Cadillac is planning to introduce a new range-topping version of the popular Escalade SUV, the “V”.
Following the trend launched with the ATS-V and CTS-V, Cadillac is looking to take things to a whole new level with the Escalade as a new report is indicating. According to the guys from Motor Trend, the popular SUV is getting ready to get an Escalade-V version. Our source is saying that the more powerful Escalade will probably be 15,000 USD more expensive than the “standard” model and this is expected to debut as early as next year, at the New York Auto Show.
The powerful vehicle is believed to share the same 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine with the CTS-V and on the four-door model, the unit is capable of putting down a total of 640 HP (477 kW) and a peak torque of 855 Nm (630 lb-ft) of torque. This is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and it is allowing the sedan to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds before going to a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). The unit in the Escalade might be even more potent and this basically means that the recently unveiled Bentley Bentayga will soon lose its crown of the world’s most powerful SUV. The current Cadillac Escalade has been priced from 72,690 USD, in two-wheel drive form, and the AWD costs 2,600 USD more. For the long wheelbase ESV, customers will have to pay another 3,000 USD. The model is powered by a 6.2l V8 engine with 420 HP (313 kW) and 623 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque.