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Buick Regal Model Years


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The model's name may inspire memories of large American coupes and sedans from decades gone by, but Buick's latest Regal—introduced for 2011—is closely related to GM's Opel Insignia, and more German than anything else. Smooth lines and taut handling deftly separate the Regal from the stodgy old image of its barge-like predecessors.

And let's not forget that Buick once boasted serious performance cars like the Grand National. In that spirit, the Regal GS pitches itself as an entry-level sports sedan for young professionals.

Buick Regal Generations

2011 - 2015 Buick Regal

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In 2011, Buick revived the Regal nameplate for its fifth generation and fully restyled the exterior to keep pace with its European rivals. Under the hood, Buick replaced the line of 3.8-liter engines for a 2.4-liter base engine with 182 horsepower and an optional 220-horsepower 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. A six-speed automatic transmission was also added for 2011. The fifth-generation Regal is slightly wider and heavier in comparison to the fourth-gen model, but in every other dimension it is smaller.

See Year: 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

1997 - 2004 Buick Regal

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1997 marked the introduction of the fourth-generation Buick Regal; without a coupe variant, it was available only as a sedan. To help provide extra roominess, Buick stretched the Regal in just about every way it could. It also fully overhauled the interior and exterior of the Regal, giving it a more European look and feel. Buick dropped the base 3.1-liter engine in 1997 and replaced it with a 195-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 as the base engine. The GS model also received an updated engine in 1996, receiving a 35-horsepower upgrade by way of a supercharged 3.8-liter V6 with 20 horsepower.

See Year: 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004

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