2016 Cadillac CTS-V Undercuts BMW M5 by $10,000, On Sale This Summer

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson

Cadillac has announced its next V-Series model will sport more than just big horsepower numbers when the third-generation CTS-V arrives to do battle with its German competition.

Following the launch of the brand-new ATS-V coupe and sedan this spring, deliveries of the larger CTS-V sedan will begin this summer with a base price of $83,995 before taxes and destination. Dealers are accepting orders now for the 640 horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8-powered full-size Cadillac that’s capable of getting to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 200 mph.

With that price, the new Caddy undercuts the BMW M5 by nearly $10,000 while offering up more horsepower and torque, making it a performance bargain in the segment. Whether its any good versus the M5 is yet to be seen.

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  • VenomV12 VenomV12 on Apr 29, 2015

    Meh, this car is another GM design disaster like the new Corvette, that hood is atrocious. Saw it at the auto show and didn't like it. I saw an ATS-V coupe on the highway a couple of days ago and wasn't very impressed with its looks either. I'd rather have an S6 or spend a little more and get the M5. That's not to say it won't find buyers, it will, I just personally don't care for it, in fact the V-Sport is more appealing because you get more than enough performance, pay less money and don't get that godawful boy racer styling.

  • DougDolde DougDolde on Apr 29, 2015

    I'd never buy a Cadillac yuck

  • VenomV12 VenomV12 on Apr 30, 2015

    Made the mistake of wandering over to Autoblog and clicking on the CTS-V article to read the comments. Cadillac's worst enemy are their fanboys, they do a better job of driving away potential buyers than any misstep Cadillac could ever make. No one wants to be associated with those people, not anyone buying near 6 figure cars. Loud, uncouth people that basically try to tell you that you are wrong and stupid if you don't love Cadillac or anything American. Of course 90% of them can't buy anything Cadillac either, new anyway. For a non-American, JdN does a pretty good job emulating their awful attitudes.

    • DeadWeight DeadWeight on Apr 30, 2015

      Johan wants to be reincarnated in the form of an American Carnival Barker.

  • Enzl Enzl on Apr 30, 2015

    The problem with this product (and most others coming from GM nowadays) is that this car was designed for a marketplace that existed years ago. Moneys spent on ATS/CTS and variations thereof should have been earmarked for CUVs...for Caddy, Chevy, Buick and GMC. That's where the market is at and, more importantly, where its going. (The lack of vision at GM continues at New GM) BMW/MB sell lots of CUVs at incredible margins because of the historical success and marketing power of their traditional car lines - GM doesn't have decades to attempt the same). I don't understand how GM missed Lexus' almost two decade run with the RX (proving you need no history to command crazy markup for little more than leather and an AWD system) or learned its own lesson with the Escalade (which was originally going to be a Denali product) and applied it to other areas. I love that the V-series exist, I just don't see a business case for them.