High-Performance Buick Regal GS on the Way

Buick Regal GS

We’ll be out in sunny California next week testing the all-new Buick Regal, but today some Regal news crossed the wires that will have enthusiasts buzzing. The Detroit News confirmed that GM will indeed build a turbocharged performance variant of the Regal called the GS and that it will likely go on sale next year.

 The news isn’t shocking, as the GS show car that made the auto-show rounds this past year was well received by just about everyone. Maybe that’s because the GS show car featured all-wheel drive, a 255-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. It would be great competition for the likes of the Acura TSX V-6 and the Lexus IS 350.
 
Let's hope we learn a few more nuggets about the GS next week as we test its more sedate sibling.

GM to Make High-Performance Buick Regal GS (Detroit News)
Cars.com Buick Regal GS Photo Gallery and Auto Show Report

By David Thomas | May 20, 2010 | Comments (15)

Comments 

navy

look like a lexus gs

Paul

What....no portholes???
(just those hood louvers...).

JT

I'm forty-five years old and wouldn't be caught dead driving a Buick let alone buying one. Maybe when I'm in my sixties.

Mark

I'm 45 years old, have been driving Buicks since I was 16 years old (I have a '65 Buick Skylark 4 door sedan and a 2002 Buick Regal GS as my daily driver)and am looking forward to the new Regal GS next year!! People need to stop thinking that Buicks are just for the older crowd and give them a shot!!!

WestPhillyForever

For China

Happymantis

This path hasn't boded well for car makers: develop auto designs that enthusiasts demand, and then watch as sales flounder as there's not as many people who buy these things as expected.

Johnny

I'm 22 years old and I can't believe I'm saying this but I want to drive this Buick. I think true car enthusiast won't judge base on badge. Besides this car is really a European car with an American badge on it which I think is interesting to see how people will react to it.

Plus I love turbo engines.

joemt

AWD and a 6MT; I definitely will test drive. The Opel genes may give it some excitement and the Buick genes may give it reliability.
IMO, this does not compete with a TSX V6 or IS 350. Neither can be had with AWD and a 6MT. It may possibly give an A4 or a 328ix a run for the money. We’ll see.

Joe

GM should have kept the Pontiac brand name and this should be one of their new cars. The Buick name will never catch on in reasonable numbers.

DK

That new Buick looks wicked.

dave

Its hot! If it had a Lexus badge these American car haters would be cream in thier panties.. its a winner no matter th badge..time to grow up.

Aaron

"...its a winner no matter the badge..."

No matter how hard GM tries the Buick name is associated with OLD people, but don't let reality get in the way of your fantasy.

Ron

I can see Aarron drives what his mommy tells him too. Do some research and drive the thing before you whine about it. I know YOU look so cool in your Kia..right? hahaha

Yaski

2.0L 4cyl 255 HP in a 4000LB car? = fail

Yes, the Regal GS has been sold as both a Vauxhall and an Opel--both have a hot V6 and the same adaptive all-wheel drive system. When GM announced they were thinking of ditching the all-wheel drive, I sent them my thoughts...that I'd drop the Regal from contention as my next car. The turbo-4 is a bit disappointing given the 6 already exists, but I'm willing to give it a drive.This is a nice, modern, addition to Buick's lineup. The 4th gen Regal GS was a champ and a blast to drive and this one looks like it follows in its footsteps

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