Cadillac announced today that they are adding yet another high performance sedan to their V-Series line up for 2016. The latest edition is the next-generation 2016 CTS-V, the all-new high-performance sedan that will launch in late summer. It follows closely on the launch of the smaller ATS-V coupe and sedan arriving late this spring.
The 640-hp CTS-V will have a top speed of 200 mph and 0-60 performance in 3.7 seconds, says Cadillac, making the CTS-V the most powerful car in Cadillac’s 112-year history. The 2016 CTS-V is priced from $83,995.
According to Cadillac, their new 2016 V-Series models represent a significant expansion of the brand’s elite, high-performance line. Not only are the new V-Series cars elevated in terms of performance, they now reach a broader spectrum of drivers by presenting two distinct personalities, size categories and price points – elevating the CTS-V into the elite group of the world’s highest-performing sedans that include the Mercedes-Benz 5.5L biturbo V-8 and the BMW M-series 4.4L TwinPower V-8.
“V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac, a brand that now makes drivers’ cars at the highest level,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. “The new CTS-V is essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car with awe-inspiring performance. This type of car is exclusive, the domain of the few who can access this level of incredible capability. V-Series matches or overtakes the finest cars in this elite class, while being more accessible.”
The 2016 CTS-V is Equipped with a 6.2L supercharged V-8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers full manual control via steering wheel paddles, the CTS-V has more horsepower (640 hp) and more torque (630 lb-ft) than the Mercedes-Benz 5.5L biturbo V-8 and the BMW M-series 4.4L TwinPower V-8.
Cadillac also points out that their segment-exclusive, third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest reacting suspension technology, is just one of many standard features and engineering enhancements offered in the 2016 CTS-V. The CTS-V includes a carbon fiber hood, Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, driver-selectable modes for touring, sport and track driving conditions, and performance-oriented, sueded microfiber accents and matte-finish carbon fiber trim.
Interested customers can begin placing orders through their Cadillac dealer now. More information is available at Cadillac.com.