Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Who Doesn't Love Buick LaCrosse's More Powerful V6 for 2012?

The 2012 Buick LaCrosse's available V6 engine offers more power and less weight. (GM Media)
If you've been shopping for a new Buick LaCrosse here in Columbia, South Carolina, odds are you've fallen in love with the powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine available as an option on the 2011 LaCrosse.  For 2012, Buick is making it even more potent by installing the next generation of the engine under the hood of the Buick LaCrosse!

LaCrosse's new engine, code named LFX, puts out 303 horsepower--a 23-horsepower jump from the 2011 model.  By using new designs with lighter components, Buick's engineers also removed over 20 pounds from the total weight of the engine.  This not only means that LaCrosse's handling is improved (as tends to happen when they "add lightness"), but fuel economy numbers will be unchanged from the current model--17 MPG city, 27 MPG highway.

Another welcome change for buyers of the 2012 Buick LaCrosse in Columbia SC is the fact that the optional V6 will be available for no additional cost on all but the base model.  The standard engine in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is the 2.4L Ecotec four-cylinder engine with eAssist fuel-saving technologies.  eAssist uses a 15-horsepower electric motor and advanced aerodynamics to provide a 25-percent improvement in fuel economy.  This means an estimated 37 highway miles per gallon, while the instantaneous torque of the electric motor should make for improved acceleration from a stop.  (This same technology, standard on the LaCrosse, will be available as an option on the 2012 Buick Regal as well.)

Production of the 2012 Buick LaCrosse gets underway in just a few weeks, and will be available soon from Jim Hudson Buick.  Jim Hudson Buick is the #1 Buick dealer in South Carolina and serves customers with a focus on complete customer satisfaction before, during, and after the sale.  Customers have voted Jim Hudson the Best New Car Dealership in Columbia ten years in a row and counting in The State newspaper's annual Readers' Choice poll.  For more information on the Buick LaCrosse in Columbia SC, call Jim Hudson Buick toll-free at (888) 377-4971 or visit them at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia.

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