2016 Cadillac CT6 To Save Weight With Light Aluminum Body8
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.
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That makes more sense… The CT6 should be the four door coupe competitor to the Germans while the true flagship will be the CT8/CT9. I have long suspected that the CT6 would be a four door coupe ever since Cadillac confirmed that there would be additional models above the CT6. It should be a fantastic car.
Like Automobile pointed out the CT6 probably won’t look like a four-door coupe, but will have a similar weight and size to those cars rather than the LWB S-Class, for example.
Oh I see… I got a little confused. Thanks for the clarification Sam. Can’t wait for the debut of the CT6.
No problem, I’ve since edited the story to be more clear about that fact so as to prevent future confusion.
I am not buying the story one bit. You have to read between the lines and newer stories are conflicting with one another.
I believe the CT6 will use aluminum but it will use other advance materials as well. And I thought there will not be a long-wheelbase CT6 but in standard wheelbase only while the CT8 will be a long wheelbase version of the CT6 with a different body style.
Perhaps there won’t be a long-wheelbase CT6 per se. But a CT7 or a CT8 will architecturally be a “long wheelbase CT6”. How’s that?
As a young girl, I remember seeing the Cadillac next to women all dressed in fine gowns or furs with jewels all around the posted photos. The jewelry such as necklaces, were suppose to indicate the rich and fabulous I guess. To this day, the Cadillac is the symbol of elegance and finery to me. I love the brand and I simply love this future model! It shows the true side of what Cadillac is!
As a guy who has loved, and respected GM Cars and Trucks for over 60 years, I am in total agreement with Paula’s comments…and I am very proud of GM 🙂 and wish, I could buy, four new GM offerings this weekend, to replace, out current drivers…two of which, are Mercedes-Benz. This all new Cadillac, is absolutely gorgeous, and every inch a Cadillac…Their is just one thing, I wish GM was able to do…Bring back Pontiac 🙂 Can you even Imagine, what the amazingly creative Ed Welburn, could do today, under the direction of today’s GM, with Pontiac??