2016 Cadillac CTS-V Is Superfast, Super Smart

Mark Phelan

The four-star 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is stunningly fast — 0-60 m.p.h. in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 m.p.h. — but that’s just the beginning of the super sedan’s accomplishments. The CTS-V also brims with advanced safety and convenience features and offers surprising comfort.

Cadillac’s V-series line of high-performance models exists to challenge the peak of Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz’s model lines. The CTS-V competes with the Audi RS 7, BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 for the most exquisite combination performance and luxury the auto industry can attain.

Prices for the 2016 CTS-V start at $83,995. A supercharged 6.2L V8 delivering 640-horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque is standard, as is an 8-speed automatic transmission. The CTS-V only comes with rear-wheel drive, while competitors like the RS7 and E63 have all-wheel drive to deliver power to the road.

The Detroit Free Press