Cadillac: the new luxury liner

New York (USA), April 2, 2015

Cadillac wants to play again in the upper class after years of abstinence. At the auto show in New York NYIAS the manufacturer unveiled the CT6. For the comeback of the brand in the segment of Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class of the Great is said to have a variety of new technologies. The CT6 is also one of eight new models that the brand until the end of the decade again want to win right country. For this, the manufacturer has put at least the equivalent of 11.2 billion euros in the development of new vehicles.

Under 1700 kg curb weight

The 5.18-meter-long sedan offers a wheelbase of 3.11 meters and is therefore likely to have plenty of space in the rear. The body consists of eleven different materials, among which accounts for the lion's share of aluminum. The car should bring a terrific curb weight below 1,700 kilograms ?? BMW 740i an example, weighs 1,900 kilograms, a Mercedes S 500 nearly two tons.

With rear-wheel steering

In the words of Cadillac CEO Johann de Nysschen the CT6 was primarily designed for driving dynamics. For this, the car got a rear wheel steering and an adaptive suspension system in which each damper is controlled individually. While in normal driving only the rear wheels to advance the car, the all-wheel drive when needed and automatically switches to. There is also, as in this class now standard, a setup system for driving modes touring, snow / ice and sports.

Three liter turbocharged V6 with cylinder deactivation

As the heart beats an all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which probably makes about 400 hp and 543 Newton meters induce creates maximum torque. A novel cylinder deactivation and an intelligent eight-speed automatic (which is on each model series) to keep consumption low. In addition, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo and a new 3.6 - liter V6 suckers are going to have.

Display as interior mirror

The technical features include a switchable automatic holding that prevents the vehicle from rolling forward or reverse, a 360-degree view camera, including video system for recording while driving, and a night vision device with thermal image display. A special feature is also the interior mirror with rearview camera: It is designed as a display that shows a camera image. And of course the upcoming Caddy also has an automatic parking function and a pedestrian protection system with emergency brake assist. For the comfort, massage functions take care in the seats ( in the rear ), rear-seat backrest, swiveling ten-inch screens in the backs of the front seats, four-zone air conditioning and a Bose sound system with 34 speakers.

In 2016, the trade

The CT6 is from the end of 2015, initially for North America, built at the Detroit - Hamtramck ?? in the plant equivalent of about 356 million euros were invested specifically for the CT6 and two other models. The cars for the Chinese market are assembled from the beginning of 2016 a completely new factory in China directly. In addition, the CT6 is available in Europe, Korea, Japan, Israel and the Middle East, the production will begin in early 2016 Detroit Hamtramck plant. There is no information about the awards and the exact date of launch. (HD)