One of the biggest issues with today’s Cadillac CTS isn’t its performance credentials; it’s a great handler. Rather, it’s the 250 horsepower gap between its 3.6L V6 engine and its 556 horsepower LSA V8 found in the CTS-V. To some, that amount of power is overkill, and at nearly $30,000 more than the base model, the V can also be over-budget.
So, for the 2014 model year, Cadillac plans on offering a more appealing choice of engines, with a nice filler in-between the base and still-everything-but-official-next-generation-V-model: a twin-turbo V6.
While little is known about the output we will find in such a vehicle, we have been tipped that the new engine will produce roughly the same amount of power as an LS3 small-block V8, at roughly 430 horsepower. Sounds like a perfect medium if you ask us.
The video below features the next-generation Caddy making some serious headway around Germany’s Nürburgring, making us all very excited for next year when the gen. III CTS is expected to launch.