Cadillac is not content to leave well enough alone when it comes to its lineup. Now the XTS is benefitting from a new twin turbocharged V6 that is also available in the CTS. GM’s luxury division confirmed the engine will be available in the 2014 XTS and put out 410 horsepower.
The new engine was introduced at the New York Auto Show in March. At that time, Cadillac executives noted the 420 hp powerplant would be an option for the CTS. To achieve 410 hp in the XTS, the engine block is cast in a new way, stronger connecting rods, domed piston, a higher-than-usual 10.2-to-1 compression ratio and other features.
Nineteen-inch wheels and Brembo front brakes are also standard. All-wheel drive is available. Pricing was not released, but the 2013 version starts at just under $45,000.