2014 Cadillac XTS To Get 410-Horsepower V-6

By Brandon Turkus

May 17, 2013

The Cadillac XTS isn’t known as the most exciting vehicle in the brand’s lineup. In fact, it’s a rather dull, but luxurious, offering. Actively avoiding the production of dull cars seems to have become a bit of an obsession at Cadillac, though, so it's gone ahead and dropped the 410-horsepower, biturbocharged V-6 from the all-new CTS under the graceful hood of the XTS. The result is a large Caddy that we'd be happy to drive.
When the XTS first went on sale, the sole engine option was GM’s good, but familiar, 3.6-liter V-6. With 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque hauling around over 4000 pounds of American sedan, it wasn’t the briskest car on the road. Adding 106 horsepower should go a long way towards addressing that issue.
More impressive than the extra horsepower is the broad swath of torque the new V-6 will offer. It’s up 105 pound-feet on the standard 3.6-liter, but where that engine generated peak torque at a lofty 5200 rpm, the biturbo mill offers all 369 pound-feet between 1900 and 5600 rpm. That means a lot more usable power, and a far more rewarding driving experience.
There's no mention of whether the new V-6 will be limited to the all-wheel-drive XTS. We'd have to imagine this would be the case, though. Sending 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque through the front wheels is a recipe for disaster.
As of this writing, there’s no mention of when the 2014 XTS will arrive in dealerships or how much of a price premium this new engine will demand. We’ll update as soon as that information becomes available.