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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you own a CT6-V, it may encourage you to learn that the Blackwing engine at the front of it cost GM an estimated $20,000. That's because the design program that led to its production is estimated to have cost GM $16 million and Cadillac only made about 800 of them. Why did Cadillac stop so...
  2. Global Cadillac News
    Cadillac's 4.2-liter double-overhead-cam V8 engine may not be dead yet. Speaking to Motor Trend, Caddy's chief engineer Brandon Vivian said the company is still looking for ways to use the engine. "Would I relish the opportunity to put [the Blackwing] in something else? Yes," Vivian...
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    Cadillac's XT6 crossover shares it's C1 platform with GM's other three-row crossover like the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. But a new report from Cadillac Society suggests that it wasn't initially supposed to be. A change that may have robbed us of the most interesting possible XT6 variants of...
  4. Global Cadillac News
    It's hard to find an engine bay that looks particularly good these days, but even by the low standards of the times, Cadillac's aren't great. According to a report from Cadillac Society, that's because Cadillac doesn't think its customers care. And according to me, that's the problem with...
  5. Global Cadillac News
    With the CT6 being displaced by the Hummer, Cadillac's twin-turbocharged Blackwing V8 has no home. And sadly, that's not about to change. Speaking to Road & Track, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said that the overhead cam V8 won't be under any hoods any time soon. "[We have] no specific...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A new report says that Cadillac's supercool twin-turbo Blackwing V8 is, well, doomed. As in it won't go into the company's next high-performance sedans. Or into the Escalade. Or into anything else. And they've already said that no other GM brand is going to get it. But does any of this make any...
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    Owners of the CT6 will soon be able to use Super Cruise on more than 200,000 miles of American and Canadian roadways. The (free) update will be added to the brand's unique driver assistance technology in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will include a software update. It will require drivers to...
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    Attendees to the Belle Isle Grand Prix on Saturday were treated to a peek at the future of the V-Series. Mark Reuss and Ken Morris (VP of product) took to the track in even hotter, camouflaged V-Series cars. As we reported on Thursday, the CT4-V and CT5-V now mark the bottom end of the V-Series...
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    A new report says that if you're looking to get the smallest engine in the Cadillac CT6, you might already be too late. The 2.0L turbo four seems to be gone from your list of choices from the big sedan. Cadillac Society says that they haven't received confirmation from GM about it, but that...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac seemed pretty excited back in January that the CT6-V (or V Sport or whatever) sold out in fewer than two days. But for those unlucky enough to not be one of the 275 people who had successfully preordered their CT6-V, it was kind of a bummer. But don't be bummed! There are more on their...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It doesn't make sense for Cadillac, or General Motors, to develop an all-new twin-turbo V8 and then only put it into 275 cars you ask? Well, you're probably right. It looks like we might see some more Blackwing spreading its, um, wings into more models. The 550 hp CT6-V sold out in less than a...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac has since confirmed that CT6 production is ending completely, not just in the Detroit-Hamtramck facility. Before it goes, though, Cadillac will fill it full of V8, so the CT6-V will be happening despite this news.] GM has revealed exactly when the cars produced at the three factories...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac is discontinuing the CT6 Plug-in hybrid for the 2019 model year. Although it did not provide its reasons for killing the CT6 plug-in, Cadillac says it is still committed to alternative power sources for its vehicles. GM Authority was the first to receive a comment from the brand...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac has been doing something that brands at GM just haven't done in decades. It's building its own engine. And to show it off, it'll have a special logo. The logo, first uncovered by GM Authority, shows "two stylized wings comprised of six elongated geometric shapes" forming a V in the...
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    Despite being widely hailed as two of the best performance sedans on the market, Cadillac's ATS-V and CTS-V will go out of production this winter. Fortunately for us all, that doesn't mean that the V line is dying. The CT6 V-Sport is now being renamed the CT6-V and more V branded models will...
  16. Global Cadillac News
    Think back to your youth - no matter your age - and picture a proper luxury car from that era. Unless you're a precocious teen stumbling upon this site, I'm certain you imagined some sort of plush sedan. Whether a powerful yet reserved Mercedes-Benz, a Broughamtastic Cadillac Sedan DeVille, or a...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Rear axle steering. It's one of those features that has popped up a few times over the years but was usually ahead of its time. Or at least ahead of the complexity required and the engineering cost to make it reliable. But that hasn't stopped automakers from trying it. Over and over and over...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac is getting its ducks in a row, calling dibs on a number names it may someday seek to use. These include the names CT2 through CT8, and XT2 through XT8. All trademarks were filed on August and the volume of names suggest, while Cadillac may hope to use the names, it won't necessarily...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    That "someone else" might be a Chinese buyer. At least, that's what former Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen implied in March, shortly before packing his bags and hitting the road. The premium sedan market stands to grow along with the rest of that country's appetite for high-zoot models, he...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Soon it won't just be Cadillacs with Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology, as GM plans to expand the feature to the rest of its brands starting in 2020. The company had long said that the service would be expanded beyond Cadillac, but this is the first time that GM has actually provided a...
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