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Buick Centieme concept SUV

By luanpa in | December 22, 2009 | Comments Off on Buick Centieme concept SUV

Buick Centieme concept is a luxury SUV by Buick. It was built by Buick for the company’s 100th anniversery to tour the 2003 auto show circuit. It is a four door Centieme seats six in three rows of two seat each SUV.

Buick Centieme concept is a crossover vehicle, but it has best features. The exterior designer was made by Bertone, it could make for an impressive premium people-mover. Seating is for six in three rows, Chrysler Pacifica-like, but nicer. The third-row seats fold flat at the touch of a button. a goal was to go further than the Buick Rendezvous (a vehicle, incidentally, which has brought a lot of non-Buick owners into the showroom). While the Rendezvous is visually SUV-like, the Centieme is more station-wagon like (think of the Nissan Murano, for example). Unlikely to make production are a bunch of concept-exclusive features, such as the woven-leather floor and 22-inch wheels, but in most other aspects, the Centieme is entirely buildable.

Buick Centieme concept is powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine With 400 horsepower. that was enough to tease us. Weighing in at just under 4000 pounds, the Centieme was reasonably light on its feet. The up-high seating position felt right, and we can see this as a versatile daily driver. all four wheels though a Versatrak system, it has modern credentials and maintains an unmistakable Buick presence.

The Buick Centieme is family transportation with American style, drama and security. It is a fitting vehicle to celebrate a century of Buick heritage while fulfilling contemporary values. Sleek, romantic lines accentuate full sculptural forms, and shroud necessary practicality to create a preview of future Buick designs.


Body/chassis structure: body – frame – integral (BFI)
Body material: steel (production)
Chassis: steel

Front: strut
Rear: SLA independent w/coils
Wheels: aluminum 22″ x 9.50″

Tire size
Front: P275/40R22
Rear: P275/40R22
Tire brand: Michelin

Front: Baer brakes – 6 piston caliper, 15″ rotors
Rear: Baer brakes, 4 piston caliper, 14.75″ rotors

Engine: 3.6L twin turbo V-6
Engine displacement (cu. in/cc): 3.6L (60 degree engine)
Horsepower maximum (hp / kw): 400 / 298
Torque maximum (lbs-ft / Nm): 400 / 542t
Transmission: 4T65-E Versatrak (on demand, AWD system)

Height (in / mm): 64.3 / 1634
Length (in / mm): 188.4 / 4786
Width (in / mm): 77.6 / 1971
Wheelbase (in / mm): 119.1 / 3026
Track Front (in / mm): 66.8 / 1697
Rear (in / mm): 67.3 / 1709
Weight (lbs / kg): 3950 / 1792

Buick Centieme concept front view Buick Centieme concept rear view



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