The Cadillac ATS has been going around automotive award circuits, gaining praises everywhere. It’s bigger sibling, the Cadillac CTS is also being revamped and to be released as a 2014MY. The new ride will have a twin-turbo V6 powerplant that can give out 420 horses and deliver a torque of as much as 430 lb-ft. These numbers make it easy for the Cadillac CTS to go from 0 to 60 miles an hour in just 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 170 mph.
The TT V-6 will be linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. According to Cadillac, there will be no option to get a manual transmission. Despite the monstrous torque and the 8-speed geabox the Cadillac CTS returns a fuel mileage of 17 miles a gallon and 25mpg on city driving and highway, respectively.
The chief engineer of the brand describes the 2014 CTS to be equipped with technologies that will ensure excellent performance and add a new dimension to the driving experience. The car is a said to be a great blend of sophistication and raw power.
The new engine is based on the current V-6 with a displacement of 3.6 liters that is found in most of the brand’s lineup. Of course the new engine has had significant revisions and redesigning to have new cylinder head and block castings, optimized connecting rods, new direct injection system, strengthened aluminum pistons, and a pair of turbochargers among others.
The new V-6 for the CTS will also be used for the XTS sedan where it will be paired with a sport 6-speed gearbox.
Buyers of the 2014 CTS will also have the options to get the normally aspirated 3.6L V-6 that cranks out 321HP and the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 272HP.