We may yet see Cadillac's new 2.9L V-6 diesel in the US

Last March at the Geneva Motor Show, General Motors unveiled a new 2.9L turbo-diesel V-6 intended for the European market version of the new Cadillac CTS. The 250 hp oil-burner would make a great addition to the US market CTS as well as numerous GM products. The only problem is that ever since it was introduced, GM has consistently said they have no plans to bring the engine to the US market. It now looks like GM's plans may be changing.

Regardless of what ultimately happens with fuel economy standards, GM is reevaluating all their future plans right now, particularly their higher-end products like Cadillac. With the prospect of ever-increasing fuel prices, Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor realizes that the brand has to address efficiency aggressively. During a recent lunch preview of what GM will be showing at the Detroit Auto Show next month, Taylor acknowledged that the diesel V-6 is being seriously evaluated for the US market.

[Source: General Motors]

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