1972 Buick Centurion - Framed 18x24 Print
The 1972 Centurion featured minor appearance changes including a revised vertical bar grille and taillight lenses.
Under the hood, the standard and only available 455 cubic-inch V8 was rated at 250 net horsepower, which represented an "on-paper" decrease from the 315 gross horsepower rating in 1971. This was due to an industry-wide change in horsepower measurements from the gross method by a dynamometer outside a vehicle with no accessories installed to a SAE net method in which horsepower was measured as installed in a vehicle with accessories and emission controls hooked up. Turbo Hydra-matic transmission, variable ratio power steering and power front disc brakes were again standard equipment.
Sales climbed over 20%, to 36,165 for the model year.