2004 Buick LaCrosse CXS, 2005 MY US

The Buick LaCrosse CXS is a front wheel drive motor vehicle, with the powerplant placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 3.6 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 4 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) at 6000 rpm and 305 N·m (225 lb·ft/31.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. Power is transferred to the wheels through a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1619 kg.

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Key facts

2004 Buick LaCrosse CXS, 2005 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5032 mm
How heavy?
1619 kg
What size engine?
3.6 litre, 3564 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
305 Nm / 225 ft.lb / 31.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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2004 Buick LaCrosse CXS data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2807 mm 110.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1567 mm 61.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1562 mm 61.5 inches
Length 5032 mm 198.1 inches
Width 1854 mm 73 inches
Height 1458 mm 57.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1619 kg 3569 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 66.2 litres 14.6 UK Gal 17.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LY7
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.6 litre
3564 cc
(217.489 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 85.6 mm
3.7 × 3.37 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 67.3 bhp/litre
1.1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 305 Nm (225 ft·lb) (31.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 85.58 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminum block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.2:1
Fuel system SPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1075.4 kPa (156 psi)
Maximum RPM 6700 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 594 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 150.3 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
110.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
148.24 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.05 kg/kW
15.11 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.3Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P225/55 R 17 AL2
Tyres rear P225/55 R 17 AL2
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 297 mm
Rear brake diameter 269 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.71
Final drive ratio 3.69
general
Carfolio.com ID156134
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2004 Buick LaCrosse CXS added 2007-04-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.