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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2010 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles.
Buick Regal GS
What is it? Buick has introduced more powerful trim level for its Regal sedan, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new engine produces 255 horsepower, and Buick claims it can spring 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds. Drivers can adjust suspension and steering settings between three modes: standard, sport and GS.

The Regal GS has a long roster of comfort and convenience features that includes keyless entry with push-button start, nine-speaker 320-watt Harmon/Kardon premium stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery and trim, heated power seats, 120-volt power outlet, front and rear park assistn, and Bi-xenon HID headlamps. Large 19-inch wheels are standard, and even bigger 20-inch polished wheels are optional.

CR's take: The 2.4-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic are refined but a bit underpowered, and returns an unimpressive 23 mpg overall. For real punch the turbocharged 2.0-liter, 220-hp four-cylinder is a better choice. Now, the GS will provide even more thrust and standard amenities.

When will it be available? Second half of 2011

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