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Cadillac Exploring Three-Cylinder Engine; Diesel Engines Confirmed

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2016 Cadillac CT6

2016 Cadillac CT6
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Cadillac has made it known that a major component of its continued reinvention will be its engines. Cadillac tipped quite a few of the cards in its hand last month when it unveiled the CT6, powered by a 3.6-liter V6, 3.0-liter Twin Turbo V6, or a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain. Chief engineer Dave Leone has made it clear that there’s plenty more in store.

According to Leone, who spoke with Car and Driver this week, Cadillac will launch four- and six-cylinder diesel engines sometime by 2019. It’s not clear what vehicles they are destined for, but it’s pretty clear that they will wind up going into Cadillacs sold throughout Europe. Despite our nation’s proclivities against diesel engines, they may well even wind up in the United States.

In addition to confirming available automatic start-stop engine technology for 2016 models, Leone also confirmed Cadillac’s interest in three-cylinder engines.

“The world is ever-changing, the fuel-economy requirements are different, and those things are possible,” Leone said.

News Source: Car and Driver