CTS-V is one of the few US-built sports cars that can compete head to head against German icons like BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Over the years, it has been available as sedan, coupe and wagon, and Cadillac has decided to finish its second generation this year. Next-gen CTS-V will most likely come in late 2015 as a 2016 year model.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V engines
Since it is a trend to downsize engines nowadays, new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will most likely be offered with turbocharged V6 engine which should be good enough for some 500 hp. This means that 6.2L V8 with 556 hp, which Caddy now has will go into history together with its 14/19 mpg fuel economy ratings. Gearbox comes with standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission and these will most likely be carried over with possible addition of paddle shifters on automatic.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V exterior
Outside, CTS-V will keep its futuristic front end look with a set of vertically positioned headlights, huge mesh grille and lower air intake, and slightly pronounced hood. However, boxy lines of today’s model will give their place to new, more aerodynamic curves. Rear end will also become less angular in all aspects and it can safely be expected that Cadillac’s designers will do something to improve rear visibility.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V interior
Interior will also go through some major design changes, but materials used will remain of high quality. Standard front seats are still one of the biggest flaws as they do not offer enough support and comfort, even though optional Recaro seats fix that. Is this a trick made by Cadillac in order to make you spend some more cash on optional upgrades, remains to be seen when third generation of CTS-V arrives. Dashboard will remain as heavy as it is now, but should get a new light and a few new accents. Touch screen display on top of the instrument panel which tucks inside the dash when car is inactive will remain one of CTS-V’s trademarks. Safety features will consist of an airbag system, antilock Brembo disc brakes, stability and traction control, rearview camera and rear parking sensor, and many more.
Fuel economy ratings should be greatly improved with new turbocharged engine, but they still won’t be stellar and we still don’t know the exact numbers as Caddy still hasn’t disclosed any information about the new powertrain.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V price
Price, however is not going to change much and $65,000 for a stock model that you would pay now, will stand in place when new CTS-V arrives.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V will arrive as a next-gen model and will be significantly changed, at least in performance category. There’s just no place for eight-banger engines in this World’s commercial sedan markets no matter how track-oriented they are.