As a potential follow-up to the everyday Buick Regal, the Buick Regal GS Concept turns the style quotient up to 11 while adding a healthy dose of performance and – get this…. credibility.
Sport sedan cred at Buick? In essence, this beautiful sedan is an Opel Insignia with 20″ wheels and a turbocharged 4-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The transmission? Yeppers, that’s a 6-speed manual. The Regal GS Concept’s seats are by Recaro. The Brembo brake system uses 14″ cross-drilled rotors. The best news: this isn’t a joke. General Motors signed off on this all-wheel drive Buick Regal concept, not for the SEMA show in Las Vegas but for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In other words, take it seriously.
Let’s not kid ourselves; this isn’t a BMW 3-Series. That being said, the best thing the Regal has going for it is the design. No current BMW 3-Series looks this good.