The information we know about 2016 Cadillac CT6 so far was that its debut is due in the last months of the year. In addition, it was said that car will incorporate the "prestige sedan" technology that is promised to deliver better driving dynamics. The most recent news on this model is that its debut will hurry and will happen in ten days in New York and that it will be powered by one of Cadillac's new generation V-6 engines, and precisely the one that sits at the top of the range.
It is the 3.0L Twin Turbo gasoline unit that uses the latest technology. This means that we should also expect balance in terms of fuel economy and performance. Precisely, the CT6 will have a maximum output of 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 543 Nm (400 lb-ft of torque). This becomes even more impressive because the V-6 DOHC develops 133 horsepower (99 kW) per liter.
The big question here is how Cadillac is going to enhance the fuel economy given this high output. The answer is that the engine will deploy a combination of turbocharging with cylinder deactivation and stop/start technologies. No tests were conducted so far, but the company expects 6 percent improvement of the efficiency.
The other significant element helping in the achievement of this goal is the Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission that will be linked to the Twin Turbo engine. What is more, the low-inertia turbochargers in the powertrain will enable the car to achieve the peak torque from 2,500 rpm to 5,000 rpm.
After the debut of Cadillac CT6 in New York, we should expect its production to start in the fourth quarter of this year in company's plant in Detroit.
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