Cadillac testing twin-turbo and supercharged engines for the 2015 CTS-V - report

2014 Cadillac CTS spy photos 18.7.2012
2014 Cadillac CTS spy photos 18.7.2012 / Automedia

ATS-V Plus also a possibility

The CTS-V has always held a special place in Cadillac's lineup and new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.

Motor Trend is reporting that General Motors is testing two different engines for the high-performance flagship. Both appear to be based on the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine but one setup is apparently supercharged while the other uses twin-turbochargers.

If that sounds like overkill, the ATS-V is expected to use a twin-turbo V6 engine. However, the magazine is reporting the model was designed to accommodate a V8 engine so there could be an ATS-V "Plus" towards the end of its lifecycle.

In related news, Cadillac is reportedly considering a return to model names instead of acronyms like ATS, CTS and XTS. A new naming strategy could be introduced when the Omega flagship is launched, but the company is still debating the move as some insiders feel names like "Brougham" and "de Ville" might not resonate with buyers.

Source: Motor Trend

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Comments (4)

New naming strategy, maybe, old names coming back NO!!!!!
Feb 19th, 2013 8:59am
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I think that Cadillac should say with the acronyms or if so New names... If consider an old name is considered names like the 60 Special series or New one like (Special Sixteen).
Feb 19th, 2013 12:59am
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DBaskov DBaskov
ATS with a v8 does sound pretty bad ass.
Feb 19th, 2013 12:06am
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JohnFuller JohnFuller
Please do not use the old names. Going back to "Fleetwood", "Brougham", and "Coupe De Ville" just bring back memories huge land barges and pimps! As a black man, I'm begging you, do not bring them back!
Feb 19th, 2013 12:00am
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