Cadillac is one of the best known luxury car manufacturers in the World but luxury cars is not everything they make. Once in a while they release high performance versions of the luxury models which usually end up being some of the fastest cars in the World. This is exactly the case with the 2016 Cadillac CTS V Sedan, a car which at first might seem a bit over the top but in fact it is one of the fastest luxury cars in the World. Just like the car it is based on, the CTS, the V version is just as luxurious and comfortable as that model. However, when it comes to sheer performance and speed it is a lot more impressive.
The previous generation of the CTS-V sold for around $69,000 which was quite low and in most people’s opinions, a bargain. Well, not anymore because this 2016 model costs a shy over $84,000 which is actually more than some of its competitors. While there is no doubt that the car is worth every dollar, it is quite a bit more than before which may affect its sales. However, considering its main rivals cost at least $10,000 more than it, there is nothing to worry about.
2016 Cadillac CTS V Sedan Price
Just like before, the car is offered only as a rear wheel drive model and this time, only as a sedan. This may come as a bit of a disappointment for people wanting a coupe or even a wagon. The good part is that Cadillac did everything right this time and the 2016 Cadillac CTS V Sedan is even better than most people hoped.
Under its hood there is a massive 6.2 liter supercharged V8 which is in fact identical to that in the Z06 Corvette. However, in the CTS it can “only” make 640 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque which still is quite a bit more than its main rivals. Thanks to this engine and its brand new 8 speed automatic gearbox, the car can hit 60 MPH in under 3.7 seconds and it can go up to a maximum top speed of 200 MPH, making it the fastest car in its class and the best part about it is that the chassis of the car is almost tuned up to perfection, so it drives just as good as any of its European competitors.
The engine itself is a monster and even though it isn’t the most fuel efficient out there, it is certainly good enough for long highway trips thanks to the cylinder deactivation feature. While it may seem a bit unrefined over its competitors, this engine is in fact very smooth and thanks to the massive amount of torque, there is no real lag, making it feel even more powerful than it is.
On the interior, the CTS V is just like any other CTS Cadillac with a bit of extra features. The car offers the same level of equipment to a top of the range CTS but on top of that it offers unique seats that are meant to keep the driver in place at any speed during more aggressive ride as well as a new steering wheel with more functions than before. There is also a pair of paddle shifters for the fully manual control of the gearbox which is a nice touch and will be liked by those that want to have full control over this car.
Inside, everything is designed with driver in mind so it is easily reachable and perfectly positioned. Features like reconfigurable instrument cluster, performance data recorder, almost racing setup and similar are the testimony to the performance oriented design. With things like Bose premium audio, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and Curbview Camera this certainly represents one of the best track ready luxury sedans.
The exterior of the 2016 Cadillac CTS V Sedan can only be classified as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. While the car does have a few additions over the usual model such as a completely new front end, a new rear bumper with a new exhaust system, bigger wheels and brakes, all of these are there to make the car go faster, not to make it look faster. This is the main reason why so many people compared it with the E39 M5, a true driver’s car with class, power and comfort at its disposal.