Cadillac is about to wage war with German luxury cars.
Is the American Luxury car back? Cadillac sure hopes so, and it’s pushing its CT6 as the heir apparent.
The luxury sedan is priced around $54,490 and has a 3-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine with 400 horsepower and 400 pound feet of torque, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission and seating for five passengers. So far, the early reviews are quite positive, according to a Tech Times report.
Cadillac is trying to do battle against the luxury car lineup of powerhouse Germany, and is trying to beat them on price while offering many of the same luxuries, including auto vehicle hold, variable all wheel drive, magnetic ride control, advanced park assist, and an oversized cabin, to name just a few of its perks. At that base price, that’s quite a bit to offer, and reviewers have taken notice.
The CT6 has a sporty look and a fairly lightweight build, but it is more about luxury than being a sports car.
Recently, the plug-in hybrid electric version of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The hybrid technology lets the car emit zero tailpipe emissions while traveling 30 miles on a full electric charge, before it switches to the engine as you’re likely to be between charging stations whenn that happens. It boasts a fuel economy of 65 miles per gallon equivalence. The CT6 will launch in the first quarter of this year.
“The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid combines an all-new rear wheel drive electric variable transmission to provide the smooth, spirited acceleration expected from a driver’s car,” Cadillac said in a statement. “The two-motor EVT system combines with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four- cylinder gas engine to produce an estimated total system power of 335 hp (250 kW) and 432 lb-ft (586 Nm) of torque. This helps propel the vehicle from a zero to 60 mph in an estimated 5.3 seconds.”