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Four-Cylinder Engines Filtering Across Cadillac Lineup

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We already know that the upcoming ATS will feature a four-cylinder engine but this will be just the start of Cadillac’s new four-cylinder onslaught as the downsized engines are also destined to appear in the XTS range and possibly even the next-generation CTS. This will be in stark contrast to Cadillac’s current lineup, which is dominated by V-6 and V-8 powerplants.

The new four-cylinder engines won’t be like the wheezy lumps of metal of yesteryear. Instead, they will be based on GM’s latest Ecotec four-cylinder engine design and output in the range of 220 to 260 horsepower thanks to the addition of direct injection and turbocharging technologies.

Hybrid and even plug-in hybrid variations are also possible down the track as previewed by last year’s XTS Platinum Concept, although this particular concept featured a V-6 engine in its plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

The good news is that if luxury buyers are happy with the performance of the new four-cylinder Cadillacs, the downsized engines may also appear in the SRX and the aforementioned next-generation CTS.

The latest news is not so surprising given the fact that Cadillac’s luxury rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz either already offer four-cylinder options in the U.S. or are planning to in the very near future.

[Car and Driver]
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  1. Boy if someone said a twin turbo 4 cylinder Pontiac G-8 would be the ultimate performance machine getting 30 mpg, two years ago when GM was in bankruptcy, you'd of said I was irrelevant! That's what I said then and that's basically what we have here! Nice job GM!!!!!!!!!!!! Now where's that mini pickup diesel that gets 40 MPG!
     
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  2. Not shocking news considering the new CAFE standards for the future, the fact that gas prices are going up. However I hope GM gives diesels a chance as well.
     
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  3. So apparently,there is replacement for displacement..
     
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