Four-cylinder engines proliferate throughout the Cadillac lineup

Four-cylinder engines proliferate throughout the Cadillac lineup

The latest reports from Cadillac executives inform that the four-cylinder engine has come to their attention, although in the past decade, the V6 came into vogue and traditionally, Cadillac buyers have been a V8-loving bunch. According to the Car and Driver, the engine of choice is expected to be the 2.0-liter turbo that is to be currently found under the hood of the Buick regal, adding that Cadillac is going to offer turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the ATS and XTS. Thus, most enthusiasts expect the future outputs of the 2.0-liter turbo will be between 220 and 260 HP, with the figure possibly increasing. Other rumors suggest the full-sized XTS featuring a turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter four, which is announced to be powering the 2013 Malibu. General Motors will be thus able to provide 300-plus HP from a powertrain that is considered to offer more efficiency as compared to the automaker's similarly powerful V6 offerings. That way, Cadillac can further improve fuel efficiency by using hybrid and plug-in powertrains. However, Cadillac is facing a great challenge as this world dominated by high gas-prices and increased fuel economy standards, the smaller powertrains become quite inevitable. Consumers are likely to accept the smaller power sources if the gas prices continue to increase and this way we can expect Cadillac to offer the next generation SRX and CTS featuring a four-cylinder option.


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