Cadillac’s dealers in the United States have started accepting orders for the next-generation 2016 CTS-V high-performance sedan that will be launched in late summer. The CTS-V will be the second of two all-new V-Series models that will arrive in the US this year after the smaller ATS-V coupe and sedan.
The CTS-V is powered by a 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that offers 640 hp (477 kW) of output and 630 lb-ft (855 Nm) of torque -- essentially higher than those offered by the Mercedes-Benz 5.5L biturbo V-8 and the BMW M-series 4.4L TwinPower V-8.
The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers full manual control via steering wheel paddles. These high power specs allow the CTS-V to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and to achieve a top speed of 200 mph.
The CTS-V, the most powerful car in the 112-year history of the brand, has a starting price of $83,995. Likewise, the CTS-V is certainly worthy to be added to this group composed of the world’s highest-performing sedans.
The new MY2016 V-Series models -- an expansion of Cadillac elite, high-performance line – have been upgraded in terms of performance. Likewise, they appeal to a wider range of drivers with two distinct personalities, size categories and price points. Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president, remarked that the V-Series represents the “pinnacle of Cadillac.”
He described the new CTS-V as essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with “sophisticated road manners” and a track-capable sports car with awesome performance. Offered as standard on the new CTS-V is the segment-exclusive, third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, which is regarded as one of the fastest reacting suspension technologies in the world.
The CTS-V also features a carbon fiber hood, Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and driver-selectable modes for touring. Likewise, the high-performance sedan features suede microfiber accents and matte-finish carbon fiber trim.