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Cadillac Just Neutered The CT6 Even More

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The CT6 just keeps losing its mojo.

The Cadillac CT6 is already living on borrowed time after General Motors announced it would discontinue a slew of sedan models from its portfolio. Cadillac has already discontinued the plug-in hybrid variant of the CT6 and eliminated the turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the lineup. We weren't too upset to see the base 2.0-liter engine disappear but according to an order guide for the 2020 CT6 obtained by Auto Verdict, the CT6 still isn't done losing engines options. And this time, it's the powerful V6 option that's getting the chop.

According to the order guide, the 2020 CT6 will lose its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 option. Aside from the 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the CT6-V, the 3.0-liter V6 was the most potent engine option in the 2019 CT6 lineup rated at 404 hp. The 2020 CT6 will go on with just two engine options - a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 and a detuned version of the CT6-V's 4.2-liter V8. Power ratings for both engines were not disclosed in the order guide but we assume the V6 will carry over with 335 hp and the V8 will be detuned from its 550 hp rating in the CT6-V to essentially replace the 3.0-liter V6. Both engines will be mated exclusively to a 10-speed automatic but it is not known whether rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive will come as standard.

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Cadillac recently announced a new scheme in which its models would wear badges based on their engine torque (measured in newton-meters). In the case of the 2020 CT6, the V6 model will wear a '400' badge while the V8 will be affixed with an '800T' badge. The CT6-V, thankfully, should be excluded from this somewhat obscure naming scheme.