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Cadillac CT6 makes world premiere at 2015 New York Auto Show

Cadillac CT6, the brand’s new flagship, made its world premiere at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The 2016 CT6 will integrate new technologies for dynamic performance, efficiency and agility. The CT6 features aluminium extensive architecture making it one of the lightest and most agile full-size luxury performance sedans. The company compares the dimensions and spaciousness of the CT6 on par with BMW’s short-wheelbase 7-Series, but lighter than a BMW 5-Series, 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. CT6 is one of eight all-new models that the brand has planned to launch by the end of the decade.

The Cadillac CT6 gets an all-new engine lineup led by a 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbo engine putting out 400 hp and 543 Nm of torque, making it the most power-dense V-6 engines in the segment, at 133 horsepower per liter. Other engines include a 2.0L I-4 turbocharged and new 3.6L V-6 naturally aspirated engines, all with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

Other features of the new Cadillac CT6:


§  All-new Omega architecture features 13 high-pressure aluminum castings in the body structure, creating a lighter, stiffer structure that also enables “bank vault” levels of quietness

§  Active-on-demand all-wheel drive featuring a continuously variable clutch that infinitely varies power delivery to the front wheels – up to 959 lb-ft (1,300 Nm) – to make the most of handling and stability in all conditions

§  Advanced performance chassis system designed to deliver an engaging driving experience – with segment-best ride, handling and isolation qualities – through the use of Active Rear Steer, Magnetic Ride Control and selectable drive modes

§  Auto Vehicle Hold – a driver-selectable feature that prevents forward/rearward vehicle creep when the driver’s foot is off the brake. It reduces fatigue during heavy stop-and-go traffic and improves vehicle control on steep grades.


§  True 360-degree camera view around the vehicle, displayed on the Cadillac CUE screen, helps reduce blind spots around the vehicle

§  Industry-first surround-view video recording system that can record front and rear views while driving, and 360 degrees of recording if the vehicle’s security system is activated

§  Enhanced Night Vision helps identify people, large animals and more via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center

§  Rear Camera Mirror is the industry’s first application of full-display technology, combining camera technology with the conventional inside mirror to project an unobstructed view in the mirror

§  New Advanced Park Assist integrates automatic braking into automatic parking

§  New Pedestrian Collision Mitigation technology provides pedestrian detection indications, alerts and automatic braking to avoid collisions

§  Large, 10.2-inch-diagonal CUE interface screen with 1280 x 720 HD resolution and console mounted touchpad. The capacitive-touch screen reacts faster when scrolling and recognizes handwriting for address/points of interest search. The touchpad allows control of CUE features while resting an arm on the center console rather than touching the screen

§  Wireless phone charging and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.


§  Bold American luxury design, distinctly Cadillac – a true rear-wheel drive car, with a dramatic dash-to-axle ratio offering classic long, low proportion and luxury presence that commands attention

§  Lightweight and a design that conveys it. Dynamic use of line work and sophistication and precision in surfacing – CT6 looks as light and agile as it actually is

§  Elevates modern craftsmanship with curated environments that are rich, expressive and spacious, combining luxurious leathers, exotic woods, and carbon fiber in unprecedented ways

§  Standard Indirect Fire light-emitting diode front lighting system offers state-of-the-art, more efficient illumination for a distinctive appearance that is both technical and expressive in its character and personality

§  Extended comfort seats offer a refined, luxurious appearance. Features include premium Opus leather, five massage programs, reclining rear seats and Cadillac’s first application of woven-in-seat heating elements

§  All-new Articulating Rear Seat package offers new thresholds for comfort and luxury, with approximately 3.3 inches (83 mm) of adjustable seat travel, lumbar adjustment, tilting cushions, massage feature, heating/cooling features and armrest with media controls, including HDMI and USB ports

§  Comprehensive rear seat infotainment system with articulating 10-inch-diagonal screens that retract into the front seatbacks, along with connectivity for brought-in devices

§  Quadzone climate system, which employs a secondary full-HVAC system that allows passengers to personalize temperature and airflow for each seating position, along with ionizing air purification

§  Cadillac-first Bose® Panaray® audio system features 34 strategically placed speakers for exceptional dynamic range and clarity, including the first automotive application of design and technology elements from Bose home entertainment and professional audio products  

§  Concierge welcome lighting that illuminates the outside of the car as the owner approaches, based on the signal from the passive entry fob

§  Hands-free power deck lid operation

§  Generous rear-seat legroom – 40.4 inches (1027 mm) – and segment-best interior storage, including 2.2L center console storage volume.

Source : CarDekho