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Buick New Regal 2.0 Turbo.

The first product of GM ever built in China, the Buick new Regal 2.0 Turbo, which will be offered with a turbocharged powerplant, is making its world introduction at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show. The car will come with three powerplant options.

GM China says that coming out with cars equipped with turbocharged powerplants is part of their commitment in the ongoing improvement of their customer choices in the Chinese auto market. The carmaker claims that their turbocharged powertrain comes with high potency and fuel efficiency with reduced emssions. This is a move forward as GM aims to enhance its overall efficiency in its product lineup in the domestic market. The New Regal intermediate sedan, an advanced GM produce, was released to the Chinese market last December.

It is patterned after the new global vehicle architecture designed by GM in Europe in collaboration with GM design and engineering teams around the world, together with Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai. Besides high-efficiency powertrains, it also provides refined design, superior safety and unparalleled skill.The current-generation 2.0 liter Turbo Direct Injection powerplant comes with two overhead camshafts, four valves for each cylinder, and common rail, multiple fuel direct injection, along with a variable geometry turbocharger for quick throttle reaction at low engine speeds. It incorporates maximum power output of 162kW (220hp) achieved at 5,300rpm and maximum torque of 350Nm at 2,000-4,000 rpm.

The acceleration rate is 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds, making it the most potent turbocharged powerplant on the market at the present time. The fuel economy of the powerplant is excellent and it is equipped with a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as part of its standard equipment. The engine satisfactorily meets the emission standard of advanced Euro V.Shanghai GM also offers 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter ECOTEC powerplants, which are named one of the top-ten powerplants on the planet. The 2.0 liter engine has a maximum power output of 108kW at 6,200rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm at 4,600rpm. It can sprint from standstill 100km/h in 11.4 seconds and hits a ceiling speed of 197km/h. Fuel economy is 8.8 liters for every 100 km under regular driving situations.





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The BUICK Regal ( actually OPEL INSIGNIA ) became very fast very popular and you can see it already every single day on Chinas streets.
But the price is unacceptable high and the quality level compared to the european Opel Insignia almost extremly low.After a conversation with a local BUICK dealership and a close look as well as a test drive i have to say that i am a lil bit dissapointed. The BUICK Regal is a LOW LEVEL Opel Insignia and overpriced for the chinese market - but as well as most of the GM products within a short time very sucessfull.( Local Opel Dealerships hear the question every day when and how to get the OPEL INSIGNIA)
 

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GM presented another engine in Regal - 1.6 turbo engine with 180 HP.

The Buick Regal 1.6T is the latest model model from Shanghai GM and is preparing to enter into the segment with its racy 1.6T engine.

The 1.6T is reasonably powerful, but obviously plays second fiddle to the 2.0T model that is further up the range. The 1.6T power stats are quite reasonable at 132kW/5800 rpm total power at 230 Nm/2200 rpm which translates to 179bhp, the 2.0T model is good for 220bhp.

The only downside to the 1.6T version is its high price tag at just shy of 200,000rmb (199,999rmb to be exact) it’s hardly the cheapest model, especially as the naturally aspirated 2.0l model is priced from 179,999rmb to 199,999rmb.

Although the power is certainly there for the 1.6T (similar power to the 2.4L model) will consumers opt for the 1.6T and pay less sales tax than the 2.0l and 2.4l models? Only time will tell when the third and fourth quarter sales statistics are revealed.
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/200909/69273.html
 

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It seems Shanghai GM is preparing to launch hottest version of Regal, named GS. It borrows design elements from European Opel Insignia OPC.

http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201011/155562.html






In USA Buick also presented Regal GS with 255 hp turbo engine, while Insignia OPC has 239 kW/325 hp and 4WD . Whath engine will power Chinese GS is still unknown.


For comparison USA-bond Regal GS:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/la-2010-2012-buick-regal-gs/


edited on March 28th
Better pics including interior shots:
http://auto.sina.com.cn/car/2011-03-25/0742742193.shtml
 
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