Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Anything for 2.8? in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I just wanted to know do you think that they will ever make anything for a 2.8. Yes i know ...
I just wanted to know do you think that they will ever make anything for a 2.8. Yes i know i should have bought a 3.6 if i wanted performance but itd a long story how i ended up with a 2.8 so if anybody has any info it would be appreciated.
Listen, I think the 2.8 is going to be a good motor. It is down on power compared to the 3.6, but it is the same basic architecture. Therefore I could see the V exhaust working and sounding as good since the motor is just less displacement and I got to believe the volant would work as well too.
I haven't seen the engine bay of the 2.8 but basic performance mods still apply. Getting more cool air in more efficiently and getting exhaust out more efficiently will always give better performance.
There may be more to why they left the 3.2 for the 2.8...
I'll explain as soon as my 3.2 is dynoed July 15th. They're booked till then, but I'm first in line if any cancellations come up. tick tock tick tock huh??
yeah thats what i was figureing but its a sad move by GM to go fr5om a 3.2 to a 2.8 to cut costs thanks for the responmces guys if anyone else has anything it would be appreciated.
It's not really a cost cutting measure, the new 2.8L is lighter aluminum construction compared to the old 3.2L, it's smoother and has a better power band thanks to variable valve timing, runs on regular unleaded as opposed to premium, as well as probably being more reliable (the 3.2L is based off the old 3.0L catera engine which had a ridiculous number of oil leak problems among other things)
So it's not just cost cutting, it's a step forward, despite smaller hp numbers. I'd take the 2.8L over the 3.2 but then again I took the 3.6L over the 2.8L