Buick Verano Turbo 2013
Buick Verano Turbo 2013, A turbocharged variant is promised because the Buick Verano was unveiled virtually a year and also a half ago. As long as it’s the actual tiniest Buick, we figured the Verano’s force-fed 2. 0-liter might make—at most—the same 220 hp because it will inside the Regal Turbo. We’re incorrect. Rather, the actual car gets 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, and that is, you will know, type of plenty, and truly puts it closer towards the Regal GS, that additionally uses the actual 2. 0-liter. An additional item of import : It is going to be the only real Verano accessible having a manual transmission. A six-speed auto is normal.
There isn’t a lot else which separates the actual Turbo from Veranos using the normally aspirated 180-hp, 2. 4-liter four. Exterior cues are restricted to dual exhaust outlets, just a little T badge, and also a decklid spoiler, whilst sporty pedals and also the optional manual shifter are the only real tip-offs within. Despite carrying a further 100 pounds or thus, the actual Verano Turbo is claimed to become greater than 2 seconds quicker to 60 no matter transmission ; in your testing, a 2. 4-liter 2012 Verano hit the actual mark inside a leisurely 8. 2 seconds. The actual Turbo design ought to obtain a minimum of 30 mpg on the actual highway, states Buick, not far off coming from the 2. 4’s 32-mpg highway rating.
Among the products which carry more than towards the super-powerful design will be the wheels and tires. Buick won’t be positioning this like a performance vehicle, however rather just a little luxury car which provides a skosh of performance. The actual suspension is just a little stiffer, and also the steering is recalibrated to supply a lot of weight more enhanced on-center really truly come to sense, moves we applaud based mostly on our expertise along with the bottom car.
There won’t become a GS-badged variant from the Verano ; not adding this kind of a design permitted Buick to install a hotter version from the Ecotec 2. 0 compared to the 220-horse version. And therefore the Turbo (“Premium 1ST” with your Buick purchase guides) can sit atop the actual Verano lineup, higher than the bottom car (1SD), the actual Convenience design (1SG), and also the Luxury trim (1SL), all that obtain the 2. 4 and also a six-speed auto.
Buick Verano Turbo 2013 Exterior
From the outside, there is not much that gives away the fact that this Verano boasts a powerful turbocharged engine. From what we can tell on the press release photos – GM didn’t release info on the exterior yet – is that there are only three differences between the base model Verano and the Verano Turbo. The first, and most noticeable, change is the addition of dual exhaust tips protruding from the rear bumpers. The second, and more subtle, addition to the Verano Turbo is an ominous “T” badge just after the “Verano” badge on the rear of the car. The final difference it the addition of a small spoiler on the trunk lid, just to give it a sportier look.
There are eight colors available for the 2013 Verano Turbo, including: Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, Carbon Black Metallic, Summit White, Quicksilver Metallic, Mocha Bronze Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic and Luxio Blue Metallic (the color seen in the press release images).
Buick Verano Turbo 2013 Interior
The 2013 Verano Turbo will feature IntelliLink SiriusXM radio with Bluetooth capabilities, a USB port. Auxiliary audio input, voice recognition and available navigation. It also allows access to Pandora and Stitcher radio. The entire radio system will boast a now-common voice-control system, so you never have to touch that pesky LCD screen or its buttons to change its settings. You also get a standard rearview camera to help you back into a parking space safely.
Also standard on the Verano T is a push-button starting system and dual-zone climate control. It also comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls mounted on it, heated leather seats, six-way power driver’s seat, a sliding and locking center console, and front and rear reading lights.
The interior of the Verano T is kept whisper quiet via Buick’s Quiet Tuning technology. This system helps block out vibration and road noise, making the Verano the quietest compact sedan on the market, according to Buick.
Buick Verano Turbo 2013 Gallery
Buick Verano Turbo 2013 Safety Features
We all know that the Verano Turbo, just like all 2013 vehicles, will come standard with stability and traction control, per NHTSA law. Also per law, the 2013 Verano will include antilock brakes. A few bits of safety that are included and not federal law, yet, are a side blind zone alert and a rear traffic crossing alert, to let you know when someone is in you rearward path or in a blind spot.
The Verano T also boasts 10 standard airbags, including front, head curtain side, front and outboard rear seat side impact, and knee airbags. Standard pretensioners in the seatbelts help keep you glued to the seat in an impact and collapsible pedals help avoid lower leg injuries. OnStar Crash Response is also standard on the 2013 Verano T, along with a free 6-month subscription to OnStar service.
Buick Verano Turbo 2013 Engine and Drivetrain
Where GM really went crazy on releasing information is in regards to engine and driveline specifications, and the Verano’s four-banger does not disappoint. This boosted four-pot 2.0-liter engine with direct fuel injection pumps out a healthy 250 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque. The majority of this 260 pounds of twisting power is available between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm, meaning this Buick has no problem laying vulcanized rubber onto the concrete – traction control permitting, of course. What’s more surprising is that Buick is even fitting this model with a six-speed manual transmission, which now makes two Buick models that have an option for a six-speed manual – the Regal is the other model. That’s likely more manual transmissions than Buick has offered in the 20 years predating the 2011 release of the Regal six-speed. For those looking for an easier drive, Buick is also offering a six-speed automatic, but without paddle shift – sigh.
This engine and trans combination is good for a 0 – 60 mph sprint of 6.2 seconds, only 0.7 seconds slower than the hallowed 1988 Grand National GNX, and a whole 2.1 seconds faster than a base Verano.
There is no information on the fuel economy on this new twist on a luxury car, but the 2.0-liter boosted four-banger in the Verano T is the same one that was in the Cobalt SS. Using basic logic, and considering that the 2010 got 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, and weighed about 600 lbs less than the Verano T, we can safely assume that the Verano T will get at least 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, and Buick anticipates 30 mpg on the highway.
Buick Verano Turbo 2013 Suspension and Braking
The suspension system as a whole on the Verano Turbo is 15 to 20 percent stiffer than that on the current Verano model, giving it better handling in the twisties, but not hurting ride quality too much. Unfortunately, GM is absolutely obsessed with its zero feedback electric power steering system, but has tuned it to have a better on-center feel and a little bit more feedback. We’ll have to see about that.
The rubber is the same that you’ll find on any old Verano on the dealership lot. They are a full set of Continental ContiProContact tires in the size 235/45R18. Why put those expensive tires on a base model too is beyond our comprehension…
The suspension all adds up to the 2013 Verano Turbo being able to hold 0.83 g on the skid pad without an issue.
There is no mention of the braking system in any reports, so we think it’s safe to assume that you will see the same braking system on the Turbo model as you will on any 2013 Verano.