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Cadillac Announces New V6, Engine Tech for 2016 ATS and CTS

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2016 Cadillac CTS

2016 Cadillac CTS
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Cadillac will be adding an all-new 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine to the 2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS, adding cylinder deactivation technology and making the sedans/coupes more fuel-efficient and effective in day-to-day driving situations.

The new ATS and CTS will add the 3.6-liter six-cylinder in addition to the 2.0-liter turbo-four, which will also be more fuel-efficient thanks to the addition of AutoStop technology. Unlike other forms of Automatic Start/Stop, AutoStop utilizes a voltage stabilization system to restart the engine more smoothly and reduce strain on the vehicle’s electrical system and battery.

The 2016 ATS and CTS will also gain additional efficiency from the new eight-speed transmission. Overall, CO2 output drops up to 6% for the 2016 model year.

2016 Cadillac Escalade

2016 Cadillac Escalade

“While these new systems increase efficiency, a main focus in engineering at Cadillac is to integrate these systems smoothly with no compromise to the driving experience,” says David Leone, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “Our new 8-speed transmission was developed internally for fast and smooth shifting in every situation with Cylinder Deactivation and Start/Stop are integrated in a more seamless manner than our competitors.”

In addition to these changes, the new CT6’s Twin Turbo engine will combine turbocharging, cylinder deactivation, and Stop/Start tech. The 2016 CTS-V and Escalade’s V8 engine will also use cylinder deactivation to operate as a four-cylinder in most driving conditions.