Cadillac’s next biggest thing, the 2016 CT6, is just about here and if you’re interested in landing America’s Top Brass’ new flagship in your driveway or parking deck, you’ll have to make sure you set aside at least $53,495–which for a sedan being pitched as a new alternative to the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS, and so-on, is pretty darn cheap when all of the latter easily start north of the $70,000 mark.
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This isn’t to say the CT6 is destined to be cheap in its make as Cadillac touts new pioneering vehicle manufacturing and design methods being implemented with the assembly of the CT6. Also, fully option the CT6 out and it’ll run up next to the industry standards from Europe and Japan very easily, topping out at $83,465 for the Platinum model. What makes the base CT6 bit interesting though is that it puts itself smack in the neighborhood of Cadillac’s midsize offering, the CTS, price wise.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 can be had with a 2.0L turbocharged four-banger to boot for the base model with rear-wheel drive only, and optioning up includes a 3.6L naturally-aspirated V6 with all-wheel drive, and a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 with all-wheel drive as the upper-most tier model.
All paired with GM’s latest eight-speed automatic, the 2.0L turbo-four is the same found in the Cadillac ATS and CTS with 265hp on tap for the CT6, while the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 gets 335hp in its reserves and the 3.0L twin-turbo V6, an all-new mill debuting specifically in the CT6, has 400hp on tap.
Sales are slated to begin in March and in the rumor mill, the CT6 has the potential of going through the V finishing school for a full-fledged performance model, while a hybrid version is also rumored to debut sometime in China.
2016 Cadillac CT6 Range-Topping Sedan Slated for March Launch
NEW RANGE INCLUDES CT6 STARTING AT $53,495; CT6 PLATINUM PRICED FROM $83,465
Cadillac extends the top of its range with the 2016 Cadillac Touring 6 sedan, which begins production in Detroit in January, with initial shipments to dealers in March. Through the integration of new technologies, the first-ever Cadillac CT6 creates a new formula for the range-topping sedan and substantially expands the Cadillac portfolio.
Thanks to pioneering new vehicle manufacturing and design methods, the CT6 achieves dynamic performance, efficiency and agility previously unseen in large luxury cars. The CT6 product line similarly aims to refresh and broaden the range of consumers in the prestige class of luxury sedans. In the US market, the 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan is priced from $53,495, with the highest level CT6 Platinum model starting at $83,465.
“The CT6 is an entirely new approach to prestige luxury, adding driving dynamics and technology while reducing the bulk of traditional large sedans,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac. “With the CT6, Cadillac has a competitive edge: our use of advanced lightweight construction and innovative technology, it is prestige luxury reimagined.”
Offering three engine choices, and a broad range of high-technology systems and luxury amenities, the first-ever CT6 presents a wide range of options and price points to draw new buyers.
- CT6 2.0L Turbo – Starting at $53,495
- CT6 3.6L V6 with AWD – Starting at $55,495
- CT6 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 with AWD – Starting at $64,395
Customers can place orders now with dealers and view additional product information at cadillac.com.
The Cadillac CT6 sedan takes drivers to a higher threshold of involvement, with technologies to enhance situational awareness, chassis systems – including active technologies – that make the most of control in all conditions, and powertrains led by an all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo engine. The Cadillac 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 engine is rated at 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 400 lb-ft of torque (543 Nm); an all-new, 335-horsepower 3.6L V-6 and Cadillac’s award-winning 2.0T four-cylinder engine are also available. All engines are paired with eight-speed automatic transmissions.
The rigid, lightweight architecture provides a crucial foundation for the sedan’s segment-challenging agility, enhanced by active-on-demand all-wheel drive, active rear steering and Magnetic Ride Control on the available Active Chassis System.
Cadillac has made technological strides with in-cabin advances, as well, including the Rear Camera Mirror, Enhanced Night Vision technology and the pioneering 34-speaker Bose® Panaray® audio system.
Cadillac this spring announced that the CT6 will be available with plug-in hybrid electric technology, as the company continues its development of highly capable alternative powertrain vehicles. Further details for the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid model will be announced closer to that vehicle’s launch.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant on the east side of Detroit. Cadillac in April auctioned the first retail production CT6 to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
– By: Chris Chin