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CT6 Will Have Aluminum Body
Details on upcoming flagship sedan; V-Sport variant also approved
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Will the new Cadillac CT6 have the rakish, expressive styling of the Elmiraj show car, or will it be a conservative evolution of the luxury brand’s current design language? While those questions will linger probably until the CT6 is unveiled later in 2015, AUTOMOBILE has learned this about the sedan, which uses General Motors’ new Omega full-size rear-wheel-drive platform: It will have an aluminum body.

The Cadillac CT6, which will be a bit smaller than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class but larger than the midsize CTS, also will be the first to use an engine, or engines, from GM’s upcoming four-/six-/eight-cylinder family. We have learned that while a CT6 Vsport has been approved for production, there’s no word on a CT6-V yet, so some sort of turbocharged- or supercharged-six seems likely.
 
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General Motors was also known to be working on a new overhead-cam V-8 for Cadillac, though the project was put on ice about the time of the 2009 bankruptcy. The engine obviously is back on, with four- and six-cylinder variants to make for a better business model. Even among luxury brands such as Mercedes and BMW, V-8s have become relatively low-volume engines, with fours and sixes offering ample power for midsize cars and crossovers as well as larger models.
 

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Very cool! Are any of the big Germans (A7, 6 Series, CLS) all aluminum?

Nice to hear another confirmation that unique engines are being developed. Hopefully the other divisions keep their paws off them. Not that I don't want Chevy to have awesome engines, it's more that Cadillac needs to have some exclusive engines for image purposes.
 

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It would make sense to base this new engine family on the shelved Ultra. It would be surprising to me if these engines would be ready for the CT6 intro. A pleasant surprise.
 

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Nice deflection. A luxury item isn't subject to insurance costs, theft, crashes or snowy and salty roads? And a crew cab Platinum is a tool?
One way or another cars need to loose weight to make future mpg requirements, everything we have now will probably require more costly repairs at least at first until whatever material becomes the norm (nano-steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, etc).
 

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One way or another cars need to loose weight to make future mpg requirements, everything we have now will probably require more costly repairs at least at first until whatever material becomes the norm (nano-steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, etc).
Agreed which is why the F150 and now this Cadillac don't scare me at all.
 

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Nice deflection. A luxury item isn't subject to insurance costs, theft, crashes or snowy and salty roads? And a crew cab Platinum is a tool?
It's not deflection, it's fact. Nobody throws lumber into the back of their Audi A8. For the record, I never said that the F-150's aluminum body was a bad idea. I'm just pointing out that a luxury car is hardly asked to do the same tasks as a truck.

Apples and oranges.
 

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Nice deflection. A luxury item isn't subject to insurance costs, theft, crashes or snowy and salty roads? And a crew cab Platinum is a tool?
Seriously? Yes, luxury cars use aluminum. They are not put through the rigorous duty of a full size work Truck. But if you just have to be right, then you're absolutely the smartest person in the room. Bravo!
 

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Seriously? Yes, luxury cars use aluminum. They are not put through the rigorous duty of a full size work Truck. But if you just have to be right, then you're absolutely the smartest person in the room. Bravo!
When GM releases their aluminum next-generation full-size pickup trucks, will you give them the same level of scrutiny?
 
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