That's right, Cadillac is at it again. This time with a V-6 3.6 liter twin turbocharged motor. This bad boy is the first 420 hp V-6 that General Motors has ever produced for production. The powerful V-6 will be backed up against a eight-speed automatic transmission designed to help with an already pretty fuel efficient motor. This combination along with 430 foot-pounds of torque will be able to lead a Cadillac to a quick 0-60 mph time in 4.6 seconds and is capable of reaching 170 mph.
The 2014 CTS/XTS are both expected to receive the motor, the XTS was supposed to receive a V-8, but Cadillac announced due to the great success of the twin-turbo V-6, the XTS will not be receiving the V-8 treatment.
Not to much is leaked about the new Cadillac engine, but here are some things that we do know about it:
- All-new cylinder block casting
- All-new cylinder head castings
- Strengthened connecting rods
- Machined, domed aluminum pistons with top steel ring carrier for greater strength
- 10.2:1 compression ratio
- Patented, integrated charge air cooler system with low-volume air ducts
- Two turbochargers produce more than 12 pounds of boost (80 kPa)
- Vacuum-actuated wastegates with electronic control valves
- All-new direct injection fuel system
- Tuned air inlet and outlet resonators, aluminum cam covers and other features that contribute to exceptional quietness and smoothness.