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2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review


At the end of the summer of 2014 Cadillac introduced the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, the latest and most powerful product brands in its 112-year history. This model reasonably belongs to an elite class of luxury vehicles. On first look new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V achieves higher levels than their predecessors. It is the third generation of the famous luxury sports sedan model, part V series of elite vehicles that was launched ten years ago. New improvements led to the conclusion that this model represents as two cars in one -a luxury sedan and a sports car.

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“The monster from Detroit” as many call it, justifies its name with 640 hp and 855 Nm of  torque with the possibility of achieving a top speed of 200mph (320km / h). It is because of such performance 2016 Cadillac  CTS-V uses the famous Brembo high-performance brake system that enables durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance.

Exterior

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The visual differences compared to classic CTS are huge. Some of these differences are more aggressive front end with honeycomb mask and air vents, carbon fiber hood, rear diffuser for greater aerodynamic performance, trunk lid spoiler, sports exhaust system with four pipes and many others.

The vehicle is characterized by a wheelbase of 2910mm as well as CTS models that do not belong in the series but has a wider range of wheels front and rear.Just like the smaller ATS-V, the new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V can be ordered with an available Carbon Fiber package that reduces overall vehicle weight and aerodynamics even  further.

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Excellent ride quality characteristics and extended tread wear, give the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires with three-compound technology.

Engine

It is a 6.2L V8 engine that offers more power and efficiency over previous Cadillac supercharged engines. He uses a more efficient, more compact 1.7L supercharger. There is also the option of direct fuel injection as well as active fuel management in the form of a cylinder deactivation.

With more power and torque than achieved by Mercedes-Benz 5.5L biturbo V8 engine or a 4.4L BMW TwinPower engine M series new CTS-V can accelerate from the starting position up to 60 (0-60) mph in just 3.7 seconds, which is a significant improvement over the previous sedan’s four seconds.

Interior

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Cabin of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is oriented towards the driver, and all important information is displayed in full-color, reconfigurable a head-up display diagonal of 12.3 inches. It is also equipped with the latest connectivity technologies from Cadillac:

1.OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

2.Siri Eyes Free and text-to-voice that converts incoming text messages to speech and reads them over the audio system speakers

3.Wireless inductive charging phone

4.Navigation with Bose Surround Sound audio

5.Bluetooth natural connectivity with voice recognition

The Cadillac CTS-V 2016 also has a new 8L90 automatic transmission that offers full control and manual transmission via a lever on the steering wheel, which gives the driver the option of choosing one of the eight gears.

Luxury done Recaro high performance leather seats, Adjustable in 20 different ways, provide plenty of lateral support thanks to their revised design.

Price and release date

Since the first 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sold at  Barrett-Jackson’s ongoing Scottsdale 2015 auction for $ 170.000. The price for the version with an automatic transmission 8 speed and rear-wheel  drive be at around $ 80,000 when goes on sale this summer 2015.

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