General Motors has pulled the sheets on the new 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, revealing a high-performance variant of the popular luxury SUV. The new Cadillac Escalade-V is equipped with a potent supercharged V8 powertrain and stylish new looks inside and out.
Unfortunately, full details and specs on the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V are still forthcoming, with General Motors stating that more information will be revealed this spring. That said, GM Authority has already accrued a good deal of intel on what the new Escalade-V is bringing to the table.
Let’s start with the exterior, which now presents a more aggressive aesthetic than the rest of the Cadillac Escalade lineup. Standout exterior features include a new front bumper design, which differentiates the Escalade-V from models like the Escalade Sport. The new Escalade-V also rolls on unique wheels, with a multi-spoke design and dark finish. Wrapping the wheels are Bridgestone Aleza A/S tires, likely sized at 275/50R22, the same size as the standard Escalade. In back, we spot unique quad exhaust tips housed in a diffuser-esque rear bumper treatment, while V-Series badging was added to the doors.
Inside, the Escalade-V will have a sporty Escalade-V steering wheel, among other performance cues.
Speaking of performance, the Escalade-V is expected to cradle the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which is also found in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, Chevy Camaro ZL1, and C7 Corvette Z06. As GM Authority covered previously, this engine sounds great when motivating the new Escalade-V. Peak output will be at least 640 horsepower.
Harnessing the go will be a 10-speed automatic transmission, while upgraded brakes and Magnetic Ride Control suspension with special tuning will help to keep it all under control.