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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.

The 2014 GMC Acadia places professional grade versatility in your hands.

September 14th, 2013 in GMC, News

2014 GMC Acadia

Seating for up to eight passengers and class leading cargo space are easily customizable through GM’s exclusive Smart Slide seating technology. With a single pull of a lever, the second-row seat cushions flip up while the seatbacks slide forward, maximizing the space available. Or slide the entire second row forward or backward to accommodate taller passengers with increased legroom. Cargo space behind the third row measures in at an impressive 24.1 cubic feet, or you can maximize cargo space to access the Acadia’s 116.1 cubic feet. No matter the configuration, you’re getting the best in its class.

2014 GMC Acadia

The open feel in the Acadia’s interior starts at the dashboard, with its “low-and-away” instrument panel. Soft-touch materials with French stitching adds a custom tailored look, and red ambient light illuminates the dashboard and aluminum accents. Touch activated climate control and four-way adjustable headrests ensure comfort for the driver and passenger in eight-way adjustable seats. New to 2014 are two USB ports on the back of the center console, easily accessible for second-row passengers.

When it comes to the Acadia’s distinctive exterior styling, it’s all about the details. The new three-bar grille and signature LED daytime running lamps provide form and function, and finer touches like the standard chrome door handles prove no detail was ignored. Wrap-around glass on the rear fascia is topped with a small spoiler, streamlining the body into a sleek and confident stance. That leaves you with the choice of bold 18-inch or 19-inch wheels, or up to 20-inch with the Denali trim package.

2014 GMC Acadia

The 2014 Acadia is available in SLE (with SLE-1 and SLE-2 trims), the SLT (with SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims) and the Denali models. The 3.6L V-6 VVT engine, utilizing direct injection technology, optimizes performance and fuel economy. It’s paired with Acadia’s fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission to help give FWD models an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway. For those in more precarious driving conditions, an All-wheel drive system is available. And if all that cargo space simply isn’t enough, the Acadia can pull up to 5,200 pounds in tow.

2014 GMC Acadia

New safety features in the 2014 Acadia build on its already stellar track record in safety ratings. Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning make use of a windshield-mounted high definition camera to send audio and visual cues when another vehicle approaches too quickly, or when unintentionally changing lanes. The camera technology was recently named a “Top Ten Tech Breakthrough of 2012” by Popular Mechanics. When combined with Side Blind Zone Alert and Cross Traffic Alert, the Acadia essentially creates a protective radar that keeps you and your passengers safe from every angle.

If you need a professional grade vehicle that can confidently handle any situation, look no further than the 2014 GMC Acadia.

2014 GMC Sierra Comparison

June 20th, 2013 in News

2014 GMC Sierra Towing

When it comes to trailering, it’s pretty clear who’s in front. In the full-size pickup department, that would be the 2014 GMC Sierra. The honor belongs to the 6.2L V-8 Sierra Denali, boasting a massive 12,000-pound towing capacity, 420 horsepower, and 450 pound-feet of torque.

2014 GMC Sierra Towing

Even without stepping up to the 6.2L engine, the smaller 5.3L V-8 engine still outclasses the competition. The Sierra 5.3L EcoTec V-8 has a max trailering rating of 11,500 pounds, with an SAE certified 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than all of the competitors’ most powerful trucks, while using less fuel in the process. Ford’s largest truck, the 6.2L V-8, is rated at 11,300 pounds, The Ram 5.7L Hemi V8 at 10,450 pounds, and the Toyota Tundra 5.7L V-8 comes in at 10,400. But let’s compare apples to apples—Ford’s 5.0L V-8 is rated at 10,000 pounds, and the Ram 4.7L V-8 only 7,700 pounds. The GMC Sierra is professional grade, a step above the competition.

2014 GMC Sierra Towing

Our engineers worked hard to increase stability to give you the confidence you need for high level trailering. Hook up an empty trailer or boat, and you’ll barely notice it’s there. New wheels and higher specification tires with stiffer sidewalls reduce wobble under load, and a bevy of assistive technologies that aid everything from acceleration, safety, and braking. Hill Start Assist automatically engages the Sierra’s brakes for 1.5 seconds or until the gas pedal is pressed. By simply pressing a button on the shift lever, the driver can active Tow/Haul Mode, which modifies the standard six-speed transmission. In this mode, shift points are higher under acceleration for additional power, while engine braking is engaged earlier during downshifts. Trailer Grade Braking efficiently slows the vehicle by downshifting the engine automatically when the brakes are applied lightly. As a result, disc brake rotor temperatures are reduced by as much as 100 degrees Celsius during a braking event. Advanced drivers who want full control during trailering can utilize TapShift (which deactivates Trailer Grade Braking).

Boats, horses, Airstreams, get ready. Just remember the 55 mph speed limit for trailering vehicles.

2014 GMC Sierra Towing

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

May 24th, 2013 in News

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

Two premium upgrade options are new to the 2013 GMC Terrain: the Denali trim package and a 3.6L V-6 rated at 301 horsepower. Well, make that three options—you could get both.
There isn’t much subtlety to the Denali trim. The signature chrome grill is anything but shy, and exclusive 19” wheels accurately reflect the longing stares and dropped jaws of onlookers. Inside the cabin, contrast stitched leather with the embossed Denali logo and wood trim accents create a premium look and feel. Soft touch materials run throughout the dash and doors, with accent lighting showing off the meticulous details. Innovative safety features Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Side Blind Zone Alert use small visual and audible cues to let you know where potential dangers are, giving you the time to react accordingly and keep the chrome unscathed. And Rear Cross Traffic Alert will let you know when a gaping onlooker creeps up for a closer look.

2013 GMC Terrain Denali
For an extra kick in engine power, The 3.6L V-6 is rated at 301 horsepower and manages 24 mpg on the highway. With 14 percent more horsepower and 22 percent more torque, noticeable gains in acceleration clearly set it apart from its 3.0L predecessor. The upgraded engine makes the Terrain Denali is capable of 6.7 second zero to sixty times. It’s equipped with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), perfect for high-power, low-speed situations like trailering or steep inclines. The Direct Injection system injects fuel at over 2000 psi, ensuring an even mixture in the compression chamber.
The GMC Terrain Denali the rugged crossover full of big ideas. The longest wheelbase in its class allows for the head room and leg room of a full size SUV, without the extra weight. MultiFlex seating slides 8 inches back for best-in-class rear passenger leg room, or all the way up for 31.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Folded down, the cargo space shoots up to 64 cubic feet, plenty of space for big boxes or bulky furniture.
While the Terrain comes nicely equipped from the factory (the sunroof is standard), there’s a certain beauty to adding premium features to professional grade. The 2013 GMC Terrain Denali has everything—power, capability, and luxury all in one.

The Strongest Truck on the Block also Takes the Least Fuel.

April 9th, 2013 in News

2014 GMC Sierra

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 not only provides best-in-class durability and capability, it’s also the clear leader in fuel economy. The EcoTec engine has experience gained from millions of trucks and billions of real-world customer miles. In the GMC Sierra 1500, the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine (preferred by 3 out of 4 GMC owners) achieves 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. That’s 2 mpg higher than a 2013 Ford V8, 3 mpg higher than a Ram V8, and even bests the Ford F-150 EcoBoost V-6.

Direct injection (as opposed to port injection) sprays fuel directly into the combustion chamber, allowing for a higher compression ratio and improving power, efficiency, and reducing emissions all at once. Continuously variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation control how and how many cylinders are used, depending on the load. These fuel saving technologies are seamlessly integrated with the capable powerhouse in the engine bay. With 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque at 4100 rpm, the 5.3L V-8 offers class-leading towing capacity of 11,500 pounds, even besting Ford’s biggest 6.2L. That’s like towing a trailer with a pair of rhinos, just because you can. Also available are a 4.3L V-6 and 6.2L V-8 for those seeking a more efficiency or power, respectively.

2014 GMC Sierra Fuel Economy

Other improvements from the 2013 edition include DuraLife brake rotors, unique for its Ferritic Nitro-carburizing technology, which significantly reduces rust build up. This technology has been used on GM motors for years, and it’s finally made its way to safe external application. Brakes rotors stay shiny and new, even through their extended lifespan without corrosion. A CornerStep rear bumper allows easy truck bed access, and a 4.2 inch radio display displays artist names and song titles and audio settings. MSRP for the standard GMC Sierra 1500 4.3L model starts at $25,085, with the 5.3L V-8 as an option for $895. Each includes Pro Grade Protection, five-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. Oh, and the first two years (or 24,000 miles) of scheduled maintenance is on us. GMC is confident in its craftsmanship—you simply won’t find this kind of coverage in the competition.

2014 GMC Sierra Fuel Economy
On paper, the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 can’t be beat. Come see for yourself what it takes to be called professional grade.

EPA fuel economy estimates, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines.

2014 GMC Sierra Fuel Economy

Maximum available towing ratings, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines

2014 GMC Sierra Fuel Economy

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.

Take a Look Inside the 2014 GMC Sierra

March 12th, 2013 in News

2014 GMC Sierra Interior

2014 GMC Sierra InteriorTake a look inside a GMC Sierra to see the heart and soul of a professional-grade performance truck. Everything has a place and purpose, and the driver-oriented instrumentation gives a confident sense of control.

Having a double duty glove box means more than having extra space. It’s a reflection on versatility, a small reminder than every detail is carefully crafted and placed with the driver in mind. The buttons are big enough to be used with work gloves, yet seamlessly arranged in the center stack. Choose from a well-equipped standard set of features, or customize your own truck by adding premium features like dual zone climate control, rear vision camera built in to the rearview mirror, or steering wheel mounted controls. Available options let you build the truck you want, without having to pay for anything you don’t need.

2014 GMC Sierra InteriorThe Denali trim package adds the ultimate in luxury and comfort to the powerfully equipped Sierra, with perforated leather seats, soft touch materials throughout the cabin, brushed metal and wood grain accents, and a heated, leather wrapped steering wheel. A premium sound package provided by Bose features SurroundStage signal processing and AudioPilot noise compensation, which makes everything sound crystal clear when the engine is working hard. And a dynamic 7” color touch navigation display can guide you home, should you ever need it.

Step inside a GMC Sierra, and see the professional-grade soul of a GMC truck.

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

February 3rd, 2013 in News

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

There’s a certain feeling owners of the 2013 Acadia Denali share: confidence. It’s a feeling that begins when you remote start the car, activating the automatic climate control while you make a coffee to go, prepare lunch, find the kids, or all of the above. By the time you’re ready, so is the Denali. Nestled in the driver’s seat, you’re confident that the Acadia Denali doesn’t just tackle the day—it does it better than anyone in its class.

This car will move you. And up to eight passengers. True craftsmanship isn’t just seen—it’s felt, and can only be developed over generations of car making. Inside the cabin, you’re surrounded by soft touch material: throughout the dashboard, door panels, and center console. Warm ambient lighting adds to the natural light streaming in from Dual-Skyscape sunroof, reflecting off of the aluminum trim accents. Real stitching on the instrument panel and leather seats shows the impeccable attention to detail. Every stitch, like every other component in the vehicle, has been expertly sewn to create a synthesis of parts, all working together in unison to provide the quintessential crossover experience. It only gets even better as you bring the 3.6L V6 engine to life, and witness the smooth and quiet ride the Acadia delivers, thanks to noise –dampening materials hidden everywhere from the engine bay to the rear panels. The transmission shifts seamlessly between gears, and hydraulic power steering variable effort feels smooth and effortless.

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

The Acadia’s bold, clean lines reflect a sense of professionalism. Sharp HID headlamps with LED accents increase visibility during all times of the day and night, and projector beam fog lamps help in inclement weather. Of course, if that doesn’t get their attention, all new 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels will. Stunning in sunlight, sleek at night. The Acadia Denali’s exterior is all about the seamless integration of form and function. Find the tow hitch discreetly hidden, giving the exterior clean lines but remaining easily accessible. Or take a look at the glass-to-glass tailgate corner, a slick design detail with a secret—underneath the glass is a unitized body fortified by high-strength steel. Sure, the Acadia Denali boasts clean lines and a bold look, but it also provides the strength and security you need to feel confident behind the wheel. The 2013 Acadia is bigger, bolder, and better, and appearances are just the beginning.

It’s not enough to simply look good—we just wouldn’t have it any other way. Functionality is everything in a crossover vehicle, and the 2013 Acadia Denali takes this idea further than any other vehicle by allowing customization every step of the way. For seven passenger capacity, choose a second row of captain’s seats, or to maximize capacity at eight passengers, choose the split bench seat. Either way, SmartSlide allows easy access to the third row, and a number of cargo space options become immediately available. Fold one seat down (or part of the bench) down to combine cargo and passenger space, or fold them all down for ultimate cargo capacity. We’re talking about a maximum of 116.1 cubic feet of cargo room, enough space for the biggest box you’d ever want to load or unload. The driver and front passenger both have eight-way adjustable power seats, each with two memory settings, and four-way adjustable headrests. Sit exactly how you like to, every single time. Three distinct climate zones (front, passenger, and rear) allow everyone to be comfortable no matter the preference. That means less time arguing over the thermostat (see also: never arguing over it again) and more time enjoying the Bose surround sound. By not only providing the essential components to make daily tasks easier, but also the ability to customize each component to the driver’s and passengers’ unique tastes, the Acadia Denali raises the bar in comfort and convenience.

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

Controlling the Acadia Denali’s array of technology features is easy: just tell it what to do. The IntelliLink control panel can effortlessly make a phone call, find a location on GPS, or play a specific radio station by simply listening to you. Additional controls on the steering wheel and touch screen give you the flexibility you need, when you need it. Smartphone connectivity through Bluetooth synchronizes without a hitch, and there’s even a compartment in the dashboard with USB port. A heads-up display projects information onto the dashboard, such as your current speed or vehicle settings, so that you can keep your eyes on the road. Backseat passengers can enjoy a DVD entertainment system, or plug in their own electronics in the A/V and power ports. Vacationing with children (even the fully grown adult kind) has never been this easy.

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

Confidence of a different sort comes from the level of safety in the Acadia Denali. Have a little fun—shock your friends and family by closing the rear lift gate on your hand. Automatic sensors disengage the clutch, and your hand miraculously comes out unscathed. Same for the driver side window, a potential finger-saver. Even the location of the battery, centrally under the 2nd row seating, protects it from nasty collisions, allowing use in a possibly critical situation. In the engine bay, every connection is triple-sealed to keep components working correctly, even in the worst weather conditions. But these are all small details, simply rounding out the overall safety the Acadia provides before, during, and after a collision.

Let’s start with the before. Backing up is easy with the IntelliLink display, which indicates visually and audibly how close you are to objects. It alerts you when some crazed individual drives through the grocery store parking lot in the wrong direction—it happens, so we addressed it. Blind zone alerts, through small LEDs in the side mirrors and warning tones, help eliminate minor accidents when changing lanes. The tire pressure monitoring system doesn’t just tell you a tire is low—it tells you which one, and by how much. You can even access this kind of information through the OnStar app for smartphones, so you’ll know even before you’re behind the wheel. When the roads are slippery or uneven, antilock brakes and StabiliTrak (registered) keep you in control of your vehicle.

Yet preventive measures and technology can only do so much. In the event of a collision, the Acadia’s safety cage made from high strength steel keeps the driver and any passengers safe, while crush zones in the front and rear absorb the energy from the impact. An industry-first addition of the front-center airbag protects the driver and passenger from colliding into one another in a side impact collision. Headrests move forward automatically to help prevent whiplash, and pretensioners in the seatbelts minimize forward movement. Simply getting five stars isn’t enough. This is the Acadia Denali, where safety innovation goes beyond maintaining a high safety rating.

After an accident, the OnStar service kicks in, powered by the Acadia’s centrally located battery. Crucial, life-saving information is automatically relayed to emergency responders, including the car’s location, the direction and number of impacts, and rollover status. These details can make all the difference when the first responders arrive. With additional features like Remote Ignition Block to stop thieves, remote door unlock for those “whoops” moments (not you, no, never you), and roadside assistance, the value of OnStar becomes pretty clear.

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

When you look at the competition, they simply don’t stack up. Let’s take a look at the Honda Pilot. Sure, they’ve addressed the noisy ride in previous models, and improved the fuel economy for 2013. However, you can say goodbye to engine responsiveness, interior refinement, remote start, or easy access to the third row. In terms of safety, the Pilot scored “Good” for frontal and side-impact crashes, but only “Marginal” in the roof-strength test. Now, the Ford Explorer. It’s lighter and roomier than its predecessors, sure, but how does it do against the Acadia Denali? For starters, you can say goodbye to the eighth passenger and the standard power lift gate. You can also say hello to the Sync system, but we’re not so sure it will understand you the first time.

Where does confidence come from? For us, it comes from making the right decisions. From using the strongest steel. From innovating the latest technology. From finding the right balance of power and efficiency, of form and function.

We’re confident in the 2013 Acadia Denali. Are you?

GMC Pro Grade Protection - The Industry’s Best Pickup Coverage

February 3rd, 2013 in News

GMC Pro Grade CoverageGMC Pro Grade ProtectionOn the fence about purchasing a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500? There has never been a better time to make the leap. Introducing GMC Pro Grade Protection, the industry’s best pickup coverage on 2013 Sierra 1500s.

2 Years/24,000 Miles of Scheduled Maintenance that includes

•Oil & Filter Service

•Tire Rotation

•Multipoint Inspection

3-Year/36,000-Mile Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty

•GMC backs your new vehicle with its no-deductible, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

5-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty

•All GMC light-duty vehicles come with a fully transferable, no-deductible 5-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. See dealer for details.

Come in today and check out our selection of 2013 GMC Sierra 1500s. With such great offers, your only worry will be deciding on a color.

The 2014 GMC Sierra. A leather-wrapped fist in the wind.

January 13th, 2013 in News

2014 GMC Sierra

2014 GMC SierraStrong. Refined. When it comes to balancing power with sophistication, no truck does it better than the Sierra. That’s because GMC owners know that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right. When we designed the 2014 GMC Sierra, we kept the needs of our fellow drivers in the forefront, creating innovative solutions for the daily needs of truck owners while including the performance and polish the GMC line is known for. As a result, the 2014 Sierra not only offers more power and efficiency than ever before—it also offers the longest list of standard features ever for a full-size GMC pickup. We’re ready for you.

The interior features are bigger, bolder, and smarter. Control panels and buttons are large enough to be operated with work gloves on, the instrument panel is tall and easy visible, and premium materials integrate the cabin into a cohesive and expertly crafted interior. A standard center 2014 GMC Sierrainstrument cluster displays vehicle status, a trip computer, radio, and navigation, and an available IntelliLink system takes the control panel to the next level with a larger screen, Bluetooth, Pandora, and map displays. The system can be operated via voice command, letting you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. There are also discreet compartments large enough for laptops, with connectivity options, and an available 110-volt outlet, five USB ports, four 12-volt outlets, and an SD card slot. A suite of Driver Alert Technology is available for the Sierra, including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and the first-ever Driver Alert Seat. Potential dangers, like a driver approaching too quickly, trigger vibrations on the side of the driver’s seat that the danger is approaching from. We’ve combined comfort, safety, space, and technology into an unprecedented standard for truck interiors in the light duty class.

Also new to the 2014 Sierra are front-hinged doors on extended cab 2014 GMC Sierramodels, eliminating the need for the front door to be open when passengers are entering or exiting the rear. In addition, crew cab models now have two available bed sizes, the current 5’8” and the larger 6’6” size. Corner steps on the rear bumpers allow easy access whether the tailgate is up or down, and movable tie downs can be placed in nine different locations and bear a 500-lb load. Simply put, you’ll find innovative form and function in every inch of this truck.

Underneath the hood, the 2014 Sierra comes in a new line of engines, boasting increased power, torque, and fuel efficiency all at once. The EcoTec3 engine family combines direct injection, continuously variable valve timing, and active fuel management, which allows the engine to seamlessly switch to four cylinder operation during light loads to save on fuel. Three available configurations ensure your Sierra is perfectly tailored to your needs. The 4.3L V6 offers improved torque and fuel efficiency, the 5.3L 2014 GMC SierraV8 offers balance and flexibility, and the 6.2L V8 offers unprecedented capability while still retaining the seamless fuel saving technology.

Truck owners around the world turn to GMC owners for advice for a reason. The 2014 GMC Sierra offers the next generation of expertise in the industry.

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