Monday, February 22, 2010

2011 Buick Regal: Complete first look

It's that time of year again on Davestuff, when I bring you my world-exclusive look at the complete GM lineup for next year.

I'm starting with the Buick Regal CXL (4GL69). Normally, Regal is not a name I'd get worked up about, nor would anyone else under the age of 68 (that's not a criticism--I know what Buick owner demographics are like). But the 2011 Regal is a completely new direction for Buick. It is an actual sport sedan, with good looks and an actual six-speed transmission. Actually, enthusiasts will notice the manual transmission is not on the list yet. I'm presuming it won't be available with the base engine, only an option with the turbo, so that's a few months away. I'll update this post if it becomes available.

Wheels, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 13-spoke painted alloy

Wheels, 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) 10-spoke ultra bright machined alloy

  •   Available models include; CXL 4GL69 Base and CXL 4GK69 Turbo (Turbo not available until Q3 of 2010)
  •   (GAL) Granite Gray Metallic exterior color
  •   (GAN) Quicksilver Metallic exterior color
  •   (GAR) Carbon Black Metallic exterior color
  •   (GAZ) Summit White exterior color
  •   (GBF) Stone Metallic exterior color
  •   (GEU) Majestic Blue Metallic exterior color
  •   (AFA) Ebony leather-appointed seats
  •   (AFB) Cashmere leather-appointed seats
  •   (PCM) Comfort and Convenience Package, includes (KI6) 120-volt power outlet, (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, (AG2) front passenger 8-way power seat adjuster and (APH) Front passenger 4-way power lumbar seat adjuster (packaged on RL3, RL4, RL5 and RL6)
  •   (AW7) Rear seat mounted thorax air bags (packaged on RL5 and RL6)
  •   (UYE) AM/FM/XM audio system with single disc CD and MP3 player, auxiliary jack input, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and TheftLock (standard on RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4 and RL5)
  •   (UYS) Audio system with navigation, single CD/DVD player, 40GB Hard Drive Device, MP3 playback, HDD-based navigation and multifunction controller on the console (packaged on RL6)
  •   (UQA) harman/kardon 320-watt 9-speaker audio system feature (packaged on RL5 and RL6)
  •   (CF5) Tilt-sliding power sunroof with sunshade (packaged on RL2, RL4, RL5 and RL6)
  •   (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist with audible warning (packaged on RL3, RL4, RL5 and RL6)
  •   (Q56) 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 13-spoke painted aluminum wheels (standard)
  •   (LAF) 2.4L DOHC, 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) engine with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft of torque [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (standard)
  •   (GNA) Front MacPherson strut suspension (standard)
  •   (GNC) Rear 4-link suspension (standard)
  •   (MH7) Hydra-Matic 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmissions with overdrive and Driver Shift Control, tap up/tap down (standard)
Full follow. This is early order data and options, especially, will change slightly between now and the on-sale date. But you won't find this anywhere else for months--only Davestuff brings you GM before GM even knows about it!

2011 Buick Regal complete guide

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