Set to debut in the 2016 CT6, the engine produces approximately 400 bhp (298 kW) and 400 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque. It will be connected exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Cadillac has introduced their new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine.

Set to debut in the 2016 CT6, the engine produces approximately 400 bhp (298 kW) and 400 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque.  It will be connected exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Cadillac says the engine is one of the "most power-dense V-6 DOHC engines in the world" as it produces 133 bhp (99 kW) per liter. The company went on to say engine is far more powerful than the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that resides in the Audi A7 as well as the twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine that powers the BMW 740Li. 

Besides offering V8 levels of performance, the engine has start/stop technology and a cylinder deactivation system which temporarily deactivates two cylinders when maximum performance isn't required.  Cadillac says this should improve fuel efficiency approximately six percent.

The twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine will go into production later this year at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Michigan.  It will eventually be followed by a "new version" of the company's naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6.

Check out the press release for additional information

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