2019 Cadillac CT6 Will Come In 13 Configurations20
Cadillac will offer the gift of choice when the refreshed 2019 CT6 sedan goes on sale. Cadillac Society reported Tuesday that Cadillac’s biggest sedan will come in 13 different configurations.
In total, seven trims and five engine options will be on the table for the updated full-sizer.
2019 CT6 Trims Levels:
- Premium Luxury
- Plug-In (PHEV)
2019 CT6 Engine Options:
The big news is the way in which buyers will be able to step into Cadillac’s new 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged LTA V8 engine. Getting the new beastly new motor requires a CT6 Luxury AWD, CT6 Platinum AWD, or the CT6 V-Sport model, which is also available exclusively with all-wheel drive.
2019 Cadillac CT6 Trim Levels
|2.0L Turbo I4 LSY Engine||3.6L Atmospheric V6 LGX Engine||3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 LGW Engine||4.2L Twin Turbo V8 LTA Engine||2.0L Turbo I4 LTG Engine + Hybrid Electric System|
|CT6 2.0T||CT6 3.6L Luxury AWD||CT6 3.0TT Luxury AWD (CSAV)||CT6 4.2TT Luxury AWD (+CSAV)||CT6 2.0T Plug-In|
|CT6 2.0T Luxury||CT6 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD (+CSAV)||CT6 3.0TT Sport AWD (+CSAV)||CT6 4.2TT Platinum AWD (+CSAV)|
|CT6 2.0T Sport||CT6 3.6L Sport AWD (+CSAV)||CT6 3.0TT Platinum AWD (+CSAV)||CT6 4.2TT V-Sport AWD|
The information comes from GM’s VIN decoder filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), so keep in mind that the information can change at any time. Thus, the 2019 CT6 could launch with fewer or more trims when it does go on sale.
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GM should be sharing that 4.2 V8 with their full size trucks/SUVs across the brands
That’s alot of complexity for a vehicle not selling in huge numbers.. I don’t understand that decision
It’s not really that complex. PHEV aside, it’s simply each trim per engine… in some cases not even that.
Profit margins, not sales volume, are what define vehicles like this. This is something they must offer, and they can from a financial standpoint… so they do.
Yes.. This is the way it should be. The entire Cadillac line needs trims and choices that U simply can’t get in mainstream vehicles. For instance.. a Chevy should be a prepackaged deal for ease of volume.. a Cadillac buyer should be able to do way more customization for the sake of profit. This should include a similar palette of interior customization as Benz. Luxury makers, particularly one that has sibling brands for bulk should stand for something more than just sales. That being said.. one of those trims should still be one with two less doors and perhaps even a soft roof. Either way.. my Vseries will very likely be getting traded in on a a VSport come 2020.
I hate that GM is still shoving the corporate 3.6 HF V6 into Cadillac vehicles. GM is still not understanding Luxury buyers. What a shame.
So you could sort of get a “sleeper” 4.2 V8 CT6 Luxury without getting the VSport, thats pretty cool. It will still probably be around $70,000 or more. Its unique that they offer it, most other cars in the same range reserve the big HP engine for an AMG or R mode, the Vsport does have a little more hp than the non V 4.2, but its still a cool option, it makes me wonder who would take the 3.0 TT now? That motor was really designed to be sold outside the US.
3.0TT should go to all the mid to large crossovers in GM’s lineup as a premium option.
Indeed, in Europe the 3.0 TT would still be more or less affordable, the 4.2 TT certainly not.
Really not impressed with the overall face lift. The back doesn’t flow and looks like an after thought. This is suppose to be a “luxury” car that can be transformed into a sport sedan. However, this design face lift loses the “luxury” look and looks sporty in both models shown. I’m now faced with considering either buying my 2017 CT6 when my lease is up or switch brands for the first time in 19 years….Not happy about that.
Agreed. Cadillac design is in decline. They need to find new talent with more ideas than fancy squinty lights.
It’s good that the high end engines can have AWD.
Some may not like that V-Sport only comes with AWD.
AWD is great for quick starts without spinning tires.
Good thing the 4.2 is available on the Luxury trim as well, that way you’re not forced to get the Platinum & all the stuff that comes with it if you don’t want it.
So for about 70k you can get a 500 hp 550 lb-ft of tq in a car weighing in around 4200 to 4300 lbs. That’s not bad, the v sport shouldn’t weigh that much more if at all, probably 4400 lbs for a bare bones v sport. Which is roughly 200 lbs lighter than most of it’s competitors, while also having 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of tq. That’s not too bad. Beings it’s a Cadillac its going to be more affordable as well.
“Beings it’s a Cadillac its going to be more affordable as well.”
But that’s not good for Cadillac or GM. A Cadillac shouldn’t be more affordable, because then the public will stop seeing a Cadillac as an exclusive object of desire and prestige, and will start seeing Cadillac as more of a commodity.
Cadillac may not be able to command Mercedes prices now, but why can’t they in the future? There is no reason that Cadillac must perpetually remain as a cut-rate, lower-priced, second-choice, second-tier luxury offering if the strongest card they can play is undercutting by thousands of dollars.
It’s the same undercutting tactic that Chrysler has played for decades, and now nobody looks at Chrysler as a luxury brand anymore despite their historic roots. Cadillac must never fall into that trap.
I was not implying that it’s a mainstream sedan, with a mainstream price. But to have it at a cheaper price than the competitors, I won’t complain about the price. If Cadillac is able to sell more, while putting a higher price tag on their cars that’s a good thing. They would be able to have a larger profit, therefore putting out better products. Yeah prices at that point will suck, but at least they they are improving.
Very happy that GM/Caddy have decided to give us choices.. a palette of choices. Customization is the reason for Luxury in my opinion. Chevy is the bulk brand. Prefixed packages make sense there. Cadillac? Not at all. Give the buyer choices even more opulent. Personally I believe that two more trims should’ve been added to the menu. A Convertible and a Coupe. As it stands I will be waiting til 2020 to trade my CTS-V in.. it will be 4 years old by then and the VSport 4.2LTT will have been out for a year. But U best believe that if the VSport came in a Coupe.. I’d be at the dealer day one of 2019 to get one. No wait. Take all those first year, new engine risk.. LOL
If I read this correctly you will be able to get super cruise and the V8 if you get platinum and the V8 option? I was worried by reading earlier articles that seemed to indicate that you couldn’t have both.
Not sure if the list is still pending or not but I don’t have any confidence that this list is accurate. The 4.2 TT V8 is best serve in Premium Luxury, Sport and Platinum trims. I believe that the V-Sport will have a Premium Luxury or Platinum trim also. You can get a V-Sport in Platinum trim with XTS but not w/ CT6? I say the list is not accurate.
Agreed. From this list, the only engine available in the premium luxury trim is the 3.6. No twin-turbo. Meanwhile, the lower level luxury trim gets four engines options. That cannot be right.
I’m surprised that Cadillac hasn’t replaced the 3.6 LGX with a variant of the 2.7T L3B. Its superior torque band would result in a more luxurious large passenger car, being both quieter and quicker off the line.
It’s great to see the liberal use of the 3.0TT LGW, which really needs to replace the 3.6 LGX as as an upgrade to the base engine in all Cadillacs. The LGW engine was a great engine and a real joy to wind out to 7000 rpm, but its lack of torque simply is not competitive with competitors that are all using forced induction 6 cylinder engines. I have the 3.6 LFX in my ATS Coupe and love it, but I bought my ATS used. Had I spent $50K on one new then I’d have had a hard time justifying it over a $50K BMW with their incredible 3.0T I6.