The newly announced 2018 Cadillac CT6 is finally arriving. After months and months of spy photos, leaks and rumors, it was finally confirmed that the CT6 will get its release date soon. The model will be showcased at the New York Auto Show first where we will be able to get a glimpse of what the model is supposed to be and also learn more about its release.
The Cadillac CT6 will be pitted against some smaller German cars in the market, while its bigger CT8 counterpart will actually go against some larger models coming from the same market. But the CT6 is on a par with any luxury vehicle no matter the segment. Also, thanks to it utilizing a lighter aluminum-based platform, the car will have the same weight as the CTS model.
Besides this, the CT6 will also come bearing some newly offered technology. This will mostly benefit the passengers in the vehicle which will be able to use some great on-board entertainment tech. All in all, we are in for a great new car and this review confirms it.
When will the 2018 Cadillac CT6 Release Date come?
After the showcasing of the 2018 Cadillac CT6 in New York, we can expect to get a release date for it. This will no doubt happen by the end of 2017, offering us the car already available for sale by the start of 2018.
What is the Price for the Car?
Although the release date is not known for the 2018 Cadillac CT6, the price is already available. The starting base MSRP offer for the Turbo trim is $53,495, if you want it with AWD then it costs $55,495, while the twin turbo version with AWD is priced $64,395.
There were many expectations for the design of the 2018 Cadillac CT6. But it just so appeared that the new model will not be using the styling of the Elmiraj Concept, as everyone expected. Actually it will take a more evolutionary approach to its Art and Science design theme which is applied for the ATS and CTS models. But this is not at all a letdown, the car looks pretty good and very distinguishable. It has pronounced dash-to-axle ratio and combines with a short front overhang and that way it emphasizes the rear-wheel drive and the classic looks of a luxury car.
The front end has a chiseled blocky look and adds vertical headlights as well. The grille is similar to the mentioned CTS and ATS models, but the side has a more generic kind of a look. The rear end has a typical modern Cadillac design and there are no extra lines provided here.
The interior is where the 2018 Cadillac CT6 makes its strides. Though they are still using the CUE infotainment system, they still made favorable additions and provided some newly expanded tech for the interior. First of all, it provdies the best in the class on board storage with a 2.2-liter center console storage volume. The center console also has a 10.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display and there is a smaller one placed in the center cluster’s space.
This Cadillac model will offer two new technologies which are going to be seen for the first time in the automotive industry. First of all, you can connect using a video streaming site and view the content in the back seat. So you actually use Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV to do this.
Second is the use of six exterior cameras which record the surrounding and record everything on an SD card placed in the trunk. You can download the content and view it later and the system can also be programed to activate should the security system become armed.
Although the new 2018 Cadillac CT6 uses a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter, V-6 engine, it makes up for it by using new technology and by adding more power. The car provides us with around 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. This option will have an intelligent all-wheel-drive system and continuously variable clutch which delivers power to all four wheels. There is going to be an additionally offered 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, but there are not specs released for it yet.
0-60 mph Specs and Top Speed
With the given engine, there are some estimations made for the 2018 Cadillac CT6 and its speeding ability. The model will probably be able to reach 60 mph from a standstill in about 6.5 seconds. Also estimated is the top speed which will probably be at 155 mph.
Unfortunately, there are no fuel economy ratings released for the 2018 Cadillac CT6. But this will change soon as they plan to offer us exact results after the showcasing. But we can safely say that the model will provide favorable rates when it comes to its fuel consumption thanks to the use of the cylinder deactivation technology and the weight of the car which combined provides the car with a better EPA rating.
Dimensions for the 2018 Cadillac CT6
With the improved dimensions of the 2018 Cadillac CT6, the car will have more space on the inside. The updated dimensions give us more headroom and provide much more comfort for the passengers. The full length of the car measures to 204 inches with a wheelbase of 122.4 inches. The height is 57.9 inches while the width is 74 inches. Finally the curb weight amounts to 3700 pounds.
The new technology incorporated for the 2018 Cadillac CT6 is also going to help with the safety. It will provide the passengers and the driver with a lot safer experience. The standard airbags and a security alarm system will be backed with a rearview camera. There is also a 360-degree view and with the added recording ability in provides you with a kind of a CC system which you can use to view and see everything around your car. All in all, it is a much safer experience compared to the previous car.
The newly acclaimed 2018 Cadillac CT6 is going to provide quite a healthy dose of competition for the segment. It will offer the current set of cars something to fear from. Although the competition coming from Germany has been untouchable so far, there is another player coming into the mix. The models in hand are the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars.
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