Don't let the luxury sedan moniker fool you into thinking that the CT6-V is just another sizeable American land boat that feels like a ship when powering down the freeway. In fact, this brutish behemoth is an accomplished sports car that will leave you bewildered after just a short drive. Under the handsome bodywork lies a performance-focused platform that can stick with the best in its class any day of the week. The twin-turbo V8 engine under the hood offers 550 horses and mountains of torque (640 lb-ft to be precise), and will easily push you back in your seat in any gear. On city roads, the CT6-V feels plucky for such a large car, but drivers beware: don't get too friendly with the throttle, or you'll be getting into serious trouble seriously quick. Out on the highway, the CT6-V is an absolute bullet and subjectively at least, feels faster than the BMW 750i xDrive and Mercedes-Benz S560. Cadillac claims that the CT6-V will accelerate to sixty in only 3.8 seconds, and we believe them.
Let's be honest; a large part of the CT6-V's appeal lies beneath the hood. Powering this Caddy is a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 550 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque. What makes this engine even more special is the fact that it's hand-crafted by a team of specialists in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and each car comes with a tag noting the engine builder, which is a classy touch if you ask us. Power delivery is relentless, to say the least: pin the CT6-V in any gear, wait a split second for those turbos to wind up, and you're over the horizon in no time. Power is sent to all four wheels via a ten-speed automatic transmission that does an admirable job of balancing refinement with performance.
|Cadillac CT6-V Trims||Cadillac CT6-V Engines||Cadillac CT6-V Horsepower||Cadillac CT6-V Transmissions||Cadillac CT6-V Drivetrains||Cadillac CT6-V MPG/MPGE|
|Base||4.2L Turbo V8 Gas||550 hp @ 5000 rpm||10-Speed Automatic||AWD||17 MPG|
You're dreaming if you think the 2020 Cadillac CT6-V will return good gas mileage. This car has clearly been designed with little to no regard for efficiency and weight-control, so it comes as no surprise that the CT6-V offers a horrendous fuel economy. The EPA rates the CT6-V at 14/25/17 mpg city/highway/combined. Real-world driving should see those numbers fluctuate by quite some margin, but put an enthusiast behind the wheel, and you'll see low teens all day long. The BMW 750i xDrive will manage 17/25/20 mpg, a respectable number, and the Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic will get 17/27/21 mpg. With a 19.2-gallon tank tucked away under the body, the 2020 CT6-V will manage a maximum range of 326 miles.
|Cadillac CT6-V Trims||Base|
|Cadillac CT6-V Tank size||15.8 gal.|
|Cadillac CT6-V Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||14/25|