The new features of the Cadillac 2016 line of vehicles are certainly inspiring at a glance. Cadillac is well-known for luxury, but this year the automaker is pushing the boundaries of our imagination. These new 2016 Cadillac models are focused on speed and versatility.
Cars and Trims
There are several different models to choose from. In the coupe category, there’s the ATS, ATS-V coupe and the electrically-charged ELR hybrid. For sedans there is the CTS, CTS-V, ATS and ATS-V sedans, as well as the powerful CT6 sedan. The CT6 is brand new for 2016. It’s got BOSE speakers in the headrests and the front seats have five different massage settings. There is also a light SUV called the SRX Crossover and the formidable 2016 Escalade, a Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy. Once you select a model, you’ll still have a host of trims to suit every preference imaginable. Here is where simplicity holds reign. All models have similar trims: available in standard, performance, premium or luxury packages.
The Cadillac V-Series takes its cues directly from the race track. These performance vehicles give drivers the exhilaration of a speedway without breaking the budget. The flagship of the V Series is the CTS-V sedan, with a supercharged 6.2 Liter V8 engine and automatic transmission. Not only is the engine a total beast, but the CTS-V is well balanced with Magnetic Ride Control suspension and Brembo brakes. One of the new features for 2016 is an available Performance Data Recorder, which allows you to record and analyze your vehicle’s performance just like a racer. You can watch it all from the dashboard screen and share it online with your friends and family. The Cosworth Toolbox software captures real time video and performance specs.
The new 2016 Cadillacs have a great deal of power, but they’re not gas guzzlers either. The ATS Sedan gets 31 miles per gallon on the highway. So does the CTS Sedan. The ELR Coupe gets the best fuel economy of the new 2016 Cadillac models with 31 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. When you compare the ELR Coupe to BMW’s electric/gas hybrid the difference is striking. The ELR gets 233 horsepower with a hybrid engine while the BMW I3 only gets 170. The ELR has a fuel capacity of 9.3 while the I3 only can hold 1.9. The BMW is full on electric, but limited on the number of charging options available to the driver.
The new 2016 Cadillacs are impressive and unique. They’re powerful, yet sleek, luxurious, yet surprisingly affordable. There’s nothing quite like them on the road. Be sure to visit your local dealer and test drive one today.