Buick Lucerne (2005-2008)
The Buick Lucerne is a sedan with front-wheel drive American car manufacturer General Motors Buick, which was offered from early 2005 until mid-2011.
It was in these years, the top model of Buick and as such successor to the Buick Park Avenue.
The on the Motor Show from Chicago in February 2005, first presented Lucerne replaced both the Buick LeSabre as it did also the resident as a top model in the lineup Buick Park Avenue. The Lucerne is based on the G- platform from General Motors, which took place in 2005 also used the Pontiac Bonneville of the year.
The Lucerne is driven by the in-house 3.8-liter V6 or alternatively from Cadillac Northstar V8, and is the first Buick model which is driven from the production end of the Buick Roadmaster in 1996, again by an eight-cylinder engine. For an extra charge of Lucerne is an active suspension ( Magnetic Ride Control ) is available as the Chevrolet Corvette.
In continuation of going back to the late forties Buick tradition of Lucerne has on the front fenders small outlets - the Buick so-called Ventiports - which, however, are actually functional in this model and help to release the hot air from the engine compartment. When there are a total of six six-cylinder and eight-cylinder version eight in number.
Offered is the Lucerne in the equipment variants CX and CXL ( with six-cylinder engine ) and as a CXS with a V8 engine.
Beginning of 2008 was the Buick Lucerne a facelift with a chrome "waterfall grille " and a performance-enhanced 4.6 -liter V8 engine (previously 205, now 218 kW). Of 2009 added a 3.9 liter V6 engine with 179 kW the engine range.
End of production
On 15 June 2011, the production of the Lucerne has finished.
In the wake of the savings at General Motors he initially remains without successors. Top model at Buick is therefore currently the next smaller model Buick LaCrosse.
The sales figures show, after a brisk start in 2006 and 2007, a steady decline in demand. General Motors has therefore decided to delete his series.