2011 Buick Regal To Run E85 Starting This Fall

2011 Buick Regal To Run E85 Starting This Fall

Starting this fall, the 2011 Buick Regal will be E85 capable, marking the first time a direct-injection turbo motor can run on biofuel.

The E85 turbo engine was originally intended for the new Saab 9-5, but with the Swedish luxury division out of GM’s hands, the engine needed a new home. The base 2.4L four-cylinder will be E85 capable as well. The turbo engine in particular is expected to eliminate the fuel economy discrepancy that occurs when running on E85. Motors running on ethanol tend to see a 15 percent drop in fuel economy, however GM expects the gap to narrow below 10 percent on the turbo engine, with virtually no discrepancy in the future.

[Source: Autoblog]

  • Mr SAAB

    GM has not developed the first fuel injected turbo engine for E85. SAAB did that i think in 2003. GM purchased SAAB once to improve their engine technology and it is very sad that media all over the world don´t understand what damage GM has done to the brand. In the future we may see more skeletons hidden in GM´s back yard.
    One example of GM´s destruction is the ending of the fully developed SAAB 4,0 Liter V8 with possibility of turbo charging in 1989. The V6 from GM was introduced instead with disaster as a result.