: Cadillac News: Cadillac diesel back on the table



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11-24-11, 10:00 AM
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How would you feel about a Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac) with a diesel engine? Those of you in America shouldn't bother answering that question, however - it's strictly for the Europeans. At the Los Angeles Auto Show (http://www.autoblog.com/la-auto-show/), Cadillac's VP of marketing said that a diesel is "under consideration for vehicles sold outside the United States," with its U.S. chances going only so far as "a potential hedge."

When committing to the best fight against its rivals overseas, Cadillac's rep said, "if that means making the right powertrain choices, then those are the choices we will have to make." No mention was made of Opel's diesels or whether General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/gm) would choose to develop something new, but the German subsidiary has done well with oil-burners in the Insignia (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/insignia), and a trial of diesels in Caddys could help use up the allotment that Saab (http://www.autoblog.com/saab) won't necessarily be needing.Cadillac diesel back on the table (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/24/cadillac-diesel-back-on-the-table/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).
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DouglasJRizzo
11-25-11, 12:16 AM
For Europe it may be viable. Here in the US, way too many remember the 5.7 diesel disaster of the late 70s, with crankshafts going through oil pans, and the like.

70eldo
02-13-12, 10:42 AM
For Europe it may be viable. Here in the US, way too many remember the 5.7 diesel disaster of the late 70s, with crankshafts going through oil pans, and the like.

Which is absolutely ridiculous... but unfortunately you had no other diesel experience than that in the US. Although VW, BMW and MB Diesels are gaining some momentum in the US. Diesels are the ultimum cruising engines and the current bi-turbo V6 diesels are mighty powerful and still quiet as well.

Only a V6 TD will bring me back to Cadillac. I hope they will hit it right this time. A sub-300hp V6 Diesel will not bring it anymore in the segment of the CTS, SRX and XTS against the +300hp V6 TDs from BMW, MB, Audi, etc. Even Infinity introduced their 3.0 V6 TD in the complete line-up in the year after their European debut.

Here's hoping...

70eldo
02-16-12, 08:45 AM
I guess it will be based on this engine:

VM Motori A 630 DOHC


Engine

A 630 DOHC



Displacement

2987 cc



Cylinders

6 in 60 degree V



Valves

24



Injection

Common rail piezo 2000 bar



Max power

184 kW/4000 rpm



Torque

550 Nm/2000 rpm



Weight

220 kg



Emissions

EURO 5






It lost 20kg on its initial design and gained an extra 50Nm in torque (but at 2000 rpm in stead of 1800).
Now it needs an extra turbo to boost it beyond 300hp.

70eldo
02-27-12, 08:53 AM
BTW, the 2.0L TD is coming to the US in the Cruze!

kocenino
03-14-12, 03:43 AM
the best car

nerddason
06-03-12, 04:13 PM
The 5.7 was a nightmare but with the massive advances and low emissions makes me want a diesel. Look at the Mercedes Benz S-class Bluetec. It gets much better economy with the diesel