2016 Cadillac CTS-V
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is a response to new vehicles from German competitors, BMW with its M5 and E63 AMG from Mercedes. New generation of Cadillac CTS-V should match standards put in front of all luxurious and sport vehicles producers. The 2016 CTS-V is lighter, visually better and better performer than its predecessor. Car has been spotted in street testing, spy shots are available which means launch is near. Its premiere should happen during next year, and car will be shown as 2016 year model.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V redesign
Cadillac spokesmen are quiet about 2016 CTS-V, but we had a chance to see what to expect through spy shots. Even heavily camouflaged, there were some unveiled parts, like grille, which is now more sporty and revisited. New intakes are installed and front bumper is placed lower than before. Front lip spoiler is now more aggressive, and wheels are wider from what we could see. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will get new rear spoiler and rectangular exhaust tips will be replaced with four round tips.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V engine
It is very certain that 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will get V8 under its hood. Supercharged 6.2-l engine is likely, because it was powertrain of current car. However, some leaked information tells us that new drivetrain could be twin-turbocharged V8. Also, Cadillac could use engine from concept car called Elmiraj, presented in 2013. It is twin-turbocharged 4.5-liter V8 rated at more than 500 horsepower. However, current model of CTS-V is rated with 556 hp and new 2016 CTS-V should top that.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V price and competition
Main competitors of the new Cadillac CTS-V are BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model. These two have slightly higher output at the moment, with 575 hp of the M5 boosted with Competition Package and 577 horsepower of Mercedes. New 2016 Cadillac CTS-V should top that. However, price for this sporty vehicle should start at around $65.000, and higher end models, such as CTS V-sport, will be more expensive. For comparison, BMW M5 starts at $88.000 and Mercedes E63 AMG base models start at $90.000