This Cadillac CT6 is a little ways from home. We had been notified of a camouflaged Cadillac prototype outside of Cleveland, Ohio and, after some deliberation, we’ve concluded this is likely a 2016 Cadillac CT6 with European specifications.
The photos were taken by Cleveland Power and Performance as the CT6 cruised by on interstate 71 south, heading towards interstate 480 east.
We agreed on a European-spec CT6 largely due to the mirrors in place. The U.S.-specification Cadillac CT6 receives slimmer, and decidedly sexier, sideview mirrors. This CT6 is wearing much larger units, likely to conform with European regulations for viewing.
Other than the mirrors, the CT6 looks largely unchanged, and we’re not aware of any powertrain modifications under the hood. We suppose it’s possible the latest 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 could be under the hood, or even a diesel, but the jury is out over that.
Cadillac has stated it will focus on North American and Chinese market growth before it begins to take the European market by storm, but the CT6’s launch in the old world looks to be inevitable.