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Buick Verano Turbo 2013: a luxury sport sedan 250 hp

A premium engine at the heart of a luxury sedan fluid performance.

Buick Canada announced that the Verano Turbo luxury sedan will be powered by an Ecotec engine 2 L TURBOCHARGED acquires the distribution variable valve timing and direct injection, homologous SAE 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5 300 r / min , a torque of 260 lb-ft. He develops a torque of 353 Nm to 2000 rev / min. It accelerates from 0 to 97 km / h (60 mi / h) in 6.2 seconds.

Verano Turbo will go on sale later this year.

More than 90% of the maximum torque of the Verano Turbo - over 234 lb-ft - is available between 1,700 and 5,500 rev / min. His closest rival, ILS 2013 Acura with 2.4L engine, has a peak torque of 170 lb-ft.

"The turbocharged 2 L is designed to deliver refinement, superior power and reduced noise, said Amy Joss, ingenieure Deputy Chief for the Ecotec 2L His sonority, its power and refinement ideal character has a sedan luxury with a nice score. "

In December, the Ecotec turbocharged 2 L Buick was designated one of the "10 Best Engines" in the automotive industry for 2012 in North America, according to WardsAuto World's magazine. The editor of the magazine had then stated: "This motor presents a level of power and sophistication that redefines Buick brand. "

The choice to use a small cylinder turbocharged engine for a more powerful model Verano goes hand in hand with efforts to Buick to reduce the size of its powertrains without sacrificing performance. Verano and Regal luxury sport sedan are available exclusively with four-cylinder engines, while the LaCrosse luxury sedan comes standard with a four-cylinder engine with eAssist, which uses an electric motor and a battery to improve performance and efficiency energetics. The four-cylinder engine in the Regal Series 2013 is also equipped with eAssist technology.

"The strategy for its Buick engines continued to focus on intelligent performance, declared Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. The four-cylinder engines, turbochargers and eAssist technology are appropriate for today's march solutions. Thanks to these advanced technologies, Buick models are more fuel efficient while maintaining the smooth and quiet character. "

In after IHS Automotive, the use of four-cylinder engines in North American vehicles will increase by 74% from 6.9 million units to 12.2 million over the next ten years.

Verano Turbo will be available with either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual box. With Regal Turbo and Regal GS, the Buick brand offers more manual than Ferrari and Lamborghini combined boxes.

The acceleration should be uniform for both gearboxes.

The fuel consumption ratings are not finalized, but should be similar to those of other turbocharged models of Buick. Prices will be announced at the start of production at the end of 2012.

Source: Buick Canada

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