In conjunction with the big news today that the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan will debut the first-ever LF3 twin-turbo V6 engine, Cadillac also confirmed that the 3.6L powerplant will find its way in the 2014 XTS, giving the large sedan more than than just one engine option –the 304-horsepower variant of the LFX. In the new CTS, the engine will make 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, but will have to be tailored to fit the transverse drivetrain layout of the XTS. In doing so, the output for the XTS will be 410 horsepower, and 370 pound-feet of twisting force.
That much power, coupled with the XTS’ all-wheel-drive system, magnetic shocks and Brembo brakes, should make for a very, very smile-inducing driving machine. And if we didn’t know any better, it sounds like an Audi S6 fighter. But with more room in the trunk for golf bags.
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