The new new Cadillac CT6 sedan will be launched on the Chinese car market on January 27. Price will start around 500.000 yuan and end around 700.000 yuan ($78.000 – 110.000). That price pitches the CT6 perfectly against the high-end variants of the China-made Audi A6L, BMW 5-Series L, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L.
The Cadillac CT6 is manufactured in China by the long running Shanghai-GM joint venture. The CT6 stands on the new GM ‘Omega’ platform that will also underpin a future big-barge Buick that will be manufactured in China exclusively for the Chinese market.
A very classy interior with loads of beige leather and rose-colored wood. Steering wheel with wood inlay and a large Cadillac logo.
There will be two variants available:
The CT6 40T; powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0 V6 with an output of 405hp and 543nm. Transmission is an eight-speed automatic, sending power to all four wheels.
The CT6 28T; powered by a turbocharged 2.0 four with an output of 275hp and 400nm. Transmission is an eight-speed automatic, sending power to the front wheels.
A hybrid version based around the 2.0 turbo will be added to the line-up later, likely in late 2016.
Size: 5184/1879/1572, and wheelbase is 3109.
Touch screen is 10.2 inch, and the ‘CUE’ infotainment system comes with OnStar, a 4G internet connection, and a WiFi hotspot. Other goodies include a night vision system, a Bose Panaray sound system with 36 speakers, and a four-zone aircon system
This is the 40T with the twin-turbocharged V6. Taillights are a work of art.
40T badge and 3.0TT plate make for a slightly confusing ensemble. AWD badge just above the bumper on the left, and Shanghai-GM badge above the bumper on the right.