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, the premium international brand of General Motors, today announced the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for its all-new 2008 Lucerne Super entry-luxury sedan. Buick’s most premium and powerful full-size sedan carries an MSRP of $39,395 including a $765 destination freight charge. It will be available for sale in dealer showrooms beginning in April.
The Lucerne Super features a long list of standard content exclusive to the Super badge, compelling safety features, and performance and powertrain enhancements. Pricing targets comparably equipped luxury import competitors.
Standard luxury content
Lucerne Super has a full range of standard equipment and technologies befitting Buick’s premium image. Among them include a new 4.6L 292-horsepower Northstar V-8 engine; Magnetic Ride Control technology; premium steering gear; heated and cooled front seats; heated windshield washer fluid; QuietTuning, Buick’s exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb interior cabin noise; factory-installed remote start; Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist; rain-sensing windshield wiper system; OnStar; XM Satellite Radio; and six air bags, including an industry-first dual-depth front passenger air bag.
2008 Buick Lucerne SuperLucerne Super’s exterior features new and exclusive features such as a chrome waterfall grille, front and rear fascias, rocker panels and dual chrome exhaust tips. Its luxury-like interior gets a leather-wrapped instrument panel with French-seam stitching; suede trim on the doors and seats; heated real walnut wood steering wheel and shifter; a Nova-silver center stack finish; a nine-speaker, 280-watt Harman Kardon audio system; six-disc, in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability; and floor mats embroidered with the Buick name and tri-shield emblem.
Available features include 18-inch chrome wheels, touch screen DVD-based map navigation, power sunroof and an Ultra Confidence package with Side Blind Zone and Lane Departure Warning safety-enhancing technologies.
A driver’s car
The Lucerne Super is a driver’s car, thanks in part to its increased horsepower, enhanced chassis tuning and steering precision.
The Northstar V-8 engine produces 292 horsepower 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.
Lucerne Super’s chassis was further tuned for a more agile ride and performance. A key enabler of the chassis is Lucerne Super’s Magnetic Ride Control technology. It has been recalibrated to give even more driver control and performance while further reducing body roll and head toss in cornering and lane changes. The system uses magnetically charged particles suspended in a synthetic fluid to continuously adjust the fluid’s viscosity to varying road surfaces and driving characteristics. It provides a quicker response than conventional valve-damping systems, while providing exceptional vehicle control and increased tire contact with the road surface.
In addition to the Super trim, Lucerne is also available in CX (MSRP of $27,520) and CXL (MSRP of $30,165) models. All Lucernes are built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing facility and come with the industry’s best coverage, including a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection.