Unlike in the past where the Cadillac CTS-V was just a lower-cost alternative to the more expensive European cars, the 2017 model is now a fully-fledged model that promises its rivals a bruising battle once it is offered for sale. The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.
The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V specs include powerful engines, luxurious interior, good looks, and world-class ride and handling. With these features in hand, the new model will undeniably set the standard for style, power and luxury.
For starters, there was a time when Cadillac was unparalleled in terms of style, power, and luxury. Then along came fuel efficiency and emission, and performance-sapping rules, a period that marked the advent of the European deluxe sport sedans and the start of mediocre management at parent General Motors. This cased Caddy to slip away.
But in early 2000s, GM’s luxury division slowly but surely began crawling back, and it’s only in 2003 when the CTS-V was launched that the division started mounting a challenge in its class. The yearly refresh GM has continued to offer the CTS-V has managed to offer it the much-needed revitalization to stay up-to-date and therefore remain competitive in its class.
This is the most powerful car that Cadillac has managed to build so far. It is more responsive and 25% stiffer than its predecessor. In fact, it is quicker than its German rivals both at stopping times and 0-60 mph acceleration. Cadillac says the new model has shed about 100 pounds courtesy of extensive use of aluminum metal.
It comes with four drive settings which help it maximize performance on almost any terrain. The “Tour” mode, for instance, enables a complaint ride quality for a well-mannered daily driving experience. Interior fitments are premium and include Recaro performance seats, twenty-way power-adjustable seats, and leather upholstery.
In overall, there’s pretty much nothing much to criticize about the new vehicle apart from the tight headroom for its backseat passengers. There’re competitors, though, they include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E65 4Matic S, BMW M5, and the Audi RS 7.
2017 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Trims
The four-door, midsize sport luxury 2017 Cadillac CTS-V sedan is offered in a single well-equipped trim model that has dizzying amount of packages and options. The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe review is offered elsewhere on this blog, as is that of the CTS-V Sport.
2017 Cadillac CTS-V Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard equipment offered on the Cadillac CTS-V 2017 include heated side mirrors, Brembo brakes, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, automatic windshield wipers, xenon headlights, an electronically controlled rear differential, adaptive suspension system, keyless entry and ignition, and auto-dimming rearview mirrors.
Inside, you’ll get manually-adjustable seats, twenty-way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, front curb-view camera, a heads-up display, LD accent lighting, driver memory settings, a heated steering wheel, leather/leatherette microfiber seat upholstery, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and a high-definition gauge cluster.
Additional technology include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 13-speaker audio system, HD and satellite radio, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay integration, wireless smartphone charging system, voice controls, three USB ports, an upgraded CUE infotainment system, and OnStar telematics.
Standalone options include Recaro-adjustable performance seats, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, red or dark gold Brembo brake calipers, anti-theft alarm system, laminated glass rear door windows, and a steering column lock.
2017 Cadillac CTS-V Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Under the hood of the new 2017 Cadillac CTS-V model is a 6.2L supercharged V8 engine rated at 640 hp and 630 lbs. ft. of torque. The only transmission available that puts the power to the ground is the new eights-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
As already mentioned above, different drive settings are offered: Track, Sport, Snow, and Tour. These are tasked with the responsibility of varying the stability control calibration, suspension, transmission, steering, and throttle.
2017 Cadillac CTS-V 0-60 mph is rated at a sizzling 4.1 seconds. Expect the top speed spec at its release date.
Fuel economy stands at 14/21/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.6 in. (114.6 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5.6 in. (197.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: F: 61 ft³ R: 42 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 4145 lbs
Top Speed: 200 mph
0-60: 4,1 sec
MPG: 14/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Phantom Gray Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Obsession Tintcoat and Stellar Black Metallic
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Cadillac CTS-V Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will probably go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017, at least for the U.S.A market.
The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V price begins at an MSRP of $83,995. The CTS-V Wagon specs are still unavailable at the moment.