2023 Escalade-V is the most powerful Cadillac ever with 682 hp
Here it is, boys and girls – the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-DRAW. Beneath that familiar configuration lies the most powerful powertrain GM has ever had in an SUV.
The focus here is on the engine, and the Escalade has one big engine – a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, pretty much the same engine found in the CT5-V Blackwing. But in the Escalade, that small displacement has an even bigger supercharger than in Caddy’s super sedan, 2.65 liters to be exact. It’s bigger than most engine discount today.
It also contains a fierce punch. Thanks to that blower, the Escalade-V produces 682 hp and 653 lb-ft of torque from that hand-built Bowling-Green engine. The extra power would be helpful: The short-wheelbase Escalade weighs in at around 6,300 pounds, rising to just under 6,500 if you upgrade to the long-wheelbase ESV. Even so, Cadillac says the V will sprint to 60 in “under 4.4 seconds” and hit 12.75 seconds a quarter mile.
Cadillac calls the Escalade-V “the most powerful full-size SUV ever.” It’s a technicality of sorts, like Durango SRT Hellcat 710 hp and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 707 hp occupy smaller vehicles.
The super-luxury Cadillac sends power to a 10-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. One engineer notes that at least “some” of the power will always be directed to the front wheels, despite the inclination to focus more on the rear.
To slow this monster down, Cadillac fitted the V with 16.15-inch disc brakes with six-piston calipers at the front.
As for fuel economy, expect bad news. GM engineers won’t release the number, though one engineer did say “It’s not miles per gallon, it’s miles per gallon, it’s miles per gallon.” smile per gallon. Translation: It is not beautiful. Again, this is a 3-ton SUV with 7,000-pound towing capacity.
From the outside, the V has a number of subtle updates compared to a top-of-the-line Escalade, chief among them the mesh grille at the front, a hallmark of V-series vehicles. It has The lower frills are sportier on the front and back, and the quad exhaust lets you really hear the V8 scream. (As with every V-series Cadillac, you can switch the exhaust to quiet mode via the dashboard touchscreen.) The Escalade-V also features unique wheels that help get rid of the big brakes. there.
Inside it’s the pretty standard Escalade, with a few extra touches. The V has a unique gauge cluster with a central tachometer as well as a small V logo at 6 o’clock on the steering wheel. All V versions come with Platinum interior, including black leather and “zebra” wood. The key has a color to match the brake, shown here in Edge Red. As Escalade’s most premium vehicle, the V comes equipped with Caddy’s augmented reality navigation system and standard with a 38-speaker AKG sound system.
GM’s Super advanced super journey A semi-autonomous steering system with tow truck mode and automatic lane change will also be included in the Escalade-V, but it will be an optional extra that won’t be available immediately. for buyers V. See, the ongoing chip shortage forced GM to nix Super Cruise and, um, one-touch window closing on the current production version of Escalades. When it is finally available to buyers, it will have an estimated price of $2,500.
Unlike Cadillac’s heavyweight Blackwing sports sedans, the automaker sees the Escalade-V as a fast everyday driver, not a race machine. As a result, the 682-hp luxury barge will only be available with all-season tyres. As Cadillac said, V-series models, including this one, are what you drive arrive trace.
Cadillac says it’s building the Escalade-V because this is what people are asking for. It also helps that the Escalade is designed around a powerful V8 engine, something that cannot be said XT5 is smaller.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V starts at $149,990, including destination fees. Cadillac wouldn’t say how much the extra long-wheelbase ESV would cost. The automaker insists the performance SUV will be a “small volume” product (not due to supply chain constraints), but the automaker won’t specify how much will be produced. how to output. And unlike many limited-edition performance models, Cadillac will not be offering an advanced reservation program for interested buyers. The hot SUV will start hitting dealerships later this summer.