640 hp for $85K: Cadillac CTS-V price undercuts German rivals
 May 1, 2015
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The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will start at $84,990 including destination. It went on sale April 29, with deliveries starting in late summer.

The new American luxury bruiser uses the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that also does duty in the new Corvette Z06. Under this particular hood, it makes 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. The mill is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. Top speed is a nice, round 200 mph while the 0-60 sprint takes 3.7 seconds.

“V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac, a brand that now makes drivers’ cars at the highest level,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. “The new CTS-V is essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car. This type of car is exclusive, the domain of the few who can access this level of incredible capability. V-Series matches or overtakes the finest cars in this elite class, while being more accessible.”

                       cadillac

That starting price  undercuts the Mercedes  E63 sedan by about  $15,000, the BMW M5 by  about $9,000 and the 560-  hp Audi RS7 by about  $23,000. Pull quotes  aside, that makes the  CTS-V quite a value  proposition.

The new sedan comes standard with GM’s Magnetic Ride Control, which varies from stiff to comfortable, a carbon fiber hood, 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, suede accents and matte carbon fiber trim.

For the record, the smaller ATS-V starts at $60,465 and launches in late spring.

News Source: autoweek

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