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Black Friday Sale

November 26th, 2014 in Buick, Events, GMC

2014 Black Friday Sale

Join Carl Black Buick GMC this Black Friday, November 28th from 9:00am till 1:00pm to save an additional $1,000 off any in-stock vehicle. Print this certificate and present it to your sales associate.


*Certificate must be presented at time of purchase to receive an additional $1,000 in savings. Valid Friday, November 28th from 9am - 1pm at all Carl Black Automotive locations. Rebate only applies to in-stock vehicles. See dealer for details.

Introducing the 2014 Buick Regal: turbo-charged luxury performance comes standard.

September 14th, 2013 in Buick, News

2014 Buick Regal

It may look a lot like the 2013 Regal, with only a few minor tweaks to the exterior in the front and rear fascias, but the 2014 Buick Regal boasts big changes in places you won’t necessarily see–but in places you’ll certainly feel. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is an impressive 18% increase over last year’s Regal Turbo model at 259 horsepower. A reshaped engine torque curve is designed to deliver maximum engine torque as low as 1,700 rpm, resulting in snappy acceleration sometimes missing in turbocharged vehicles. And for those of you who prefer fuel economy, the eAssist system replaces the turbocharged engine with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and achieves 25/36 mpg.

2014 Buick Regal

Also new to the 2014 Regal is an available all-wheel-drive system that improves traction in poor conditions and performance during spirited drives. Paired with an electronic limited slip differential, the AWD system sends more power to the wheels with more grip, maximizing your control behind the wheel.

For the ultimate Regal driving experience, the GS model includes various performance enhancements throughout the vehicle. Choose between Sport and GS mode with a touch of a button, and the suspension tightens for a flatter, stiffer ride that increases body control. The large four-piston Brembo brakes are as powerful as they look, capable of hard use without fading. The 2014 Regal GS comes out faster, smoother, and more responsive than its impressively quick standard little brother.

2014 Buick Regal

Inside the cabin, the redesigned dashboard features touch-sensitive controls, a color touch display screen, and intuitively placed buttons. The gauge cluster is clean and sophisticated, with premium materials throughout. In the GS trim, standard leather sport seats showcase the comfort and style that is unmistakably Buick. Also included is the most advanced IntelliLink system to date, displayed on an 8-inch screen with hands free voice operation and Bluetooth connectivity.

2014 Buick Regal

When it comes to safety, Buick sets the standard. The 2014 Regal offers a host of safety technologies to keep you out of harm’s way. Forward Collision Alert monitors what’s ahead, sending audio and visual alerts when approaching danger. Adaptive cruise control automatically adjusts speed to maintain a driver-selected distance between your Regal and that terrible driver yet to figure out left lanes are for passing. Through a camera mounted near the license plate, Rear Cross Traffic Alert shows what’s behind your vehicle while backing up and alerts you when vehicles approach from either direction–up to 65 feet away. Finally, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Change Alert offers a virtual radar that helps prevent collisions at speed. If someone is approaching too fast from behind, you’ll know 230 feet in advance.

The 2014 Buick Regal starts at $29,690 MSRP, and the turbo is standard. What are you waiting for?

2013 Buick Encore

June 20th, 2013 in News

2013 Buick Encore

As the newest member to the Buick family, the 2013 Encore had hefty standards to meet for its first production year, as every current Buick is an Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick.

Well, the IIHS has spoken, and the Encore joins the ranks. Buick is one of the few brands with a full line of Top Safety Picks, bringing excellence in safety to a brand known for its luxury. The IIHS tests vehicles to determine occupant protection in front, side, and rollover crashes, and specifically tests seats and head restraints for neck protection in rear impact crashes. To earn a 2013 Top Safety Pick designation, a vehicle must be rated “good” in all four tests.

2013 Buick Encore

The 2013 Encore with all-wheel drive also received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. NHTSA tests for its 5-star safety ratings program include front, side and rollover testing, along with a side pole test simulating a 20-mph side-impact crash into a 10-inch-diameter pole or tree at a 75-degree angle just behind the A-pillar on the driver’s side.

2013 Buick Encore

The unmatched safety of the 2013 Buick Encore comes from its combination of 10 standard air bags, a standard Rear Vision Camera, and the security of OnStar. Try finding that in the competition—you might be looking for a while. Encore’s advanced body structure is comprised of more than 60 percent high-strength steel, providing a protective safety cage around occupants. Other safety measures include standard four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, panic brake override, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, and a collapsible pedal system that reduces the risk of leg injury. In a rollover crash, sensors in the vehicle deploy standard head curtain air bags prior to impact and leave them inflated for an extended period.

2013 Buick Encore

Available active safety features for the 2013 Encore include Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, a pair of technologies that use a single forward-looking camera to read traffic patterns and lane markers on the road ahead. Visual warnings and audible tones alert the driver when drifting from the lane or slowing down unexpectedly.

“Safety is a top priority in Buick’s product renaissance, as evidenced by receiving these latest safety accolades for Encore,” said Gay Kent, GM executive director of Vehicle Safety. “Our customers can have confidence in the safety performance of every Buick for sale today.”

When it comes to the best of the best in both safety and luxury, it’s all about Buick. Welcome to the family, Encore.

2013 Buick Regal

May 24th, 2013 in News

2013 Buick Regal

The power to choose. The freedom to drive.

Say hello to the 2013 Buick Regal, the luxury sports sedan brimming with versatility—even on the showroom floor. Whether you’re looking for intuitive efficiency, raw power, or something in between, the Regal has got you covered. Each comes loaded with personal technologies and safety features. The combination of performance, luxury, and efficiency is completely up to you. And yes, you can certainly have all three.

2013 Buick Regal

No matter the engine, the 2013 Regal takes on a coupe-like stance, stunning and sporty. The tight wheel-to-body ratio hints at the performance inside, and the sculpted body-side details and integrated spoiler provides an aerodynamic profile that cuts through wind like a hot knife through butter. Combined with four-wheel independent suspension, this is sports luxury you can feel. Heated front seats with three temperature settings and a leather-wrapped steering wheel come standard. And the Driver Information Center (DIC) provides crucial vehicle info, a compass, trip computer, and displays Turn-by-Turn Navigation prompts provided by OnStar.

2013 Buick Regal

In addition to these standard features, the ECOTEC 2.4L with eAssist delivers an impressive 25 city/36 highway mpg at 182 horsepower. Cutting edge fuel saving technology allows excellent fuel economy without sacrificing performance. eAssist uses an electric motor-generator to convert the forward momentum of the vehicle into usable energy, storing it in the 115V lithium-ion battery. This improves fuel economy by up to 25% while providing up to 15 additional horsepower at highway speeds. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) optimizes engine breathing by adjusting valve timing at lower rpm for improved engine response and greater torque delivery. When coming to a stop, Regenerative Braking captures energy otherwise lost, and powers the radio, climate control, and other accessories while the engine operates in Auto Stop mode.

2013 Buick Regal

For a bit of extra oomph, the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder brings the horsepower up to 220 and still delivers 20 city/32 highway mpg in manual transmission. The engine’s turbocharging technology creates up to 20 psi of boost with peak torque at just 2000 rpm. This kind of acceleration and efficiency together is, in a word, unexpected. The VVT is carried over from its fuel-saving little brother, and adds Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI), which creates more power from less fuel. By directly injecting fuel into the combustion chamber, the resulting higher compression ratio increases efficiency, horsepower, and reduces cold-start emissions by up to 25%.

2013 Buick Regal

For those of you that want maximum power in a luxury sport sedan, look towards the high-output 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder. Available in the GS model, the most powerful Regal ever offers exhilarating handling and racing-inspired appointments. The ASIN Warner 6-speed transmission is available in automatic or manual, and the HiPer Strut front suspension provides superior handling at speed. Here is a luxury sedan that doesn’t shy from the spotlight—large Brembo front brakes and up to 20” wheels are anything but subtle.

For fuel efficiency, pure power, or something in between, the 2013 Buick Regal has you covered.

Introducing the 2014 Buick LaCrosse

April 9th, 2013 in News

2014 Buick LaCrosse

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is sculpted luxury, artistry flowing through every sloping curve and fascia. Signature chrome accents and the waterfall grill are distinctly Buick, but the 2014 LaCrosse brings unprecedented levels of luxury and refinement to the brand.
The available Ultra Luxury Interior Package is offered in four interior color and trim combinations, such as cashmere and cocoa. Real ash wood and semi-aniline leather seats provide superior aesthetics and durability at once. Over contoured edges, the cool blue ambient lighting meets the warm wood tones in the console and doors. The rear seating boasts the same luxury standard, and offers more leg room than the Lexus ES350, Acura TL, and Infiniti G37 sedans.

2014 Buick LaCrosse
By utilizing advanced eAssist technology, the 2014 LaCrosse is capable of 36 mpg on the highway, which makes it the most fuel-efficient sedan in its class. eAssist automatically switches seamlessly between gas and battery power while driving, and converts forward momentum into energy while braking. A power flow display shows exactly which systems are engaged when, but the thing you’ll likely notice most is how much less time you’re wasting at the pump.

2014 Buick LaCrosse
The redesigned central instrument panel is more concise and features the next-generation IntelliLink system. With an eight-inch color touch screen that allows swipe navigation, it can be customized exactly how you see fit. Store up to 60 favorites, which could be anything from radio stations, phone contacts, vehicle information, or navigation destinations. Bluetooth connectivity and voice commands keep your eyes on the road.

2014 Buick LaCrosse
Standard safety technology from front bumper to rear keeps you and your passengers safe in dangerous conditions. HID headlamps are subtle in appearance but powerful in use, increasing visibility at night and during inclement weather. The blind zone alert system uses radar to detect oncoming vehicles, and displays an indicator in your side view mirror so you know they’re coming. StabiliTrak and full-time traction control helps you make sure the vehicle stays in the steered path, even when the road is a less than ideal one. The safety cage has high strength steel for increased crash protection and advanced airbag technology throughout the cabin. The 2013 LaCrosse was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the 2014 is even safer.

IntelliLink. The Luxury of Seamless Connectivity.

March 12th, 2013 in News


IntelliLinkIn the infotainment arms race, there is only one clear leader—IntelliLink, found standard in Buick’s 2013 lineup. Its crystal clear 7-inch color touch display can be customized to show anything from vital engine statistics, album art for the track you’re cruising to, or the smiling face of the person you’re wrapped up in conversation with. IntelliLink brings connectivity to the forefront while helping you stay focused on the road.

From defensive drivers to race car drivers, all agree—you simply can’t beat the control afforded by having two hands on the wheel. So when it comes to controlling all the options the modern vehicle allows the driver, using your voice is the safest (see also: fastest) way to go. And while many cars boast voice recognition, few boast doing it well. IntelliLink’s voice recognition is so accurate it feels more like having a conversation than giving a command. If you’ve ever found yourself furiously repeating the same command over and over, or getting sent to the same sushi restaurant every time you try call your brother, you’d probably agree there isn’t any added safety in screaming at poor voice recognition. IntelliLink gets it right the first time, keeping your hands on the wheel instead of balled up and shaking through the cabin space.

Connecting a smartphone to a vehicle via Bluetooth is supposed to be a pretty straightforward process—just pair and go. If only this were the case. Some vehicles make pairing difficult, buried under settings and options. Or vehicles that connect easily, but can’t or won’t access your contact list automatically. You’re stuck entering them one by one, or more likely, never at all. And even vehicles that manage to download your contacts successfully will oftentimes keep them there, saving all your numbers like a creepy old flame. With IntelliLink, you’re two easy touches away from being synced, and your contacts are downloaded automatically. Disconnect, and your contacts go with you. The way it should be.

Audio connectivity has come a long way since AM radio was first introduced, and IntelliLink elevates the driving-listening experience further than ever before by including personalization features not found in any other infotainment system. The choice of Pandora internet radio (complete with voice recognition), SiriusXM satellite radio, and Stitcher SmartRadio offers a selection complete enough for any and every taste in music. And between streaming over Bluetooth and built-in USB connectivity, if someone has some form of digital music in your vehicle, chances are it’s going to play. All new for 2013 is the option to choose “More Like This” when playing from your device. IntelliLink will automatically create a random playlist based on the song you chose, as what could also be considered your own personal disc jockey. If you think giving your car a name just became that much more appropriate, you’re not alone.

IntelliLink. The luxury of seamless connectivity.

2013 Buick Verano Turbo

February 3rd, 2013 in News

2013 Buick Verano Turbo

2013 Buick Verano TurboWho says you can’t mix business with pleasure? The 2013 Verano T provides the style and sophistication expected in a compact luxury sedan—but under the hood lies 250 horsepower turbocharged poised and ready for all the fun that happens off the clock. With a zero to sixty time of six seconds, you’d better have a lid on that espresso.

The Verano is all about big luxury in a small package. Remote starting the vehicle brings the interior to life, automatically adjusting the temperature inside before you enter the vehicle. Premium soft touch materials and wood accents give the cabin the unmistakable comfort Buick provides. The attention to detail can be found in every inch and storage compartment. On finger-numbing mornings, heated leather seats automatically activate, and the heated leather-wrapped steering wheel keeps the cumbersome gloves at bay.

2013 Buick Verano TurboSubtle cues, like the understated “T” badge or chrome tipped dual exhaust set the Verano T apart from the standard Verano trim packages, which are already feature rich in true Buick fashion. QuietTuning technology muffles undesirable sound with sound dampeners placed throughout the frame. Combined with Bose Active noise cancelling technology, engine and road noise are all but eliminated. In the standard Verano, this makes for a smooth, comfortable ride. In the Verano T, the extra power makes the ride simply exhilarating. An impeccable union of speed and sound.

In a non-turbocharged Verano, the naturally aspirated 2.4L produces 180 horsepower. In the Verano T, a turbocharged 2.0L produces 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, shaving a full two seconds from the time to 60 mph. Minor tweaks to the steering and suspension help channel the extra power provided by the turbocharged engine, but the Verano T is most notable for the lack of noisy features often paired with powerful 2013 Buick Verano Turboturbocharged vehicles. This is turbo with subtlety—overly aggressive air intakes and super sport tires simply don’t belong here. This is a car with identity, a truly powerful compact sedan that would rather show than tell.

You don’t have to be on a diet to eat healthy. Or exercise every day to stay in shape. And you certainly don’t have to drive a sports car to drive sporty.

One part luxury, one part sport, one hundred percent Verano T.

Buick Quiet Tuning Technology

January 13th, 2013 in News

Buick Quiet Tuning

Buick Quiet TuningIt’s easy to focus on the visual appeal inside a car, but it’s perhaps less common to consider the acoustic appeal in the same way. After all, cars can be pretty noisy. Engines, wind noise, road noise… all sounds we’ve grown used to over time. Buick’s QuietTuning technology sets out to change that. Innovative sound-dampening features, combined with Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology, provide a ride that sounds unlike any other, and debuts in the Buick Encore for 2013.

Active Noise Cancellation uses small microphones that measure and analyze incoming sound, then projects counteracting sound waves through the speakers. Unwanted engine noise is all but eliminated, while pleasant sounds are allowed to pass through. The result is a muted, luxurious driving experience that will still engage your senses. Best of all is that the QuietTuning technology comes standard in all Encores, even those without the optional Bose surround sound system installed.

Buick Quiet TuningElsewhere in the vehicle, Buick has taken measures to eliminate unnecessary noise. Aerodynamic changes based on thousands of hours in wind tunnels have created a smooth profile for the Encore. Engine components such as the alternator are silenced, and sound dampening materials can be found just about everywhere: under the hood, in the cabin, and around the wheels. The windshield is acoustically laminated, and the side windows are made from a thicker 5mm glass. Even the tires are specifically chosen for their ability to keep the noise down. From the ground up, QuietTuning in the Encore’s design adds a pleasant soundtrack to an already luxurious ride.

With an MSRP of $24,950, driving away in a Buick has never sounded this good. Test drive a 2013 Encore and hear it for yourself. Because hearing is believing.

Introducing the 2013 Buick Verano

December 3rd, 2012 in News

2013 Buick Verano

Big luxury. Small Package. Introducing the 2013 Buick Verano.

Just because a car gets great mileage shouldn’t mean it has to be stripped of amenities that make driving a pleasure. In the 2013 Buick Verano, there are simply no compromises when it comes to the little things that make you truly love driving your vehicle. These are the little things Buick has perfected over generations of automobiles. Things like QuietTuning technology, which is so effective you’ll hear yourself wondering where the road noise went.

The signature black chrome waterfall grille announces the 2013 Verano’s entry anywhere. It’s that unmistakable smile that only comes with confidence. No surprise, really— a car as good looking as this one has plenty of reasons to be confident. Chrome, calligraphy-like accents bring out the elegant body lines, and chrome tipped dual exhaust outlets leave a lasting impression. On 18” forged alloy wheels, the Verano is quite simply the tallest, most handsome car in its class.

Think fine jewelry. When you see an exquisite box, you know what’s inside is bound to be something really special. From the moment you open the door, telltale Buick luxury simply sets the 2013 Verano apart from its competition. Premium materials showcase the craftsmanship put into each and every vehicle we make. Front and center is the IntelliLink control panel, the modern extension of the classic instrument panel. Whether you’re using voice activated Bluetooth connectivity or Pandora internet radio, the IntelliLink system makes the Verano’s array of technologies easily accessible. Include the available 9-speaker Bose Premium audio system, put in your favorite album, and sit back—this is one ride we know you’ll enjoy.

In addition to great looks, 2013 brings speed in the form on the all-new Verano Turbo. With a 250-hp four-cylinder turbocharged engine, going 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds simply doesn’t get any better than this. Of course, speed is useless without proper handling, so Stabilitrak and Full-function Traction Control keep you connected to the road. Combined with the lighter weight being a compact car brings to the table, the Verano is, quite simply, luxury driving made fun.

For $199 a month on our current two-year lease offer, enjoying the comforts Buick has to offer has become easier than ever. That includes two years of maintenance, OnStar, SiriusXM, and 24,000 miles of driving in luxury Buick bliss. Just $2,119 due at signing. Take advantage of this amazing offer before you’re left behind, staring at someone else’s chrome-tipped exhaust pipes.

2013 Buick Enclave

November 19th, 2012 in News

2013 Buick Enclave

The 2013 Buick Enclave. Many have imitated. None have succeeded.

Since its debut, the Enclave has seen its share of copycat vehicles. But when it comes to full-size three-row crossovers, nobody does it better than the original—the Buick Enclave. Now five years in production, the 2013 edition combines classic luxury with contemporary innovation, cementing its legacy as the cutting edge crossover vehicle.

On the outside, the big grille and LED accent lights announce its bold entrance into any street or showroom. But on the inside, the Enclave has received a complete makeover. New trim and soft-touch materials line the cabin, with unmistakably Buick luxury throughout. A mahogany trim steering wheel meets chrome accents and exposed stitching on leather, with four interior color options. One such option is the Cocoa leather with wood-toned accents, a smooth blend of form and function you won’t find anywhere else. Ambient blue lighting illuminates the new technology features. Every 2013 Enclave comes with a standard rearview camera system, HD and satellite radio, and IntelliLink. With IntelliLink voice-controlled connectivity, you can easily control all the Enclave’s features hands-free. You can even use our myBuick smartphone app to lock or unlock your vehicle. You know, just in case your keys decided they wanted to hang out inside for a bit.

The first crossover to feature three row capacity, the Buick Enclave still reigns as the leader in this versatile category. Flexible seating options make it roomy enough for eight, with SmartSlide technology that allows convenient one handed access to the third row. Or fold the seats down for a total of 115 cubic feet of storage, which is more than the competition, and plenty of space for any job.

Power meets finesse when it comes to the Enclave’s performance. We kept the 3.6 liter V-6, pushing 288-hp, but optimized it with a Hydra-Matic six speed automatic transmission, making shifts smoother. New dual flow dampers in the suspension system minimize impact, noise, and vibrations on any driving surface. Combined with available All Wheel Drive, the Enclave stands out as a vehicle matched for any situation in any environment.

In 2012, The Enclave received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA in addition to IIHS Top Safety Pick status. For 2013, the Enclave improves on a winning formula, keeping the safety of all passengers at the forefront. As another safety industry first, the 2013 edition introduces a new front center airbag, which helps protect front occupants in a side impact, a side blind zone alert system, and a rear cross traffic alert system, in addition to the features that made the 2012 edition such a safe ride.

It’s really no surprise that the Buick Enclave has a long line of followers—each year it evolves, improving on everything it already does the best. Drive the 2013 Buick Enclave, and rest assured that imitation is only the highest form of flattery.

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