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Buick Lucerne Super

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Buick Lucerne Super

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4565 cm3 / 278.6 cu in / 278.6 cu in, 390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from2008
ModelLucerne SuperIssued until
SerieLucerneNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5161 mm / 203.2 in / 203.2 inTotal (curb) weight1816 kg / 4004 lb / 4004 lb
Width1875 mm / 73.8 in / 73.8 inDry weight
Height1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2936 mm / 115.6 in / 115.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.35 m2 / 25.3 sq ft / 25.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeNorthstar L37Total number of cylinders8
Engine Type Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminum block & headBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplySFIEngine displacement4565 cm3 / 278.6 cu in / 278.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity570.63 cm3/cylinder / 34.822 cu in/cylinder / 34.822 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6700 rpm / 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque85.4 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.68
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.71

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio160.8 kW/ton / 121.8 bhp/ton / 121.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.1Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Semi-trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontBridgestone Turanza EL400 02 P245/50 R 18Tyres rearBridgestone Turanza EL400 02 P245/50 R 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front323 mm / 12.7 in / 12.7 inBrake diameter rear292 mm / 11.5 in / 11.5 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Lucerne Super

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