2018 Cadillac Escalade-V
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade full-size luxury SUV did not see a high-performance V variant.
Instead, the Escalade continues to offer one gasoline engine — the naturally-aspirated 6.2L L86 V-8 as the standard and only option across all models and trim levels. However, the 2018 Escalade did receive the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission to replace the 8-speed gearbox.
It is possible that Cadillac will launch a high-performance variant for the next Escalade generation. Potentially dubbed Escalade-V or Escalade V-Sport, the vehicle could feature the following performance components:
- Supercharged 6.2L V-8 LT4 engine making 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque
- Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission
- Magnetic Ride Control suspension with performance calibration
- High-performance Brembo brake system
A high-performance Cadillac Escalade has been rumored since calendar year 2015, and it could arrive for the fifth model year of the current, fourth-generation model, or for the all-new, next generation Escalade.
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