2016 Cadillac CT6 revealed; it is GM’s answer to the big German flagships

Meet the 2016 Cadillac CT6, GM’s new top-of-the-shelf offering that’s all set to go head-to-head with the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Launched at the ongoing New York Auto Show, the Cadillac CT6 not only features the luxury for which Cadillac is known but also comes with a long list of new technologies. Cadillac’s flagship model will go into production later this year at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant and will go on sale with three engine options. Surprisingly, the line-up won’t feature a V8 and instead, the CT6’s top engine will be a 3-liter twin turbocharged V6 tuned to produce 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

201-cadillac- CT6-12Next up is a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 making 335 horsepower. The line-up also includes a small turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine, good for 265 horsepower. All powertrains are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and six-cylinder models will get standard all-wheel drive that will be able to constantly vary the power sent to the front wheels. “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,” said Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen.

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201-cadillac- CT6-9Using aluminum body panels and structural members, the CT6 weighs as much as the smaller CTS model, according to Cadillac. The lightweight body along with the fuel-efficient engines and should translate to good fuel economy. In addition to the low weight, there’s an available Active Chassis System throughout the range with rear-wheel steering and Magnetic Ride Control. There is no word on the price as of yet but it will go on sale early next year.

[Via – Car-Scoops]

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