A few months ago, the consumers were much excited about the news of the 2019 Cadillac CT8 Coupe. Back in 2014, the Cadillac promised to unveil larger sedans that would compete effectively against the luxurious models like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Indeed, they fulfilled this promise by launching the CT8 which would become the manufacturers most technologically and luxurious vehicle ever produced.
2019 Cadillac CT8 – Fascinating Design
From the previous Escala preview, we can tell that the 2019 Cadillac CT8 will borrow some of its design cues from this concept. Although the manufacturer rarely turns its concepts into production, it is obvious that the CT8 will feature some pretty changes, including the toned-down exterior. The front end comes more elegant with the previous extremely thin headlamps replaced with larger and more efficient LED lights. The 2019 Cadillac XT8 will slightly be taller but it is going to retain the previous shape which extends perfectly towards the grille and into the front fenders. The grille will probably come unaltered though Cadillac is likely to come up with a more conventional one featuring chrome strips around the LED headlamps.
The chrome crest will be replaced with a colored one. Expect small turn signals on each of the fenders plus a new engine hood. The coupe is going to maintain the luxurious beltline as well as the overall shape of the doors and fenders. Get ready for larger side mirrors and brighter elements replacing the dark chrome window.
The dashboard should get some elegant upgrades including a wide touchscreen display encased in pure wooden veneer and leather wrapping. We are also expecting a smaller display which will act as the instrument cluster. All the four seats will adopt Nappa leather upholstery offering the outmost comfort to the driver and the passengers. Thanks to the heating and cooling, adjustability and massage future presented by the seats.
The Cadillac will also upgrade the sound system to a more premium unit with compatible USB ports, HD satellite radio, CD/MP3/MP4 player, and Bluetooth audio connectivity. Some of the safety features are the automatic emergency braking system, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring system, line-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, quality safety belts, and airbags.
2019 Cadillac CT8 – Engine Details
It is difficult to tell what lies under the hood for this luxurious 2019 Cadillac CT8. However, the entry-level model of 2019 Cadillac CT8 coupe should be powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine. There is still no information on performance details like output and fuel economy. We expect the CT8 version to crank 500 horsepower or even more. The engine comes in both standard rear-wheel drive (RWD) and optional all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration. It will be paired with standard 8-speed automatic transmission system.
2019 Cadillac CT8 – Release Date, Price and Competitors
The 2019 Cadillac CT8 is yet to make its way to the showrooms, probably in the course of next year. It goes for $90,000 as the starting MSRP. The main competitors will be BMW 7-series, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-class.