What doesn’t the 2017 Cadillac CT6 full size sedan have?
November 30 2019
There is something special about the name Cadillac, which takes many motorists back to the golden days of a model like the Fleetwood. The Legacy is to a degree continued with the 2017 CT6 and its rear-wheel-drive, which was last utilized in 1996 and body styling that is immediately identifiable as the North American origin.
With assured lines and extended low profiled proportions with defined edges, all combine to project the Cadillac image. Features include the aggressive Indirect Fire LED system, unlike anything seen before and which can only be related to a Cadillac. The 2017 Cadillac CT6 content varies as you progress from the initial base trim, into the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum levels.
CT6 levels and beyond
The three-stage powertrain levels begin with a 265 horsepower, 2.0-litre direct injection DOHC turbo engine. This is followed by a 335 hp 3.6-litre-direct injection DOHC V6 power unit and completed with a new 404 horsepower 3.0-litre-direct injection DOHC twin-turbo V6 powerhouse with Variable Valve Timing (VVT). The Cadillac design engineers should rightly be proud of themselves with this creation, not only because of its power density but also its recognition as the first application of cylinder deactivation in a turbocharged V6 engine.
As a driver of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 when cruising under a light load, a gauge indicator can be seen switching from the V6 mode to V4. When this is combined with the auto stop/start system, you gain a reasonably respectable 13.1L/100 km city, 9.1L/100 km highway and a reported 12.1L/100km combined fuel economy ratios. To be taken into account when driving a twin-turbo is that it also requires 91-octane fuel.
CT6 latent aggression
Exercise the accelerator, and the latent aggression of the CT6 becomes apparent as it surges up to speed, with enough sound and potency that raises your adrenaline level as the power combines with the inherent abilities of the vehicle’s sports chassis. Additional options for the 2017 Cadillac CT6 include an Active Chassis Package which adds the GM active rear steering, Magnetic Ride Control, and 20-inch Ultra-Bright Machined aluminum wheels. Also worth keeping in mind is a featured rearview mirror that switches from a normal view to live video streaming, but it requires a focal shift that requires some familiarity.
GM with their Cadillac legacy seems to be on a development mission, and the CT6 appears to be the start. The full-size CT6 is a formidable competitor in the premium sedan segment and the ideal representation for its Cadillac branding!
The 2017 Cadillac CT6 is developed on the latest GM-Omega platform. It utilizes a predominantly aluminum chassis that is rigid, lightweight and harnesses a choice of three powertrains. The CT6 offers sporty performance, combined with dynamic handling technology and a smooth ride.