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Ya know something? With all the gas prices being as ridiculous as they are, it's a good idea for Cadillac to have a v6. But, I think they should have the same car with an available v8 - the CTS-v.. So, I think this will all work out really well.. But, you SHOULD be able to drive a Cadillac and expect really good gas mileage if you want...
 

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that would seem to be the direction they are going with a v6/v8 choice with the SRX a v6 in the CTS and v8 in the CTS-V, and the new STS will probably base with a V-6 as well with a V-8 option
 

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I think that they should offer a V6 in every cadillac. I mean, most old people that go out and buy a deville arent going to use all the power the northstar has, but they still want a cadillac.
 

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That would be OK too, but that would be one more thing to fail and dealers to overcharge to fix. They should still offer a 6cy, although that would mean there would be 6cy sevilles on the used car market :(
 

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I think that they should offer a V6 in every cadillac. I mean, most old people that go out and buy a deville arent going to use all the power the northstar has, but they still want a cadillac.

i agree MB and BMW have had wide ranges in engine availibility for years...the 5 series seems to have at least 4 engines itself maybe more
 

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Talking about MB and BMW vs cadillac, doest this sound familiar :D
 

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Personally, i would much rather put a V6 in than have displacement on demand, and just have it set on something else. I dont know how it is controlled, but however it is, it sounds like something that requires lots of time and effort for a dealer to do.
 

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Brett said:
i agree MB and BMW have had wide ranges in engine availibility for years...the 5 series seems to have at least 4 engines itself maybe more
i thought 5 series only have 3 basic engines(525, 530, 540) and the monster v8 in the m5

but can you really imagine something like 2.5l inline6(184hp/175tq) and 3.0l inline6 (225hp/214tq) in our sts?


BMW
3 series
2.5 i6(184hp/175tq), 3.0 i6(225hp/214tq), 3.2 i6(m3)(333hp/262tq)

5 series
2.5 i6(184hp/175tq), 3.0 i6(225hp/214tq), 4.0 v8(290hp/324tq), 4.9 v8(m5)(394hp/368tq)

7 series
4.4 v8(325hp/330tq), 6.0 v12(438hp/444tq)

MB
c class
supercharged 1.8 i4(189hp/192tq), 2.6 v6(168hp/177tq), 3.2 v6(215hp/221tq), supercharged 3.2 v6(c32 amg)(349hp/332tq)

e class
3.2 v6(221hp/232tq), 5.0 v8(302hp/339tq)

s class
4.3 v8(275hp/295tq), 5.0 v8(302hp/339tq), 5.5 v12(493hp/590tq), supercharged 5.5 v8(s55 amg)(493hp/516tq)
 

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by looking at the stats most of bmw's engine seem to suck and it doesn't match the car at all. In the other hand mb seems to have done an excellent job picking out which engine goes where.
 

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To me it doesnt matter, because i would get the biggest engine that the model offered. That is, if i could afford a BMW or MB
 

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those are just numbers the seat of the pants power is what you feel in a bimmer. you feel it and its a instant grin from ear to ear

I dont think I would like a v6 in a caddy.
 

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You have a point. But im saying for at least 75% of the cadillac market, this wouldnt dissapoint them. Think about it, grandma is a brand new deville. She never needs 280 let alone 300 HP, so if they put in the 3.8 that would be sufficient for them. Now for us, the power crazed, we need all the ponies we can get :D
 

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why not a 4 banger then?
 

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I don't know if a 4cyl would work with a heavy Cadillac.. But maybe.. All I know is, the Lexus GS300 (v6) is the GS that sells so much. The GS430 sells much less. But, they still have the most sales.. If people want a nice luxury car, they shouldn't be forced to buy the gas guzzler.. Give them the opportunity to buy the same luxurious, great-looking vehicle without the gas expense.. I'm pretty sure everyone does this except for Cadillac... Until now, I guess... We'll see...
 

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I think a 6 popper will burn the same amout of gas because it has to work that much harder to pull the heavy caddy
 

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Sal Collaziano said:
I don't know if a 4cyl would work with a heavy Cadillac.. But maybe.. All I know is, the Lexus GS300 (v6) is the GS that sells so much. The GS430 sells much less. But, they still have the most sales.. If people want a nice luxury car, they shouldn't be forced to buy the gas guzzler.. Give them the opportunity to buy the same luxurious, great-looking vehicle without the gas expense.. I'm pretty sure everyone does this except for Cadillac... Until now, I guess... We'll see...
Engine in the gs300 is almost identical to that of a supra. I6 tend to have a good powerband and torque. That's prolly why it does so well with that model
 

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Is are stronger motors than Vs I6 in a caddy prolly wouldn't be that bad
 
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