As the very first tests and test drives of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 begin rolling in, one video shows the full-size luxury sedan with the 3.0-liter twin-turbo LGW V6 delivering a 0 to 60 time of less than 6 seconds. In this video, you’ll see a sequence of acceleration testing for such a vehicle, which is also equipped with GM’s new 8-speed 8L90 automatic transmission.
The acceleration times are as follows:
- Tour Mode / traction control on: 5.7 seconds
- Sport Mode / traction control on: 5.9 seconds
- Sport Mode / traction control off: 5.8 seconds
So, it would appear that the CT6 is just a tenth of a second quicker in sprint to 60 mph while in Tour mode and with traction control on, rather than in sport mode with traction control on or off. We do have to wonder, however, how consistent these findings would have been had there been several repetitions of the test, rather than just the one.
Nevertheless, the figures are nothing to sneeze at given that the full-size prestige-luxury sedan weighs over 2 tons and features an impeccable amount of luxury. In fact, there are those who say that the CT6 delivers the perfect balance of luxury and performance.