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A snippet from a June 2007 article in Motor Trend speculates on GM's plans for the Enclave.

GM is planning an Enclave Super, though it won't yet confirm the four-porthole, V-8 version. It looks to be a 2010 model with GM's upcoming new DOHC engine-let's call it the "high-feature V-8"-likely 5.0-plus liters with gas direct-injection and variable-valve timing for better power and economy. With higher CAFE standards inevitable, it'll be low-volume, possibly with the Enclave the only Lambda to get the engine, another potential feather in Buick's differentiation cap. The V-6 will get more power and torque, too, as soon as GM can build more direct-injection 3.6s like the one premiering in the 302-horsepower 2008 Cadillac STS.


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It looks like the V8 option is not going to be there for us Enclave fans. One can't help but wonder if the 2013, with its extensive changes, will be able to accomodate a V8. With the modern V8's, fuel mileage would be on a par with our V6's, but performance and sound would match the car better. If Cadillac had offered V8 power in their crossovers, that's what I'd be driving instead of my Enclave.

Driving my Enclave in suburban areas rarely shows any lack of performance, but on the freeway, the jerky downshifts, noise, and comparative lack of acceleration makes my old Roadmaster feel superior.

If GM decides not to offer a V8 crossover I, for one, will look elsewhere for a Crossover with a V8. I've never owned a Ford, but they've come a long way in the last few years.
 
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