Cadillac announced, that the US market is ready to take orders for the next-gen 2016 CTS-V. This is a 640 hp (477 kW) sedan and it is one of the two V-Series models, that will be offered in the market in Summer of 2015. In fact, the 2016 V-series mark a big expansion of Cadillac luxurious line.
The luxurious ride has a top speed of 360 km/h (200 mph) and goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds. In fact, this is maybe the most powerful car, that Cadillac has ever built for its 112 years on the market. An despite its power, it has a ton of features to show. Let's see what it offers.
The 2016 CTS-V is geared with third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, which is rated as the fastest reacting suspension technology. But this is only one of the many features, that are standard in the 2016 CTS-V. This beauty is further geared with carbon-fiber hood, Brembo break system, 19-inch alloy wheels. It comes with selectable drive modes, that are Tour mode, Sport mode and Track Driving mode. There is really a wide variety of driving options, that ensure every kind of driver feels comfortable in the 2016 CTS-V.
And now, the most interesting part. The engine. The car is equipped with a 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 powerplant, that works in full harmony with the eight-speed automatic gearbox. This configuration, as said above, delivers 640 hp (477 kW) and 630lb-ft/855 Nm of torque.
But this is not all. There will be a smaller version of the ATS-V, that would be earlier released. This will be track-ready ride, that delivers 464 hp (341 kW), thanks to the Twin-Turbo V6 engine. The 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is just 3.9 seconds. The model will be offered both in coupe and sedan forms.
This will be definitely an interesting model not just for the Cadillac fans, but for everyone, who is interested in high-performance vehicles. What do you think about the latest Cadillac family member?
U.S. DEALERS BEGIN ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW FOR CADILLAC'S UPCOMING PERFORMANCE ICON
DETROIT – Cadillac announced today that U.S. dealers will begin accepting orders for the next-generation 2016 CTS-V, the all-new high-performance sedan that launches in late summer. The 640-hp CTS-V is the second of two all-new V-Series models to come to market in 2015, following the smaller ATS-V coupe and sedan, which launches in late spring.
Cadillac's new 2016 V-Series models represent a significant expansion of the brand's elite, high-performance line. Not only are the new V-Series cars elevated in terms of performance, they now reach a broader spectrum of drivers by presenting two distinct personalities, size categories and price points.
With a top speed of 200 mph and 0-60 performance in 3.7 seconds, the CTS-V is the most powerful car in Cadillac's 112-year history. The 2016 CTS-V is priced from $83,995. Customers can place orders now with dealers and view additional product information at Cadillac.com.
The CTS-V elevates into the elite group of the world's highest-performing sedans.
"V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac, a brand that now makes drivers' cars at the highest level," said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. "The new CTS-V is essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car with awe-inspiring performance. This type of car is exclusive, the domain of the few who can access this level of incredible capability. V-Series matches or overtakes the finest cars in this elite class, while being more accessible."
Segment-exclusive, third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, the world's fastest reacting suspension technology, is just one of many standard features and engineering enhancements offered in the 2016 CTS-V. The car includes a carbon fiber hood, Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, driver-selectable modes for touring, sport and track driving conditions, and performance-oriented, sueded microfiber accents and matte-finish carbon fiber trim.
Equipped with a 6.2L supercharged V-8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers full manual control via steering wheel paddles, the CTS-V has more horsepower (640 hp/477 kW) and more torque (630 lb-ft/855 Nm) than the Mercedes-Benz 5.5L biturbo V-8 and the BMW M-series 4.4L TwinPower V-8.
The smaller ATS-V launch will precede the CTS-V. Also track-capable from the factory, the 464-hp ATS-Vfeatures the exclusive Cadillac Twin Turbo V-6 and 0-60 acceleration of just 3.9 seconds. The 2016 ATS-V is priced from $60,465 and presents high-performance capability in both coupe and sedan forms.
Editors' note: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination ($995), tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.