Cadillac CTS-V: the US is not afraid of the BMW M5

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Cadillac takes the last big step to show all its cards when it comes to High Performance variants. He Cadillac CTS-V It is presented at the top of a range focused on sportsmanship and with the desire to offer something new and different in this select segment of the market. With a maximum power of 649 hp and one top speed above 320 km / h, in Cadillac they have full confidence of power, not only to compete, but to emerge gracefully from a dispute on the circuit against the German empire made up of BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG and Audi RS6.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V

The coup de grace of General Motors in both high-performance variants will be dealt with the 6.2 engine V8 – code LT1 – squeezed until 649 hp (477 kW) and 855 Nm par … yes, it is the same engine that gives life to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. We talk about the most powerful production Cadillac ever, nothing less than a record that is reached after 112 years of history among one of the most emblematic constructors in the US Its performance is its best letter of introduction with a 0-96 km / h nailed at 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 322 km / h.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V

The improvements introduced by Cadillac are remarkable, carrying out an important process of improvement of the technical section. The suspension team receives the latest evolution of the Magnetic Ride Control system, improving the speed of response by 40%. For the braking system, we have used Brembo with 390mm front discs and 6-piston fixed calipers and 365mm rear discs with four-piston calipers. The tire team signs Michelin with its range Michelin Pilot Super Sport in sizes 265 / 35ZR19 for the front axle and 295 / 30ZR19 for the rear axle.


The 8L90 automatic transmission receives a new tuning to offer greater speed between transitions, we speak of 8 speeds, and is connected to a limited slip differential electronically controlled. The electric power steering and signed by ZF increases its toughness by 15%, while the Cadillac chassis CTS-V has been reinforced to increase its stiffness by 40% compared to Cadillac CTS.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V

The Cadillac CTS-V promises to delight its lucky owners with a set-up to match the circumstances. With signatures like BMWWith Mercedes and Audi in the spotlight, General Motors have not beat around the bush when looking for collaborators and weighty arguments. The official debut of the Cadillac CTS-V will take place during the next North American International Auto Show.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V


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