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    Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Before you start screaming, it's just an option. The 3.6 liter direct injected V6 available in the upcoming 2012 CTS will be available as well. So along with a V6, the XTS will also have a turbocharged four cylinder engine as an option. I wonder how many people will opt for the "four"...
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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    If i want the 4 i'll go to CAMRY or Accord instead of the Cadillac. Is it a big Joke ?

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    I know how you feel - but I don't think this is NECESSARILY a bad decision by GM. It's just an option. We'll have to see how many people are up for it.. If Cadillac is going to be a global player, these fuel efficient engines are needed...

    It's fine to see these little engines powering Cadillacs - if there's also large ones powering them at the top. The only problem I have is the missing V8s...
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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    i alway love V8. the true luxury car is V8 or V12 is ok. but i do not prefer V12 much especially in S600. the heat kill the engine Coil..and it need too much maintenance.

    i don't know why GM doesn't make a car which people want to buy. i love my DTS, but i hate it because it FWD. i love cadillac style.
    if they can't make a true Cadillac, why they don't sell it to another company to make it become the starndart of the world like before.

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Chinese SLS turbo 4 cylinder works quite well, it is 260hp/260pft, 0-60M less than 7.2s.

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by nguyennhatquang View Post
    i don't know why GM doesn't make a car which people want to buy. i love my DTS, but i hate it because it FWD. i love cadillac style.

    if they can't make a true Cadillac, why they don't sell it to another company to make it become the starndart of the world like before.
    A lot of people feel this way. I think we're going to see good things coming from Cadillac in the not-too-distant future. As far as I'm concerned, though - this is their last chance. They need to impress me with the next generation of vehicles or I just can't see myself buying their products any longer. If GM can't handle Cadillac properly, than they should sell the company to somebody who will...

    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-CN View Post
    Chinese SLS turbo 4 cylinder works quite well, it is 260hp/260pft, 0-60M less than 7.2s.
    The XTS will be heavier - and slower if it uses the same engine...
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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Easy to just get a few more ponies from it. Just sayin'.

    I've seen those ecotec turbos make 350+ horsepower to the wheels. It can be done. GM can easily offer it with better heads and/or more boost and you'd hardly miss it over the N*. The 3.6 will make more power, and then we'll see what happens in the future V8 wise.

    I'd say everyone's got their panties twisted for no reason.

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-CN View Post
    Chinese SLS turbo 4 cylinder works quite well, it is 260hp/260pft, 0-60M less than 7.2s.
    Small cylinder but hight HP need Hight RPM.
    Hight RPM make vibration.
    SLS 2.0 Di look like Mercedes S280... it run very heavy and lumbering.
    i prefer the SLS V8..the best.

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Some countries (I think China is one) give tax breaks for smaller displacement engines (and/or tax bigger ones more heavily). That's why the 4-cyl SLS sells, for instance. Presumably they'll offer it here so that they can advertise a good fuel economy number, but I don't think they'll mind if most buyers choose something with more oomph.

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    HELLO!? Did we forget history? The cimmeron, you know the cavalier wannbe Cadillac. It was HORRIBLE! You put in another 4 banger, even a vamped up Olds Quad 4, because that's what it is, it won't sell for *hit. And I'm really an Olds nut.

    We keep letting the politics kill the economy, keep letting yuppies push their ideals that american gear is junk and only foreign is good, eventually there won't be any american cars on the road. I give them another 2-5 years before Cadillac decides to go off on her own and leave whats left of GM to wither and die. GM has been shooting themselves in the foot ever since they started killing engine plants and giving people cars they NEED rather then cars they WANT.
    A 4-cyl in a caddy is just more proof of ignorance. You want a 4-cyl?
    Buy a chevy.

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Hey there. Did you find us through www.oldsmobileforums.com? In any event, I wonder if GM will ever let go of Cadillac.. If they did, I certainly hope they'd SELL it rather than just shut it down like they did with Oldsmobile and Pontiac..

    Quote Originally Posted by 95sleeperachieva View Post
    HELLO!? Did we forget history? The cimmeron, you know the cavalier wannbe Cadillac. It was HORRIBLE! You put in another 4 banger, even a vamped up Olds Quad 4, because that's what it is, it won't sell for *hit. And I'm really an Olds nut.

    We keep letting the politics kill the economy, keep letting yuppies push their ideals that american gear is junk and only foreign is good, eventually there won't be any american cars on the road. I give them another 2-5 years before Cadillac decides to go off on her own and leave whats left of GM to wither and die. GM has been shooting themselves in the foot ever since they started killing engine plants and giving people cars they NEED rather then cars they WANT.
    A 4-cyl in a caddy is just more proof of ignorance. You want a 4-cyl?
    Buy a chevy.
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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    You people crack me up. Things change. Technology changes. Buying motivations change.

    There was a time not too long ago where any "real" luxury car came with a padded Landau top and wire wheels, which is laughable today. One day not too long from now, people are going to look back at the obsession with the number of cylinders in the engine (regardless of torque curve or power output) and laugh as well.

    Here's a 1450hp, 950lb-ft 2.2L Ecotec engine. That's obviously not going in the XTS, but my point is that technology is way beyond the point where 8 cylinders is a prerequisite for power and torque.



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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Personally, I don't care if it's a 2 cylinder as long as I have the power I want.
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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Luxury is having and enjoying more than you need.

    This is less luxurious.

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    Re: Cadillac XTS Gets Turbocharged Ecotec Four Cylinder Engine

    Buick's stealing sales from Lexus faster than Lexus can count them, to the point where at a recent dealer meeting a Lexus principal told the factory people that Lexus was in danger of becoming "the next Buick" (as in, Buick is no longer the old Buick). Part of Buick's resurgence is thanks to the new Lacrosse. If the Lacrosse is snagging customers left and right, why wouldn't an even more upscale and stylish version of that car do well as a Cadillac?

    The XTS (or FTS, whatever they call it) is not intended to be a flagship, but you know that already. It's an upscale but attainable car that will slot below an eventual flagship, and a necessary model to fill out Cadillac's lineup. It's going to take time and money, but building from the bottom up toward insane "Ultra Luxury" vehicles is the right strategy in my opinion. A wonderful Cadillac lineup 10 years from now would be

    Entry Level

    ATS
    ATS-V
    ATS Convertible

    Mid size, Mid Lux, Sporty

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    CTS Wagon
    CTS-V

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    Large Crossover, High Lux

    (as of yet) Unnamed Lambda variant

    Full size SUV

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    Full Size, Crazy Luxury Sedan

    XLS

    Halo Car, Insane Performance/Luxury

    XLR


    The money they make and the brand equity and respect they build with the ATS, SRX, XTS and next CTS will enable the XLS and XLR to become reality.
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