The 2023 Cadillac Escalade has seen several feature removals following ongoing supplier issues. For example, full-size luxury SUVs saw the removal of Adaptive Beam Headlights along with certain wheel options becoming unavailable. However, Cadillac Society we just learned that one feature – the Brembo Performance Brake package – has returned to the 2023 Escalade after a brief hiatus.
Officially known as the Front Six-Piston Brembo Brakes with Color Matched Rear Caliper (production code 5JL), this package is offered as an LPO level option. This means that the Escalade is installed by the dealer, not while it is on the assembly line. This package combines the following equipment:
- Front six-piston Brembo brake calipers
- Red calipers front and rear
- Duralife brake rotors 16.1 inches by 1.3 inches front
- Cadillac script logo on the front caliper
This upgraded brake package costs $3,495. As a matter of availability, it can be added to the regular-length Escalade and the extended-length Escalade ESV, and is offered with all trim levels, including Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. However, the package cannot be added to the high-performance Cadillac Escalade-V or Escalade-V ESV.
Previously, this enhanced braking package was available for the 2021 and 2022 model year Escalade, but was pulled from the order book at the start of the 2023 model year.
Like all fifth-generation Escalades, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is built at the Arlington plant and uses the T1 body-on-frame vehicle platform. The non-V model is offered with two engine options.
The first is a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 petrol engine (production code L87), producing 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine is standard on the Escalade, and models with this motor can be identified by the 600 badge on the tailgate.
Meanwhile, the 3.0L I6 turbodiesel engine (production code LM2) is optional. It’s rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Models with this engine feature the 600D badge on the back. Both engines pair with Cadillac’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
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