A couple of months ago, Buick unwrapped a new flagship model for its 2013 Verano series aptly named Turbo and powered by an Ecotec 2.0-liter force-fed four-cylinder engine delivering 250-horses at 5,300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2,000 rpm.
Buick's pricing strategy brings it very close to the larger Regal Turbo that features a 2.0-liter force-fed four with 270hp and which starts at $31,145 or $1,155 more than the turbocharged Verano.
The Detroit-based automaker quotes a zero to 60mph (96km/h) sprint time of 6.2 seconds and EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 31 mpg highway ratings for the Verano Turbo fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox that is available as a no-cost option.
Buick said fuel economy ratings for the standard six-speed automatic will be announced closer to production.
Standard features include a Bose 9-speaker audio system, leather-appointed upholstery, push-button start, rear park assist and rear-view camera, radar-based side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, while a power sunroof and navigation are optional.