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 |  Apr 23 2012, 4:32 PM

Cadillac is prepping a new member to its stable. No, it’s not the Nurburgring-tested ATS we’ve heard oh-so much about. It’s also not the XTS flagship sedan that Cadillac has desperately needed these past few years. In fact, it’s not a car at all.

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 |  Apr 13 2011, 8:16 AM

As we first reported back in February, Cadillac will equip its SRX crossover with just one engine from now on; a 300-hp 3.6-liter unit borrowed from the Chevy Camaro and Cadillac CTS. Replacing both the turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 and the old 3.0-liter V6, the new engine is up 35-hp and 37 lb-ft on the old 3.0-liter. It delivers the same power output as the turbocharged mill but is down 35 lb-ft of torque.

Other upgrades for 2012 include Bluetooth on all models, as well as a heated steering wheel on Luxury, Performance and Premium trim levels.  Plus, those last two will get optional 20-inch wheels.

While unconfirmed, this new engine is rumored to also make its way under the hood of the Chevy Impala, where it will deliver a more than 60-hp improvement at 287-hp.