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New Cadillac CT6 will have plug-in electric option
Will have the most “powerful six-cylinder gas engine in the segment.”
The Detroit News

General Motors Co.’s new Cadillac CT6 will have a plug-in electric option that offers “industry-leading fuel economy upwards of 70 mpg equivalent,” plus tons of new technology, GM’s top product chief said Wednesday.

“We will create with the CT6, the world’s most advanced body structure,” Mark Reuss, GM’s, executive vice president of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, told more than 200 investors and analysts gathered at GM’s Proving Ground for the company’s Global Business Conference. “And it’s not aluminum. It’s a stronger, smarter, safer premium luxury vehicle.” “So rather than try to copy someone, or do something that has already been done, we have created, we think the vehicle, in this timeframe, that will stand apart and make Cadillac again the standard of the world.”
He said the new CT6, which is expected to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series, will have stop-start technology and offer a 3-liter twin turbo engine combined with an eight-seed transmission to offer the most “powerful six-cylinder gas engine in the segment.”
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OK. Nothing here is "new" in this segment.

The 3.0L engine is right where the competition is at right now. That's a very good thing.
If the CT6 is going to have class leading HP from it's 3.0L, then output is higher than 340HP. That's the base HP of the XJ, which also just happens to be the lightest car in this class.

Plug-In hybrid or some form of hybrid is available in most flagships already.


Things seem to be shaping up well.
 

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The rumor is confirmed:
We learned that it's arrival in the market in sedan form has been confirmed for 2016, with available powertrains to include a new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 as well as the current 3.6-liter turbocharged V6, which produces 420hp in the CTS V-Sport.

Carscoops. September 18, 2013
A very good news! :tup::
 

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Wow, just Wow!

It really does seem like we're in the midst of GM totally reinventing itself, and returning to its prominence as a technological powerhouse. :)

Some of us might be disappointed with the CT6 if the styling doesn't have a major Elmiraj influence, but innovations like this will more than make up for it.

The other promising aspect is that these new features and metals will start to proliferate throughout GM's future vehicles.

I could see this new 3.0TT winding up in an Alpha Buick Riviera (or GNX) :)
 

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So all of this is great and all, but can we at least have a teaser shot of it or something about the interior?
Most teasers will come in the weeks leading up to the reveal. Both exterior and interior
 

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So, assuming the same power density at the 3.6TT, you'd have a 350 hp 3TT and some kind of electrification. WAG: maybe 450 system hp and truly luxurious amounts of torque.

That said, actual, real world fuel economy and electric only range would need to be noteworthy in this class. I'd be impressed by a large luxury car that actually returned 40 mpg in regular driving and could hit over 30 mpg on a sustained mostly highway trip. 40-50 miles of electric only range would be nice to see as well.
 

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Ugh... nothing from now until April? :(
weeks leading up to the reveal
March.

So, assuming the same power density at the 3.6TT, you'd have a 350 hp 3TT and some kind of electrification. WAG: maybe 450 system hp and truly luxurious amounts of torque.

That said, actual, real world fuel economy and electric only range would need to be noteworthy in this class. I'd be impressed by a large luxury car that actually returned 40 mpg in regular driving and could hit over 30 mpg on a sustained mostly highway trip. 40-50 miles of electric only range would be nice to see as well.
Honestly? With no V8 of which to speak besides apparently LT4, I'm most interested in the plugin hybrid setup.
 
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