2016 Cadillac CT6's Next-Gen V-6 Engines

2016 Cadillac CT6’s Next-Gen V-6 Engines

 2016 Cadillac CT6’s Next-Gen V-6 Engines – Cadillac is on the march to become the world-class luxury brand of your dreams. A $12-billion investment, eight new products by 2020, and entry into five previously unexploited market segments are the crux of that initiative. In addition, General Motors has refurbished its Romulus, Michigan, engine plant to the tune of $540 million, enabling that facility to build the two all-new Cadillac engines you see here.

The Cadillac CT6 is one of the most anticipated debuts of the 2015 New York Auto Show. Cadillac has released information on the 2016 Cadillac CT6‘s powertrain options ahead of the luxury sedan’s official debut in New York. Two of the three engines are part of a new GM powertrain architecture: a 3.6-liter V-6 with 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque, and a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 with 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The CT6 will also use a version of GM’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, though we don’t yet know specifics on this engine.

 2016 Cadillac CT6's Next-Gen V-6 Engines
Both new V-6 engines feature an aluminum block, higher-flow cylinder heads, a new two-stage oil pump, and efficiency-enhancing features like cylinder deactivation and engine start/stop. The updated 3.6-liter V-6 will be offered in the 2016 Cadillac CTS and ATS sedans along with the  2016 Cadillac CT6, while the twin-turbo 3.0-liter is reserved for the top-of-the-line CT6, at least for now.

The new 3.0L twin-turbo V-6 for the CT6 will use GM’s existing 8L90 eight-speed automatic that’s currently used in conjunction with the company’s 6.2-liter V-8 and 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 engines. The 3.6-liter V-6 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be paired with a new 8L45 eight-speed automatic transmission that’s essentially a scaled-down version of the existing, higher-capacity eight-speed. The smaller 8L45 eight-speed reportedly fits into the same space as the previous six-speed automatic, and weighs 33 pounds less than the 8L90 transmission. This new 8L45 eight-speed will also pair with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.6-liter V-6 engines in the 2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans.

2016 Cadillac CT6's Next-Gen V-6 Engines

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 will also offer a new all-wheel-drive system that features a more compact and efficient design. It will feature three different drive settings, and is said to be optimized for a maximum torque output of 958 lb-ft. This high torque threshold means that we may eventually see future Cadillac V-Series models with all-wheel-drive now that this system can handle high-output applications.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan as we near its official debut on March 31 in New York.

2016 Cadillac CT6's Next-Gen V-6 Engines

source : automobilemag.com/