2018 Cadillac CT6 Changes, Engine Variants

The market is eagerly waiting for the 2018 Cadillac CT6 that is expected to be launched at the end of next year. With the introduction of this model, the General Motors hopes that to make its presence firmly felt in the luxury car segment which, at the moment, is dominated by BMW, Audi and the classic Mercedes-Benz. This full-sized sedan is designed elegantly and spaciously and combines a lightweight body while providing an unbelievably smooth driving experience. The model will be available in four different versions – Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum.

2018 Cadillac CT6 front

2018 Cadillac CT6 – Body Design

The Cadillac CT6 has a body that is made of steel and aluminum. In the latter scenario, the car would have required an excess of materials for sound deadening to make it long-lasting in the highly competitive luxury car market.

In fact, with the base model weighing around 3,657 pounds, it is lighter than the smaller models of German makers. Also, it weighs a whopping 1,000 pounds lesser than the Mercedes S-Class.

If you take a look at the higher models all the way up to Platinum, the car still weighs less than 4,100 pounds. It is surprising given that it has features like all-wheel drive and the twin-turbo V-6!

Features

The standard features of the 2018 Cadillac CT6 are:

  • CUE infotainment system
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation system
  • It can easily connect to devices like driver aids.

If you want to add more features, the CT6 allows you to equip your vehicle with wireless charging, an entertainment system in the rear end, magnetic fluid-filled dampers and cruise control to give it a technological boost. Get as creative as you want and take advantage of its super-flexibility.

2018 Cadillac CT6 interior

Few Engine Variants

When it comes down to the engine, you have different options:

  • The 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine with 265 hp.
  • The 3.6 liters V-6 335 hp.
  • A twin turbocharged 404 hp 3.0 liter V6.

The lightness of the 2018 Cadillac CT6 can be best perceived if you take a ride in the base model which is also faster as compared to the higher models even though it only has just 4 cylinders. In front of your eyes, the speed of the car will jump from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds! Yes, you heard that right. Imagine how much fun it will when you can finally take this car for a spin!

As you move to the higher models, the acceleration time finally reduces to 5.3 seconds when you use the 3.0 liter V-6 with its twin turbochargers. It gives you a powerful performance irrespective of the speed at which you are driving the 2018 Cadillac CT6. If a good drive is all about having fun and yet being in firm control, then that is precisely what you will get with this model as all the models have a strong electric steering incorporated in them. This car also makes parking easier for you, thanks to the 3.5 degrees rear-wheel steering.

2018 Cadillac CT6 side

MSRP, Expected Release Date and Rival

According to some rumors, the new model 2018 Cadillac CT6 will have manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $54,500. Its release date is set for the middle of next year. The main competitor will be Volvo S60.

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 is sure to have a unique charm of its own and will be well worth the investment.

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