The redefining process of Cadillac bears big plans, and they include a New York City home, an absolute non-traditional alpha- numeric naming conference and a big bevy of new vehicles to be introduced between 2020 and now. Hence, it fits that the brand chose the highly fashionable ambiance of Brooklyn to announce its 2016 CT6, four-door luxury sedan.
The new sedan will be sandwiched between the ATS and the CTS, which are termed as wonderful driving wheels, meant to wipe out the customers predetermined idea of the brand being a supplier of V-8 engine powered disappointments or badge engineered disasters. One of the main focuses of the company is the CT6’s heftiness and has fanatically avoided it. The interior space and the exterior measurements are roughly equal to the short-wheelbase 7-series of BMW, nevertheless the company claims that it is lighter and more rigid compared to the smaller 5-series of BMW and the A6 of Audi.
In spite of a stretched out wheelbase with extra 8.5 inches, the Cadillac CT6 will be carrying a curb weight of sub-3700 lbs, which is on par with the present CTS model. It is not necessary to confirm that we have already made up our mind to weigh it on our scales as soon as we get our hands on it. A high dose of aluminum has been deputed to fulfill the weight saving quest, and structural castings and almost all the exterior body panels have been fabricated by the metal. The CT6 architecture also included metal adhesives and laser welding in order to reduce mass and the maker has also claimed to have reduced weight to the tune of 218 over a similar structure fabricated out of steel.
The CT6 is the first one to be made from the Omega platform of GM for production, and it has 7.8-inch more length of wheelbase over the CTS. The front suspension is aluminum-intensive multi-link and it is the same for the rear suspension too.