New, third generation of this super powerful sedan is about to come. Although it is on testing, we have managed to get some information about this new model. It will have even more power than outgoing model, but also more aggressive look than its precursor.
2015 Cadillac CTS-V redesign
Although it is still under the camouflage, it is evident that new 2015 CTS-V will have a massive, vertical style grille with some details that remind us on previous V models. It is noticeable than new grille is very similar to current ATS-V prototype, so it is obvious that whole V lineup will have pretty much the same front fascia. New extra large grille makes it clear that new model will have even more power than a current model, which has around 560. On the rear end of 2015 Cadillac CTS-V we also noticed some changes such as new bumper and subtle decklid spoiler and quadruple exhaust tips. This prototype also has black rims with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
2015 Cadillac CTS-V engine
However, main change will be under the hood. It is expected that current engine will be replaced with some new V8. It will be most likely the same engine as in new Corvette C7 ZO6. It is a 6.2 liter Supercharged LT4 V8 which makes 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque. This monster will probably be a little bit de-tuned for a new 2015 CTS-V. It is expected new model to have around 600 hp and also around 600 lb-ft. Power will be delivered through a new 8-speed automatic transmission called 8L90, also found in new Corvette. There will also be an optional 7-speed manual transmission.
New 2015 Cadillac CTS-V maybe will not have some features such as dual clutch transmission or all-wheel drive system like German competition, but it will have its own trumps. CTS-V’s main advantage is power. The 2015 Cadillac CTS-V will have much more muscles than a German competition – Audi RS7 has 560, BMW M5 575 and Mercedes E63 AMG S 577. However, will this be enough to beat Germans? Time will show.
2015 Cadillac CTS-V release date
Release date is still unknown, but we expect 2015 Cadillac CTS-V to be presented in 2015 Detroit Auto Show. It should be launched soon after introduction. Price is also unknown, but we don’t expect to be too much different from a current model’s.
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