Home / Auto News / News article: Buick Verano Turbo to Bow in Fall of 2012 With 250-HP - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jun 27 2011, 7:04 AM

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Imagine a Chevy Cruze with 250-hp. Soon you won’t have to; except it’ll be badged a Buick.

With the launch of the all-new Cruze-based Verano due soon, a turbocharged version will follow shortly. Initially the car will be offered with a 177-hp 2.4-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder. Starting in the Fall of 2012 (as a 2013 model) the Verano Turbo will borrow the Regal GS’s 2.0T engine which will be slightly detuned to deliver 250-hp.

The info comes via a leaked detail sheet on the Verano Turbo, which also lists a claimed 6.5 second 0-60 mph time with more aggressive gear ratios (although no compromise on fuel economy). 17-inch wheels will also be standard, as will a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s not clear if GM plans to offer a six-speed manual with this model – although considering the Regal GS gets one, it’s certainly a possibility.

GALLERY: 2012 Buick Verano

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[Source: GMI]

  • Joce

    That is one car I will definitely be considering before I buy anything else. Great gas mileage, great performances, great looks…..
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Digitaltouch

    I’m 34 years old and I’m liking the Buick verano turbo. Coming from a wrx I want something more smooth. But don’t want I look old in a Buick. Im not sure because Buick has a big competitor and that’s the Kia optima. That’s really a nice car. But not as quite as the Buick. I sure will have to test both of them.

  • Bob Anderson

    I would only consider it with a six-speed manual. Without a manual option I do not look at a car. I know I am in a minority, but I hope the ‘powers that be’ will listen. I know it is available on the Regal Turbo, but I have not actually seen one on the road. I have seen a couple of Cadillac CTS sticks, however.

  • Bob Contrisciano

    250Hp?

  • http://twitter.com/brassa11 brad

    The Verano is far beyond a simple rebadge of a Cruze….. I wish the article noted that…It shares the same architecture. Thats it. Take time to check this car out!

  • Thepuncher

    Please, please, please do not tune the engine maddeningly quiet.