The new 3rd generation Cadillac CTS sedan was debuted at the New York Auto Show in 2013, and at the Detroit motor show 2015 was held the premiere of his charged modification CTS-V. Car declassified in late December 2014. 2016 Cadillac CTS-V differ from the standard version carbon fiber hood with air vents, aggressive front bumper with advanced air intakes, a grille with fine mesh and chrome trim, plus air vents in front fenders.
Cadillac CTS-V 2016 price and release date
Sales of the new third generation Cadillac CTS-V will start in the US in the summer of 2015, but the price has not been announced. Most likely, the car will be a little more accessible to their German rivals. There are certain speculations that price tag for the car without options started at $83,995.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V release date: summer 2015
2016 Cadillac CTS-V engine
As expected, under the hood of the new Cadillac CTS-V 2016 is located 6.2-liter supercharged V8 LT4 engine from Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 derated however to 640 hp (- 10 hp) and 630 lbft (855 Nm) which is 19 lbs ft less. The engine is combined to 8-speed automatic gearbox, equipped with manual shift function using paddles.
From none to sixty miles per hour the car accelerates in 3.9 seconds and has the top speed of phenomenal 200 miles per hour (322 km/h). Thus, the new generation Cadillac CTS-V has become the most powerful model in the lineup of the company’s whole history.
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By design, the new Caddy sedan differs from its predecessor with new lights with horizontally integrated LED running lights, which are located in the air intake and front bumper with more rounded shape. As well as the front fenders, carbon fiber hood air vents; radiator grille with chrome trim is made of black mesh, as well as lower grille in the bumper with a sharp splitter.
New taillights and trunk lid become lower and there are four exhaust pipes in diffuser – the pair on each side instead of two as in the previous versions. Under a small spoiler on the trunk lid stop light is placed. Antenna installed on the roof has the form of shark fin.
In addition, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V has 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, capable of withstanding transverse overloading up to 1g.
Inside, the charged sedan Recaro sports seats with improved lateral support are installed and there are lots of carbon fiber inserts used in interior decoration. The basic equipment includes CUE multimedia system with a color 12.3-inch touchscreen display. Bose music system and Performance Data Recorder letting you record and save track telemetry are available as options.
Moreover, Cadillac CTS-V 2016 is equipped with powerful Brembo brakes with 15 inch (390 mm) diameter discs at the front (six-piston calipers) and 14-inch (365 mm, four-piston calipers) in the rear, plus System Performance Traction Management system is available, which has four operating modes: Tour, Sport, Track and Snow.
Car suspension features 3rd generation Magnetic Ride Control dampers filled with a magnetic fluid that can change the viscosity when exposed to an electromagnetic field. Electronic sensors up to 1000 times per second reads the road surface and can change the damping every inch at speeds up to 60 miles per hour. The upcoming Chevrolet Camaro is also feature this system. The new Cadillac CTS-V is also has recustomized steering as compared with the standard version of the CTS.
The main competitors in the face of BMW M5 F10 (560 hp, acceleration up to a sixty in 4.4 sec.) And Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG (525 hp, accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds) has lower figures. Moreover if the pricing information will be confirmed the CTS-V is nearly $10,000 cheaper than BMW M5, and over $17,000 less than the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic. So we could have more power and stunning performance with less money.