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Cadillac Energizes 2014 VSport XTS with Twin-Turbo Boost

7/2/2013
Beginning in August, Cadillac will offer a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine as an optional powertrain in the 2014 XTS midsize premium sedan to provide more oomph and torque. The all-new engine will power the 2014 XTS VSport and will have a starting MSRP of $63,020, including destination fees.

Cadillac's new turbocharged 6-cylinder engine packs 410 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft of torque in 6 cylinders and the automaker says it delivers 105 lb.-ft. more torque than the standard V-6. The new twin-turbo will only be offered in the Premium and Platinum trim levels. Other features of the new XTS VSport engine include:

  • All-new cylinder block
  • Stronger connecting rods
  • Machined, domed aluminum pistons for greater strength
  • Integrated charge air cooler system with low-volume air ducts
  • Two turbochargers that produce more than 12 lbs. of boost
  • All-new direct fuel-injection system

The new turbocharged engine also will be offered as an optional powertrain in the all-new 2014 CTS compact premium performance sedan.

Introduced last year, the 2014 XTS is Cadillac's largest sedan, with a starting MSRP of $45,525, including destination fee--the same price as last year's model. It's available with front- or all-wheel drive.

Through the first five months of 2013, XTS sales totaled 12,450. The XTS, which was launched a year ago in June, posted 2012 calendar-year sales of 15,049 units, based on J.D. Power research.

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