How the 2014 Buick Regal Achieves More Power and Efficiency

How the 2014 Buick Regal Achieves More Power and Efficiency

The 2014 Buick Regal, a recent arrival at McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac, is holding the sport sedan’s most powerful engine ever.

Powerful driving is great, but what about fuel-economy, which usually has a negative correlation with performance?

Thanks to some innovative engineering, the new 2014 Buick Regal is not only more powerful, it’s also 17% more efficient.

2014 Buick Regal: More Powerful, More Efficient

Crunching the Numbers: The 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine in the 2014 Buick Regal produces 259 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, all while picking up an EPA estimated 21 mpg city and 30 mpg hwy, an increase of 3 mpg over the previous model.

The combination of power and efficiency comes from a lot of factors, particularly the improved twin-scroll turbocharger, which uses air intake more effectively, getting the most from every drop of gasoline.

GM’s advanced 2.0L turbo-charged engine actually made its debut in the Cadillac ATS, earning a spot on Ward’s list of the 10 best engines on the road.


Under the hood of the 2014 Buick Regal with a 2.0L Turbo. (Click for a closer view)

The engine in the Cadillac ATS and Buick Regal is comprised of 95% new parts compared to the outgoing engine. The system uses a cast aluminum cylinder block and direct fuel-injection, further enhancing efficiency and power.

Other changes to the 2.0L Turbo include:

  • All new combustion system
  • Higher compression ratio
  • Redesigned cylinder head
  • Sound-absorbing intake manifold cover
  • Forged steel camshaft

Beating the Competition: The power source actually gives the Buick Regal more standard horsepower and torque than the Acura TSX, Audi A4, Lexus IS 250, Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, Volkswagen CC, and Volvo S260.

“We really strived to not only give the customer great performance, but also a smoother, quieter, and more refined engine, all essential elements in a Buick.”

– Mike Katerberg, chief powertrain engineer

In addition to the Turbo engine, the 2014 Buick Regal is available with advanced all-wheel drive which includes an electronic limited-slip differential.

These technologies come together to create an exceptional driving experience while giving drivers more mileage from every tank.

Proudly Serving Iowa City, Cedar Rapids

To truly experience the power and driving performance of the 2014 Buick Regal, you need to make the short trip to our location in beautiful Hiawatha.

McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to serve the drivers of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, so give us a call at 888-696-1133 and learn more about our large inventory.

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