Buick in Canada‘s 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 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) is an estimated 6.2 seconds for the Verano Turbo, which goes on sale later this year.
More than 90 per cent of the Verano Turbo’s peak torque — more than 234 lb.-ft. — is available between 1700 to 5500 rpm.
“The 2.0L turbo engine was designed for refinement, higher output capabilities and reduced noise,” said Amy Joss, Ecotec 2.0L assistant chief engineer, in a statement. “The way it sounds, the power delivery and the refined character are all fitting of a luxury sedan with a fun side.”
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, according to the vehicle maker.
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 efficiency. The standard 2013 Regal four-cylinder engine also is equipped with eAssist.
The Verano Turbo will be available with a choice of a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.