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UPDATE: Johan de Nysschen Answers Questions at Jalopnik

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:

Jalopnik

Update: more questions and answers here, including the bombshell that a new V-6 family will be unveiled with the new CT6.  

Let’s Listen to the New CTS-V Start-Up

Car and Driver snagged this short video of the new 2016 CTS-V starting up.

That’s quite the badass exhaust note to go with the car’s 640 supercharged horsepower.

Expect more details when the car officially debuts at the January NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit.

Enjoy.

2016 CTS-V

640 hp supercharged V-8

3.7 second 0-60

200 mph

Damn.

CTS Getting New Cadillac Badge

Cadillac’s wreath-less badge debuted on the, not yet for sale, ATS coupe.

It appears from these shots over at AutoEvolution that the new badge may quickly make it across the line.
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This is the less than one year old CTS and it is already sporting a new grill featuring the new badge.

We expect that Cadillac will quickly move to update the grill and interior of all the models (perhaps all this year) to reflect the new logo. Continue Reading →

Next CTS-V Caught Testing

Expected to go toe-to-toe with the new BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, the new CTS-V is expected to pack a supercharged 6.2l V8 similar to the one in the recently announced Z06 Corvette.

This will likely endow the V with upwards of 600hp.

Expect the new V to be available in sedan body style only, like the new CTS that has dropped its coupe and wagon variants. Sales should start in 2015 as a 2016 model.

Enjoy.

2014 Cadillac CTS Named Motor Trend Car of the Year

20131107-063039.jpgMotor Trend has announced that the 3rd generation CTS has won their coveted ‘Car of the Year’ award.

This is the second win for the CTS (it also took the nod with the 2008/2nd generation design as well).

This quote sums up why MT awarded the CTS this time around:

THE CTS’ INTENDED FUNCTION WAS TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO BMW, MERCEDES-BENZ, AND AUDI — AND WIN. AND IT HAS.

Congrats to Cadillac and the CTS team.

Source: MotorTrend.com

Elmiraj Concept – 4.5l OHC Turbo V-8?

Automobile Magazine was able to get a new detail about the engine that is hidden away (in theory) beneath the hood of the Elmiraj concept that Cadillac displayed at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours. Where we heard that the engine was simply a 4.5l twin turbo V-8, Automobile is reporting that the engine is also overhead cam in design.

Cadillac Elmiraj ConceptThis eliminates the only V-8 currently offered in Cadillacs, the GM small block used in the CTS-V models.

Could Cadillac be bringing back the shelved replacement for the Northstar? That engine was supposedly well into development when GM decided to focus on direct injection V-6 and later turbo-charged variants.

Could a turbo V-8 be the mainstream engine for the Elmiraj’s production version (widely expected to be the S-Class/7-Series fighter based on GM’s Omega platform…yes, Cadillac will cheekily bookend their models with Alpha and Omega)? If so, would it be safe to assume the turbo V-8 would be the next CTS-V’s power plant of choice? Doing so would give the V-Series models an engine from the next model up’s lineup. ATS-V with the CTS vSport turbo V-6 with the CTS-V getting the Omega’s turbo V-8 (and the Omega likely not getting a true V-Series model.

We should see more hints at Omega, its power train offerings, as well as future V-Series models in the coming year.

Source: Automobile.com

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