New York 2015: Cadillac CT6 Is Coming With Length

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

With apologies to commenter CoreyDL, who artfully suggested that the CT6 would be a long wheelbase CT6, we stole your riff on the unfortunate slogan Cadillac uses in China. But nobody can really say that the CT6 doesn’t look like a stretched CTS.

The CT6 is, at least, all new under the skin, riding on GM’s new full-size RWD Omega platform. Along with a 2.0T 4-cylinder and a naturally aspirated 3.6L V6, a new 3.0L twin-turbo V6 debuts with 400 horsepower. While rear and all-wheel drive are available, the sole transmission is an 8-speed automatic.

The Omega architecture is aluminum intensive in its construction, which allows the CT6 to weigh in at around 3,700 lbs, impossibly light for a full size luxury sedan. Despite being 204 inches long, it should weigh in below a BMW 5 Series. Although the much loathed CUE system is in play, a 34 speaker sound system will at least make the music sound good – once you get it to play.

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  • DeadWeight DeadWeight on Apr 01, 2015

    The real CT6 competitor at half price or less, with far more standard equipment & HP'(make sure to compare interior & exterior):

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    • DeadWeight DeadWeight on Apr 01, 2015

      @dal20402 Dal,- 1) I've driven the 2015+ Genesis. It's ride composure & suspension refinement is light years ahead of the flawed last gen. 2) It has a roomier back seat than the CTS by far (which I've driven and my uncle owns - 3rd gen). 3) It has better material quality, fit/finish and overall build quality (and especially standard gauges) than the CTS, IMO (YOMV). 4) It has, in base trim ($34,000 real world pricing), a 311 HP V6, versus the CTSs (or CT6s) 2.0T 4 banger. Let's wait and see the real touch/feel, test drives, long term living experiences with the CT6, before falling prey to the "new, glowing, hype."


    As long as the name is CT6 it might as well be a germanwings flight through the alps. Dead on Take-off. . .

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    • DeadWeight DeadWeight on Apr 01, 2015

      I honestly could care less about the name. The problem for the CT6, and we haven't even sat in it let alone driven it yet, is that unless it has a magical powertrain and ride (doubtful with the engine choices), its real competition will be the 1/2 expensive FWD Impala (check out an LTZ Impala's interior and registration), or a 1/2 expensive 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

  • Wjtinfwb I'd like to see a Ford/Mazda relationship restarted. Both companies have some car guys keeping the flame alive and could develop a sports car slightly bigger than a Miata and pick and choose from each other's parts bin to put together some attractive powertrain combo's. Even a Mazda 3 AWD with the 300HP EcoBoost 2.3L, manual and AWD from the Focus RS would be welcome. Even better, a factory Miata V8 with the 480 HP Coyote (i know it wont fit...) and a manual gearbox. And how about a CX-5 with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with AWD and an chassis tuned for sport. Lots of possibilities.
  • Blueice Patient 28, sorry, but it is Oktoberfest. Bring a kegof Kraut beer and we will 50% you.
  • Bd2 Probably Toyota, Hyundai is killing them these days.
  • Bd2 Japan is evil, stop buying their vehicles. I hope TTAC has a holiday for PEARL HARBOR.
  • Wolfwagen If Isuzu could update this truck and keep the cost between $25K - $30K they would sell like ice pops on dollar day in a heat wave.