Cadillac CT6 : Overview
A new era of renewal begins with the Cadillac brand back in the high-end segment. Flagship brand, the CT6 intends to contest the forthcoming German supremacy on the segment.
Announced rival Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS, here is the Cadillac CT6. A large sedan whose style disappoint those who expected a direct descent to Heaven and concepts Elmiraj. This is for later . The Cadillac CT6 but not demerit, the trend that began with the ATS and CTS to soften the style Art & Science, and make it more compatible with volumes little ‘bigger.
We already know the Cadillac CT6 is based on the new platform Omega mainly using aluminum for its structure. Announcing a reduced mass, not provided in number, but as mentioned below that of the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class (lower segment so).
On this platform, the advantage of the race Cadillac CT6 Magnetic damping control, as well as rear-wheel steering. A technology that tends to spread to the upper segment (Infiniti, Porsche, Audi and Renault). Under the hood, three engines are announced at launch, 4-cylinder 2.0L Turbo, 3.6L V6 Atmospheric and a new 3.0-liter V6 TwinTurbo 400 hp / 543 Nm. An engine with cylinder deactivation technology make 6 to 4 cylinders. It is associated with an automatic transmission 8-speed.
The V6 is standard with all-wheel drive. The latter is based on technology “clutch continuously variable active” and the center differential has two gear ratios.
The interior is of course one of the key points, with a rich wooden decoration (or atoms), leather. The instrumentation TT-screen is coated with a type of capacitive screen center, is associated with a touchpad on the center console. another screen, the mirror. Cadillac ads have replaced the mirror by a first screen of the camera, a first in the production of a particular vehicle.
Rear passengers are not left behind, according to the version with adjustable seats with backrest angle and seat, heated, ventilated and massage. The 10-inch rear screens are disappearing, and the air conditioning are 4 areas. As for the sound system, will be in the higher versions Bose Panaray the last system, with 34 speakers, record to beat …
In terms of driving aids, the Cadillac CT6 is logically to its rivals, Blind Spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, semi-automatic parking (with automatic braking), etc., but also night vision and vision 360 °. After the performance data recorder Corvette, Cadillac CT6 is capable of recording images of rolling cameras front and rear, and 360 degrees in safe mode.
The Cadillac CT6 Detroit Hamtramck will be produced by the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 in China.
Finally, as the V6 Biturbo, the V6 3.6 l atmospheric inherits the deactivation of two cylinders and adopts the Start & Stop system.