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Report: Chinese-market Cadillac SLS to get 2.0L DI turbo four-cylinder

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Jul 6th 2010 at 10:29AM

According to a report out of China, Cadillac is planning to add the 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected Ecotec in-line four-cylinder as an option in the SLS sedan. The SLS, you'll recall, is an extended-wheelbase version of the STS built only for the Chinese market. The SLS will likely use the same 220 horsepower, 258 pound-foot version of the 2.0 turbo being installed in the Buick Regal/Opel Insignia.

The 2.0-liter actually offers more torque than the 3.0-liter direct-injected V6 already offered in the SLS and nearly as much horsepower as the 3.6-liter, so it should be a viable option for the big sedan. Considering that most of these cars are purchased for executives to be driven around in, absolute performance and driving pleasure might as well take a back seat to running costs anyway, right?

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/06/report-chinese-market-cadillac-sls-to-get-2-0l-di-turbo-four-cy/

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Why would they use the transverse version and not the north/south version from the Solstice?

There was no mention of the transmission/transaxle...same engine in FWD or RWD applications, isn't it? Also, they have the Regal in China, they didn't have the Solstice...I notice there is an HP diff between those versions, maybe different intake and exhaust?

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Lame.

Considering that most of these cars are purchased for executives to be driven around in, absolute performance and driving pleasure might as well take a back seat to running costs anyway, right?

Remember, all of the big European sedans that you get all worked up over all come in low displacement fleet versions also.

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The updated 2-liter motor in the Insignia/Regal/9-5 is said to be much more refined than the LNF motor in the Kappas and Deltas. Small engines make sense in China, where they have displacement taxes, and they are more focused on reducing fuel consumption and emissions than we are.

I've been in the new Mercedes E250 CGI, which is actually powered by a 1.8 liter DI turbo motor. It's very quiet and refined, and apparently, it's pretty quick, with the equivalent performance of a naturally-aspirated engine with 2.5 liters of displacement (hence E250). 0-60 takes only 7.5 seconds yet it only emits 187 g/km. It's a shame we don't get that car in the US; some people do want Mercedes engineering without all the gadgets and power.

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