The Cadillac CTS-V 2016 edition falls in the luxury sedan category, which always makes car lovers drool and the BMW M5 has been strongly dominating this market for many years now.
Creating a sedan is easy, because it is designed for commuting. With a good engine, top speed and autonomous features, almost any car would sell easily in this category. Car manufacturers usually don’t compete in this sector. Their eyes are always on the low end segment and the luxury segment where BMW M5 stands as the unbeaten king for a long time.
Judging by the initial impression that the Cadillac CTS-V 2016 edition has made, it looks like a worthy competitor is almost ready. Once the test drive results and reviews start pouring in, it will be much easier to confirm whether it is going to change the industry, once and for all.
For starters, the M5 is powered by a 600 horsepower engine whereas the new CTS-V boasts of a 640 horsepower engine. Powered by these beastly engines, the former is capable of attaining a top speed of 0 to 60 within 3.7 seconds while the Cadillac can achieve it in just 3.6 seconds. The small difference hardly matters for a common buyer, but it makes a huge difference for a luxury sedan buyer because they have to pay $84, 990 to own one!
Killer Specifications and Features
The Cadillac CTS-V 2016 edition offers a 630 lb/feet torque and runs on a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine. The vehicle achieves a quarter mile within 11.6 seconds and offers a top speed that is around 230mph. With official results yet to be announced, many of these bits of information provided are to be taken with a pinch of salt. The top speed could be a bit lower or higher when the manufacturers officially reveal their test results. However, as the same engine is already being used in the Corvette Z06, the top speed is probably on the higher side without doubt.
For superior performance and control, the CTS-V Brembo has brakes in the front and the rear. A six piston model is used in the front while a four piston powers the rear. Magnetic ride control features combined with Michelin pilot super sport tires is expected to provide exceptional grip on the road irrespective of the speed.
While everything else is in favor of this new vehicle, the BMW M5 still has the best infotainment system and interior. If Cadillac could alter them, they can finally steal the crown from BMW.