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GMI Exclusive: LaCrosse Engines, Details Emerge
The new 3.0L will show it's face in the LaCrosse!!
www.gminsidenews.com
October 29, 2008
By: Nick Saporito


Just the other day we heard that the all-new 2010 Buick LaCrosse was no longer going to be shown at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show next month. Prior to that GMI broke news that the new LaCrosse, originally to hit the market in early spring 2009, was delayed a "few months" to early summer. The delay blamed on a lack of resources (we assume that means money). With the launch of the new LaCrosse just around the corner (even with the delay), GMI has learned of a few details of the new car; including it's engines.

The base engine in the Epsilon II based sedan is going to be a new 3.0L V6 with direct-injection, rated at 250 HP. There is no word on the torque levels of the new engine. There has been a rumored 3.0L High-Feature V6 under development for some time now. It's probably safe to say that it is finally showing up in production.

LaCrosse is also getting an optional, higher output engine. The well-known 3.6L direct-injected High-Feature V6 is going to be an up-level option. The engine will be rated at 290 HP; again, no word on torque. In addition to the two High-Feature V6's, all LaCrosses will be fitted with the 6T70 six speed automatic transmission as standard equipment.

Also confirmed is that the new LaCrosse is going to have high-intensity discharge headlamps, a rear-view camera, and heads-up display. Also note that is has already been confirmed in the past that the new car will have optional all-wheel drive and a similar infotainment system to that of the new Cadillac CTS.

Engines:

Base: 3.0L SIDI V6 (~250 HP)
Uplevel: 3.6L SIDI V6 (~290 HP)

Content:

AWD
Heads Up Display
Articulating HID Headlamps
Rear camera

Wheels:

CX- 17"
CXL- 18"
CXS- 19"


**Stay tuned: we hope to have more information regarding the new 3.0L High-Feature tomorrow!!**
 

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The HID's need to be standard on both levels. Which I know GM won't do, so need at least projectors. Please GM. Stop short changing people. I expect HID's on a 30k car.
 

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Also confirmed is that the new LaCrosse is going to have high-intensity discharge headlamps, a rear-view camera, and heads-up display. Also note that is has already been confirmed in the past that the new car will have optional all-wheel drive and a similar infotainment system to that of the new Cadillac CTS.
And the reason Cadillac doesn't have these options is.... ?? :confused:
 

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Wouldnt it be weird if they showed it to the public and it ended up being the Insignia?

Just speculation.
reply with thoughts.
 

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And the reason Cadillac doesn't have these options is.... ?? :confused:
Because: Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?
(Based on sales, maybe not....)

Because: The Great American Road Belongs to Buick?
(Excellent! When is Buick going to get to work on those potholes?)

Because: Buick is Back Baby! DRIVE BEAUTIFUL
 

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Where is the Hybrid or 4-cyl option? Is GM pulling one of the stupid stunts again?
Something will come. But I honestly don't think that any current hybrid system they would toss in there would make an ounce of difference in sales or the perception of this car. I support the advancement, but even Honda dropped the hybrid Accord because it just wasnt getting a significant gain in MPG over the non-hybrid. The word "hybrid" sells well on paper, but in the real world people are not dropping the extra dough on a car thats already getting great fuel economy numbers sanz the hybrid. Now, if they could get achieve Prius numbers with a hybrid variant..that would be something to talk about. Hopefully that isnt far off..but its not here now.
 
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