The Cadillac Touring 6, which is known as the Cadillac CT6, is a model that Cadillac introduced at the New York International Auto Show in 2015. It is a full-size luxury car that first went on sale in March 2016. This model is available in North America, China, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Korea, and Israel. At first glance, this car may appear simply as a larger version of its predecessor, the Cadillac CTS. However, there has been a lot more gone in to the design of this car than you would imagine. In fact, Cadillac have taken a completely new approach to creating a luxury sedan. Here are ten things that you probably didn’t know about the Cadillac CT6.
1. It Was Designed to Compete with Other Luxury Sedans
The designers of the Cadillac CT6 were aiming to create a full-size luxury sedan that would directly compete with cars that are well-established in this area of the automobile industry. These include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW 7 Series, and the Audi A8.
2. It is One of the Lightest Sedans Available
Despite its size, the Cadillac CT6 is one of the lightest full-size sedans available. Compared to the Cadillac CTS, which is around 3.900 pounds, the Cadillac CT6 weighs under 3.000 pounds. This is a rather impressive figure and shows that the designers and engineers who worked on this model were serious about making the Cadillac CT6 the superior option in the full-size luxury sedan market.
3. It Comes in Three Engine Choices
The Cadillac CT6 is available in three engine choices. The options include a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo, a 3.6-liter V6 engine, and a 3.6-liter twin turbo. The latter can achieve 400 horsepower.
4. It is Larger Than the Cadillac CTS
Despite being lighter, the Cadillac CT6 is actually larger than its predecessor, the Cadillac CTS. It has a wheelbase that measures 122.4 inches and the car’s overall length is 204 inches. The width of the car is 74 inches and the height of the Cadillac CT6 is 57.9 inches.
5. There Are Rear-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive Options
Buyers can choose between a rear-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive Cadillac CT6. There is also the option of an 8-speed transmission available.
6. Multiple Materials Were Used to Create the Base
One of the reasons why the Cadillac CT6 is so light is that the base was predominantly made from aluminium. However, alongside the 13 high-pressure aluminium castings that were used in the body, there are also 11 other materials used to create a base that was both light and strong. This design is an all-new Omega architecture.
7. It Has Innovative Performance Enhancing Features
The Cadillac CT6 has an innovative design that includes many new features intended to enhance the car's performance. Some of these innovative performance enhancing features include the active rear steer and magnetic ride control. These are intended to give the car better handling and improve the driving dynamics. The car also has selectable driving modes that include both Sport and Sport+.
8. There is an Upgraded Entertainment System
The updates that Cadillac have made when designing the Cadillac CT6 have not all been about the performance of the car. They have also included new features that provide onboard entertainment for both the driver and the passengers in the vehicle. The CT6 has a Cadillac CUE system that features handwriting recognition and a touchpad control. These features allow the driver to control the Cadillac CUE. The car’s also have Panaray, which is a new sound system by Bose. This system includes 34 speakers. Buyers can also opt for 4G LTE connectivity as an extra.
9. Even the Back Seats Are Luxurious
Not only is the rear passenger area spacious, the back seats are also luxurious. The seats are heated, power-reclining, and include a massage feature. Rear passengers also benefit from screens that come out of the back of the front seats to keep them entertained during a journey.
10. Its Rear Camera Mirror is an Industry First
One of the Cadillac CT6’s most impressive features is its rear camera mirror, which is an industry first. This new technology combines the view in the traditional rear-view mirror with images from a rear camera that are out of the rear view mirror’s view. These images are projected onto a full display.
Written by Garrett Parker
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