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Boost for Cadillac's Fuel Efficiency

Cylinder deactivation and start/stop systems are now being installed on the 2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS for fuel efficiency.

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As the 2016 model year production begins, Cadillac is adding new fuel efficiency technologies.

Active Fuel Management and Automatic Stop/Start technologies, and widespread use of a new eight-speed transmission, are combining to raise fuel economy ratings and reduce emissions in Cadillac’s portfolio.

Cadillac’s all-new six-cylinder engine contains Active Fuel Management, or cylinder deactivation, technology enabling it to seamlessly switch from six-cylinder to four-cylinder operation under certain light-load conditions, while maintaining excellent performance.

The new 3.6-litre engine is part of the 2016 ATS, CTS and Escalade product lines.

The luxury SUV’s V8 will shift to four-cylinder operation in many daily driving conditions, as will Cadillac’s all-new high performance CTS-V sedan.

Cadillac’s advanced engine technology will accelerate in the new Twin Turbo-powered CT6 prestige sedan, which will be the world’s only six-cylinder engine to combine turbocharging with cylinder deactivation and Stop/Start technology.

Cadillac’s ATS and CTS also offer a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the most popular choice among buyers. These models also see fuel economy improvements in 2016 via the use of Automatic Start/Stop, or AutoStop, technology.

This system reduces emissions and fuel consumption by automatically turning off the engine when the car is stationary, such as at red light.

The engine quickly and automatically resumes as soon as the driver releases the brake.

Previous Start/Stop systems often relied on the car’s battery system.

Cadillac employs a voltage stabilization system powered by ultracapacitors to re-start the engine. This alternative power source inside the car enables smoother and quicker re-starts compared to previous systems, while enhancing durability by reducing strain on the existing electrical systems.

Cadillac’s new eight-speed transmission nets another efficiency gain, and like the new V6 engine, just started production in the 2016 ATS and CTS.

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