Cadillac has announced that its cars for MY2016 will be having more fuel-saving technologies and have reduced CO2 emissions. More efficiency will be achieved by incorporating technologies such as Active Fuel Management, Automatic Stop/Start and use of new 8-speed transmission.
Cadillac says that its new 3.6-liter V6 engine can shut down two cylinders in light-load conditions, and become a four-cylinder unit without affecting performance. This engine will be offered in the 2016 Cadillac CTS and 201 Cadillac ATS. The V8 engine of the 2016 Cadillac Escalade SUV and 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan will turn into a four pot under daily driving conditions.
The automaker claims that its twin turbo-powered 2016 Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan will be the only six-cylinder engine that combines turbocharging with cylinder deactivation and AutoStop (automatic stop/start) technology. AutoStop reduces consumption and fuel efficiency by turning off the engine when the car is stationary, but is automatically re-started when the brake pedal is released.
Cadillac’s AutoStop system differs from conventional systems by not relying on the battery to crank the engine. Instead, it draws power from an alternate voltage stabilization system that is powered by ultracapacitors. This `results in quicker and smoother restarts while simultaneously reducing strain on the electrical system.
The new 8-speed transmission is also contributes in fuel efficiency improvemement. All these updates have resulted in reduction of CO2 emissions by 6% on 2016 ATS and 2016 CTS.