If you weren’t already excited for the upcoming “next-level” V-Series from Cadillac, you will be now that we know the name this premium version of luxury cars will bear. The next-level V-Series from Cadillac will be known as Blackwing.
Blackwing versions will slot above the Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V, both of which debuted in May this year. These models will be officially known as Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, adding even more enhancements than the V-Series versions of these cars.
The name Blackwing refers to the classic “merlette” figure seen on old-school Cadillac badges. A merlette is a black bird symbol that has been used in French heraldry for centuries. Its initial use in Cadillac iconography is a nod to the French roots of the Cadillac name. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac was a late-15th and early-16th century French explorer and the founder of the city of Detroit.
There are some rumors that the Blackwing line could potentially spin off into its own brand. We’d love to see the high-performance, high-luxury developments that might come from an expansion of the Blackwing family. For now, we are just holding our breath for the full release of the very first Blackwing models.
For now, while you wait for them, you can find the CTS-V and CT6-V at Wiesner of Huntsville.
Many consumers buy Cadillac vehicles for their luxurious design, innovative features, and sophisticated performances. What some people don’t know is that Cadillac has a rich history on the racetrack.
Racing fell into Cadillac’s lap in a sudden twist of events. The Cadillac racing origins began with an exciting new engine ― a high-compression, overhead-valve V8. This engine was meant for its production cars, yet its performance specs were so impressive that racing experts saw its potential. As a result, NASCAR race teams sought out Cadillac vehicles for use on the track.
Cadillac took home trophies in races like the 1949 Milwaukee 100 Stock Car Race and the 1952 NASCAR Championship. The brand created unique race cars that earned equally distinctive nicknames like “Le Monstre,” which was a Cadillac Series 61 racer designed with a futuristic aerodynamic body for the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
In more recent years, Cadillac has debuted race cars like the Cadillac CTS-V.R for the SCCA World Challenge GT Championship in 2004, and it took home 10 overall wins. Cadillac continues to commit itself to building innovative, winning race vehicles, including the first-ever Cadillac ATS-V.R with FIA GT3 specs and the Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype racer ― impressive productions that prove more racing is on the horizon for this luxury brand.
While we strongly advocate for driving the speed limit and obeying the laws of the road here in Texas, we invite you to stop in for a test drive and experience the exhilarating power of a new Cadillac at Wiesner of Huntsville.
Since it first premiered in 1998, the Cadillac Escalade has taken the industry by storm. Providing an unprecedented level of luxury, power, and versatility, the Escalade doesn’t ask you to compromise a thing when you’re behind the wheel. The Escalade 20-year anniversary is a momentous occasion in automotive history, marking the long-term success of one of America’s most iconic vehicles.
According to Cadillac, the Escalade achieved many firsts for its segment. For instance, it was the first model with full LED headlamps, the first luxury SUV with Magnetic Ride Control, the first luxury SUV to offer a hybrid, and the first to have a front-center airbag among its competitors. Since it was first released, the Escalade has dominated its segment, leading in sales for 15 of its 20 years on the market.
“Over the past 20 years, the Escalade has prevailed not only as a highly regarded full-size luxury SUV, but also as a cultural icon that is synonymous with style and sophistication,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “From the highway to the big screen, the Escalade has been embraced by drivers and fans around the world.”
The 2019 Escalade comes with 420 horsepower when equipped with a V8 engine, and it also has a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission. You can easily seat up to eight passengers in the cabin, and innovations like an available Color Head-Up Display (HUD), an optional Rear Seat Entertainment System, and standard Automatic Parking Assist set this SUV apart from the competition.
To see the new and used Cadillac Escalade options we have available, contact us at Wiesner of Huntsville.
You’ve probably heard Cadillac’s slogan of “Dare Greatly” over the past couple years. The phrase perfectly embodies the automaker’s philosophy on life, driving, and creating vehicles. After all, what of value will you assign to a product without taking a great risk?
What does “Daring Pursuits” mean to me?
To show how that philosophy is seen in different walks of life, Cadillac is applying the “Dare Greatly” adage to a new marketing campaign called “Daring Pursuits.” Showcasing the experiences and efforts of “passionate creators,” Cadillac’s latest wave of digital ads will feature a visual artist, a furniture designer, and a balloon artist.
“ Daring Pursuits represents the unpredictable nature and process of creativity, which has been a central theme of the ‘Dare Greatly’ brand platform since it launched in 2015,” said Ray Warren, Cadillac’s global manager of social media and digital advertising. “This latest extension, ‘Daring Pursuits,’ appeals to audiences who are entrepreneurial and unwilling to settle.”
In the process of the “Daring Pursuits” advertisements, viewers will learn about the exciting new 2017 Cadillac XT5. Customers can buy this new model at Wiesner of Huntsville. This is in addition to our other new and used Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC inventory. All new 2017 are to be available once they are release and ready to drive!
Part of the formula that is sure to propel the Cadillac CT6 to automotive stardom seems like a contradiction. The new CT6 will be large enough to easily compete with the larger luxury sedans from the across the pond. Yet, the new Cadillac will also be lighter than is typical for the class.
Cadillac is able to pull off this particular magic trick by using aluminum in the underbody design. The new CT6 features aluminum body panels as well as aluminum die-castings. The lighter weight translates to better fuel economy and better response and handling.
Beyond the use of aluminum, there are plenty more innovative feature on the Cadillac CT6. A high-definition camera monitor comes standard, strategically placed in the rearview mirror. There’s also a Bose premium sound system, tuned specially for the cabin of the CT6.
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen summed up nicely what is sure to make the new Cadillac CT6 great. “The CT6 is an entirely new approach to prestige luxury, adding driving dynamics and technology while reducing the bulk of traditional large sedans.”
Cadillac is redefining the automotive industry with the new CT6 design. Scheduled to receive some major overhauls, in terms of performance, Cadillac is pulling out all the stops. Perhaps one of the most interesting new features on the new model will be the next-generation hydra-matic transmission design. Cadillac CT6 performance is promising to blow you away.
Although you might not think transmissions are that interesting, wait until you hear about what Cadillac has in mind for the CT6. According to Cadillac, the recently-patented Hydra-Matic 8L45 paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission is a benchmark in automotive engineering, offering drivers seamless gear-shifts, reduced fuel consumption, a stop/start system, and added boost in performance.
“The shift performance of the new 8L45 paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission complements the CT6’s new threshold for efficient luxury to help take it to an even higher level,” said Bill Goodrich, assistant chief engineer for new transmissions. “The shifts are quick and nearly imperceptible, establishing a benchmark for Cadillac.”
Although Cadillac weren’t that creative with the name (8L45), this design enables 33 lbs in weight reduction, optimal RPM range, and friction-reducing design. The hydraulic design looks promising for high-octane enthusiasts, especially when paired with a 3.6-liter V6. We can’t wait to see the new CT6 in action!
While you were likely busy preparing for the holidays and traveling and family dinners, Cadillac snuck in the premiere of the all-new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. The premium sports sedan hits the road with everything necessary for a run on the track. And since it is Cadillac’s most powerful model to date, we thought the news of its introduction bears repeating just in case you missed it in the midst of your busy schedule.
“Comprehensive updates make the new CTS-V essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car straight from the factory,” the automaker stated in a press release.
The CTS-V comes with a new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 packing a whopping 640 horsepower and 630 lb.-ft. of torque.
The luxury sports sedan does not take the word “sports” lightly. It races up to 200 miles per hour, provides the race-ready Brembo braking system, and offers RECARO high-performance seating.
Nor does the sedan slack on the luxury side. Advanced technology takes center stage within the CTS-V’s luxurious cabin, outfitted with leather and sueded microfiber inserts. Wireless charging, navigation with Bose Surround Sound, and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot are just a few of the amenities offered.
For more information on the third-generation CTS-V, contact us here at Wiesner of Huntsville. The all-new meeting of luxury and sporty performance is scheduled to arrive late this summer.
Cadillac has introduced the new 2016 CTS-V, the most powerful vehicle the automaker has ever built in its 112-year history.
The CTS-V will launch with 640 horsepower, 630 lb-ft of torque, a top speed of 200 mph, and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.7 seconds. It will be the third generation of the V-series luxury sports sedan and, we think, will continue to improve upon a legacy of great cars here at Wiesner of Huntsville.
2014 Cadillac CTS-V interior.
Some of the updates include a new 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with Cadillac’s paddle-shift automatic transmission, launch control, and Performance Algorithm Shifting. The chassis, suspension, and powertrain have all been tuned for enhanced capability, performance, and driver control, such as a standard carbon fiber spoiler and diffuser and the implementation of third-gen Magnetic Ride Control.
“V-Series represents the very best of the Cadillac brand—the pinnacle of our design and technical capabilities,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. “The new CTS-V is the most compelling example of Cadillac’s product substance and brand trajectory. The new CTS-V soars into the stratosphere of the most exhilarating luxury cars.”
Cadillac has always been a step above in luxury, and this latest development is no different. Cadillac massage chairs have been introduced, and each one has 22 glorious settings.
Cadillac has always had supple leather seats that you just want to melt into, but this takes the cake. And hey, if you’re starting to doze off during your drive, just hit the anti-fatigue option and it will wake you right back up.
Can you think of a better way to drive home from a stressful day at work than with what is essentially your own personal masseuse in your car? The option is available for both the driver and passenger seats. It also stores your settings to be able to quite simply press a button and have the chair target all the problem areas you have set it to recognize.
Wiesner of Huntsville is proud to offer a brand that is on the forefront of luxury vehicles and so focused on the driving experience of our customers.
How many times have you been distracted while driving trying to plug your phone in to charge? You don’t have to answer that question out loud. We at Wiesner of Huntsville aren’t sure we want to know. We want our customers to drive safely, but we also understand there are times when you can’t help but take your eyes off the road. That’s why we’re so excited about the innovative technologies Cadillac is offering to decrease distracted driving, including the new Powermat wireless charger.
The Powermat charger is a rubberized pad that uses an electromagnetic field to charge your smartphone. All you have to do is rest your phone on the pad for it to begin charging. No untangling of cords necessary. Plus, you can still take advantage of Cadillac’s in-vehicle Bluetooth and other connected technologies.
“A recent survey from IHS revealed that 70 percent of consumers charge their mobile phone at least once per day, with 30 percent charging more than once,” said Ryan Sanderson, associate director of Power Supply & Storage Components for IHS Technology.
“This is driving demand for charging access in multiple locations throughout the day, something wireless charging can address in a more convenient way than the consumer having to carry one or more wired chargers around with them on a daily basis.”
The wireless charging pad will first become available in the 2015 ATS coupe and sedan, set to arrive this season. Later, the technology will be offered in the CTS sport sedan and the all-new Escalade.
It’s time to say hello to the new 2015 ATS with wireless charging and goodbye to those corded car chargers.