Cadillac Escalade V Series (2023) Giant SUV with 677 hp

Cadillac Escalade V Series (2023) Giant SUV with 677 hp

Cadillac introduces a high-performance version of its 5.80-meter-long SUV. The Escalade V-Series is claimed to have a maximum power output of roughly 680 horsepower. The premiere is scheduled for May 11, 2022.

Cadillac introduces a high-performance version of its 5.80-meter-long SUV. The Escalade V-Series is claimed to have a maximum power output of roughly 680 horsepower. The premiere is scheduled for May 11, 2022.

Cadillac has now added a new chapter to the current practice of salami techniques – sleepy dark sketches, headlight peeks, and fuzzy films – that automakers employ to debut new models piecemeal. The American luxury automaker unveils unmasked and sharp photographs of the new Escalade V-Series and says nothing. Additionally, a concept.

At first, there is no information.

Cadillac introduced the next model in precisely three phrases, which we copy here in their (translated) entirety for the purpose of clarity: “The Cadillac Escalade 2023 will be the first SUV to use the V-Series insignia. The V-Series, which has been tested in motorsports for almost two decades, is reserved for Cadillac cars that combine the pinnacle of performance, bold, outstanding design, and new technology. Further details on the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series, including complete car specs, will be revealed in spring 2022.”

You could stop there, but a little categorization is OK. Particularly given that the local audience may not instantly recognize the Cadillac Escalade; the segment saw just 40 new registrations in Germany in 2021. It is the unquestioned flagship of the brand, the year.

The current model celebrated its premiere in 2020. It is available in a normal version of 5.38 meters and an XL variation of 5.77 meters (according to Erlkönig pictures, it will also be available in a V).

The V-Series are by far the sportiest cars offered by the premium automaker, with the General Motors Performance Division modifying them for performance (comparable to BMW M or AMG). In Germany, the Cadillac CTS-V is the most notable member of this V series, which sport auto reporter Christian Gebhardt appropriately described in his comparative test as a “Corvette with four doors.”

CT5-V Blackwing engine

The CT5-V Blackwing, the CTS-successor V’s model, provides a glimpse of what the Escalade-V is set to achieve in terms of engine: The 6.2-liter V8 petrol engine, which powers the present Escalade with 420 horsepower at the flagpole, is boosted to 700 hp by compressor forced ventilation and engine fine-tuning. The big engine in the gearbox produces 668 SAE horsepower, which equates to 677 horsepower in European money. The Escalade V-Series is also likely to fall into this category.

There will undoubtedly be a slew of sporting extras (brakes, chassis, spoilers, and support systems) to help the monster, which already weighs around 2.6 tons, maintain an agile driving style. All of this will become clearer on May 1, 2022, when Cadillac raises the curtain. Sales should begin in autumn 2022.