The Cadillac CTS-V is now available on order across Europe, with a starting price in Germany of €98,500. The high-performance sedan made its debut on the old continent in March at the Geneva Motor Show together with the ATS-V which is bound to go on sale this summer in Europe at a base price of €74,900 in Germany. The meaner CTS-V will effectively go on sale this fall and compete with the likes of the Audi RS6, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and the BMW M5. It will do that thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine developing a massive 640 bhp and 630 lb-ft of torque.
All that power is channeled to the rear axle with help from an eight-speed automatic transmission benefitting from manual control. Thanks to this hardware arrangement, the Cadillac CTS-V will run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in just 3.7 seconds and top out at 199 mph (320 km/h). It comes as standard with 19-inch alloys wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and benefits from a Brembo braking system on both axles.
Cadillac has fitted the new CTS-V with a carbon fiber hood to shave off weight while inside the cabin there are semi-aniline leather/sueded microfiber sport seats, driver-selectable modes and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.