Cadillac unveiled the 2019 CT6-V, the first-ever V-Performance model of its top-of-range sedan. The introduction of the high-performance variant coincides with a makeover of the entire CT6 lineup that incorporates the newest iteration of Cadillac’s design language featured on the Escala Concept.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6-V boasts an all-new 4.2L Twin Turbo V8 Cadillac -estimated at 550 horsepower (410 kW) and stunning 627 lb-ft of torque (850 Nm) that elevates the CT6’s performance to a new plateau and offers drivers an unparalleled experience behind the wheel. The engine is a clean-sheet design and introduces unique design elements developed to balance performance and efficiency with compact, mass-efficient packaging.
At the center of the Cadillac Twin Turbo V8 is a “hot V” configuration that transposes the conventional layout of the cylinder heads’ intake and exhaust systems to mount the turbochargers at the top of the engine — in the valley between the heads — to virtually eliminate turbo lag and reduce the engine’s overall packaging size.
The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V8 is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Its broad, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread enhances off-the-line performance and contributes to reduced engine speed on the highway for refinement and efficiency. Narrow steps between the gear ratios also help the engine maintain the optimal speed for maximum power at almost all vehicle speeds.
OPTIMIZED FOR PERFORMANCE
The 2019 Cadillac CT6-V includes a bold, dark front with a large V-inspired mesh grille and new horizontal LED headlamps with strong vertical signatures, making it distinctly Cadillac. Lower aero components and Gloss Black side window surround trim provide the performance sport sedan chiseled exterior with a dark and distinguished look. New, unique 20-inch V-Series wheels with summer-only tires, lower aero components and spoiler further express the sedan’s performance capabilities.
New, summer-onlyi performance tires developed exclusively for Cadillac V-Series are tuned to deliver crisp response and track capable performance while retaining isolation and comfort.
Mechanical limited-slip rear differential increases traction at the limit and provides more predictable performance during spirited and track driving.
V-Series specific suspension tuning for improved roll control, cornering capability and steering response.
A new 19-inch Brembo brake system developed specifically for the CT6 high-performance application.
Modified steering and Magnetic Ride Control damper calibrations
Exhaust system with active valves offering reduced back pressure and more sound character
Led by the latest Cadillac user experience — the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface — the CT6 offers a connected environment.
The Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition from previous generations. The system can be updated over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs. It leverages the cloud and available embedded 4G LTE connection to enable personalization, available connected navigation and news, marketplace and entertainment applications via the app store and a new rotary controller that offers users alternative ways to interact with the system.
The new controller includes volume and seek forward/back controls for the audio system; shortcut buttons for fast access to the most frequently used apps such as Audio, Phone, Navigation (if available) and Home; and a large center dial to operate primary features of the most frequently used apps, scroll menus and lists and select other apps to be displayed. Additional 2019 Cadillac CT6-V technologies include:
Super Cruise, the first truly hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available (non- V-Series only)ii.
The 10-inch diagonal Cadillac user experience interface screen has 1080p HD resolution.
Next-generation, 5-watt wireless charging with larger charge area for better phone compatibility.iii
Available Cloud-connected navigation provides real-time traffic and routing.
Rear-seat Infotainment has media input through USB, HDMI or Wi-Fi connection to a phone.
The second-generation Rear Camera Mirror has a new frameless design and zoom and tilt features.
The full suite of available active safety features includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward/Reverse Automatic Braking, and Safety Alert Seat
Available Surround Vision provides a 360-degree camera view around the vehicle, displayed on the Cadillac user experience screen, helping the driver avoid nearby objects during low-speed maneuvering
Available industry-first Surround Vision Recorder video recording system can record front and rear views while driving, and 360 degrees of recording if the vehicle’s security system is activated.
Night Vision helps identify people and large animals via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center.
Available Automatic Parking Assist with Braking steers the vehicle and applies the brakes at idle speed to help park in parallel or perpendicular spaces while the driver follows text commands, selects gear, and overrides braking and acceleration as needed.
Available Front Pedestrian Braking provides pedestrian detection indications, alerts and automatic braking to help avoid collisions or reduce the harm caused by one.
New available Rear Pedestrian Detection alerts the driver, when in Reverse, of an imminent collision with a pedestrian by providing visual notification on rear view camera display.
Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.
2019 Cadillac CT6-V
Body style / driveline:
AWD, 5-passenger large high-performance sedan
4.2L V8 twin-turbo DOHC DI – 550 hp / 410 kW (est.)
10L90 Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Electronically controlled automatic transmission (4.2L twin-turbo)
19-inch Brembo brake system developed specifically for the CT6 high-performance application.
Wheelbase (in / mm):
122.4 / 3106
Length (in / mm):
204 / 5182
Width (in / mm):
74 / 1879
Height (in / mm):
58 / 1472