The Cadillac Catera was a mid sized car sold in North America from 1997 to 2001. The only Cadillac built outside of the United States, in Russelheim, Germany. It replaced the Fleetwood as the only rear wheel drive Cadillac. We offer new Cadillac Catera engines for sale. BTW; they were originally built in England. It is called the L81 engine, and it is a V6 configuration, producing 200 horsepower.
The car was too small and was underpowered for a Cadillac at the time. The Catera received good reviews, but sales did not meet GM’s expectations. The car was often seen as too small to compete with the marque’s traditional luxury car buyers and failed to attract as many buyers away from European luxury brands as GM had initially predicted.
Why was the Catera discontinued? Due to reliability problems including front tire wear issues caused by a “road racing” [mentality used for] alignment specifications, faulty oil coolers, and engine failures due to timing belt tensioner failure (for which a recall was eventually offered by GM), was why it was dropped after the 2001 model year.
The engine itself is called the ”Ellesmere” V6 which is made by Opel of Europe. The L81 was used in the Saturn Vue 2002 and 2003, the Saturn L Series form 2000 to 2005, The Saab 9-5 from 1999 to 2003, the Saab 9000 from 1995 to 1996 and the Opel Sintra from 1996 to 1999 also.
You can see it is a well traveled engine and quite popular in the European market as well. Some of the versions were asymmetrically designed for maximum optimization in a tight place.
One of my recommendations is to ask about a new engine when you call. Our new engines are remarkably well priced and in some cases cost less than a rebuilt or used engine. The reason for this is we have a terrific supply system which is always on the look for new crates engines.
Most of the Catera owners are quite loyal and enjoy their cars. It only makes sense that people who are so discriminating about their car would only want the best for it. As far as I’m concerned that is why we are so popular. We offer a superior new engine for sale at affordable pricing and deliver the best service you have ever had. Now that’s a recipe for success. Call now.