Before discussing about the new Buick Grand National Specs, we prefer sharing its history first. You may still remember the epic sticker “We Brake for Corvettes” on the 1984 Buick’s bumper. It successfully proved that this vehicle was better than the Chevrolet’s two-seater car. In 1987, Buick was equipped with the turbocharged engine supported with intercooled GNXs. The result was amazing that it could reach 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. It also ran fast with 13.5 seconds reaching quarter miles distance and 102 mph speed.
Then, what about the current Buick? In 1980s, it was famous for its fast, prowess and advanced technology. The engineers may try to fundamentally change the V6 to the V8 alternative for more power and better performance. However, they will deal with some further feature such as sequential electronic fuel injection, ceramic impeller wheel turbo and distributor less ignition.
The 2015 Grand National will be built on the GM’s new rear drive Alpha platform. This was introduced with Cadillac ATS, 6th generation of Camaro and 3rd generation of Cadillac CTS. There are two options of the engine, similar to the engine of the Cadillac ATS. They are 3.6 L V6 engine with 321 horsepower and the 2.0 L turbocharged engine with 272 horsepower. On the other hand, the special shade of evil will be equipped with twin turbo 3.6 L V6 engine producing 400 horsepower. Both manual and automatic transmissions are offered.
There is no clear reason about the engine selection. The main point is that, although the new Buick is not powered with V8 engine, it should have serious performance. Some features such as near neutral throttle down handling, tire smoke, and some acceleration features should be considered. To fight its competitor, Audi, the Buick is completed with the all wheel drive (AWD) drivetrain system. Without these features, the performance of the current Buick may be unable to beat its competitor unless it is offered with the lower price.
Some automobile lovers don’t worry about this issue. They may say that the new Buick is easily acceptable on the marketplace. This may be because of the Family dynasties in the GM. There is Lloyd Reuss, the early 1989s general manager and his son, Mark Reuss is today president of GM North America. Their position in GM will have a big impact in the new Buick acceptance, although there are some unsatisfying Buick Grand National Specs of the engine and performance.