The 2016 model year features an all-new 3.6L V-6 engine ushering in new benchmarks for efficiency, refinement and durability. The clean-sheet engine redesign represents the fourth generation of GM’s acclaimed DOHC V-6 engine family and incorporates new features, including Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and stop/start technology to enhance fuel economy up to an estimated 9 percent when compared to the previous 3.6L engine. The new 3.6L also advances performance- and fuel economy-optimizing technologies introduced on previous generations, including direct injection and continuously variable valve timing. The engine family also includes a 3.0L twin-turbo engine offered on the Cadillac CT6.
The eagerly awaited 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder engine also debuts in the 2016 model year. Derived from the international 2.8L diesel engine and refined for the North American market , the 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel delivers durability and reliability affirmed by extensive testing and real world customer miles.
Also new in 2016, GM introduces an all-new global family of Ecotec small-displacement engines. Engineered to deliver strong performance with excellent efficiency, the new Ecotec engine family represents a clean-sheet design and engineering process, leveraging the diverse experience of GM’s global resources.