2013 Buick Regal Turbo Engine MichiganRegal GS easily accelerates from 0-60 in under 7 seconds thanks to a 270-horsepower, high-output turbocharged ECOTEC engine. Its DOHC and direct fuel injection also produce 295 lb-ft of torque. A 3-inch diameter dual exhaust system reduces backpressure for better exhaust flow, helping the turbocharger create higher boost pressure without compromising efficiency or durability. Putting all this power in your hand is either a 6-speed automatic or an available 6-speed manual transmission.

Regal Turbo gets its potent performance from a 220-hp 2.0L ECOTEC engine that uses a dual-scroll turbo to force cool, compressed air into each of its four cylinders. The effect is instantaneous: Press down on the accelerator and you’re pressed back into the driver’s seat. Launch from a standstill down a freeway on-ramp, and what you feel is 260 lb-ft of  peak torque coming on strong at low engine speeds—just 2000 rpm. And it’s power wielded responsibly: With the available 6-speed manual transmission, Regal Turbo offers 20 city and 32 hwy mpg.

Experience the casual performance of he 2013 Buick Regal today at Labadie Buick.  Labadie conveniently located just off I-75 in Bay City just minutes from Saginaw or Midland.