Cadillac To Add 3.6-liter V6 To SRX Crossover

Cadillac will be swapping out the 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 in the SRX for a new, more powerful unit.

It was reported weeks ago that Cadillac would be dropping the not so loved 2.8-liter turbocharged V6, but now it appears that the replacement engine will be a 3.6-liter V6 with more acronyms than a physics professor. In total, the new V6 will go by the name, LFX 3.6L SIDI, DOHC, VVT, E85 MAX, Alum GM, according to GM Inside News.

As the LF points out, this new engine is a part of the LF family of engines and will attempt to serve its family well with 320 to 330 horsepower in rear-wheel drive form. This new 3.6-liter is expected to be saddled into the new Camaro V6, so power output will be considerably higher due to its muscle car nature. When placed inside of the SRX, a family first crossover, the front-wheel drive application might hamper power due to the natural restriction of that setup.

While the SRX’s power numbers will come at a later date, those acronyms won’t solve themselves. The SIDI stands for spark ignition direct injection, while the DOHC is for dual-overhead cams. VVT means variable valve timing and Alum could very well be short for aluminum. E85 is obviously pointing out that the engine can run on E85 ethanol, not that anybody actually uses the stuff.

There have also been reports that Cadillac will be dropping the 3.0-liter V6, which is one of the reasons why the SRX has been given less than stellar ratings by the press. This could mean that the crossover will only feature one engine, an odd, although cost saving plan.

There is a report swirling around as well that states the 3.6-liter might wind up in other Cadillac models. Some believe that the CTS is in line for the engine, but only time will tell on that front.

[GM Inside News]


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