Caddy's 295 Hp Smoothie

When Cadillac's Seville Touring Sedan hit the road last year, the critics raved. Finally, an American luxury car that could compete with the Europeans and the Japanese. The only problem was, it had a wimpy engine that ran out of steam at highway speeds. But this fall, Cadillac responded to the imports' challenge, and it has come up with a winner: The Northstar engine, a 4.6-liter, aluminum, 32-valve V-8, delivers 290 foot-pounds of torque and 295 horsepower. The engine is paired with the smooth-shifting electronic Northstar transmission and provides Cadillac's first completely new power train in more than a decade.

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