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Cadillac Extends the Top of its Range with 2016 CT6

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is the brand’s entry into the premium luxury sedan segment. It was shown on the eve of the opening of the New York Auto Show.

  • 2016 Cadillac CT6

    The 2016 Cadillac CT6 elevates to the top of the Cadillac range, and creates a new formula for the prestige sedan through the integration of new technologies developed to achieve dynamic performance, efficiency and agility previously unseen in large luxury cars. Pre-production model shown.

Cadillac chose the eve of the New York Auto Show (March 31) to hold the world premiere of the 2016 CT6.

This sedan is seen as elevating Cadillac to the top of its range and creating a new formula for the prestige sedan through the integration of new technologies developed to achieve dynamic performance, efficiency and agility previously unseen in large luxury cars.

It is one of the world’s lightest and most agile full-size luxury performance sedans, with dimensions and spaciousness on par with BMW’s short-wheelbase 7-Series, but the approximate weight, agility and efficiency of the smaller Cadillac CTS – which is lighter than a BMW 5-Series. The CT6 is lighter than the BMW 5-Series, 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The all-new Cadillac 3.0-litre Twin Turbo engine offers an estimated 400 hp and 400 lb/ft of torque, making it among the most power-dense V-6 engines in the segment, at 133 horsepower (99 kW) per litre.

Also available are a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder turbocharged and new 3.6-litre V6 naturally aspirated engines, each with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2016 CT6 also features an active-on-demand all-wheel drive featuring a continuously variable clutch that infinitely varies power delivery to the front wheels – up to 959 lb-ft (1,300 Nm) – to make the most of handling and stability in all conditions.

An interesting feature is rear camera mirror which is the industry’s first application of full-display technology, combining camera technology with the conventional inside mirror to project an unobstructed view in the mirror.

Besides North America, the CT6 also will be offered in Europe, Korea, Japan, Israel and the Middle East. Production for those markets begins at Detroit-Hamtramck in early 2016.

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