The current race of the Blackwing non-Blackwing Cadillac V model has prepared us for a somewhat faster version of the full-size luxury SUV for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, but not too much. As it turns out, it A lot Fast forward to fact, it has the most powerful gas-powered engine GM available: a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque.
The engine is closely related to CT5-V Blackwing’s engine, but with a few key upgrades. It has a large 2.65-liter supercharger, as well as a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rod, forged aluminum piston, an aluminum head and a titanium valve. Like the CT5-V Blackwing’s engine, the Bowling Green is also hand-assembled on the Ky., And a small sports car called the Corvette.
The engine is mated to a specially calibrated version of GM’s ten-speed automatic transmission. Not only that, Escalade-V comes with a full-time all-wheel-drive system, replacing the traditional two- and four-wheel-drive setups used by GM’s full-size SUVs. It has a default power split 50/50 front / rear, but can adjust it as needed. It also has an electronically-controlled rear limited-slip differential. With the SUV’s launch control function, the Cadillac claims that it will reach 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds and end quarter-miles at 110 miles per hour in 12.74 seconds.
Cadillac has also upgraded the chassis. It has steering and suspension tuned for sporty driving and is standard with a combination of magnetic shock and air springs. At the front, the Escalade-V has six-piston brambo brakes. Also, although the Escalade-V is much faster, it still retains much of its power. It still has a tow hitch provision and can handle 7,000 pounds in a trailer. And if you need the most people and cargo space, it’s available not just as a standard-wheelbase model, but as an extended ESV version.
V is apparently quite subtle. It has a unique front fascia, as well as a rear bumper with a diffuser design and quad exhaust tips. It features 22-inch wheels and dark trim all around. The interior is similar to top-spec platinum, available in black or dark auburn with zebra wood trim and full leather upholstery. Being a platinum model on the inside, it gets a full OLED display measuring over 38 inches and a 36-speaker sound system. One of the few options available for the Escalade-V is the Super Cruise, which will be offered later in the year and has automatic lane change and towing function.
The Escalade-V will go on sale later this summer. It will be the most expensive escalator with a destination priced at $ 149,990. Then again, this is GM’s most monstrous product V8 still arguably the company’s most luxurious model.