The new Cadillac Escalade will get the motor from the “charged” CorvetteJuly 12, 2019
Fifth generation SUV debuts next year
The next-generation Cadillac Escalade SUV can get a “charged” version with the engine from the current Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Insiders claim that the project was given a green light under the former president of the brand Johan de Knison, who left his post in 2018.
The website Muscle Cars And Trucks, citing its own sources, writes that the “charged” Cadillac Escalade will be equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 LT4 with a compressor. The same engine is now installed on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Corvette Z06. The exact engine output on an SUV is unknown, but on the coupe it gives out 659 horsepower and 881 Nm of torque.
The next Escalade will be built on the GMT T1XX platform, designed for full-size pickups and large SUVs. For example, it is the basis of the latest Chevrolet Silverado. In addition to the V8 LT4, the G8 Blackwing 4.2 with two turbochargers can enter the model’s engine range – its power on the CT6-V sedan is 557 hp and 850 Nm of torque.
Cadillac Escalade of the current, fourth generation is equipped with a 6.2-liter atmospheric V8 capacity of 426 hp (621 Nm). The gearbox is an eight-speed automatic.
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