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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, anyone in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; do you think the xts with a turbo v6 will provide the same feeling as the v8. I am torn ...
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    jaurig is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    do you think the xts with a turbo v6 will provide the same feeling as the v8. I am torn about waiting or getting the v8 now. It is ending production this year.

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    itschrome is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: anyone

    does it even really matter what the engine is?? does the engine act the same as in the volt, simply supplying electricity? if i understand it correctly any ways. I mean hell a one cylinder diesle would work just as good..

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    Re: anyone

    It does matter. They combine the power of the electric motor and the gasoline engine. The engine is not just used to charge the batteries.

    From what I understand the main advantage (in terms of mileage) of hybrids is that they have regenerative brakes that are used to charge the batteries as well. So you can recapture some of the energy that was used to accelerate the car. In a regular vehicle that energy is wasted as heat dissipation in the brakes.

    And this one will give you better gas mileage because of being a plug in, at the cost of a higher electricity bill.

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    Re: anyone

    The Volt is not a traditional hybrid. It doesn't matter, in this case, because the engine in the Volt's powertrain NEVER powers the wheels directly.

    It's a new concept, not the same as the typical hybrid on the market today.

    But I think he was referencing the regular production models, not the possible Volt-derived version.

    I'd go for the 8. Can't beat the sound.

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