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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Comments (3)
  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!

  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.

  3. So apparently,there is replacement for displacement..

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