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Re: 2012 Buick Verano
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:12 AM
Too bad it weighs 3400+lbs without driver/passengers...










Re: 2012 Buick Verano
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:54 AM
^You're right, it is way too heavy.

Bringing it over to the next page.
Update from GM...





DETROIT – Buick today announced the 2013 Verano Turbo luxury sedan will be powered by an Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing that produces an SAE-certified 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is an estimated 6.2 seconds.

The Verano Turbo goes on sale later this year.

More than 90 percent of the Verano Turbo’s peak torque – more than 234 lb.-ft. – is available between 1700 to 5500 rpm. Its closest competitor, the 2013 Acura ILX 2.4L, offers a peak of 170 lb.-ft. of torque.

“The 2.0L turbo engine was designed for refinement, higher output capabilities and reduced noise,” said Amy Joss, Ecotec 2.0L assistant chief engineer. “The way it sounds, the power delivery and the refined character are all fitting of a luxury sedan with a fun side.”

In December, Buick’s 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec engine was named one of WardsAuto World’s 2012 10Best Engines for North America. At the time, the publication’s editor-in-chief, Drew Winter, said: “This engine delivers a level of power and sophistication that redefines Buick.”

The choice to use a small-displacement turbocharged engine for a more powerful Verano model is consistent with Buick’s effort to downsize its powertrains without sacrificing performance. Verano and the Regal luxury sport sedan are available exclusively with four-cylinder engines, while the LaCrosse luxury sedan comes standard with a four-cylinder engine paired with eAssist technology, which uses an electric motor and battery to boost both performance and fuel economy. The standard 2013 Regal four-cylinder engine also is equipped with eAssist.

“Buick’s engine strategy continues to be driven by intelligent performance,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “Four-cylinder engines, turbocharging and eAssist are all the right solutions for today’s market. With these advanced technologies, Buicks are more efficient without sacrificing their smooth, quiet character.”

According to IHS Automotive, use of four-cylinder engines in North American vehicles will grow 74 percent from 6.9 million to 12.2 million units over the next 10 years.

The Verano Turbo will be available with a choice of a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. Including Regal Turbo and Regal GS, the Buick brand offers more manual transmissions than Ferrari and Lamborghini combined.

Acceleration performance is expected to be consistent between the two transmissions.

Fuel economy numbers are not final, but the Verano Turbo is expected to be in line with Buick’s other turbocharged models. Pricing will be announced closer to the start of production in late 2012.



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Re: 2012 Buick Verano
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:50 AM
YES!!! Long live the LNF!!!

Really to bad GM never put it in the Cruise tho...since its the same car really.


Then again, a bolt on/tuned ~350whp/410wtq Buick would be one hell of a sleeper.

LNF! LNF! LNF! LNF!

LOL





Re: 2013 Buick Verano
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:31 AM
Hey Spike, check the weight of the car.

Update from GM...

2013 BUICK VERANO SPECIFICATIONS
Overview
Model:
2013 Buick Verano

Body style / driveline:
four-door, 5-passenger front engine transaxle; front-wheel-drive compact car

Construction:
steel body-frame integral with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, roof, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel, thermal plastic olefin (TPO) bumper fascias

EPA vehicle class:
compact car

Manufacturing location:
Orion Township, Mich.

Key competitors:
Lexus IS 250, Audi A3, Acura ILX

Engines
Ecotec 2.4L DOHC I-4
Ecotec 2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbo

Application:
std on Base, Convenience, Leather
std on 1ST equipment group (late 2012 availability)

Displacement (cu. in. / cc):
145 / 2384
122 / 1998

Bore and stroke (in. / mm):
3.46 x 3.85 / 88 x 98
3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86

Block material:
cast aluminum
cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:
cast aluminum
cast aluminum

Valvetrain:
overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing for intake and exhaust
overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing for intake and exhaust

Ignition system:
individual coil-on-plug
individual coil-on-plug

Fuel delivery:
direct injection and electronic throttle control
direct injection and electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:
11.2:1
9.2:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):
180 / 134 @ 6700 rpm *
250 / 187 @ 5300*

Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):
171 / 232 @ 4900 rpm *
260 / 353 @ 2000*

Recommended fuel:
regular unleaded or E85
premium recommended, but not required

Emissions controls:
close-coupled, catalytic converter; continuously variable valve timing; positive crankcase ventilation evaporative system
close-coupled catalytic converter; continuously variable valve timing; 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; wide-range O2 sensor

EPA -estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):
21 / 32
TBD

Estimated 0-60 time (sec.):
8.6
6.2

Transmissions
Hydra-Matic 6T45 6-speed automatic
f-40 6-speed manual
Hydra-Matic 6T50 6-speed automatic

Type:
six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive transmission
Six-speed front-wheel drive manual transmission
six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive

Application:
2.4L (std)
2.0L Turbo (opt)
2.0L Turbo (std)

Gear ratios (:1)
First:
4.58
4.17
4.58

Second:
2.96
2.13
2.96

Third:
1.91
1.32
1.91

Fourth:
1.45
0.95
1.45

Fifth:
1.00
0.75
1.00

Sixth:
0.75
0.62
0.75

Reverse:
2.84
3.75
2.94

Final drive:
3.23
3.55
3.23

Chassis/Suspension
Front:
independent, MacPherson strut-type with side-loaded strut modules, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings

Rear:
specifically adapted compound crank (torsion beam) with double-walled, U-shaped profile at the rear, Z-link (tunable control arm)

Traction control:
all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention

Steering type:
rack-mounted electric power steering

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:
2.8

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (feet / meters):
36 / 11

Steering ratio:
15.5:1

Brakes
Type:
four-wheel anti-lock disc, 16-in. front and rear with brake assist

Total swept area
(cu cc; pad area):
TBD

Wheels/Tires
Wheel size and type:
18-inch forged alloy, multi-spoke, machined face (std)
18-inch forged alloy, split-spoke, Manoogian Silver finish (opt)

Tires:
235/45R18 AL3

Dimensions
Exterior

Wheelbase (in. / mm):
105.7 / 2685

Overall length (in. / mm):
183.9 / 4671

Overall width (in. / mm):
71.4 / 1814

Overall height (in. / mm):
58.4 / 1476

Track width front (in. / mm):
60.3 / 1532

Track width rear (in. / mm):
60.7 / 1542

Curb weight (lb / kg)
With 2.4L:
With 2.0L turbo:

3420 / 1551
3520 / 1597 (man.); 3550 / 1610 (auto)

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):
2 / 3

Headroom (in. / mm):
38.3 / 973 (front without sunroof)
37.2 / 945 (front with sunroof)
37.8 / 960 (rear without sunroof)
37.8 / 960 (rear with sunroof)

Legroom (in. / mm):
42 / 1067 (front)
36.9 / 871 (rear)

Shoulder room (in. / mm):
55.0 / 1400 (front)
52.8 / 1344 (rear)

Hip room (in. / mm):
53.7 / 1364 (front)
51.9 / 1318 (rear)

Passenger volume (cu. ft. / L) :
95 / 2690

Cargo volume (cu. ft. / L):
14.3 / 405 (without Bose premium audio)
14.0 / 396.5 (with Bose premium audio)

Capacities
Trailer towing maximum (lb. / kg):
1000 / 454 (2.4L only)

Fuel tank (gal. / L):
15.6 / 59

Oil capacity (qt. / L):
With 2.4L:
With 2.0L turbo:

5.0 / 4.7
6.3 / 6.0

Cooling system (qt. / L)
With 2.4L:
With 2.0L turbo:

9.0 / 8.5
8.4 / 8.0

*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.




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Re: 2013 Buick Verano
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:20 PM
Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

Hey Spike, check the weight of the car.

Curb weight (lb / kg)
With 2.4L: 3420 / 1551
With 2.0L turbo: 3520 / 1597 (man.); 3550 / 1610 (auto)

Damn that's heavy lol Even my '81 Monte Carlo only weighs 3,200 lbs give or take a few. Designers got the exterior right though , now they just need to put it on a diet.









Re: 2013 Buick Verano
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:01 PM
Omg a cobalt ss again when will the awd turbo hit


see ya!

Re: 2013 Buick Verano
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:59 PM
Spike J wrote:

Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

Hey Spike, check the weight of the car.

Curb weight (lb / kg)
With 2.4L: 3420 / 1551
With 2.0L turbo: 3520 / 1597 (man.); 3550 / 1610 (auto)

Damn that's heavy lol Even my '81 Monte Carlo only weighs 3,200 lbs give or take a few. Designers got the exterior right though , now they just need to put it on a diet.


You don't follow any new-car info, do you? 3420 is average for a car like that. Loaded with safety and luxury options, average size sedan. You can't expect cars these days to keep up, weight wise, with cars of the 80s-early 90's.


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Re: 2013 Buick Verano
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 8:33 AM
JLAudioCavalier wrote:

Spike J wrote:

Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

Hey Spike, check the weight of the car.

Curb weight (lb / kg)
With 2.4L: 3420 / 1551
With 2.0L turbo: 3520 / 1597 (man.); 3550 / 1610 (auto)

Damn that's heavy lol Even my '81 Monte Carlo only weighs 3,200 lbs give or take a few. Designers got the exterior right though , now they just need to put it on a diet.


You don't follow any new-car info, do you? 3420 is average for a car like that. Loaded with safety and luxury options, average size sedan. You can't expect cars these days to keep up, weight wise, with cars of the 80s-early 90's.

I actually do follow alot of car info; Motor Trend, Car & Driver, Road & Track & Automobile are some of the magazines I read monthly. 3,420lbs is not average for a COMPACT car:
Mazda 3: 2,874
Honda Civic: 2,902
Ford Focus: 2,953
Hyundai Elantra: 2,821
Toyota Corolla:2,734
See a trend here









Re: 2013 Buick Verano
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:34 AM
It's a luxury car for a budget buy, sorry you don't get the world. If you want it "all" get the Cadillac.




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