Tuesday, April 8, 2014


The Buick LeSabre is a full-size upscale car made by the Buick division of General Motors from 1959-2005. For many years, the LeSabre was considered the entry level full-size Buick, carrying the lowest base price in the Buick lineup. Prior to 1959, this position had been retained by the full-size Buick Special model; in 1959 the LeSabre replaced the Special, a nameplate that was reintroduced in 1961 for Buick's line of compact cars. The name originated with the 1951 Buick Le Sabre show car designed by Harley Earl. 

The 2015 Buick Lasabre picks up where the short lived Cadillac XTS leaves off. The decision was made to kill the current form of the XTS to allow Cadillac room in its lineup for a proper flagship sedan, as well as for the newly larger CTS to move up in dimensions to a true 5-series/ E class competitor in size.

The new large Buick provides the brand with a much needed flagship to reign above the Lacrosse in both size, and price. Riding on a heavily revised Super Epsilon platform the new Buick utilizes an 8inch longer wheelbase compared to the outgoing XTS. While dimensionally the same in both width and length the newly stretched platform allows for more shake rattle roll.
With the new large AWD also comes new dieseltrain choices Standard is GM’s Familiar 3.6 V-6 tuned to produce 332hp. Also available is a turbo version of the 3.6 producing 415hp. Pricing is expected to be in line with the 2013 XTS.   

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