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2016 Cadillac CT6 Overview (See Available Styles)

Cadillac has finally lifted the veil on its new flagship model, the 2016 CT6 luxury sedan. The big sedan (its wheelbase is almost 8 inches longer than a CTS sedan) is the latest attempt to challenge German luxury juggernauts BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Cadillac is pulling out all the stops to shove lots of technology and content under the chiseled, angular sheet metal that has become its trademark.

Longer, lower and wider than the CTS that it will sit above in the Cadillac lineup, the CT6 is an understated yet attractive extension of the themes seen on the rest of the Cadillac model range. The car features a new "Indirect Fire" LED front lighting system that the automaker says provides better illumination while framing the car's face with a distinctive look.

Inside, the Cadillac CT6 is swathed in leather, wood, metal and carbon fiber. The brand is throwing a bunch of content at the car as well, with features that it hopes will put it in the same consideration set as the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. At the first glance of the specs sheet, it would seem that the CT6 has the goods.

Up front, passengers can enjoy seats with premium Opus leather, five massage programs and woven-in-fabric seat-heating elements. A new 10.2-inch Cadillac User Experience high-definition multimedia screen resides in the center console, which also features a secondary touchpad for handwriting recognition input on the center armrest.

Backseat passengers have it even better, with 40.4 inches of rear legroom and an optional Articulating Rear Seat Package that gives 3.3 inches of adjustable seat travel; lumbar adjustment; tilting cushions; massage, heating and cooling; and an armrest with media controls for the 10-inch screens located in the front seatbacks. An optional Bose Panaray premium audio system features a boggling 34 speakers, none of which is larger than 4 inches.

Under the Hood
The car is the size of a standard wheelbase BMW 7 Series, but it weighs less than a BMW 5 Series or a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The car's structure is primarily aluminum, but uses 11 materials to create the chassis and body.

Three engines will be available: a 265-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; a 335-hp, naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V-6; and a 400-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. All engines use GM's new eight-speed automatic transmission; the four-cylinder is rear-wheel drive while the V-6 engines get standard all-wheel drive. An Active Chassis System is optional on V-6 models as well, which brings rear steer capability and Cadillac's Magnetic Ride Control to the party. Selectable Tour, Snow/Ice and Sport modes are standard across the range and adapt the car to various driving conditions.

Cadillac is bringing a host of new safety systems to the CT6, including an advanced night vision system with large animal and pedestrian detection and a rearview camera mirror that uses the rearview mirror as a display to show an unobstructed rear view, as if rear passengers and pillars aren't even there. The CT6 also features a 360-degree camera system that displays on the center screen; it also has a recording function to act as a front and rear dashcam or a 360-degree security monitor when the vehicle's security system is activated. A new park assist system incorporates automatic braking into the automatic parking function, while the pedestrian collision mitigation system also can bring the car to a halt if it detects that it may hit someone walking in front of the car.

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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 18 - 22 MPG
  • Highway: 26 - 30 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

8 of 9 (88%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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