Buick brings a hot new 2013 Verano Turbo
Buick is getting into the performance ballgame and has announced that the 2013 Verano will come with an all-new performance turbocharged engine that will be producing 250 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque. GM’s new engine called the Ecotec, will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine using the latest direct-injection technology. In addition to the hot new Ecotec turbo, Buick will be offering a six-speed standard transmission for a little extra excitement.
The hot new turbo sedan from Buick will have an estimated 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds making it on par with the new Ford Focus ST turbo that has 252 horsepower. Buick says the performance will be the same with the six-speed manual as the automatic with six gears. The announcement of the new 2013 Buick Verano Turbo is the most excitement we’ve had out of Buick in a long time. The brand certainly hasn’t been associated with performance in the past.
Small turbocharged engines are the future
The hot new turbocharged Verano shows the direction that automakers are moving. We will continue to see these small four-cylinder turbocharged engines coming out in more vehicles. 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. And many of the engines will use turbo’s to pump out higher performance and better fuel-efficiency. All of this is good news for those who like performance.