Cadillac CTS could get 4-cylinder turbo, GM wants signs that you’re ready to go small

GM’s ready to introduce a number of compact economy-cars in its lineup but says that customers are still going to have to indicate whether or not they’re serious about downsizing powerplant expectations. According to Thomas G. Stephens, GM’s executive vice president of global powertrain, customers have to send a signal to GM that they’re ready to accept small engines.

He said that GM is pretty excited about its engine options as an answer for better fuel-economy. However, making a huge move to smaller-engines means it will lose capability to produce larger engines with more horsepower for the long-term.

Stephen says that their is a possibility of a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine for vehicles in GM’s lineup like the Cadillac CTS. “From a technical point of view, we could do it today,” said Stephen.

He said the GM Powertrain already has a number of small and aggressive engines. The 4-cylinder turbocharged Ecotec replaces a large V6 in terms of performance and a direct-injected V6 delivers performance that of a V8.

“We’re ready. When customers want it – we’ll do it.”

So guys, let GM know in the comments section below if you’re ready or not.

 

Source: AutoObserver


2011 SUZUKI TU250 FRONT BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER WITH LEVER 59600-31D20 picture
2011 SUZUKI TU250 FRONT BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER WITH LEVER 59600-31D20
Fits 97-03 Ford F150 Pickup Truck Led Black Tail Lights+Led Smoke 3rd Brake Lamp picture
Fits 97-03 Ford F150 Pickup Truck Led Black Tail Lights+Led Smoke 3rd Brake Lamp
Biker's Choice 144153 Drilled Front Brake Rotors Polished  picture
Biker's Choice 144153 Drilled Front Brake Rotors Polished
BikeMaster 1259A Brake Rotors Silver Rear picture
BikeMaster 1259A Brake Rotors Silver Rear
Biker's Choice 144151 Drilled Front Brake Rotors Silver  picture
Biker's Choice 144151 Drilled Front Brake Rotors Silver