There have been many legendary and extremely popular versions of the Buick Regal since the nameplate debuted in 1973. The most significant has to be the turbocharged Regal coupes of the mid-1980s. Revered for their power and performance, those T-Types, Grand Nationals, and GNXs are valuable with today's car collectors. But time marches on, and the 2019 Buick Regal Sportback is even more powerful than those legendary muscle cars.
All-new just last year, the 2019 Buick Regal Sportback packs 250 horsepower from its standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That’s more than the T-Types and the Grand Nationals built in 1986 and 1987, while the 310-hp Regal GS significantly outpowers the legendary 1987 Regal GNX. That puts the 2019 Regal among the most powerful Buicks of all time. The sport luxury hatchback, which is built in Germany and offered with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, competes with the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A5 Sportback.