Aug 16th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
Buick has announced that the 2013 Buick Verano will start at $29,995. The Verano Turbo will use 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 250-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and will accelerate from 0-60-mph in 6.2 seconds. 2013 Buick Verano Turbo models will be rated at about 20-mpg city and 31-mpg highway.
The Verano Turbo’s $6,000 price premium over the standard Verano doesn’t all go to the turbocharged engine. Verano Turbo models will all be fully loaded with leather seats, rearview cameras, push button starters, high-end audi systems, rear spoilers and dual exhausts, according to Autoweek.
The 2012 Buick Regal GS made quite a lot of waves when it was released, since its setup – a comparatively low displacement turbocharged engine in a Regal – reminds most car nuts of the legendary Grand National that used a turbo V6 to outrun most V8-powered sports cars of the time. The Verano will have a detuned version of the Regal GS’ 270-hp engine, down 20-hp, but anyone who has done a little research on the Grand National can tell you that most of the cars you see are Buick Regal Turbos with Grand National-looking bodies and a few aftermarket tweaks to catch up with and surpass the stock GN’s power. If the Regal GS catches on and ends up with any aftermarket support, expect the Verano to use the same parts and make the same power. Only the Verano will benefit even more because of its 300-lb weight advantage under the bigger Regal.
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