Cadillac has revealed pricing information for the car it claims is its most powerful, highest-performance vehicle yet, the 2016 CTS-V. And while it will cost a bit less than competing sedans from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, it’s still going to cost a comparative fortune for the average buyer, with a base price of $84,990 including destination charges.
With that money, you’ll get the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V with its brand-new design and a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that may be familiar for anyone who knows their Corvettes. Indeed, the engine is similar to the Corvette Z06’s power plant, and it is capable of an impressive 640 horsepower and 630 lb/ft. torque. As a point of comparison, the previous CTS-V’s engine only produced 556 horses and 551 lb/ft. The new CTS-V’s engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while owners can enjoy a smooth and easy ride thanks to the car’s new-generation Magnetic Ride Control.
In addition to the powerful engine and smooth ride, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V owners also get a carbon fiber hood, 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, Brembo brakes, and a cushy interior with microfiber suede accents. Optional features include 20-way adjustable Recaro seats, a Performance Data Recorder (yet another Corvette parallel), a suede covered steering wheel and shifter, and a two-panel panoramic sunroof. You can also add on a luxury package with heated rear seats, rear sunshades, climate control, and more.
Buyers can now place their orders for the new CTS-V, which will be out in dealerships by summer 2015.