Pricing for the 2014 XTS starts at $45,525
New V-6 engine option produces 410 horsepower
BY GERRY MILES
The already vaunted Cadillac XTS just got better for 2014.
Buyers can select a new option in August when the Twin Turbo V-6 goes into the production cycle. The twin turbo will produce an SAE-certified 410 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, delivering 105 lb-ft more torque over the standard V-6 from 1,900 to 5,600 rpm.
“The addition of the new Cadillac Twin Turbo expands and elevates the XTS luxury sedan,” said Bob Ferguson, vice president Global Cadillac. “This is a compelling enhancement to what is already one of the most technically advanced sedans in our history.”
In the CTS and XTS product lines, the twin turbo will be the centerpiece of a new model offering called Vsport. The new Vsport is inspired by and slotted “underneath” Cadillac’s elite high-performance V-Series models.
The new Twin Turbo is a significant upgrade to the 3.6-liter, DOHC, V-6 that is standard in the XTS in the U.S. market. Almost every component is unique, including:
- All-new cylinder block casting
- Strengthened connecting rods
- Machined, domed aluminum pistons with top steel ring carrier for greater strength
- 10.2:1 compression ratio
- Patented, integrated charge air cooler system with low-volume air ducts
- Two turbochargers producing more than 12 pounds of boost (80 kPa)
- Vacuum-actuated wastegates with electronic control valves
- All-new direct injection fuel system
- Tuned air inlet and outlet resonators, aluminum cam covers and other features that contribute to quietness and smoothness.
Pricing for the 2014 XTS starts at $45,525, including destination fees, unchanged from 2013, with standard equipment including the 3.6L V6 engine that makes 306 hp, CUE, intelligent brake assist and Magnetic Ride Control.
Three option packages are available: Luxury, Premium and Platinum Collections.
The XTS Vsport model will be offered only in the up-level Premium and Platinum Collections as all-wheel drive.