The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, ATS-V Sedan, and CTS-V Sedan are venerated members of the brand’s V-Series performance lineup, but they won’t be around for much longer. Cadillac recently confirmed plans that by spring of next year, both models will be gone for good. In their place, Cadillac is offering a fresh slate of V-Series performance vehicles, starting with the upcoming 2019 Cadillac CT6-V.
“Starting in 2019, Cadillac will broaden the V-Series sub-brand and add high-performance variants across its portfolio — all with enhanced propulsion systems, chassis and brake systems,” said Cadillac spokesperson told CNet’s Roadshow. This will include the 550-horsepower 4.2-liter turbocharged V8 powering the CT6-V when it arrives this spring
What’s Next For Cadillac?
As to what broadening its lineup entails, Cadillac was mum. It’s fair to guess, however, that there will be V-Sport variants of the replacements for its current coupes and sedans, which are likely to carry the names CT3, CT4, and CT5. If we’re lucky, it might also mean a high-powered version of the new XT4 and XT5 crossovers, or even of the upcoming next-generation Escalade. Could you imagine?
In the meantime, Cadillac’s current ATS-V Coupe, ATS-V Sedan, and CTS-V Sedan are among the most impressive performance/luxury vehicles on the road today. To experience them in person, stop by Bentley Cadillac.
It’s official: Cadillac will expand its innovative Super Cruise™ technology to all vehicles beginning in 2020. If you’re looking to buy the smartest, most advanced vehicle out there, a Super Cruise™-equipped Cadillac is a must.
Super Cruise™ is the world’s first true hands-free driver assistance feature for highway driving. The system uses a state-of-the-art driver attention system, LiDAR map data, highly-precise GPS location services, and an advanced system of camera and radar sensors. With this innovative system, Cadillac owners can drive hands-free on over 130,000 miles of limited access freeways in the United States and Canada. The system will give you extra confidence, peace of mind, and an effortlessly smooth and easy highway driving experience.
More Advancements Coming
This is not the only expansion of innovative tech on Cadillac’s horizon, as the automaker also plans to introduce Cadillac V2X communications in one of its crossovers by 2023 and eventually to its entire lineup. V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) technology was first introduced in 2017 on the Cadillac CTS Sedan and used Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology to communicate with nearby vehicles and alert you to potential hazards. The new V2X technology expands this communication system to the roadway infrastructure and non-vehicle roadway users to create an advanced, interconnected road experience that will alert you to hazardous road conditions, work zones, slowdowns, and traffic light statuses.
Super Cruise™ is currently offered on the luxurious 2018 Cadillac CT6, which you can test drive at Bentley Cadillac in Huntsville.
Cadillac has always been known for its combination of luxurious features and powerful performance. This reputation doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon, especially since the American premium carmaker has introduced the first-ever Cadillac twin-turbo V8 engine.
With this new engine, Cadillac is expecting to elevate the new CT6 V-Sport model’s performance. The engine is a 4.2-liter that puts out an estimated 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. The CT6 V-Sport will also have an option 500-horsepower version available.
“Cadillac’s performance technology reaches new heights with the new and exclusive 4.2-liter Twin Turbo V8,” said former Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen at the time of its reveal. “The engineering prowess embodies the very spirit of Cadillac performance on and off the racetrack.”
Though this new engine uses a clean-sheet design, it also utilizes unique elements to create a balance between performance and efficiency. This includes a “hot V” configuration which allows the turbochargers at the top of the engine to help reduce turbo lack and reduce the engines size.
It has changed the way the intake-charged air enters the cylinder, allowing it to enter through the lower outside of the heads and exit through the top inside, therefore creating a more immediate power delivery.
To learn more about the latest in Cadillac innovation, watch this space. To feel the best of what’s current, schedule your next test drive at Bentley Cadillac.