2016 Cadillac CT6 At Fresh York Auto Display: Live Photos
2016 Cadillac CT6 At Fresh York Auto Showcase: Live Photos
Cadillac eventually has an entry in the prestigious full-size luxury sedan segment thanks to the arrival of the two thousand sixteen CT6 at this week’s two thousand fifteen Fresh York Auto Demonstrate. The arrival marks several firsts for General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] as a entire, and no doubt it’s also put the more established rivals in the segment on edge.
At the core of the CT6 is a fresh rear-wheel-drive platform dubbed the “Omega”, designed for GM’s large, premium vehicles. The platform makes use of numerous materials—11 in the case of the CT6—to keep weight down, with the main elements being aluminum and high-strength steel.
This has required a fresh method of assembling the structure but the end result is a car that’s similar in size to BMW’s 7-Series combined with a curb weight that’s less than that of a 5-Series. We’re talking less than Trio,700 pounds. In comparison, most of the CT6’s rivals weigh well over Four,000 lbs.
And it’s not like the CT6 is lacking in size or presence or technology. The car measures two hundred four inches in length and has a wheelbase that opens up 122.Four inches (a third of this is used for rear legroom alone), while the width is seventy four inches and the height is 57.9 inches. All in all, this creates a bold stance, with a proportion that’s predominated by a long spandex hood and sleek upper assets.
2016 Cadillac CT6, two thousand fifteen Fresh York Auto Demonstrate
While most buyers will likely appreciate the CT6’s light weight for its boon to fuel economy, we’d be most pleased with its treating benefits. Together with the light weight, the CT6’s treating is also aided by sophisticated suspension geometry, Magnetic Rail Control for the damping, and rear-wheel steering.
The latter is part of an Active Chassis System, and helps reduce the turning circle during parking maneuvers, while on the highway it improves stability. An all-wheel-drive system is also part of the Active Chassis System; its lightweight, compact design and two-gear transfer case enable greater fuel economy than conventional fixed-torque all-wheel-drive systems. All-wheel drive is standard on all V-6-powered CT6 sedans.
At launch, there will be three powertrains available, all paired with an eight-speed automatic. They include a turbocharged Two.0-liter four with two hundred sixty five horsepower, a naturally-aspirated Trio.6-liter V-6 with three hundred thirty five hp, and a twin-turbocharged Three.0-liter V-6 with four hundred hp—the latter will also feature cylinder-deactivation to further save fuel (all power figures are estimates only). A plug-in hybrid variant will also be launched further down the track.
2016 Cadillac CT6
Inwards the car, you’ll find an expressive and spacious design that combines premium leathers, exotic forest, and carbon fiber. High-end features you don’t normally find in a GM product include things like rubdown functions for the seats, a reclining rear seat, a rear infotainment package with 10-inch screens mounted in the front seatbacks, quad-zone climate control, and a world-first Panaray sound system from Bose with no less than thirty four speakers.
There’s a host of electronic driver aids, too, such as a traffic crawling function, 360-degree view monitoring system, night vision, video-streaming rearview mirror, pedestrian collision mitigation systems, and a parking assistant. There’s also the CUE interface, a wireless phone charger and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.
Production of the CT6 is now underway at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, which was recently upgraded at a cost of $300 million to treat the fresh CT6 and at least two other models sharing its technology. The very first CT6 sedans will be arriving in showrooms in the fourth quarter of the year. By next year, GM will have also began production of the CT6 at a plant in China.
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