The BMW M5 continued to be the unopposed player in the consumer market for a long time now. But, going by the looks and performance sheet of the newly unveiled 2016 Cadillac CTS V, it looks like a worthy competitor has finally arrived.
Cadillac is an amazing automobile manufacturer, but all their vehicles, despite being highly luxurious, didn’t appeal to a majority of the consumers, because they lacked the punch. The CTS is a reliable sedan for daily commuting, but the new CTS V belongs to a completely different league.
Powered by a 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine, the vehicle offers one of the best performances in the luxury sedan category. It delivers a mammoth 640 horsepower, which should allow the drivers to participate in a race if they need to and has 630lb feet of torque. The numbers are far beyond the conventional cars because the engine and the technology that powers the 2016 Cadillac CTS V is the same that is used in the world class Corvette Zo6.
Despite its large finish and increased wheelbase, the manufacturers have managed to keep its weight under control. It enables the sedan to easily accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.6 seconds. In comparison, the BMW M5, which is exceptionally close, does the same in 3.7 seconds. While it’s an insanely minute difference, car enthusiasts may choose to go for the new CTS V because it belongs to a different brand and offers a completely new driving experience when compared to the commonplace BMW M5.
Safety aspects are in the form of the 6 piston Brembo brakes for the front wheels while 4 piston Brembo brakes power the rear wheels. Michelin pilot support sport tires offer reduced friction and increased control on the road irrespective of the speed at which the sedan is moving in. It has ride control shocks and four different driving modes.
You can choose to drive in touring, sport or race mode on dry roads while there is an option designed to make snow driving easy. The throttle, traction control, transmission and shock absorbers act differently based on the mode the 2016 Cadillac CTS V is in. The vehicle weighs over four thousand pounds and has a maximum speed of 200 mph.
It’s definitely not easy to drive it every day to office or find enough parking space in a busy shopping mall, but if you are looking for immense power on the road, the luxury sedan delivers it without missing a beat.