It can be said that the BMW M5 is the king of the mid-size super-sedan segment in the UK at the moment. The 5.0 liter V10 beast that produces 500 horsepower even leaves the Mercedes E63 AMG and the Audi S6 as substitutes to consumers even if they provide a little more juice. So if Cadillac is going to head to appeal to the British with the redesigned CTS-V it had better do its homework.
At SEMA last week, we saw a preview of the next-generation CTS-V with the Cadillac CTS Sports Concept. But while work is under development on the next CTS-V, which is even rumored to produce more than 500 horsepower, U.S. bosses are still hesitant to approve the car for right-hand drive production.
According to AutoCar, GM executives are still uncertain about bringing the four-wheel-drive, Z06 powered CTS-V to UK and are unconvinced of the financial case of going head-to-head with German rivals that already dominate the market.
U.S. executives are worried that they won’t sell enough CTS-V’s in order to cover the cost of production that goes into producing a right-hand-drive, all-wheel-drive vehicle that could cost millions.
However, a powerful BMW M5 rival could be key to Cadillac’s relaunch in UK.
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