Cadillac in no case will not abandon the powerful V8 Blackwing engineFebruary 12, 2020
Judging by the statement by the president of the American automaker, the powerful Blackwing V-shaped eight-cylinder engine will continue to be installed in the high-performance Cadillac models.
The prospect of seeing the powerful Cadillac Blackwing Twin-Turbo V8 engine under the hood of the CT5-V high-performance sedan is currently completely absent. The engine simply cannot fit in the engine compartment of a prestigious car, and this forces the automaker to use the existing 6.2-liter V8 instead. But this does not mean that the Blackwing project is “dead”, as Cadillac President Steve Carlisle recently hinted that we will definitely see the Blackwing motor in future models of the brand.
During the presentation of the Cadillac Escalade model year 2021 SUV, which took place last week, Mr. Carlyle confirmed that the automaker currently “has no specific plans for this engine.” “However, the name Blackwing will not die and will continue to live,” he added.
“We learned a lot by working on the Blackwing engine. This engine was liked by many of our customers. So we will definitely consider considering installing it in our future models, ”said Carlisle during the presentation of the new generation Escalade.
The Blackwing twin-turbo engine was first introduced on the “charged” CT6-V sedan back in 2018 and offered 550 horsepower at 5,700 rpm, and a maximum of 868 Nm of torque were available between 3,200 and 4,000 rpm. It was rumored that Cadillac could also use the motor for the younger CT5-V, but at some point the automaker’s plans changed.
Not so long ago, we wrote that the debut of the new Cadillac Escalade 2021 took place. The public premiere of the luxury SUV was organized in Los Angeles. The new SUV gets a redesigned exterior, a redesigned interior and advanced technology.
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