General Motors is hard at work getting the new 2013 Buick Regal ready to hit the dealers this fall. One of the most exciting updates to this new model is that it will come standard with eAssist powertrain that will help this model get an astounding 36 miles per gallon. This does come with a $2,000 price hike over the previous model, but with the additional 5 or so miles per gallon fuel efficiency, drivers will be able to quickly pay for that from the savings they’ll enjoy at the gas pumps.
eAssist Global Chief Engineer Stephen Poulos assures us, “With eAssist, Buick is redefining what a ‘conventional powertrain’ means to customers. It changes the fuel economy – but not the experience – for the 97 percent of new car buyers who aren’t buying hybrids. It takes advantage of the best parts of a hybrid, and eAssist is now standard equipment for Regal. These new functions happen seamlessly, a requirement for Buick drivers who demand a refined driving experience. They’ll really only notice a difference at the pump.”
The eAssist, for the 2013 Buick Regal and other cars it will be available for offers three main advantages. One advantage is the stop/start functionality which turns the engine off when the vehicle is stopped. Another advantage is the regenerative braking system that gathers and stores energy instead of depleting is as normal braking does. Also, an electric motor assist reduces the gas engine’s work during acceleration and while driving on inclines. All of this, while still working to offer the power and performance that Buick Regal drivers expect from their sporty and luxurious sedans.
The Buick Regal features different engine options including the standard 220 horsepower 2.0 liter, the turbocharged Ecotec engine or the 270 horsepower Regal GS, both with variable valve timing and direct injection. The Regal GS is one of the most power dense engines ever certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers. That iconic engine option also comes with Brembo braker, HiPer strut suspension technology and unique design cues throughout the exterior and interior.
Source General Motors