2016 Cadillac CT6 revealed as the new flagship luxury saloon

Cadillac has unveiled the all-new CT6 luxury saloon at the New York Auto Show. The CT6 marks Cadillac’s long-awaited return to the global prestige luxury segment, going against the likes of BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class.

“The CT6 is nothing less than an entirely new approach to premium luxury – and an approach only Cadillac can offer,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac. “It is a bold endeavor with unmatched dynamism that reignites a passion for driving in large luxury vehicles. In short, it is prestige luxury reimagined.”

The CT6 features an aluminium-intensive architecture that incorporates 11 different materials to achieve a very hight strength, performance and efficiency.

The CT6 measures 5184 mm in length, 1879 mm in width, 1472 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 3106 mm. That’s roughly the same size as a short-wheelbase BMW 7 Series.

What’s really impressive is the weight of the CT6. Weighing 1678kg, it is one of the world’s lightest and most agile full-size luxury performance saloons. In fact the CT6 is lighter than the BMW 5-Series, 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Let’s not forget it goes against the bigger range-topping models!

Engine range includes a turbocharged 265bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder, a naturally-aspirated 335bhp 3.6-litre V6 and a twin-turbo 400bhp 3.0-litre V6.

All engines are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmissions which can be paired to an active-on-demand all-wheel drive system.

The upscale interior features a CUE infotainment system with a high-resolution 10.2-inch display, a wireless smartphone charger, a centre console mounted touchpad controller and OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Some of the options include an Articulating Rear Seat package featuring individual rear seats, a centre armrest with HDMI and USB inputs and rear seat entertainment system with articulating 10-inch screens that retract and deploy from the front seatbacks.

There is also a 34-speaker Bose Panaray premium audio system and Quadzone climate system.

The CT6 production will start end of 2016 for the North American market and in early 2016 for other markets like Europe, Korea, Japan, Israel and the Middle East.

2016 Cadillac CT6 interior 2

2016 Cadillac CT6 interior

2016 Cadillac CT6 side

2016 Cadillac CT6 front side

2016 Cadillac CT6 front

 


RELATED POSTS

On-board video of the Porsche 918 Spyder in Texas at Circuit of the Americas
Extremely rare McLaren F1 crashes into tree in Italy (PICTURES)
Peugeot 208 GTi 30th anniversary special edition with 205bhp revealed
All-new Jaguar XE to debut in London on September 8th
2016 Cadillac CTS-V reportedly packs a whopping 640bhp
Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6 Concept by Kahn Design looks ready for some serious o...
CanTrack Asset Tracker for Luxury & Classic Cars, no. 1 in the UK
Jaguar E-type chosen as Best British Car Ever in worldwide poll
Subaru celebrates 50th anniversary of its horizontally-opposed boxer engine
New revised Audi Q3 Black Edition introduced
Unique 'World Car of the Year' Jaguar F-Pace heading for London Motor Show
Will the new and updated UK driving test help younger drivers?
Tags: , , ,