The Cadillac ATS has just finished making the rounds of the awards circuit, nabbing accolades everywhere, including the North American Car of the Year. The larger CTS 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. The stout TT V-6 will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
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.
The new twin-turbo V-6 will also find its way into other Cadillac vehicles, including the full-size XTS sedan, where it will sport a six-speed transmission.
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