Cadillac has launched a new website in conjunction with their new Dare Greatly campaign. One of the videos ends with a slow-motion drive-through of a Cadillac sedan we’ve never seen before. Behold the new Cadillac flagship, the CT6. Like this:Like Loading…
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As we get closer to the official unveiling of the flagship CT6 sedan, Cadillac keeps releasing technical details about what will make the car worthy of its status as a S-Class/7-Series/A8 competitor.
Now we know that the V-6 models of the CT6 will now simply bring to bear the existing 3.6l V-6 or twin-turbo engine found in the ATS-V and CTS vSport. It will bring a brand new 3.0 twin-turbo and normal aspirated 3.6.
Cadillac is pitching these as part of a brand new V-6 architecture that bring the level of sophistication not only unseen in modern Cadillacs but also superior to the competition’s V-6 power trains.
Specifically these engines are significantly quieter than Audi’s 3.0 turbo and Infiniti’s VQ-series V-6 engines.
The 3.0 TT will pack 400hp and 400 lb*ft of torque – out powering similar engines from BMW and Audi. The 3.6 will replace the similar sized engine Cadillac has been using in many of their sedans and coupes and will supply 335hp and 284 lb*ft of torque. Both engines bring cylinder deactivation in order to maximize fuel economy (the 3.0 being the first combination of the technology with turbocharging).
Expect these engines to debut in the CT6 but to find homes in other Cadillac models in the coming months.
The CT6 will debut at the New York Auto Show in a little over a week.
Read the extensive press release from Cadillac below:
Cadillac head, Johan de Nysschen accepted an invitation to answer questions posed by the readers of Jalopnik.com after last night’s debut of the CT6 during a commercial aired during the Oscars.
Interesting insights are confirmation that a sub-ATS car is on the way that will also be based on the Alpha platform and be rear and all-wheel drive. Also revealed is that Cadillac is indeed working on a turbo V-8 that will see duty under the CT6 hood and will top a range of engines that will range from 4-cylinder turbo up to the fire-breathing V-8. In the power train revelations were that all 4-cylinder options will soon be turbos, marking the end of the 2.5l 4 in the ATS.
For the whole list of questions and answers, check out the entire session at:
Update: more questions and answers here, including the bombshell that a new V-6 family will be unveiled with the new CT6.
Cadillac has launched a new website in conjunction with their new Dare Greatly campaign. One of the videos ends with a slow-motion drive-through of a Cadillac sedan we’ve never seen before.
Behold the new Cadillac flagship, the CT6.
Launching the new ad campaign for Cadillac.
The ATS-V sedan starts at $61,460
The ATS-V coupe starts at $63,660
Both pack the same 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 445 lb-ft of torque (603 Nm) twin turbo V-6. 0-60 is reachable in 3.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 189 mph. Standard transmission is a six-speed manual – and comes with GM’s Active Rev Match, no-lift shifting and launch control. For the two-pedal fans, you can choose a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission featuring launch control and Performance Algorithm Shift.
If you want to configure your own before placing an order, you will have to wait until April. For now, you can visit the V-Series page at Cadillac.com in order to see color, wheel, etc. options.