When the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V was introduced during the auto show in Detroit in January, many were expecting great features from the vehicle.
The car was released this summer and early impressions are that the CTS-V has set the gold standard for luxury sedans, a range in which the vehicle competes with the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and many others. One of the main competitors to the 2016 Cadillac is the BMW M5. However, the CTS-V is much more special.
One thing that makes the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V a unique vehicle is its versatility. According to the president of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, the CTS-V can be classified as a two in one car, a luxury sedan and a sports car. You get the sophisticated road performance of the sedan and inspiring performances of the sports car for the same price.
The 2016 CTS-V is the third generation of the luxury sedan. Now packed with a 6.2 liter V8 engine, the luxury car packs 640hp and can sprint from 0 to 100kmh in just 3.7 seconds (0 to 60mph). The maximum speed of the car is set at 320kmh (200mph).
From the outside, the Cadillac CTS-V looks stunning, with every angle of the body designed specifically to impress and intimidate you. Once you get to know the car, you will get a powerful friend in need, all while being a stylish companion on the road.
From the first generation of the Cadillac, the goal for the manufacturer was to compete with overseas brands both in performance and dynamic design. The third generation is more powerful and meaner than any previous versions. The company continues to use the Elmiraj concept for the exterior and some of the elements of the body, including the wider grille, cascading headlamps and a sharp angular cut make the luxury sedan look smoother. Some of the sport elements include a front splinter, rear diffuser and a spoiler. All the sport elements were added with a simple goal: reduce lift by focusing more and more on air flow.
Apart from being a powerful, sports-like luxury sedan, the CTS-V comes with a range of features that make the life of the driver easier. One of the main conveniences is the Apple Carplay system, which allows the driver to ask help and assistance from Siri. By the end of 2016, the company expects Android Auto to also be an option for drivers.
While the starting price of $85,000 is a handful, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V surely is worth every penny.