There is a saying that when you have the finest of your product, you have "the Cadillac of" that product. Cadillac is a company that has branded itself with class and sophistication, but the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan appears to be marketed as a car for the track and the black-tie affair. This is what is known about the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Release Date, Price, and Review.
The official Cadillac site concerning the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V states that this is "the most powerful vehicle in our 112-year history" and "combines functional design and sophisticated technology". It is probably best to start with the engine. It is a supercharged 6.2 L V8 engine along with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It shares the same basic construction with the LT4 engine in the 2015 Z06 Corvette. With 640 horsepower, 630 lb-feet of torque, capable of 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph. Added to this are structural and suspension enhancements for decisive steering and cornering.
For Cadillac enthusiasts, they already known that this is the third generation of V-Series, and it looks like the builders wanted to make a race car rather than a classy car due to its "athletic stance". The exterior has been crafted for lift reduction, enhanced cooling and improved aero performance. In fact, the whole model has been given a makeover that changed literally every body panel with the exception of the doors and the roof.
As for the interior, it definitely has a lot of bonuses for the Cadillac driver. It is formed from matte carbon fiber trim and sueded microfiber accents. The driver is able to configure the 12.3-inch high definition display into one of three layouts, and even allows information to be viewed on the windshield so the driver can keep his or her eyes on the road.
In the center of the car is a Performance Data Recorder so the driver can record his or her driving experience with four types of overlays: Sport, Track, Performance, or Tour. When he or she is parked, the driver can analyze driving performance on the Cadillac CUE screen. Other features include 4G Wi-Fi Connectivity, Bose Premium Audio, as well as a Curbview Camera with automatic parking assist.
So, is the Cadillac name strong enough to get good reviews? According to the Kelley Blue Book, they seemed pretty impressed, saying that it "raises its performance game to an entirely new level".
As far as the release date and price is concerned, the MSRP is starting at $83,995, and it can go up to 100,000 and beyond. Most sources about the 2016 CTS-V Sedan say that it should be available around mid-2015, and the website allows you to build your own.
A recent chat that I had with Cadillac revealed that production of the 2016 CTS-V Sedan began in July of this year, and once production starts, the vehicles usually arrive in dealers 6-8 weeks later. The 6-8 week figure is tentative depending on final vehicle production schedule as well as the driver's geographic location.