In an effort to bring more clarity to its range of products, Cadillac has added some more numbers into the mix.

The brand will be pinning a three-digit number representing the engine torque output from each car onto the end of its nameplates to help give “a clear understanding of the power differences across the lineup,” the automaker toldCar & Driver .

The three-rowXT6 crossover will be the first to bare the three-digit number representing its torque measured in Newton-metres, thus being reborn as the XT6 400.

If you’re asking yourself “wait, doesn’t the XT6’s 3.6-litre V6 make 271 lb.-ft. of torque, or 367 Nm, not 400?,” first of all, you know too much, get a hobby; and second, yes, you are correct, but Cadillac has taken the initiative to round up each number to the nearest 50.

It also says the new nomenclature will carry on for all 2020-and-newer models, save for those in the souped-up V series.

Clarity, in Newton-metres. You know, that unit of measurement we all understand so well and use regularly…

But Cadillac president Steve Carlisle says that, what with the rapid development of electrification and turbocharging tech leading to confusion about which cars make what kind of power, it’s “all about the torque.”

Source: Driving

March 14, 2019