Hot on the heels of the report that Cadillac is dumping the 2.8L boosted six cylinder engine for the Cadillac SRX, we now receive word that the SRX will be also lose its fairly anemic 3.0L LF1 V6 engine. Replacing it will be an upgraded version of the current high-feature, direct-injected 3.6L LLT V6 engine. Dubbed the LFX, this engine is also expected in cars such as the 2012 Chevy Camaro and first-ever Cadillac ATS compact sport sedan.
From what we’ve seen, and what’s been leaked, the naturally aspirated LFX V6 engine stands to produce 330 horsepower, get 30 MPG on the highway, and run on regular unleaded fuel — at least when mated to a rear-wheel drivetrain. What’s more, that LSX makes more power compared to the outgoing 2.8L turbo six (that sports only 300 horsepower) and returns even better fuel economy that is currently observed in the docile 3.0L LF1.
Now if only the SRX were a RWD performance crossover to properly handle all of that power… Just a thought.