Cadillac’s been making waves recently, and we couldn’t be more excited. One of their most important models generating excitement is the all-new BMW M5-competing CTS-V, which now starts at $83,995, after being revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.
What does this mean, besides the fact that this is a lot of money? This mean’s that it’s a whopping amount cheaper than its German counterparts, while being just as powerful and fast.
Power is supplied by GM’s legendary LS-V8, displacing 6.2 supercharged liters to produce 640hp and 630 lb-ft of twist, through an eight-speed automatic. The result is a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.
Besides the bonkers power, the CTS-V also gets bonkers brakes, bonkers suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber, more aggressive body work, 19-inch forged aluminum rims, and more.
Check out the press release after the jump for more info.
Next-Generation 640-hp Cadillac CTS-V Launches This Summer
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-V features 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.
– By: Chris Chin