Although Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen has put off a full scale invasion of Europe until the year 2020, that doesn’t mean our friends across the pond won’t be able to sample not only the fastest production Cadillac ever made, but the fastest production vehicle in General Motors’ entire lineup. Yes, it’s faster than a 2016 C7 Z06.
With that kind of introduction, we’re happy to report Cadillac has officially priced the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan for the European market. Pricing will begin at €98,000 (Cadillac states prices are based from Germany). Converting that price back into USD, and with a little math, the price shows a $26,154 premium over the United States, as Cadillac announced pricing for the 2016 CTS-V to begin at $83,995 stateside.
Regardless, the price equates an absolute bargain when considering the bonkers performance offered by the 2016 CTS-V, something de Nysschen states as the “German fanboys’ worst nightmare.”
“V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac, a brand that now makes drivers’ cars at the highest level,” said de Nysschen. “The new CTS-V is essentially two cars in one: a premium sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car with awe-inspiring performance. 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.”
Included in the value proposition is General Motors’ class-exclusive third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, but the standard features don’t stop there. Brembo brakes surrounded by 19-inch wheels? Standard. Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber? Standard. True carbon fiber bits, including the hood? Also standard.
It remains to be seen how the 2016 CTS-V will be received in the old world, but there may be no better time than the present to jump into a 649 hp sedan.