Late last year, Cadillac revealed its upcoming 2016 CT6 flagship sedan would usher in a new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 from the automaker which would be “the most powerful six-cylinder gas engine in the segment,” according to General Motors’ product chief Mark Reuss. Now, Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen has revealed the 3.0-liter V6 won’t be alone, arriving alongside a whole family of new V6 engines from the automaker.
In the second installment of his question and answer session on Jalopnik, Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen revealed they have “an entirely new family of V6 engines coming soon, premiering in CT6,” and that they “will release technical details of this next month.” By “next month” we assume he means March 31st, the date the CT6 is slated to make its highly anticipated debut.
Johan dropped the ball on the new V6 engines when a Jalopnik user asked if the company is going to rid of the current LF3 and LF4 3.6-liter V6 as they “don’t offer the power or refinement,” to compete with German rivals. Johan didn’t agree with that statement, saying the LF4 in the ATS-V “comprehensively eclipses any comparable offering from Germany.”
That said, there’s always room for improvement. If the 3.0-liter V6 in the CT6 is indeed the “most powerful six-cylinder gas engine in the segment,” it would have to have more power than Audi’s 3.0-liter 306 horsepower TFSI V6 in the A7, or the S-Class’ 328 horsepower 3.0-liter V6, for example. We’re expecting it to be more efficient, quieter and more refined than the current 3.6, too, but we won’t know many details until Cadillac makes its announcement next month.