Buick Lucerne

Buick Lucerne

  The Buick Lucerne is a four-door, full-size sedan that replaced the Buick Park Avenue and the Buick LeSabre in 2006. It only has one generation to speak of with only minor changes made every year to keep it alive. The current model is powered by either a 3.6L V6 engine producing 227hp and 237 lb-ft of torque or the top of the line 4.6L V8 engine producing 292hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Starting 2009 GM will add a new E85 Ethanol-Capable model to its line-up: the Buick Lucerne. The Lucerne, the first flex-fuel capable Buick passenger car, will be among more than 15 GM models with flex-fuel capability in 2009, up from 11 offerings this year.

E85 ethanol is a cleaner-burning alternative fuel that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 23 percent compared with gasoline.

The Lucerne is the latest vehicle announced for the 2009 GM FlexFuel lineup. The four-cylinder Chevrolet HHR was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show in February and the Hummer H2 and H2 SUT were announced in March as part of the opening of the first public E85 pumps owned by a dealership, Classic Chevrolet-Hummer in Grapevine, Texas.

Buick will increase its 2008 Lucerne lineup with two new models available at dealerships beginning in April. The Lucerne Super and Lucerne CXL Special Edition reflect Buick’s commitment to bringing a greater variety of premium products into its portfolio.

Buick Lucerne CXL Special Edition

"Lucerne Super and Lucerne CXL Special Edition epitomize Buick’s new level of refinement and our effort to deliver the vehicles that today’s customers demand," said Jim Bunnell, Buick-Pontiac-GMC general manager.

Buick’s Lucerne CXL Special Edition offers either a V-6 or V-8 engine – making it the only Lucerne model to offer this choice. The 3.8L V-6 equipped Lucerne CXL Special Edition delivers 197 hp @ 5200 rpm and 227 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm.

Buick Lucerne CXL Special Edition

For a higher level of performance, Buick offers an uplevel Northstar 4.6L V-8. It delivers 275 hp @ 6000 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm) @ 4400 rpm. This premium, aluminum 32-valve dual overhead cam V-8 – specifically tuned for Lucerne – is recognized for its technological refinement, precision and quick launch capability.

2008 Buick Lucerne Super pricing announced

Buick today announced the pricing for the 2008 Lucerne Super. Buick’s most premium and powerful full-size sedan will start at a price of $39,395 including a $765 destination freight charge. It will be available for sale in dealer showrooms beginning in April.

The Lucerne Super is powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine that delivers 292 hp and 288 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine’s added power improves launch-acceleration and vehicle-passing capabilities. New premium steering components give the Lucerne Super improved steering precision and responsiveness.

It will be available in three different trims: Super, CX (MSRP of $27,520) and CXL (MSRP of $30,165).

Press release after jump.

Buick has rekindled a name from its storied 20th-century past to mark the beginning of a new level of refinement: Super. The badge is designated exclusively for Buick’s most premium, powerful models and returns to Buick vehicles after 50 years. It will debut on the 2008 model year Lucerne sedans.

Buick Lucerne goes from stock to rock in the MTX Audio Buick Lucerne by Mitek Corp. of Phoenix. With numerous custom modifications – including upgrades such as a custom grille, 22-inch wheels, tires, custom paint, exhaust, custom body work, custom audio and video – this vehicle zeroes in on urban luxury.

Luxurious interior appointments abound in the Buick Lucerne Lux SS by Trent’s Trick Upholstery of Baltimore, Ohio. Interior esthetics includes stainless steel mesh inserts in the headliner and door panels, along with high-end stereo equipment that enhances Lucerne’s already-serene experience. Dynamat sound deadening provides support to Buick’s nine existing types of sound deadener.

The Buick Lucerne QuattraSport is a thoroughly modern vehicle designed to appeal to mature, performance-oriented enthusiasts with a passion for a genuine, full-size automobile. Developed by Performance West Group Inc., of Bonsall, Calif., the QuattraSport integrates a balance of components and accessories, each carefully chosen to enhance the Lucerne.

RIDES, a premier urban automotive enthusiast magazine, has transformed a Buick Lucerne CXS into an authentic “VIP” (pronounced vipp) vehicle, with the goal of making it the utmost status symbol in luxury, performance, style and refinement. VIP is a Japanese-influenced tuner trend involving full-body sedans, and it has quickly sped into American car culture.

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