However, after months of waiting as Caddy slowly shared details…
…the 2016 Cadillac CT6 has lastly arrived.
This sedan represents a technological tour de force for the brand and inaugurates a large list of new technologies.
The CT6 will start manufacturing at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in late 2015 and is going on the market with three engine alternatives.
Caddy is not going to publish the final figures yet, but based on initial numbers, we know the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will produce 265 horsepower.
Moving up to the newly edited 3.6-liter V6 will net buyers an estimated 335 hp, and finally there will be the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with an output of about 400 hp.
All of these motors are going to be matched to an eight-speed automatic transmissions, and six-cylinder models will get standard all-wheel drive that will be able to constantly vary the power sent to the front wheels.
Carrying those powertrains is the new, aluminum-intensive Omega architecture.
As a improvement to the lightweight metal, making up the platform:
the whole exterior also uses it to provide an estimated curb weight of less than 3,700 pounds.
The choice to reduce mass makes the CT6 a featherweight in its class:
For instance, the least heavy, six-cylinder Audi A8 weighs 4,365 pounds.
The sedan drives on a 122.4-inch wheelbase and is 204 inches long. Numbers that are making the Cadillac about 1.3 inches shorter than the smallest BMW 7 Series, but the Caddy is projected to tip the scales at less than both the big Bimmer and even the 5 Series, too.
Cadillac desires the CT6 to be a luxury sedan that drivers can enjoy.
In addition to the reduced weight, there is an available Active Chassis System throughout the range with rear-wheel steering and Magnetic Ride Control…
…and when it’s combined with the all-wheel-drive system, it means that every corner of the car is both driving and steering the car.
The inside of the CT6 comes with a lot of technology and luxury.
Drivers are held in massaging, leather seats, and the rear passengers can also enjoy in adjustable chairs that are cooled and heated. Quad-zone climate controls hold everyone comfortably.
Plus, in addition to the 34-speaker Bose audio system and streaming rearview mirror…
…there are functions like a console-mounted touchpad and a 10.2-inch CUE infotainment system with a capacitive touchscreen.
The display also shows a 360-degree view outside and there is even a function to record video when the security system is turned on.
Have a look in the gallery below, and stay tuned for more cool information: