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Buick LaCrosse, Future Vehicle
#4 of 23 Movement to Epsilon II
Feb 24, 2007 (9:14 am)
The future of the LaCrosse will probably involve a two fold evolution. Movement to the Epsilon II chassis and continued refinement of the interior and appearance to bring it inline with the great Buicks that the Chinese are being offered. Also, add some factory ventholes!
#5 of 23 Re: Movement to Epsilon II [hitman1970]
Feb 24, 2007 (3:44 pm)
The next one is gorgeous!! Looks bigger than it is.
#6 of 23 Re: Buick LaCrosse:General future [62vetteefp]
Feb 28, 2007 (2:58 pm)
I don't know how old this information is, but here's a link for the limited production 2008 Buick LaCrosse Super:
I called my local dealer to confirm it, but he said he didn't know anything about it. I asked him to check around and call me back when he heard anything. He called me back about an hour later and said he talked with the local Buick factory rep. The rep said yes, it's all true. Apparently Pontiac is dropping the Grand Prix GXP due to poor sales and the 2008 LaCrosse Super will be getting the same 5.3 small block engine currently available in the Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS. Of course, the LaCrosse Super will have the same suspension and heavy duty transmission as the Pontiac and Chevies. I can't wait to test drive one.
#7 of 23 Re: Buick LaCrosse:General future [jpstax1]
Feb 28, 2007 (6:03 pm)
The question is what else did they do to the Super LaCrosse. Hopefully some new features, new fascias (Lucerne type grill).
#8 of 23 what do you mean?
Mar 01, 2007 (7:22 pm)
"The next one is gorgeous!! Looks bigger than it is."
Have you seen it? The epsilon?
#9 of 23 Re: Buick LaCrosse:General future [jpstax1]
Mar 21, 2007 (3:21 am)
"Apparently Pontiac is dropping the Grand Prix GXP due to poor sales and the 2008 LaCrosse Super will be getting the same 5.3 small block engine currently available in the Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS."
The GXP is still listed in the 2008 on-line order guide from GM.
Mar 27, 2007 (2:19 pm)
They should have used the 300HP DI 3.6L, not the V8...
#11 of 23 Re: V8 Super [62vetteefp]
Apr 12, 2007 (9:37 am)
Yes it's got 300HP, but what torque does the DI 3.6L make? Is it anywhere near the 323 foot-pounds the 5.3L V8 makes?
#12 of 23 3.6L Engine Torque
Apr 12, 2007 (10:11 am)
The 3.6L engine available in the CXS model makes 240 HP and 225 lb of torque. Full power is available from 1200 RPM to 600 RPM. It is a great engine. I am averaging between 21.7 MPG and 21.9 MPG over 10050 miles driven so far.
#13 of 23 3.6 L Power Band
Apr 12, 2007 (7:50 pm)
That is 1200 to 6000 RPM for full power.