The wait is over, CTS-V fans: Cadillac dealers in the U.S. have officially opened their order books for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.
The 640 hp sedan, which out muscles both the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and the BMW M5, will go on sale in late summer and you’ll be asked to lay down $83,995 for the privilege. Yes, it’s significantly more expensive than before. But you’re getting 640 supercharged horses, a better interior, a fast-shifting 8-speed transmission, gorgeous looks and a 200 mph top speed.
While that’s more than what customers may be used to paying, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V still undercuts the vaunted Bimmer ($93,600) by $9,605 and the über-Benz ($102,625) by an incredible $18,630.
“V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac, a brand that now makes drivers’ cars at the highest level,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “V-Series matches or overtakes the finest cars in this elite class, while being more accessible.”
The CTS-V launch will be staggered behind the ATS-V, which hits Cadillac dealers later this spring.
So, to recap: You can get a Cadillac that hits 0-60 mph in a slurpy-spilling 3.7 seconds and tops out at 200 mph for just $13,660 more than a 2015 CTS Vsport Premium ($70,335).
While many potential CTS-V owners can surely afford the extra outlay for either one of the German sedans, Cadillac has priced its super-sedan extremely competitively and we’d be very surprised if it doesn’t steal a few E and M buyers in the process.
We think de Nysschen summed it up nicely when he said: “to the Germanmobile fanboys out there, your worst nightmare has arrived.”