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.
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.
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.
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
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.