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Buick - 2000 Regal
Buick - 2000 Regal

Buick - 2000 Regal

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In 1997, the Century and the Regal simply became versions of the same car, sitting on a revised W platform that was shared with the Oldsmobile Intrigue, the Pontiac Grand Prix, an... More »
In 1997, the Century and the Regal simply became versions of the same car, sitting on a revised W platform that was shared with the Oldsmobile Intrigue, the Pontiac Grand Prix, and the Chevrolet Impala. The Regal's length was longer than the Century. A four-door sedan was the only model offered, and differences were mostly cosmetic. As the upmarket version, the Regal offered larger engines and fancier trim, and once again boasted a newer version of the 231 (3.8 L) V6. While the Century was mainly a reliable, economy-minded car based upon the W-body, the Regal was fitted with many amenities, including heated leather seats, a Monsoon 8-speaker surround sound system, dual climate control, and expansive interior space. Few changes occurred during this version's seven-year run.This period held the fastest Buick since the days of the Grand National, the Buick Regal GS. This car was now supercharged instead of turbocharged and produced a very respectable 240 hp (179 kW) and 280 ft·lbf (380 N·m) of torque. It has gained a reputation amongst those who know automobiles as a 'sleeper', or a car that performs better than one would expect from its looks.When introduced in 1997, Buick advertised the Regal as the "car for the supercharged family".Engines:1997-2004 3.8 L (231 in³) Series II V61997-2004 3.8 L (231 in³) Series II Supercharged V6The '97½ to '04 Buick Regals were available with two almost identical but yet very different powertrains; the 3800 Series II 90* V6 pushrod engine with a 231 ci displacement. The Buick Regal LS was equipped with a 200 HP naturally aspirated engine (L36) and the Buick Regal GS sported a 240 HP supercharged engine (L67). The Buick Regal LS from the factory had a 1/4 mile ET of just less than 16 seconds and the Buick Regal GS had a 1/4 mile ET of just less than 15 seconds. In 1997 that was quick to most standards.This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia. Hide -
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