The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is something of a Corvette dressed in a business suit. The dual purpose car was designed with one purpose only and that is to give the likes of the Mercedes AMG E63 and BMW M5 a run for their money.
You can use the CTS-V in two ways, drive it sedately with your family, go to work and cruise through the city or take it to the tracks and take advantage of the 6.2 liter engine and 640hp underneath the hood.
From the moment you set eyes on the 2016 Cadillac, you notice the luxury of the body and the design. GM has made sure that the 2016 version would be the best car in their palette combines modern design with the sport athleticism of the coupes. The 2016 CTS-V is equipped with larger tires and wheels and in order to support the car, the company has widened the fenders. In the middle of the hood GM has also installed a heat extractor, in order to make sure the car doesn’t heat up. The standard version includes both rear and front spoilers, but customers can also choose an optional package that gives the car more purposeful look, thanks to the carbon finishing. All the aerodynamic additions are important in order for the car to drive smoothly during a speed of 150-180mph.
Inside the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V you will find a familiar stylish and clean aesthetic. Clean and modern are the first words that come to mind. The digital instrument cluster is still there, accompanied by the heads up display. The 2016 CTS-V ships with standard seats, but there is also an option for Recaro seats that are even more comfortable and supportive for the body when driving on the road or on the tracks.
Under the hood, the 2016 Cadillac is powered by a supercharged V8 engine that can produce 640hp. Drivers control the 6.2 liter engine with an eight speed automatic transmission for which GM claims it is a lot quicker than dual clutch. GM has upped torsional rigidity by 25% which helps with body motion and control of the wheel. The 2016 CTS-V sprints from 0 to 60mph in less in the mid 3 seconds and can go up to 189mph. However, the more recommended speed is close to 150-160mph, a speed at which the Cadillac is extremely stable, thanks to the clever and creative aerodynamics.
Technology plays a huge role in the CTS-V, giving it the premium and luxury experience the car deserves. The CUE was upgraded with a faster processor and GM has also added some tweaks for better usability. One of them is Voice recognition and OnStar. When used properly, the driver can sustain complete concentration when driving. Apple CarPlay also makes its way to the CTS-V, but sadly, Android Auto is nowhere to be found.
The 2016 CTS-V is cheaper than the BMW and Mercedes-Benz rivals. For comparison, the starting price for the Cadillac is $91,685, not including the $1,800 you need to pay for destination charge. The BMW M5 is priced at $101,500, while the price tag for the base version of the AMG E63 is $113,800. The Cadillac is faster from 0 to 60mph, but the AMG offers better driving experience at higher speed thanks to the all-wheel drive system.