Report: 2012 Cadillac SRX To Adopt 3.6-Liter ‘LFX’ V-6

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Just a few weeks ago we reported on GM deciding to ditch the 2.8-liter turbocharged engine in the Cadillac SRX and stick with its naturally aspirated 3.0-liter V-6 as the luxury crossover’s sole engine option. We now have an update on those reports, with news today claiming the 3.0-liter V-6 will also be replaced with a single 3.6-liter V-6 codenamed the LFX.

You may recall that the LFX is also reported to feature in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, and now GM Inside News is claiming the engine is also destined for the 2012 Cadillac SRX.

The new V-6 engine’s full codename is “LFX 3.6L SIDI, DOHC, VVT, E85 MAX, Alum GM”, which means it will displace 3.6-liters and feature spark ignition direct injection technology, dual overhead cams, variable valve timing and E85 flex-fuel capability.

The best part, however, is that the engine is rumored to be developing upwards of 330 horsepower, which means that it’s likely to eventually replace the current 304 horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 found in various other Cadillac models like the CTS. 

The 2012 Cadillac SRX is expected to go on sale in the second half of the year. Other upgrades expected to feature include mild styling tweaks and the addition of a heated steering wheel.

Sadly, we’re unlikely to see the rumored plug-in hybrid version of the SRX anytime soon.

[GM Inside News]
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Comments (3)
  1. Sounds good, but will have to see how accurate it all is before passing complete judgement

  2. Disappointing! We were thinking of buying this car instead of another luxury brand (we wanted to buy American). Get with it Cadillac. How on earth are you going to obtain luxury market share when you have no hybrid strategy for one of the few cars in your arsenal that attract buyers who have traditionally not been Cadillac fans?

  3. Love to here this! We are in the market for this car but will now wait for the new model year as all we have read about the previous versions are it is under powered .So if Im going to spend 50,000 I want a car that performs both inside and under the hood .

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