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2011, 2012, and 2013, Buick Regal Turbo Gets Power Boost From K&N Air Intake System

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2011 2012 2013 Buick Regal CXL Turbo GS K&N Air Intake

Owners of 2011, 2012, or 2013 Buick Regal CXL Turbo or GS models wanting more performance, can bolt on a K&N air intake for an immediately noticeable increase in power

Buick is currently the oldest active American auto maker and the marque has always been intended as more upscale than Chevrolet, Pontiac, or Oldsmobile, but reasonably priced compared to the flagship Cadillac brand. As such when the Buick Regal was introduced in 1973 it was intended as an upscale mid-size car. There wasn’t much that set the Buick Regal apart from its GM counterparts until the introduction of the second generation Regal in 1978. In 1978 the Buick Regal could be equipped with a 3.8L Turbocharged V6 engine at a time when only European imports, like Mercedes, Porsche, or Saab, offered turbocharged power.

Opel Insignia Epsilon II platform based 2013 Buick Regal CXL Turbo

Based on the Opel Insignia Epsilon II platform the 2011, 2012, & 2013 Regal CXL Turbo came equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L direct-injected Ecotec DOHC I4 rated at 220 horsepower

The facelifted second gen Buick Regal became competitive on the 1981 NASCAR racing circuit and Richard Petty drove a Regal to victory in the 1981 Daytona 500. The Regal won a majority of the 1981 and 1982 NASCAR races and took the NASCAR manufacturers title both years. Buick capitalized on its NASCAR success and in 1982, the Regal Grand National, named for the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series, made its debut.

The Buick Regal Grand National, and the final year 1987 Limited Production Buick GNX "Grand National Experimental", were able to best the Chevy Camaro on the dragstrip making the Grand National an instant legend. Hoping to grab the attention of younger performance minded buyers who might otherwise opt for an upscale European car, Buick brought back the Turbo Regal in 2011 and it was also the first Buick model in 22 years to be offered with a manual transmission.

K&N Buick Regal Turbo air intake system 69-4532TTK

K&N Buick Regal Turbo air intake system 69-4532TTK will fit an function as if designed by the factory on 2011, 2012, or 2013 Buick Regal CXL Turbo or Buick Regal GS models

Based on the Opel Insignia Epsilon II platform the 2011, 2012, & 2013 Regal CXL Turbo came equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L direct-injected Ecotec DOHC I4 rated at 220 horsepower. The more performance oriented Buick Regal GS came with a GS-only high-output version of the Ecotec 2.0L turbo engine boasting 270 HP. Owners of 2011, 2012, or 2013 Buick Regal CXL Turbo models looking to get closer to the performance of a Regal GS, or a GS owner wanting even more performance, can bolt on a K&N performance air intake for increases in power than will be immediately noticed.

A K&N air intake system is designed to increase airflow, reduce restriction, and nearly eliminate turbulent airflow as it enters a vehicle’s throttle body. Reducing the amount of effort needed to overcome air intake tract restriction can directly translate to increased power at the wheels. K&N air intakes often produce greater increases in performance on turbocharged engines. The 2011, 2012, or 2013 Buick Regal CXL Turbo or Buick Regal GS turbocharged 2.0L direct-injected Ecotec DOHC I4 engine is no exception.

K&N Typhoon air intake 69-4532TTK Buick Regal Turbo dyno chart

K&N Typhoon air intake 69-4532TTK demonstrated a maximum estimated increase of 15.93 horsepower and 17.12 lb-ft of torque at 4,887 RPM over the factory intake design

By replacing the restrictive 2011-2013 Buick Regal Turbo air box with a high-flow reusable K&N air filter and swapping the accordion intake ducting for a mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube, K&N Typhoon air intake 69-4532TTK showed exceptional performance increases on K&N’s in-house dynamometer. This air intake system demonstrated a maximum estimated increase of 15.93 horsepower and 17.12 lb-ft of torque at 4,887 RPM over the factory intake design of a 2013 Buick Regal 2.0 turbo. This Regal air intake system does more than just provide more power, as it will also improve drivability by reducing restriction; allowing the turbocharger and engine to work more efficiently.

The K&N performance air intake system for 2011, 2012, or 2013 Buick Regal CXL Turbo and 2011, 2012, or 2013 Buick Regal GS models is backed by a 10-year/million mile limited warranty. This air intake system is designed to provide increased performance, reusability, and long air filter service intervals by incorporating a large washable K&N air filter. This air intake system will provide 2011-2013 Buick Regal turbo owners improved acceleration and better engine sound without any need for additional modifications or impact on the factory warranty.

K&N Buick Regal Turbo air intake system 69-4532TTK will fit and function as if designed by the factory on the following Buick Regal models:

2013 BUICK REGAL 2.0L L4 F/I – All
2012 BUICK REGAL 2.0L L4 F/I – All
2011 BUICK REGAL 2.0L L4 F/I – All

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