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Cadillac CTS-V at the Detroit Motor Show: US challenger with 649 hp

Cadillac CTS-V at the Detroit Motor Show
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C adillac wants a whole again in the premium area be big number. Correspondingly, new models are not spilled, but padded. The sports version of the new Cadillac CTS-V trumps the targeted competitors BMW M5 and Mercedes E 63 AMG in all relevant key data. The power sedan celebrates its premiere at the Detroit Motor Show.

Cadillac CTS-V continues with supercharged V8

With the new sporty top model, Cadillac does not waste any thought on downsizing. The CTS-V can continue to draw on the full. It remains with the 6.2-liter V8 with supercharging, which now provides 649 hp and a maximum torque of 855 Nm. The linked eight-speed automatic can also be shifted using the paddle on the steering wheel and has been trimmed for extremely short shift times. The 1,880 kg Cadillac CTS-V is expected to sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 323 km /h. The traction of the rear wheels is ensured by an electronically controlled differential lock.

The technical highlights of the Cadillac CTS-V include a bonnet made of carbon fiber laminate, electronically controlled dampers, Brembo high-performance stoppers with six-piston calipers and 390 discs at the front and 365 discs and four-piston calipers on the rear axle as well as the driving dynamics system with different modes. The contact with the road is ensured by Michelin sports tires measuring 265/35 at the front and 295/30 on 19-inch alloy wheels.

The leather-lined interior of the Cadillac CTS-V, which is available in three color combinations, is adorned with electrically adjustable Recaro sports seats with middle panels made of suede. There is also a sports steering wheel, a head-up display, configurable instruments, a Bose sound system and an infotainment package with voice control, internet access and driving data recording.

The Cadillac CTS-V can also be optionally equipped with a comprehensive carbon fiber Upgrade the body kit. Prizes for the new challenger have not yet been announced.


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