The Cadillac CT6 has made its premiere at the New York Auto Show and will go on sale towards the end of the year. The flagship sedan adopts an upscale design with an elegant front grille flanked by uniquely shaped LED headlights while the side profile shows a sweeping character line and a sloping roofline. It’s almost as long and spacious as a short wheelbase BMW 7-Series and comes with premium materials for the cabin, along with a CUE infotainment system packing a 10.2-inch display. It gets a wireless smartphone charger, Wi-Fi hotspot and a touchpad controller mounted on the center console.
In terms of engines, the Cadillac CT6 will be offered with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing around 265 bhp (198 kW), followed by a 3.6-liter V6 naturally aspirated motor with about 335 bhp (250 kW). The range-topping version gets a beefier twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter engine with an estimated 400 bhp (298 kW) and 543 Nm (400 lb-ft).
These engines will work with an 8-speed automatic transmission that can be optionally paired to an active-on-demand AWD system. The Cadillac CT6 weighs less than 1,678 kg (3,700 lbs) and they say it’s one of the lightest models in its class thanks to the Omega architecture which makes extensive use of aluminum.