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.”
We can’t wait for the new CT6 to arrive here at Wiesner of Huntsville!
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!