When General Motors product head Mark Reuss announced the upcoming Omega-based 2016 Cadillac CT6 was 24 kg lighter than the current CTS sedan, we were a bit confused. The CT6 is a segment above the CTS and is thus eight-inches longer, but GM has been able to keep the weight down through extensive use of aluminium, Automobile Magazine reports.
The CT6’s body will be made from aluminium, keeping the weight of the sedan in the 3,700-4,100 pound realm, the same as the CTS. Automobile says the weight figures put the car close to those of the Mercedes CLS-Class, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, and Audi A7 four-door coupes, even though it won’t have a four-door coupe body style. A larger sedan slotting in above the CT6 is set to be introduced down the road, which will be closer in philosophy to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series.
The CT6 will usher in several firsts for Cadillac including Super Cruise technology, V2V, a special rear view camera potentially known as ThruView, available rear reclining seats and a full hybrid drivetrain with MPGe capabilities. The all-new luxury sedan is slated for a reveal at the 2015 New York Auto Show in April, at which point all the details on the highly anticipated car will surface.