2014 Buick Regal receives mid-cycle and style updates


Buick's Regal is a looker and the popular sedan gets some tweaks for 2014 including revised front and rear fascia (Regal GS in red above). The engine line-up remains pretty much unchanged with the 2.4-liter four with eAssist (182 hp, 172 lb.ft. of torque) and the 2.0-liter turbo (259 hp, 295 lb.ft. of torque) that is now available in the Regal Turbo and the Regal GS. The interior has been revised with more luxury and detailing. New tech has been added including adaptive cruise control and new LED lighting and an all-wheel-drive system from Haldex is added for the first time. The GS model is the top of the line (red car in the pics) and includes the whole kit and kaboodle including drive control and the latest IntelliLink infotainment system. For more info, check out the press release, spec charts, and videos after the jump. Buick's good thing just got better. The 2014 Buick Regal will be at your local dealer this fall.

Source: Buick - Press release and videos (2) after the jump.



Press Release:
2014 Buick Regal Infused with New Technology

  • Exterior design with signature wing-shape LED lighting; revised interior designed around next-gen IntelliLink infotainment and new advanced safety features
  • More efficient and more refined  2.0L turbo engine delivers 18 percent  more power in Regal Turbo
  • New all-wheel-drive system incorporates electronic limited-slip differential to help optimize traction in all driving conditions
Buick revealed the new 2014 Regal today, designed to be a sportier and smarter evolution of the brand’s dynamic midsize sedan. New purposeful technologies enhance safety and the driving experience with a more refined turbo engine – along with the introduction of all-wheel drive.

The new Regal also introduces new radar- and camera-based safety features – including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and Collision Mitigation Braking – for surround protection. In-vehicle connectivity is enhanced with next-generation IntelliLink, featuring simpler, more intuitive controls and natural speech recognition.

Adaptive Cruise Control is also offered. It senses traffic in front of the Regal to adjust vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in heavy traffic and accelerating again.

“The new 2014 Regal is more expressive, more connected and more technologically advanced,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “ Nearly half of new Regal buyers are conquests who are new to Buick and they represent the youngest median age among the brand’s lineup.

“The new Regal gives those discerning buyers more of the technologically advanced features they want in a modern luxury sedan, all with the style and refinement they expect from Buick.”

New front and rear styling, with bold, signature wing-shape LED daytime running lamps and LED taillamps were designed to give Regal a more contemporary and premium presence. The interior features a redesigned central instrument panel and console along with a new fashion interior trim combination.

The new 2.0L turbo engine delivers 18 percent more horsepower in the Regal Turbo, for a greater feeling of on-demand power The available Haldex all-wheel-drive system helps make the most of traction in all driving conditions and also enhances the cornering capability of the Regal GS when driven in the GS mode of the Interactive Drive Control System.

A 2.4L engine with eAssist light electrification technology is also available on the 2014 Regal. Six-speed automatic transmissions are matched with both engines and a six-speed manual is available in the Regal GS. Electric power steering is now featured on all models.

The new Regal makes its public debut at the New York International Auto Show, where it will be on display March 29-April 7. It goes on sale this fall.

Buick is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models, including the Enclave crossover, Regal sedan, Regal sport sedan, Buick Verano sedan and the all-new 2013 Encore crossover. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com.


Overview

Models: 2014 Buick Regal Luxury Sport Sedan with eAssist, Regal Turbo and Regal GS
Body style / driveline: four-door, five-passenger front engine transaxle. front-wheel-drive midsize vehicle
Construction: steel body frame integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, roof, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel, thermal plastic olefin (TPO) bumper fascias
EPA vehicle class: Midsize
Manufacturing location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Key competitors: Acura TSX, Volkswagen CC, Volvo S60, Lexus IS 250, Audi A4, Infiniti Q50



Engines

2.4L DOHC I-4 2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbo
Application: Regal eAssist Regal Turbo and Regal GS
Displacement (cu in / cc): 145 / 2384 122 / 1998
Bore and stroke (in / mm): 3.46 x 3.85 / 88 x 98 3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86
Block material: precision sand cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: SPM cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Ignition system: individual coil-on-plug individual coil-on-plug
Fuel delivery: direct injection and electronic throttle control direct high-pressure fuel injection
Compression ratio: 11.2:1 9.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 182 / 136 @ 6700 rpm* 259 / 193 @ 5300 (est.)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm) 172 / 232.2 @ 4900 rpm* 295 / 400 @ 1700 (est.)
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded premium recommended, but not required
Max engine speed: 7000 rpm 7000 rpm
Emissions controls: close-coupled, catalytic converter; continuously variable valve timing; positive crankcase ventilation evaporative system; supplemental air injection system, partial zero emissions vehicle capable (eAssist) close-coupled catalytic converter; continuously variable valve timing; 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; wide-range O2 sensor
Fuel economy (city / hwy): TBD TBD



Transmissions

Hydra-Matic 6T40 Hydra-Matic 6T70 GM F40-6
Type: six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive six-speed manual
Application: std w/ 2.4L eAssist std. Regal Turbo / GS opt. Regal GS with FWD
Gear ratios (:1):


First 4.58 4.48 3.92
Second 2.96 2.87 2.04
Third 1.91 1.84 1.32
Fourth 1.45 1.41 0.95
Fifth 1.00 1.00 0.76
Sixth 0.75 0.74 0.62
Reverse 2.94 2.88 3.75
Final Drive 2.64 2.77 3.76



Electric Drive System (Regal With eAssist)

Type: belt-driven, liquid-cooled motor/generator unit and lithium-ion battery system; air-cooled power electronics and battery pack
Maximum electric generating power: 15 kW @ 1570-3180 rpm
Maximum electric motor torque (cranking): 110 lb.-ft. / 150 Nm
Maximum electric motor torque (electric assist): 79 lb.-ft. / 107 Nm @ 1,000 rpm
Maximum electric motor power (electric assist): 15 hp / 11.2 kW @ 1,000-2,200 rpm
Lithium-ion battery: 115V, 0.5-kWh, 15 kW peak power



Chassis/Suspension

Front: independent, MacPherson strut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings; continuous damping control; HiPer Strut suspension standard on GS and AWD models. Interactive Drive Control System standard on GS
Rear: four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar; continuous damping control (FWD models); Interactive Drive Control System standard on GS. H-arm suspension standard on AWD models
Traction control: all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention
Steering type: electric rack-and-pinion power-assisted (dual-pinion design) with eAssist and Regal Turbo with FWD; belt-driven electric power steering standard on GS and AWD models
Steering wheel turns lock-to-lock: 2.68 (18- and 19-inch wheels)
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 37.4 / 11.4
Steering ratio: 15.2:1



Brakes

Type: four-wheel disc w/ABS and electronic stability control
Brake rotor diameter – front
(in / mm):
2.4L: 11.7 / 296 vented; single-piston, cast iron caliper
2.0L (Turbo): 12.6 / 321 vented; single-piston, cast iron caliper
2.0L (GS): 13.6 / 345 vented; four-piston, aluminum Brembo caliper
Brake rotor diameter – rear
(in / mm):
2.4L: 11.5 / 292 solid; single-piston, aluminum caliper
2.0L (Turbo and GS): 12.4 / 315 vented; single-piston, aluminum caliper



Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 17-inch machined alloy (eAssist)
18-inch 13-spoke painted alloy (std. on Turbo)
18-inch chrome alloy (avail. on Turbo)
19-inch alloy, 5-Twin Spoke (std. on GS)
20-inch polished alloy, 5-Twin Spoke (avail. on GS)
Tires: Michelin Energy Saver P235/50R17 low rolling-resistance all season (std. on eAssist)
Michelin Pilot MXM4 Primacy P235/50R18 (std. on Sedan and Turbo)
Goodyear Eagle RSA P245/40R19 (std. on GS)
Pirelli P-Zero P255/35-ZR20 summer rated (avail. on GS)



Dimensions

Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm) : 107.8 / 2738
Overall length (in / mm): 190.2 / 4831
Overall width (in / mm): 73.1 / 1857
Overall height (in / mm): 58.4 / 1483
Front track (in / mm): 62.4 / 1585
Rear track (in / mm): 62.5 / 1588

Interior
Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3
Headroom (in / mm): 38.8 / 986 (front)
36.8 / 935 (rear)
Legroom (in / mm): 42.1 / 1069 (front)
37.3 / 947 (rear)
Shoulder room (in / mm): 56.7 / 1440 (front)
54.4 / 1382 (rear)
Hip room (in / mm): 55.4 / 1407 (front)
52.3 / 1328 (rear)



Capacities

EPA passenger volume
(cu ft / L) :
96.8 / 2741
EPA interior volume (cu ft / L): 111.1 / 3146
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 11.1 / 314 (2.4L eAssist – estimated)
14.2 / 402 (2.0L – estimated)
Fuel tank (gal / L): 15.8 / 59 (2.4L eAssist)
18 / 70 (2.0L)
Engine oil (qt / L): 2.4L: 5.0 / 4.7
2.0L: 6.3 / 6.0
Curb weight (lb / kg): 3600 / 1633 (2.4L)
3671 / 1665 (2.0L Turbo)
3710 / 1683 (2.0L GS)
*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.