One of the longest and luxury limousine is new 2016 Cadillac CT6. Cadillac CTS is currently in its third generation and 2016 year models will most likely be carried over without refreshing changes. However, new to 2016 will be the CTS-V models which will find their spot atop the lineup and will defend the honor of American-made mid-size luxury sedan among the German-made vehicles.
The Engine range
For now, CTS is offered with three engines, one 4-cylinder and couple of V6’s. Smallest powertrain is 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder which makes 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the biggest is 3.6L twin-turbo V6 making 420 hp and 430 lb-ft pf torque. Occupying the middle ground is the base 3.6L V6 which puts up 321 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Most of the models offer both rear and all-wheel drive and 6 or 8-speed automatic transmission.
Twin-turbo V6 models come exclusively in RWD config and only with 8-speed gearbox. New CTS-V models will be limited to sedan body and automatic shifters, but will get the large twin-turbo V8 engine which should deliver almost 600 horsepower. New CT6 will be created on Omega II platform, which is Cadillac’s prototype.
2016 Cadillac CT6 Design
CTS’ are good-looking true mid-size sedans with slightly unconventional boxy framework. Their front end fascia consists of large trapezoid mesh or stripe grille and swept-back headlights. Foglights are vertically positioned and add further to the awkward, yet contemporary look of CTS’ front. Out back, Cadillac’s best-sold sedan offers a touch of the past with vertical tail-lights, but rectangular exhausts add the modern touch as well.
Interior is well-trimmed and all the models offer premium leather furbishings with plenty of wood grain accents. Even now, CTS comes in plenty of colors and it might take you some time to decide what kind of cabin really suits you the best. Nice-looking dashboard is flat-topped above the instrument panel which has an 8-inch touch screen display capable of handling infotainment purposes with ease. Safety features are quite advanced and all CTS’ receive 10 standard airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Optional safety features include parking assist, adaptive cruise control, cross-traffic alert, forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning.
MPG and Price
From lowest, to highest, CTS’ engines are rated at 17/25 mpg, 19/28 mpg and at 20/30 mpg for twin-turbo V6, base V6 and turbo four respectively. CTS-V will consume even more fuel and will have the combined ratings at most at 20 mpg.
CTS is available for at least $46,500, but can cost as much as $70,000, all in stock versions. CTS-V will cost at least $75,000, but this figure can be broken with ease with a few, still remaining optional features. But, release date is unknown, still. If we look rumors, first officially debut and selling will be in early 2015 with base price $75,000.
2016 Cadillac CTS should finally get the V8-based CTS-V model which should complete its lineup and make it more competitive. This mid-size sedan has luxury written all over it and is still more affordable than any German-made sedan in the class. More details about performance and features, we will publish in December this year.