Buick will most likely add a new model on its Verano lineup for 2013. The upcoming vehicle will probably be a 250-horsepower turbocharged model powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injected 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing 260 lb.-ft. of torque when running at about 2000 rpm. This engine will either be mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission or to an optional 6-speed manual transmission.
Given that the upcoming version of the Verano is powered by a turbocharged engine, it is expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds. Aside from that, the vehicle is also capable of covering a quarter of a mile in 14.7 seconds. Given these figures, the Verano Turbo will surely exceed the speed as well the running performance of the Ford Focus ST. In addition to this, the overall performance of the Verano Turbo is also expected to match one of its Buick siblings which is the Regal GS.
In terms of vehicle weight, the 2013 Verano Turbo will most likely weigh around 3,550 pounds when equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The 6-speed manual transmission-equipped version of the Verano Turbo on the other hand is quite heavier with a total weight of 3,520 pounds.
In terms of power-to-weight ratio, the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo is considered as more powerful compared to the Buick Regal GS since the former obtained the ratio of 14.08 pounds for every horsepower while the latter’s ratio is about 13.74 pounds for every horsepower.
Due to all of these features, the upcoming Verano Turbo will most probably serve as the range-topping model of the lineup. This will also be equipped with all of the items found on the Convenience and Leather trims of the Verano. But Aside from all of the features included on the Leather and Convenience trims the Verano Turbo will also be loaded with additional standard equipment such as the pedal covers made of aluminum, dual exhaust, covert rear spoilers, and the turbo badge.
Given all of these features, a lot of car experts would agree that the Verano Turbo will be able to capture the attention of the buyers who are interested in buying a vehicle which is considered as an “affordable luxury car.” Aside from this, General Motors also anticipates that the Verano Turbo will fulfill the aspirations of the buyers who are in need of a more powerful version of the Verano.