With the Cadillac CTS-V wants the American luxury brand seriously starting in the fall against Mercedes E 63 AMG, BMW M5 and consorts compete. The sedan of the upper middle class is with its 6,2-liter large and 477 KW / 649 PS performing eight-cylinder petrol engine the strongest car of the brand history.
As a track time on Tempo 100, the manufacturer specifies 3,7 seconds, as the maximum speed 320 km / h. The appropriate gear ratio selects an eight-speed automatic that transmits the power to the rear wheels. Alternatively, the gears can also be changed via the steering wheel paddles. The necessary grip is provided by 19 inch big Michelin tires. Depending on the background, the suspension of the sedan can be adjusted in different modes.
With at least 98.500 Euro, the Cadillac CTS-V is also cheaper than the 104.000 Euro expensive BMW M5 (412 KW / 560 PS) and the 103.700 Euro expensive Mercedes E 63 AMG (410 KW / 557 PS).
In addition to the CTS-V Cadillac also has the smaller high-performance athlete ATS-V new in the program. The offered as a sedan and coupe middle class model ATS-V is powered by a turbocharged V6 gasoline engine and 356 kW / 470 PS. With that he reaches 3,9 km / h in 100 seconds. At least 74.900 Euro costs the BMW M3 / M4 opponent.
Author: Adele Moser / SP-X