New Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan got a brand new 3.6-liter V6 engine

April 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm

The innovative 3.6-liter V6 installed in Cadillac CT6 sedan sets new standards for fuel economy, smooth operation and reliability. This power unit is the fourth generation of the family V-6 engine with two camshafts in the cylinder head (DOHC). The partial shutdown of cylinders (Active Fuel Management) and Stop-Start system, which turn off the engine during short stops and then starts it quietly when removing foot from the brake pedal, help to improve the fuel economy, so the average fuel consumption compared to its predecessor is 9% less.

New 3.6-liter V6 engine image

New 3.6-liter V6 engine image

Sound of the engine at idle and low speeds is 4 dB quieter than the famous 3.7-liter V6 engine of Infiniti cars. To achieve such performance, engineers installed a completely new system of the timing. Capacity of the new V6 according to SAE reaches 335 hp and maximum torque of 385 Nm.

New 2016 CT6 with V6 engine pic

New 2016 CT6 with V6 engine pic

Direct fuel injection system improves efficiency and performance of the new 3.6-liter V6. Changing the position of the fuel injectors in the combustion chamber, and the optimization of piston heads shape, help to improve the quality of the combustible mixture. High pressure fuel pump with an increased performance is adapted to the increased engine power. It provides an improved atomization of the fuel, that increases motor efficiency and reduce the harmful emissions.