2012 Buick Regal GS

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Overview

Models:

2012 Buick Regal GS

Body style / driveline:

four-door, 5-passenger front engine transaxle. Front-wheel drive midsize sedan

Construction:

steel body frame integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, roof, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel, thermal plastic olefin (TPO) bumper fascias

EPA vehicle class:

midsize

Manufacturing location:

Ontario, Canada ( Oshawa)

Key competitors:

Acura TSX, Audi A4, Volvo S60, Lexus IS 250, Infiniti G25

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Engines

 

2.0L DOHC VVT I-4 ECOTEC High-Output Turbo

Displacement (cu in / cc):

122 / 1998

Bore and stroke (in / mm):

3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86

Block material:

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing for intake and exhaust

Ignition system:

individual coil-on-plug

Fuel delivery:

direct injection and electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

9.2:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

270 / 201 @ 5300*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm)

295 / 400 @ 2400*

Recommended fuel:

premium recommended but not required

Max engine speed:

6350 rpm

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter; variable valve timing; 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; wide-range O2 sensor

EPA fuel economy
(city / hwy)

19 / 27 (manual)
19 / 27 (automatic)

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Transmission

 

F40-6

Aisin AF40

Type:

six-speed manual

six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive

Application:

std. on GS

opt. on GS (later availability)

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First

3.92

4.15

Second

2.04

2.37

Third

1.32

1.56

Fourth

0.95

1.16

Fifth

0.76

0.86

Sixth

0.62

0.69

Reverse

3.75

3.39

Final Drive

3.76

3.33

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

HiPer Strut with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings; continuous damping control (controlled by Interactive Drive Control System)

Rear:

four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar; continuous damping control

Traction control:

all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention

Steering type:

hydraulic rack-and-pinion, variable-effort

Steering wheel turns lock-to-lock:

2.68

Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):

37.4 / 11.4 (19-inch wheels)

Steering ratio:

15.2:1

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Brakes

Type:

four-wheel disc w/ABS (w/ESC)

Brake rotor diameter – front
(in / mm):

14.0 / 355 vented; four-piston aluminum Brembo caliper

Brake rotor diameter – rear
(in / mm):

12.4 / 315 vented; single-piston, aluminum caliper

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

19-inch alloy, 5-twin spoke
20-inch polished alloy, 5-twin spoke (opt.)

Tires:

Goodyear Eagle RSA P245/40R19
Pirelli P-Zero P255/35-ZR20 summer rated (opt.)

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm) :

107.8 / 2738

Overall length (in / mm):

190.2 / 4831

Overall width (in / mm):

73.1 / 1811

Overall height (in / mm):

58 / 1480

Front track (in / mm):

62.4 / 1585

Rear track (in / mm):

62.5 / 1587

Curb weight (lb / kg):

3710 /1683

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

38.8 / 985 (front)
36.8 / 935 (rear)

Legroom (in / mm):

42.1 / 1069 (front)
37.3 / 947 (rear)

Shoulder room (in / mm):

56.7 / 1440 (front)
54.4 / 1382 (rear)

Hip room (in / mm):

55.4 / 1407 (front)
52.3 / 1328 (rear)

EPA passenger volume
(cu ft / L) :

96.81 / 2741

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

111.1 / 3146

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

14.25 / 403

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Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L):

18.5 / 70

Engine oil (qt / L):

6.3 / 6.0

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*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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