2014 Cadillac CTS To Get 420-HP Twin-Turbo V-6 Engine

March 18, 2013

The Cadillac ATS has just made the rounds of the awards circuit, nabbing accolades everywhere, including the North American Car of the Year. The larger CTS is will soon be all-new as well, due for the 2014 model year--and it'll bring a twin-turbo V-6 engine with it, rated at 420 horsepower.

That's all we have to work with so far, but it's not just a rumor--the tidbit was released by Brian Corbett of Cadillac communications this morning on Twitter. The engine isn't for the next-gen CTS-V, either--this is for a "normal" CTS.

Perhaps even more enticing than a brawny (and likely slightly larger) mainstream CTS luxury sedan is the likelihood that a variant of this engine is the powerplant for the upcoming ATS-V--though some reports insist the ATS-V will sport a V-8. We'd be happier with this solution.

In ATS-V guise, the engine could output 450 horsepower or more--a small gain for a forced-induction engine over the CTS' stock rating. Packaged in the nimble and capable ATS chassis, paired with a manual transmission, with V-grade suspension, aero, and interior upgrades, the ATS-V could well be our next attainable lust object.

There's also a strong likelihood that the twin-turbo V-6 could find its way into other Cadillac vehicles, including the full-size XTS sedan.

Look for the 2014 Cadillac CTS' debut at the New York Auto Show next week.

(c) 1970, High Gear Media.

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