The new sedan 2016 Cadillac CT6 reveal was held in early April at 2015 New York Auto Show. The flagship Cadillac CT6 sedan made by Cadillac Motor Car Division, specializing in the production of premium cars, is by far the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and stylish American sedan. 2016 Cadillac CT6 is ready to compete with the recognized leaders of the full-size premium sedans market such as Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Production of the new Cadillac CT6 starts in autumn 2015 at Detroit-Hamtramck plant in the United States. The main markets for new products will be North America, Europe, South Korea, Japan and the Middle East. The car will be available in all markets in early 2016. The exact Cadillac CT6 release date will be announced later.
2016 Cadillac CT6 release date: early 2016
How much will the 2016 Cadillac CT6 cost
2016 Cadillac CT6 pricing will be known only on the official sales start. Estimated price range will be from $60,000 to $80,000 approximately. Which is comparable or a bit less than other representatives of full size executive sedan class.
2016 Cadillac CT6 photos
The new Cadillac CT6 exterior
The fact that the new sedan Cadillac CT6 is really beautiful and graceful.
The front end of the car has original full-LED headlamps, stylish grille, monumental bumper supplemented with aerodynamic elements.
Profile of the body demonstrates the solidity, rigor and restraint. It is undoubtedly a representative of premium sedan class – large doorways, massive rear end, high roof line.
Rear end of the sedan is less impressive than the front part of the car. High trunk lid, massive bumper, chrome exhaust pipes, large taillights.
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Dimensions and weight
Outer dimensions of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 body are 204 in (5184 mm) in length, 73,9 in (1879 mm) wide, 57,9 in (1472 mm) in height, and the wheelbase is 122,2 in (3106 mm).
Depending on the installed engine and trim level sedan is equipped with stylish alloy wheels R18, R19 and even 20 inches.
It is noteworthy that the dimensions of the body and the wheelbase of the new Cadillac sedan is much higher than the standard version of Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series.
And the curb weight of the body with the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is just 3703 lbs (1680 kg). BMW 5 Series Limousine with the same capacity engine weights more – 3891 lbs (1765 kg).
The secret to low curb weight of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 body is quite simple. The car is based on the newest Omega platform with the wide usage of lightweight materials. The structure of the body consists of 64% of the aluminum parts and the remaining 36% – is eleven different materials from solid and high-strength steel, to polymers. Exterior body panels (front and rear fenders, side doors, hood and trunk lid) is also made of aluminum. Body parts are interconnected by means of different technologies: aluminum and steel details are connected by means of arc, laser and spot welding. Rivets, screws and glue joints are also used.
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2016 Cadillac CT6 interior
The rear seats is the most important part of the interior of premium executive sedan. Rear seats are big enough to accommodate three adult passengers with maximal comfort. Legroom is 40,4 in (1027 mm), the rear seats could be moved along the interior in 3,2 in (83 mm). Rear seat can be tilted back, adjust lumbar support degree, choose the intensity of the heating and ventilation systems, and even enjoy a massage function.
The new flagship Cadillac will please the owner not only by premium material finishes (large assortment of leather upholstery materials, natural and exotic wood, carbon fiber parts in the interior), but also by the presence of modern equipment, providing comfort, entertainment and safety.
Cadillac CT6 features
The chassis of the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 has all 4 wheels cornering system: rear axis wheels turning opposite to front wheels at low speeds, providing a turning circle of 11.4 meters. While driving at high speeds the rear wheels repeat the direction of the front wheels, thereby improving vehicle stability. Magnetic Ride Control adaptive shock absorbers, and a fully independent suspension – multi-link in front (levers made of aluminum) and a five-link in rear, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive system with Active-On-Demand (optional for four-cylinder turbocharged engine sedan and standard equipment for cars with V6).
Article about the 2016 Cadillac CT6 has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.
As for safety systems, the car has ten airbags, “sky view” cameras, night vision camera with an infrared system, advanced Park Assist, Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake system.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is also has multimedia system with a 10.2-inch touch screen, with handwriting recognition; for the rear passengers there are two 10-inch color displays are available, mounted in the headrests of the first row seats. There are also OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, HDMI and USB connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, Bose Panaray audio system with 34 speakers.
Comfort provides four-zone climate control, all powered equipment, from mirrors and steering column to the seats of the first and second row seats.
Specifications of the new Cadillac CT6 promise a choice of three petrol engines.
The base 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 269 hp, More powerful 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 with 340 hp and the most powerful V6 3,0-liter Twin Turbo (405 hp).
Six-cylinder engines have cylinder deactivation function and equipped with standard start-stop system, which contributes to lower fuel consumption.
All engines are paired with 8-speed automatic Hydra-Matic 8L45 transmission for the 2.0-liter and 3.6 liter engines and Hydra-Matic 8L90.
There are also certain speculations of availability of Cadillac CT6 with V8 Twin Turbo engine and hybrid version of the car.
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Cadillac CT6 could change without notice.