Cadillac Extends a Top of the Range with CT6

Posted on 01. Apr, 2015 by in GM Canada

Cadillac Extends a Top of a Range with CT6

Advanced record creates a new regulation for a status sedan






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NEW YORK (Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015) – Cadillac tonight hold a universe premiere of a 2016 CT6, elevating it to a tip of a operation and formulating a new regulation for a status sedan by a formation of new technologies grown to grasp energetic performance, potency and lively formerly secret in vast oppulance cars.

CT6 outlines Cadillac’s long-awaited lapse to a tellurian status oppulance segment, and is one of 8 all-new vehicles a code will launch by a finish of a decade as partial of a $12-billion product investment to enhance and elevate.

“The CT6 is zero reduction than an wholly new proceed to prerogative oppulance – and an proceed usually Cadillac can offer,” pronounced Johan de Nysschen, boss of Cadillac. “It is a confidant try with unmatched impetus that reignites a passion for pushing in vast oppulance vehicles. In short, it is status oppulance reimagined.”

Cadillac CT6 takes drivers to a aloft threshold of involvement, with technologies that make them some-more wakeful of their surroundings, framework systems – including active technologies – that make a many of control in all conditions, and powertrains led by an all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo engine that rewards with stirring energy on demand. Passengers are ensconced in a brand’s ultimate countenance of comfort, oppulance and connectivity.

The CT6 facilities one of a industry’s most modernized automotive physique structures, an aluminum-intensive pattern that incorporates 11 opposite materials to grasp strength, opening and potency thresholds many unmatched among a world’s chosen oppulance opening sedans.

It is one of a world’s lightest and many flexible full-size oppulance opening sedans, with measure and expanse on customary with BMW’s short-wheelbase 7-Series, though a estimate weight, lively and potency of a smaller Cadillac CTS – that is lighter than a BMW 5-Series. The CT6 is lighter than a BMW 5-Series, 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

“We reinvented a proceed to constructional underpinnings in a query to rise a singular regulation for a status oppulance opening sedan,” pronounced de Nysschen. “Melding that new proceed with a dynamics conveyed in a other award-winning rear-driven sedans – including V-Series – formula in something that has been mislaid in a segment: a enthusiasm of a loyal driver’s car.”

Cadillac focused on 3 pillars that would fuse to broach a CT6’s energetic knowledge – and do so with aloft levels of presence, magnificence and technological creation to assistance rouse Cadillac around a world.

“Luxury brands are built from a tip down,” pronounced Cadillac Chief Marketing Officer Uwe Ellinghaus. “Adding a dynamic, top-of-the-range automobile is executive to Cadillac’s betterment and tellurian growth.”


  • All-new Omega pattern facilities 13 high-pressure aluminum castings in a physique structure, formulating a lighter, stiffer structure that also enables “bank vault” levels of quietness
  • All-new Cadillac 3.0L Twin Turbo engine offer an estimated 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 400 lb-ft of torque (543 Nm), creation it among a many power-dense V-6 engines in a segment, during 133 horsepower (99 kW) per liter
  • Efficiency is extended with a industry’s initial focus of cylinder deactivation record on a turbocharged V-6 engine, as good as an eight-speed involuntary transmission
  • 2.0L I-4 turbocharged and new 3.6L V-6 naturally aspirated engines, any with a new eight-speed involuntary transmission
  • Active-on-demand all-wheel expostulate featuring a invariably non-static purchase that forever varies energy smoothness to a front wheels – adult to 959 lb-ft (1,300 Nm) – to make a many of doing and fortitude in all conditions
  • Advanced opening framework complement designed to broach an enchanting pushing knowledge – with segment-best ride, doing and siege qualities – by a use of Active Rear Steer, Magnetic Ride Control and selectable expostulate modes
  • Auto Vehicle Hold – a driver-selectable underline that prevents forward/rearward automobile climb when a driver’s feet is off a brake. It reduces tired during complicated stop-and-go trade and improves automobile control on high grades.


  • True 360-degree camera perspective around a vehicle, displayed on a Cadillac CUE screen, helps revoke blind spots around a vehicle
  • Enhanced Night Vision helps code people, vast animals and some-more around feverishness signatures on a arrangement in a motorist information center
  • Rear Camera Mirror is a industry’s initial focus of full-display technology, mixing camera record with a required inside counterpart to plan an unrestricted perspective in a mirror
  • New Advanced Park Assist integrates involuntary braking into involuntary parking
  • New Pedestrian Collision Mitigation record provides walking showing indications, alerts and involuntary braking to equivocate collisions
  • Large, 10.2-inch-diagonal CUE interface shade with 1280 x 720 HD fortitude and console mounted touchpad. The capacitive-touch shade reacts faster when scrolling and recognizes scratch for address/points of seductiveness search. The touchpad allows control of CUE facilities while resting an arm on a core console rather than touching a screen
  • Wireless phone charging and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot. 


  • Bold American oppulance design, clearly Cadillac – a loyal rear-wheel drive car, with a thespian dash-to-axle ratio charity classical long, low suit and oppulance participation that commands attention
  • Lightweight and a pattern that conveys it. Dynamic use of line work and sophistication and pointing in surfacing – CT6 looks as light and flexible as it indeed is
  • Elevates complicated craftsmanship with curated environments that are rich, fluent and spacious, mixing lush leathers, outlandish woods, and CO twine in rare ways
  • Standard Indirect Fire light-emitting diode front lighting complement offers state-of-the-art, some-more fit enlightenment for a particular coming that is both technical and fluent in a impression and personality
  • Extended comfort seats offer a refined, lush appearance. Features embody prerogative Opus leather, 5 massage programs, recumbent back seats and Cadillac’s initial focus of woven-in-seat heating elements
  • All-new Articulating Rear Seat package offers new thresholds for comfort and luxury, with approximately 83 mm (3.3 inches) of tractable chair travel, lumbar adjustment, sloping cushions, massage feature, heating/cooling facilities and armrest with media controls, including HDMI and USB ports
  • Comprehensive back chair infotainment complement with articulating 10-inch-diagonal screens that redress into a front seatbacks, along with connectivity for brought-in devices
  • Quadzone meridian system, that employs a delegate full-HVAC complement that allows passengers to personalize heat and airflow for any seating position, along with ionizing atmosphere purification
  • Cadillac-first Bose® Panaray® audio complement facilities 34 strategically placed speakers for well-developed energetic operation and clarity, including a initial automotive focus of pattern and record elements from Bose home party and veteran audio products  
  • Concierge acquire lighting that illuminates a outward of a automobile as a owners approaches, formed on a vigilance from a pacifist entrance fob
  • Hands-free energy rug lid operation
  • Generous rear-seat legroom – 1027 mm (40.4 inches) – and segment-best interior storage, including 2.2L centre console storage volume. 

About a architecture

The body-in-white of a 2016 Cadillac CT6 is structurally lighter and stiffer than any other boldly identical automobile such as a BMW 5-Series or Audi A6. That state-of-the-art pattern is a substructure for a benchmark-establishing lively and vault-like reduction and quietness.

The new pattern has a mixed-material structure with all-aluminum extraneous physique panels. Engineers conducted 50 million hours of computational research – including 200,000 constructional simulations – in a development, generating 21 patents.

“Every row of a body-in-white is optimized with innovative fasten techniques,” pronounced Travis Hester, executive arch engineer, Cadillac CT6. “It’s an formidable proceed that provides a best change of strength, levity and refinement.”

Thirteen high-pressure aluminum die castings in a revoke physique construction revoke complexity and are poignant contributors to a architecture’s low mass. The CT6 is approximately 99 kilograms (218 lbs) lighter than a allied automobile regulating primarily high-strength steel.

GM’s many modernized physique production methods are used to fashion a structure, including exclusive aluminum mark welding record that is some-more fit and helps revoke weight. Laser welding, upsurge cavalcade fasteners and self-piercing rivets are also employed, along with roughly 180 metres (591 feet) of modernized constructional adhesives.

Chassis and cessation highlights

The CT6’s rigid, lightweight pattern is a substructure for a segment-challenging agility, extended by active-on-demand all-wheel drive, active back steering and Magnetic Ride Control on a accessible Active Chassis System.

“To put it succinctly, each round drives and each round steers,” pronounced Hester. “And with Magnetic Ride Control, each wheel’s dampening is practiced by a millisecond, for responsiveness and motorist control forlorn in a segment.”

The framework complement also balances responsiveness with segment-best siege for well-developed refinement. In a front, a CT6 facilities a lightweight, aluminum-intensive high-arm multilink short-long arm front suspension. At a back is a five-link eccentric cessation that uses mixed outdoor round joints and cranky braces for optimal doing and steering precision.

Active back steering with a Active Chassis System contributes to larger low-speed lively and high-speed stability. In parking lots, a branch round is usually 11.4 metres (37 feet), allied with a CTS, that has a 2910 mm (114.6-inch) wheelbase vs. a CT6’s 3109 mm (122.4-inch) wheelbase.

Active-on-demand all-wheel expostulate is also partial of a Active Chassis System, creation a many of doing and fortitude in all continue conditions. Its lightweight, compress pattern and two-gear send box capacitate larger fuel potency than required fixed-torque all-wheel expostulate systems. All-wheel expostulate is customary on all CT6 six-cylinder models.

Selectable Tour, Snow/Ice and Sport modes concede a motorist to tailor a CT6’s modernized framework complement for many any continue or highway condition.

Bold proportions, artistic courtesy to detail

A confidant suit dominated by a prolonged hood and neat top physique distinguishes a CT6, evolves a code portfolio and reinforces a lively enabled by a lightweight architecture.

“This is a automobile designed for ardent drivers,” pronounced Andrew Smith, executive director, Cadillac Global Design. “CT6 is low, far-reaching and sleek, that is only what you’d pattern in a lightweight opening sedan. There is a good dash-to-axle suit that reinforces a dynamics of a rear-wheel-drive architecture.”

The “face” of Cadillac evolves with a CT6 by new executions of a grille and signature lighting elements. The straight light signature, for example, facilities new LED light blades that support a front of a vehicle, with brazen enlightenment from technologically modernized Indirect Fire LED headlamps.

Proportion, craftsmanship and record also conclude a CT6’s cabin. Cadillac designers directed to broach a bold, superb and atmospheric interior. That magnificence is voiced in curated environments and in aspect sculpture featuring authentic materials, artistic sum and towering executions of a brand’s signature cut-and-sew interiors. The CT6 uses state-of-the-art record to prerogative a occupants with high levels of comfort, connectivity and safety.

“Never before has such craftsmanship and record been so seamlessly interwoven,” pronounced Smith. “The CT6 represents a subsequent step in a stability expansion of a Cadillac code portfolio.”

Production and manufacturing

Production of a 2016 Cadillac CT6 starts during a finish of 2015 for a North American marketplace during a Detroit-Hamtramck public plant, that underwent a $384-million investment in production and other upgrades to support a make of a CT6 and dual other products. Chinese-market models will be fabricated during an all-new trickery in China starting in early 2016.

The CT6 also will be offering in Europe, Korea, Japan, Israel and a Middle East. Production for those markets starts during Detroit-Hamtramck in early 2016.

About Cadillac in Canada

Cadillac has been a heading oppulance automobile code given 1902. Today, Cadillac is flourishing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring thespian pattern and technology. More information on Cadillac appears during Cadillac’s media website with information, images and video can be found during

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2016 Cadillac CT6 Preliminary Specifications (North America)

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