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What would you want, without going to a "V", & something Cadillac can offer without stepping on the V's toes ...?
I would like to see a bump up of about 20-35 more on the HP & Torque numbers over the 3.6, & I don't want any more noise in the cabin than what you get from the 3.6.
Perhaps a 4.0-4.2l V8 option , or bump up the 3.6 to a 3.9 .......
 

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I would like to see have the option of getting the CTS with a junior North Star V8 something like the one they had in the Oldsmobile Aurora.
 

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Id like to see a v8 with at least 300 hp as a higher trim level engine after the 3.6 v6 and before the CTSv...if you look at the BMW 5 series, the Audi A6 and the Mercedes E class, they all have a V8 option for their higher trims. Now one can argue the cts isnt in thier class, but size wise it fits between the a4 and a6, between the 3 series and 5 and between the c and e class.
 

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It would be cool if Cadillac offered an Eaton supercharger option, adding ~75 HP with about 5 psi of boost. The blower from the Buick 3800 would be sized just about right! You'd have to reverse it, like the maggie, in that the drive would be geared to run at the back with a shaft and pulley in the front, and the intake in the front. Now fitting it on top of the DOHC V6 with our next to nothing hood clearance would be another issue.

Heck, even Toyota offers a supercharger option on their trucks.
 

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canaveral said:
I would like to see have the option of getting the CTS with a junior North Star V8 something like the one they had in the Oldsmobile Aurora.
Junior N*? Just call it a Short*. I think a short* with 350 hp, and the next V having a LS7 would suffice.
 

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odysseus said:
It would be cool if Cadillac offered an Eaton supercharger option, adding ~75 HP with about 5 psi of boost. The blower from the Buick 3800 would be sized just about right! You'd have to reverse it, like the maggie, in that the drive would be geared to run at the back with a shaft and pulley in the front, and the intake in the front. Now fitting it on top of the DOHC V6 with our next to nothing hood clearance would be another issue.

Heck, even Toyota offers a supercharger option on their trucks.
If we got the m90 for the 3800,watch out! You could tune the hell outta that. And if the M90 fits, so would the M112 ! !
 

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Well.. I'd hate to say it I would take a Centrifugal S/C due to clearance issues. I wouldn't care to mess up the nice lines on the hood of the car.

But I highly doubt that we would see one ever due to thw fact that it would be counter productive to the sales of the CTS-V. You have to consider time and testing, which would come out to roughly the same cost as a "V". After all said and done. And this sucks to the fact that the ECM on this car leaves zero to be done with engine mods.

I know I would be happy with just a slushbox in a V. And if I could afford the STS-V I'd have one in hurry..
 

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Well.. I'd hate to say it I would take a Centrifugal S/C due to clearance issues. I wouldn't care to mess up the nice lines on the hood of the car.
But I highly doubt that we would see one ever due to thw fact that it would be counter productive to the sales of the CTS-V. You have to consider time and testing, which would come out to roughly the same cost as a "V". After all said and done. And this sucks to the fact that the ECM on this car leaves zero to be done with engine mods.
I know I would be happy with just a slushbox in a V. And if I could afford the STS-V I'd have one in hurry..
paw is right, even a loaded 3.6 is aroudn 42, and a V which is alrady loaded is around 50, then i think it would be a smart idea to offer the V with an Auto as well as manual.
 

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What everyone seems to forget is that If Caddy wants to compete, the next V will be alot more the 400 hp. You may even see the LS7 in it.
350hp is very possible.
 

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AznPrydeRegalRyde said:
Junior N*? Just call it a Short*. I think a short* with 350 hp, and the next V having a LS7 would suffice.
"ShortStar" refers to the 3.5L V6 version of the NorthStar, as used by the Intrigue and Aurora.

If we were to go supercharged, I'd like to see a twin-screw instead of Roots or centrifugal. But what I'd really rather have is a 3.6L version of Saab's turbo 2.8. Figure that'd be easily good for 350 HP.
 

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2.8L V6 (195hp), 3.6L V6 (255hp), 4.6L V8 (320hp), 6.0L V (400hp)

I think they should just work with what they have, stick the northstar in the CTS.

 

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I think the V6 3.6 is just right. I have already brushed with disaster so many times driving this thing that I think anything more than what I have is just asking for trouble... Although, the "V" in automatic would not be a bad idea...
 

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1500cc said:
"ShortStar" refers to the 3.5L V6 version of the NorthStar, as used by the Intrigue and Aurora.
If we were to go supercharged, I'd like to see a twin-screw instead of Roots or centrifugal. But what I'd really rather have is a 3.6L version of Saab's turbo 2.8. Figure that'd be easily good for 350 HP.
I know that. No longer produced. So...if they made a v6 of the present N*, call it a short*. By the way, short* was never official (if we're just throwin' info out here...)
 

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CTS V6 3.6 said:
the northstar wont fit in the engine bay. that is why there is a 350 in the V in the first place.
I was just going to ask that. There was an article a while back in one of the auto magazines about the advantages of OHV vs OHC technology, and one of the advantages of OHV was a smaller physical size.
 

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CTS V6 3.6 said:
the northstar wont fit in the engine bay. that is why there is a 350 in the V in the first place.
*shrug* I'm sure there were engineering reasons, not to say the next CTS won't have it. The sigma chassis can handle it in certain dimensions, so let's see what happens
 
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