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Cadillac headed Down Under, Aussie V12 in the works

Posted on Monday 3 December 2007

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Cadillac will return to Australian shores, nearly forty years after ending local sales. The first cars will hit Aussie showrooms late next year and will be limited to the CTS range. The announcement was made by Holden chairman and managing director Chris Gubbey at a media event today.

The first model will be the 304hp (227kW) 3.6L V6 petrol version but a 2.9L turbodiesel V6 powered car is expected to follow in 2009. All cars will come standard with a six-speed auto. The only mechanical options will be two different sports suspension packages.

The big news is that engineers in Australia are working on a new V12 engine destined for an all-new Cadillac flagship. According to Drive, the new car will be based on the long wheelbase Holden Statesman sedan but will get its own unique body plus a V12 powertrain.

According to GM’s Bob Lutz, development work is ‘‘well under way’’ in Australia. The new V12 engine is essentially two GM 3.6L V6 engines mated together with a single crankshaft. Inside sources have revealed that the engine’s output will be roughly double that of a single V6, so expect to see around 523hp (390kW) and 680Nm (500lb-ft) of torque from its 7.2L of displacement.

The new model will be targeted at cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Lexus LS range, and will include crash avoidance and safety technologies as well as direct injection and cylinder deactivation features.



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I thought Lutz already shot down that rumor

Wasn't that the Sixteen rumor he shot down? I don't remember him saying anything about there never being a V-12-powered S-Class-fighting LS-smoking 7-series-smashing....

.... but yeah, that was the Sixteen that was shot down.

The V-12 was actually confirmed according to here and here.

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There is no need for v12 if GM don't have a car to put that engine in. ANd they don't have it.When new sts/dts replacement comes they will have new V8 engine (ultra v8) with power ranges (according to rumors) from 400 hp to 600 hp (in n.g V series) so at the beginning there won't be need for v12 until cadillac decide to go against top model of s class etc

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