2008 Buick Lucerne

Overview

Buick Lucerne is sophisticated and refined. It combines high levels of luxury, power and advanced safety technologies with an astonishingly quiet and beautiful interior. Lucerne offers spacious accommodations for five or six along with the refinement and premium features reserved for only the finest luxury automobiles. For 2008, Lucerne continues to appeal to a broad luxury-minded audience with the CX, CXL and CXS models.

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Top Ten Features

  • 1. Northstar DOHC 4.6L V8 engine This powerful, proven and technologically advanced 32-valve engine gives Lucerne CXS a level of refinement and sophistication on par with any luxury vehicle on the road.
  • 2. QuietTuning Lucerne benefits from Buick’s exclusive and all-encompassing approach to creating a quiet cabin by reducing, blocking and absorbing noise. The result is a hushed, premium driving experience.
  • 3. StabiliTrak Stability Control with Brake Assist - StabiliTrak modulates the brakes and/or reduces power to help the driver maintain control. If emergency braking is sensed, braking is optimized at each wheel. Standard on CXS and available on CX and CXL.
  • 4. Advanced safety technologies - Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert help drivers avoid collisions caused by an inadvertent lane change or by colliding with another vehicle in the side blind spot while changing lanes. Lucerne also comes with six standard air bags.
  • 5. Magnetic Ride Control Magnetic Ride Control provides continuously variable real-time damping. It delivers exceptional responsiveness, driver control and increased tire contact with the road, while also providing a smooth, refined ride.
  • 6. Craftsmanship Available leatherappointed seating surfaces feature crafted French-seam stitching. Rich wood finishes and chrome accents are used throughout the interior. Close tolerances and tight surface-to-surface relationships demonstrate Lucerne’s precise approach to quality.
  • 7. Entertainment and touch-screen navigation technology All Lucerne audio systems come with MP3, an auxiliary input jack for peripheral devices like iPods1 and XM Satellite Radio. A 9-speaker, 280-watt harman/kardon audio system is also available. Touch-screen navigation radio is available on Lucerne CXL and CXS.
  • 8. Luxury - Heated and cooled front seats, heated washer fluid, RainSense wipers and a heated steering wheel are just a few of the available advanced technology features that make Lucerne even more luxurious.
  • 9. OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation OnStar’s Directions & Connections Plan is standard and provides access to OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Just press the OnStar button and tell the advisor where you want to go. A route will be created and sent to the vehicle. From there, automated directions will play back through the audio system, guiding you along your route until you reach your destination.
  • 10. Comprehensive warranties - A 4-year/ 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper new vehicle warranty and a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty offer Buick owners added peace of mind. The powertrain warranty also includes courtesy transportation and 24-hour roadside assistance coverage.

Power & Handling

  • 3.8L V6 SFI engine Lucerne CX and CXL are equipped with the most proven engine in GM’s inventory. The 3.8L V6 has an outstanding record for performance and reliability. Standard Electronic Throttle Control allows the engine to respond precisely to driver commands. The 3.8L V6 also has a Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle rating. - 197 hp @ 5200 rpm. - 227 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm.
  • Northstar DOHC 4.6L V8 engine This premium, aluminum 32-valve dual overhead cam V8 is recognized for its technological refinement, precision and quick launch capability. Variable Valve Timing for the engine’s intake and exhaust valves offers flexibility, fuel economy and reduced emissions. The engine is specially tuned for Lucerne. Standard on CXS. - 275 hp @ 6000 rpm. - 295 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
  • QuietTuning enhancements Refinements and acoustic treatments enhance the quiet operation of Lucerne’s engines. To help reduce engine vibrations from resonating throughout the vehicle, engineers have utilized a doubleisolated powertrain mounting system.
  • Hydra-Matic 4T65 4-speed automatic transmission The electronically controlled Hydra-Matic 4T65 is paired with Lucerne’s 3.8L V6. It features advanced calibration logic. This technology provides smooth takeoffs, impressive acceleration, precise shifting and optimum fuel economy.
  • Hydra-Matic 4T80 4-speed automatic transmission Mated with the Northstar 4.6L V8, the transmission provides smooth shifting, enhanced fuel economy and minimal noise and vibration characteristics.
  • Fuel economy 2008 GM estimated fuel economy ratings: 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway (CX and CXL 3.8L V6). 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway (CXS Northstar 4.6L V8).
  • 4-wheel independent suspension Lucerne’s 4-wheel independent suspension lets each wheel react to road inputs individually. The result is a combination of impressive performance blended with the smooth-riding characteristics of a luxury sedan.
  • Front suspension MacPherson strut coil-over-spring design with stabilizer bar and twin-tube dampers (CX and CXL), monotube dampers (CXS).
  • Rear suspension Multi-link with coil springs, semi-trailing arms, stabilizer bar, twin-tube airlift control dampers (CX), monotube airlift control (CXL and CXS) and automatic rear level control.
  • Three suspensions tunings The Premium Ride suspension on CX provides a comfortable, refined ride. The Ride and Handling suspension on CXL provides responsive handling balanced with ride comfort. The Sport-Tuned suspension on CXS complements the Northstar V8 engine’s highperformance characteristics with crisp, precise handling and vehicle control
  • Magnetic Ride Control Continuously variable real-time damping greatly increases driver control and tire contact with the road. It is among the fastest-reacting suspension systems in the world, capable of electromagnetically adjusting to changing road conditions 1000 times per second. Magnetically charged particles in a synthetic fluid continuously adjust the fluid’s viscosity in response to road surfaces and driving characteristics. Standard on CXS.
  • 4-wheel disc brakes Enhance stopping power and help reduce stopping distance. An Antilock Braking System (ABS) and dynamic rear proportioning are included. Dynamic rear proportioning regulates front and rear brake pressure to optimize performance under varying load conditions.
  • Full-range traction control Full-range traction control using the engine and ABS braking control is standard.
  • StabiliTrak Stability Control with Brake Assist - Helps drivers maintain vehicle control in all weather conditions by leveraging the ABS and traction control systems. Sensors compare the vehicle’s actual path with the path the driver is steering. StabiliTrak modulates the individual front brakes and/or reduces power to help the driver maintain control, especially during severe handling maneuvers. Brake Assist optimizes braking at each wheel. Standard on CXS. Available on CXL and CX.
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering Standard on CX and CXL.
  • Magnetic power rack-and-pinion steering Includes variable assist for effortless low-speed maneuverability and excellent control at highway speeds. Standard on CXS.
  • Aluminum wheels 16", 17" and 18" depending on model. - CX: 16" Machined-face aluminum wheel and P225/60R16 all-season tires are standard. - CXL: 17" Bright Silver finish aluminum wheel and P235/55R17 all-season tires are standard. 17" chromeplated aluminum wheel is available. - CXS: 18" Bright Silver finish aluminum wheel and P245/50R18 all-season tires are standard. 18" chromedplated aluminum wheel is available.
  • Driver Confidence Package Includes Remote Vehicle Starter System, heated washer fluid, content theft alarm system, RainSense wipers, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist and StabiliTrak - Stability Control with Brake Assist. Standard on CXS. Available on CXL and CX.
  • Luxury Package Includes heated, 8-way power driver and right front passenger seats with 4-way power lumbar controls, 2-driver memory feature, heated leather steering wheel and heated power outside rearview mirrors with driver side auto-dimming and turn signal. Standard on CXS. Available on CXL.
  • Graceful exterior Taut body contours, premium chrome appointments and signature portholes convey styling and quality that are unmistakably Buick.
  • Black-chrome finish grille A new, dramatic waterfall grille with a black-chrome finish and chrome surround adds even more style to Lucerne. Standard on CXS and available on CXL. (Delayed introduction.)
  • New exterior paint colors Dark Crimson Metallic, Dark Mocha Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat* and White Diamond Tricoat*. (*Additional cost.)
  • Luxury car fit and finish Lucerne features some of the tightest tolerances in the industry. Many exterior surface tolerances are under 3.0mm.
  • Fog lamps Include halogen projector technology. Standard on CXS.
  • Power outside mirrors Standard. Heated outside rearview mirrors and a driver side auto-dimming mirror are standard on CXL and CXS and are available on CX. Mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators are standard on CXS and are included with the Luxury Package available on CXL.
  • RainSense wipers An infrared windshield sensor detects rain and activates the wipers. Standard on CXS. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Heated washer fluid Applies heated wiper fluid to quickly de-ice or de-bug the windshield. Standard on CXS. Available on CX and CXL.
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System Using the key fob, the driver can start the engine from nearly 200' away. The system also automatically activates vehicle temperature settings for the heated seats (if equipped), window and mirror defrosters and climate controls
  • Power sunroof A tilt-sliding sunroof is available.
  • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Alerts the driver of certain stationary objects near the rear of the vehicle. Standard on CXS. Included with the Driver Confidence Package available on CXL and CX.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Comfort and Convenience Package Includes dual-zone automatic climate control, Universal Home Remote, 6-way power passenger seat, heated power outside rearview mirrors and trunk cargo convenience net. Standard on CXL and CXS. Available on CX.
  • 5- or 6-passenger seating 5-passenger seating with front bucket seats is standard. 6-passenger seating with a 40/20/40 split-bench front seat and center armrest with storage is available on CX and CXL.
  • Heated front outboard seats Standard on CXS. Available on CXL as part of the Luxury Package.
  • Heated and cooled front seats Available on CXL and CXS. Includes custom perforated leather-appointed seats as an upgrade to the Luxury Package.
  • Leather-appointed seating surfaces Standard on CXL and CXS. CXS seats feature custom perforated leatherappointed seating surfaces.
  • Power seats Seats are ergonomic, spacious and comfortable. A 6-way power driver seat is standard on CX and CXL. An 8-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar is standard on CXS and is available on CXL. A 6-way power front passenger seat is standard on CXL and available only as part of the Comfort and Convenience Package. An 8-way power front passenger seat with 4-way power lumbar is standard on CXS and is available on CXL.
  • Memory settings Remembers two programmable settings for the driver seat and outside mirrors. Standard on CXS. Available on CXL.
  • Rear seat Includes armrest, dual cup holders and trunk pass-through.
  • Driver Information Center (DIC) Provides vehicle status information and sets Lucerne’s programmable customization features.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Learns each tire’s position and displays individual tire pressure readings in the DIC on all models.
  • Universal Home Remote Standard on CXL and CXS. Available on CX
  • Steering wheels Integrated audio and cruise controls are included on all Lucerne steering wheels. The steering wheel on CX and CXL is leather-wrapped. A heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on CXS and is available on CXL. Later in the model year, a heated, wood steering wheel with walnut burl finish will be available on CXS and CXL as an upgrade to the Luxury Package.
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering column Standard on CXS.
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control The system allows the driver and front passenger to set individual temperature setting preferences. Standard on CXL and CXS. Available on CX.
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror Standard all models. CXS mirror includes compass display.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 Six speakers, auxiliary jack, seek-and-scan, digital clock, speed-compensated volume, Radio Data System, auto-tone control and TheftLock. Standard on CX and CXL.
  • 280-watt harman/kardon 9-speaker system With AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3, auxiliary jack, seek-and-scan, digital clock, speed-compensated volume, auto-tone control and TheftLock. Standard on CXS. Available on CX and CXL.
  • 6-disc CD changer with MP3 playback Available on all models.
  • Touch-screen navigation and AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 Six speakers, auxiliary jack, seek-and-scan, digital clock, speed-compensated volume and TheftLock. Available on CXL and CXS.
  • XM Satellite Radio With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you wantto be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you—coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. Standard factory-installed equipment with three trial months for customers to experience XM. Subscription required after trial expiration.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 3.8L SOHC V6, 197 @ 5200, 227 @ 3800
    • 3.5L DOHC V6 w/ Dual VVT-i, 268 @ 6200, 248 @ 4700
    • 3.5L DOHC V6 w/ Dual VVT-i, 272 @ 6200, 254 @ 4700
    • 3.5L SOHC V6 250 @ 6400, 250 @ 3800
    • Engine (A)
    • 275 hp 4.6L Northstar V8 (CXS); 292 hp 4.6L Northstar V8 (Super)
    • -
    • -
    • 178 hp 2.7L V6; 340 hp 5.7L HEMI V8; 425 hp 6.1L HEMI V8
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg)
    • 16/25 (V6)
    • 19/28
    • 19/27
    • 17/24 (RWD); 15/22 (AWD)
    • Recommended fuel
    • Regular (V6)
    • Premium
    • Premium
    • Regular (V6)
    • Fuel capacity (gal.)
    • 18.0
    • 18.5
    • 18.5
    • 18.0; 19.0 (300C)
    • Transmission
    • 4-speed auto.
    • 6-speed auto.
    • 6-speed auto.
    • 4-speed auto. (RWD); 5-speed auto. (AWD)
    • Front suspension
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. MacPherson strut
    • Ind. SLA (Short/Long-Arm)
    • Rear suspension
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Ind. dual-link
    • Ind. dual-link
    • Ind. 5-link
    • Suspension options
    • Sport-Tuned (CXS, Super)
    • Sport-Tuned (A)
    • -
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • RWD; AWD (A)
    • Steering
    • Power rack-and-pinion variable-assist (CXS)
    • Speed-sensing variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
    • Speed-sensing progressive-power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • 4-wheel disc ABS, front/rear
    • Ventilated/Solid disc
    • Ventilated/Solid disc
    • Ventilated/Solid disc
    • Ventilated/Solid disc
    • Wheels
    • 17" aluminum; 18" aluminum (CXS)
    • 17" aluminum
    • 17" aluminum
    • 17" aluminum, 18" aluminum (AWD); 20" aluminum (300C SRT8)
    • Tires
    • P235/55R17; P245/50R18 (CXS)
    • P215/55R17
    • P215/55R17
    • P215/65R17; P225/60R18 (A); P245/45R20 (A)
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 115.6
    • 111.0
    • 109.3
    • 120.0
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 63.0/62.5
    • 62.0/61.6
    • 62.2/61.7
    • 63.0/63.1
    • Leather-appointed front seats
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • Heated front seats
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Heated and cooled front seats
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • Power driver seat
    • S (6-way); A (8-way w/ power lumbar)
    • S (8-way w/power lumbar)
    • S (10-way w/power lumbar)
    • 8-way
    • Driver seat/mirror memory
    • A
    • Requires model upgrade
    • A
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Power front passenger seat
    • S (6-way)
    • A (8-way)
    • S (10-way)
    • A (8-way)
    • Split-folding rear seat or pass-through
    • Pass-through
    • Pass-through
    • Pass-through
    • Split-folding
    • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Sunroof
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Tilt/telescoping steering column
    • S (Manual tilt); Power tilt/telescoping (CXS)
    • S (Manual)
    • S (Power)
    • S (Manual)
    • Steering wheel w/ audio controls
    • S
    • S (Audio & climate controls)
    • S
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Heated, wood steering wheel
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Remote Vehicle Starter System
    • A
    • Dealer accessory only
    • -
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Genuine wood trim
    • S
    • Requires model upgrade
    • S
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Universal Home Remote
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
    • S
    • S
    • S (w/ compass)
    • A
    • Heated washer fluid
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • RainSense wipers
    • A
    • Requires model upgrade
    • A
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Rear parking assist
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Satellite radio
    • S (XM, 3 mo.)
    • A (XM/SIRIUS)
    • A (XM/SIRIUS)
    • A (SIRIUS); A (SIRIUS Backseat TV)
    • Chrome door handles
    • S
    • Requires model upgrade
    • S
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Audio speakers
    • 6
    • 9
    • 8
    • 4
    • CD player/changer
    • Single-disc; 6-disc (A)
    • 6-disc
    • Single-disc; 6-disc (A)
    • Single-disc; 6-disc (A)
    • MP3
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Auxiliary audio jack
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Available premium audio system
    • harman/kardon 9-speaker
    • JBL 12-speaker
    • Mark Levinson 14-speaker
    • Boston Acoustics 6-speaker
    • Voice-activated navigation
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Cargo volume (cu. ft.)
    • 17.0
    • 14.4
    • 14.7
    • 15.6
    • Max. seating capacity
    • 6
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Head room, 1st/2nd (in.)
    • 39.5/37.6
    • 38.9/37.5
    • 37.4/36.8 (w/ moonroof)
    • 38.7/38.0
    • Leg room, 1st/2nd (in.)
    • 42.5/41.0
    • 41.3/40.9
    • 42.2/35.9
    • 41.8/40.2
    • Shoulder room, 1st/2nd (in.)
    • 58.0/57.0
    • 59.4/58.2
    • 57.3/56.3
    • 59.4/57.7
    • Hip room, 1st/2nd (in.)
    • 56.7/57.0
    • 55.8/56.2
    • 55.9/52.8
    • 55.9/55.9
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 4/50,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 4/50,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 6/70,000
    • Lifetime Limited (Excludes towing)
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • 4/unlimited
    • 3/36,000
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Rust-through warranty
    • 6/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 6/unlimited
    • 5/100,000
    • QuietTuning or equivalent
    • S
    • A (NVH measures)
    • S (NVH measures)
    • -
    • Telematics: OnStar or equivalent
    • S (12 mo.)
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • Headlamps
    • Halogen
    • Halogen
    • Projector-beam
    • Halogen
    • HID headlamps
    • -
    • Requires model upgrade
    • A
    • Requires model upgrade
    • Fog lamps
    • Requires model upgrade
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Driver’s knee air bag
    • -
    • S
    • S (Driver and front passenger)
    • -
    • 3-point safety belts
    • S (5-passenger)
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Safety aids
    • Lane Departure Warning (A); Side Blind Zone Alert (A)
    • Dynamic Laser Cruise Control (Requires model upgrade)
    • Pre-Collision System (A); Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (A)
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (Requires model upgrade)
    • Traction control
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Stability control
    • A (StabiliTrak)
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • RKE, immobilizer
    • S (PASS-Key III)
    • S
    • S
    • S

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