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2012 Buick Regal 4dr Sdn Premium 2
2012 Buick Regal
 
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Overview

GM offers the 2012 Buick Regal with three different engines: a 182-horsepower, 2.4L 4-cylinder on the base Regal, a 220-hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder on the sporty Turbo model and a 270-hp 2.0L on the performance-minded GS. The base models are hooked up to a 6-speed automatic transmission in this front-wheel-drive sedan, while the Turbo and GS models are available with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual.

The turbocharged engine in the GS is intended to perform like a V6, producing low-rev torque that's comparable thanks to a quick-response twin-scroll turbocharger. Estimated fuel economy figures for the base engine are be 20 mpg city, 30 highway, while the turbo is almost as good at 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

The new eAssist model is basically a light hybrid, with an electrical system intended to boost power rather than drive the car on its own, as a regular hybrid would do. In this case, the battery pack and electric motor are good for 15 horsepower and 79 lb-ft of torque on demand, and they push the Regal's already respectable mileage figures to 26 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. The energy isn't stored like in typical hybrids. Rather, it's constantly generated, thanks to regenerative braking, and used as needed. The system works quite well -- drivers who don't already know about the system won't even notice it working.

On the outside, the Regal has a curvy, aggressive and performance-oriented look, and that carries over to the inside, where the Regal includes firmly bolstered sport seats and has an instrument panel that flows uninterrupted through to the door panels. Ice-blue lighting and a thick-rim steering wheel set a sportier mood than that of Buicks of the recent past.

With an overall length of about 190 inches and a wheelbase of about 108 inches, the Regal is sized slightly smaller than today's larger mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord--it promises to be a bit more maneuverable than those--yet it's just large enough to promise real backseat space for adults. Trunk space is also respectable for this class, at more than 14 cubic feet.

Among the safety features included with all Regal models are electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and a full roster of airbags (rear-seat thorax bags will be available); the Regal's stiffer, more rigid body structure is a safety asset while helping with ride and handling. The Regal follows the same layout as the European-market Opel Insignia and its suspension (MacPherson struts in front, 4-link independent in back) was developed in Germany; it has been tuned for responsive handling while allowing a reasonably absorbent, though quite firm, ride. Hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering provides the right level of assist for high-performance driving, while 4-wheel disc brakes back it up with strong stopping power.

One of the breakthrough features available on the Regal GS is the Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS), which integrates the stability control system with electronically controlled dampers, to allow a soft, comfortable ride when cruising but tighten up the suspension within milliseconds when needed for emergency maneuvers. The system comes with three modes: Normal, Tour and Sport, with the latter sustaining the sharper setting.

Standard features on the Regal are generous, including a power driver's seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a Bluetooth hands-free system, XM satellite radio and the OnStar security and assistance system. Top options on the Regal will include a navigation system and a Harman Kardon sound system with hard-drive storage for up to 10 GB for music, along with a USB port. GS models will include a host of extra appearance and performance features, including larger 19-inch wheels packaged with the IDCS system.
Following its introduction in 2011 as an all-new model, the Buick Regal gets some notable changes for 2012. Among the biggest developments is a new eAssist model, which pairs a gasoline engine with a 15-hp battery-powered electric motor, helping to generate boosts of power when needed and increases mileage o 37 mpg on the highway. A sporty GS model also joins the lineup, with a turbocharged 2.0L Ecotec engine making 270 horsepower and paired with either a standard 6-speed manual or available 6-speed automatic. All 2012 models get a new 7-inch touchscreen with Buick IntelliLink standard.

Three trim levels are now available: Regal, Turbo and GS. The Regal comes in Base, Premium I, and Premium II levels, while the Turbo is available in Premium I, II, and III trims. These replace 2011's CXL and CXL Turbo levels.
Sporty styling; nicely detailed interior; fuel-efficient eAssist model; value pricing for lots of standard features; performance-tuned GS model
The Regal is sized slightly smaller than mainstream mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord or Nissan Altima but a little larger than mid-size performance/luxury sedans like the Acura TSX or Volvo S60. At a price that's well below those premium brand sedans, GM is pitching the Buick--especially the performance-oriented GS--as a sporty alternative. That said, with a very full range of standard convenience and safety features, plus a fashionable look, the Regal is safe and sporty, yet still comfortable, alternative for families who see the mainstream offerings as a little too boring.
Key Features:
Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4L/145

Automatic w/manual shift

Front Wheel Drive

4dr Sdn Premium 2

Regal

Base MSRP: $29,900.00

Standard Features *

Mechanical
  • Engine, 2.4L ECOTEC DOHC, 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing)and E85 capability (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft of torque [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (On Retail orders, built-out for the model year)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control (Not available with (LUK) 2.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with eAssist technology)
  • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Not available with (LUK) 2.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with eAssist technology)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, heavy-duty 512 cold-cranking amps (Not available with (LUK) 2.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with eAssist technology)
  • Alternator, 120 amps (Not available with (LUK) 2.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with eAssist technology)
  • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
  • Suspension, rear 4-link
  • Steering, power, electric
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Brake Assist
  • Brake, parking, electronic
  • Tool kit, road emergency (Not available with (LUK) 2.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with eAssist technology)
  • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel with hidden turned down tips (Not available with (LUK) Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder DI (Direct Injection), 4-cylinder with eAssist technology.)
Exterior
Other
Interior
Safety
EPA Fuel Economy & Specification
Technical Information
* These are the standard features and specifications for this vehicle. Actual features may vary.
   Please see the details for this vehicle above.

Packages & Options

OEM Code
Description
MSRP
EMISSIONS
FE9
>EMISSIONS, Federal Requirements
$0.00
NE1
>EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, New JERSEY, New YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, Rhode ISLAND, Vermont And Washington State Requirements
$0.00
YF5
>EMISSIONS, California State Requirements
$0.00
NB8
>Emissions OVERRIDE, California
$0.00
NB9
>Emissions OVERRIDE, State-Specific
$0.00
NC7
>Emissions OVERRIDE, Federal
$0.00
ENGINE
LEA
>ENGINE, 2.4L Ecotec DOHC, 4-Cylinder Sidi (SPARK Ignition Direct INJECTION) With VVT (VARIABLE Valve TIMING)AND E85 Capability
$0.00
(182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm
172 lb-ft of torque [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (STD)
LUK
>ENGINE, Ecotec 2.4L Dohc 4-Cylinder Di (DIRECT INJECTION), 4-Cylinder With Eassist Technology
$2,000.00
includes (MHH) 6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
(FXJ) 2.64 final drive ratio axle
(KY2) 120 amp alternator
(TM7) heavy-duty 438 cold-cranking amp battery and (Q05) 17" machined alloy wheels with (RAF) P235/50R17 all-season low rolling resistance tires (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm
172 lb-ft of torque [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
TRANSMISSION
MH8
>TRANSMISSION, 6-Speed AUTOMATIC, Electronically Controlled With Overdrive
$0.00
includes Driver Shift Control (STD)
MHH
>TRANSMISSION, 6-Speed AUTOMATIC, Electronically Controlled With Overdrive
$0.00
includes Driver Shift Control
AXLE
F82
>AXLE, 3.23 Final Drive Ratio
$0.00
FXJ
>AXLE, 2.64 Final Drive Ratio
$0.00
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
1SP
>Premium 2 Preferred Equipment Group
$0.00
includes standard equipment
WHEELS
Q56
>WHEELS, 18" X 8" (45.7 CM X 20.3 CM) 13-Spoke Painted Alloy
$0.00
(STD)
Q05
>WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) Machined Alloy
$0.00
Q52
>WHEELS, 18" (45.7 CM) Chrome-Plated
$1,000.00
TIRES
QKE
>TIRES, P235/50R18 V-Rated All-SEASON, Blackwall
$0.00
(STD)
RAF
>TIRES, P235/50R17 All-SEASON, Blackwall
$0.00
PAINT
GAN
>Quicksilver Metallic
$0.00
GAO
>Gold Mist Metallic
$0.00
GAZ
>Summit White
$0.00
GAP
>Midnight Blue Metallic
$0.00
GBA
>Black Onyx
$0.00
GAR
>Carbon Black Metallic
$195.00
GLJ
>Smoky Gray Metallic
$0.00
GBN
>White Diamond Tricoat
$495.00
GBE
>Crystal Red Tintcoat
$325.00
PAINT SCHEME
-PAINT
>Standard Paint
$0.00
SEAT
A51
>SEATS, Front Bucket
$0.00
with seatback pockets (STD)
SEAT TRIM
AFM
>EBONY, Leather-Appointed Seats
$0.00
AFL
>CASHMERE, Leather-Appointed Seats
$0.00
RADIO
UFU
>Audio SYSTEM, AM/FM/SIRIUSXM Stereo With MP3 CD PLAYER, Usb And Aux Port
$0.00
IntelliLink with 7" color LED touch screen display
MP3/WMA playback
iPod support and upgradeable software
UEW
>Audio System With NAVIGATION, AM/FM/XM Stereo With MP3 CD Player
$895.00
USB and AUX port
MP3/WMA playback
iPod support
7" color touch screen display
multi-function controller
GPS navigation system
and SD card reader in center console
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT
SED
>LPO, 19" Wheel Package (DEALER-INSTALLED)
$3,995.00
includes 19" (48.3 cm) painted
polished aluminum wheels
P245/40R19 all-season blackwall tires
tire pressure monitors
center caps
wheel locks and lug nuts
TM7
>BATTERY, 60AH, Maintenance Free With Rundown PROTECTION, Heavy-Duty 438 Cold-Cranking Amps
$0.00
KY2
>ALTERNATOR, 120 Amps
$0.00
NWN
>EXHAUST, Single-Outlet Stainless-Steel With Hidden Turned Down Tips
$0.00
WTR
>Tire Repair Kit
$0.00
CF5
>SUNROOF, POWER, Tilt-Sliding With Sunshade
$1,000.00
VQK
>LPO, Front And Rear Molded Splash GUARDS,(DEALER-INSTALLED) Molded In Color Black
$180.00
VK3
>License Plate BRACKET, Front
$15.00
UPF
>Bluetooth For PHONE, Personal Cell Phone Connectivity To Vehicle Audio System And Hmi (HUMAN Machine INTERFACE)
$0.00
VAV
>LPO, All Weather Floor Mats
$140.00
VEB
>LPO, Sport Pedals
$170.00
CAV
>LPO, Cargo Tray (DEALER-INSTALLED)
$140.00
R8G
>Onstar 1 Additional Year Of Onstar Safe And Sound Service
$0.00
Provides 1 year of Safe and Sound service in addition to the 6 months of standard Directions and Connections service (12 months for Cadillac) that is included in the price of the vehicle. Total service duration is 18 months (24 months for Cadillac). Fleet may also order (RFA) OnStar Business Vehicle Manager Service
R8W
>Onstar 2 Additional Years Of Onstar Safe And Sound Service
$0.00
Provides 2 years of Safe and Sound service in addition to the 6 months of standard Directions and Connections service (12 months for Cadillac) that is included in the price of the vehicle. Total service duration is 30 months (36 months for Cadillac). Fleet may also order (RFA) OnStar Business Vehicle Manager Service
R8P
>Onstar 30 Additional Months Of Onstar Safe And Sound Service
$0.00
Provides 30 months of Safe and Sound service in addition to the 6 months of standard Directions and Connections service that is included in the price of the vehicle. Total service duration is 36 months. Fleet may also order (RFA) OnStar Business Vehicle Manager Service
R8Y
>Onstar 1 Additional Year Of Onstar Directions And Connections Service
$0.00
Provides 1 year of Directions and Connections service in addition to the 6 months of standard Directions and Connections service (12 months for Cadillac) that is included in the price of the vehicle. Total service duration is 18 months (24 months for Cadillac). Fleet may also order (RFA) OnStar Business Vehicle Manager Service
R8Z
>Onstar 2 Additional Years Of Onstar Directions And Connections Service
$0.00
Provides 2 years of Directions and Connections service in addition to the 6 months of standard Directions and Connections service (12 months for Cadillac) that is included in the price of the vehicle. Total service duration is 30 months (36 months for Cadillac). Fleet may also order (RFA) OnStar Business Vehicle Manager Service
RFG
>Onstar 30 Additional Months Of Onstar Directions And Connections Service
$0.00
Provides 30 months of Directions and Connections service in addition to the 6 months of standard Directions and Connections service that is included in the price of the vehicle. Total service duration is 36 months. Fleet may also order (RFA) OnStar Business Vehicle Manager Service.
RFA
>Onstar Business Vehicle Manager SERVICE.
$0.00
Provides OnStar Business Vehicle Manager Service equal to the length of OnStar multi-year order. Must be ordered to receive service
R6M
>New Jersey Cost Surcharge
$0.00
R8Q
>Illinois Cost Surcharge
$0.00
FVX
>National Fleet Incentive
$0.00
VQ1
>Fleet Processing Option
$0.00
VQ2
>Fleet Processing Option
$0.00
VQ3
>Fleet Processing Option
$0.00
CONTACT US
Sales:
866-275-8431
Service:
866-412-5675
Parts:
866-412-1385
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday  Closed
Monday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday  Closed
DEALERSHIP INFO
137 Manchester St
Concord, NH 03301 view map
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