2015 Cadillac Cts 3.6l Twin Turbo Vsport Premium


2015 Cadillac Cts 3.6l Twin Turbo Vsport Premium -  Now and then I jump at the chance to backpedal and watch a motion picture I once wanted to check whether despite everything it holds up. "Super Troopers"? Still great. "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"? Eh, not really. I like doing likewise with autos. In the wake of naming the Cadillac CTS our 2014 Car of the Year, we put in a year with a Cadillac CTS V-Sport long-termer. From that point forward, we've spent bunches of ink (pixels) on the new 640-hp Cadillac CTS-V however practically no time with the more feasible 420-hp CTS V-Sport. In light of that, we obtained a 2016 Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium for two or three weeks and set out to amend the circumstance. 

Very little has changed with the Cadillac CTS V-Sport since we named it (and whatever remains of the CTS lineup) our Car of the Year two years back. Albeit both the base 2.0-liter, turbo I-4 and 3.6-liter V-6-fueled CTS models have gotten the V-Sport's eight-speed programmed for this model year, Cadillac let sleeping dogs lie with regards to the V-Sport. The back drive-just 2016 CTS V-Sport persists with a powerful 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V-6 making 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque mated to a fast moving eight-speed auto. Our first class CTS V-Sport Premium analyzer came furnished with the new-for-2016 360-degree camera framework and a speedier adaptation of CUE with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto similarity.

2016 Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium

Who thinks about infotainment, however? At the track, the CTS V-Sport stays similarly as great as we recollected. The 0-60 quickening run took our dark black Caddy 4.7 seconds, and the quarter mile came in 13.1 seconds at 109 mph. Our old 2014 CTS V-Sport long-termer did 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 13.0 seconds at 109.4 mph. The distinction in quickening figures can likely be credited to the 70-pound weight contrast between the two autos. (Our 2014 CTS V-Sport long-termer didn't have any discretionary additional items). Braking execution for the 2016 CTS V-Sport stays great with our analyzer preventing from 60 mph in 107 feet. The Caddy's figure-eight execution likewise still inspires, the CTS lapping the course in 24.7 seconds at 0.80 g normal and averaging 0.93 g on the skidpad.

2016 Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium


The CTS is still a treat out and about, as well. The Cadillac is an awesome all-arounder—similarly at home cruising the open street as it is being tossed through gully corners. The twin-snail V-6 satisfies the Bob Lutz proverb of "Americans purchase strength yet drive torque." The 430 lb-ft of contort is minimal more than a touch of your correct foot away, moving the CTS V-Sport up to speed with specialist. In spite of the fact that there's confirmation of a tiny bit of slack, the fast moving transmission—likely second just to the new Chevrolet Camaro in how well its tuned—ensures that the power is constantly accessible when you need it. Ride quality and guiding feel are still close to the highest points of the class. The attractive stuns totally disconnect the driver from Southern California's dreadful streets while as yet helping the Caddy corner level through cutting streets. The guiding wheel itself is thick and substantial with incredible criticism from the front tires.


2016 Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium

Inside, the Cadillac CTS is still a decent place to be. The front portion of the lodge has an astounding seating position and agreeable seats wrapped in rich cowhide; it senses that it was composed around the driver. The open-pore wood trim in our test auto was additionally an appreciated touch. Concerning weaknesses? There are a couple. Signal is still CUE. It's enhanced definitely yet abandons a few of us disappointed and befuddled. The rearward sitting arrangement is additionally rather tight contrasted with different vehicles in the portion, which could send some potential purchasers looking somewhere else. 

At last, the 2016 Cadillac CTS V-Sport demonstrates regardless it wears the cleaves that helped it win our Golden Calipers two years back. Does regardless it hold up? Completely. With respect to how it stacks up against the aggressive set, you'll need to stay tuned.


2016 Cadillac CTS Vsport
BASE PRICE$60,950
PRICE AS TESTED$73,045
VEHICLE LAYOUTFront-engine, RWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan
ENGINE3.6L/420-hp/430-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6*
TRANSMISSION8-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)4,007 lb (52/48%)
WHEELBASE114.6 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT195.5 x 72.2 x 57.2 in
0-60 MPH4.7 sec
QUARTER MILE13.1 sec @ 109.0 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH107 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION0.93 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT24.7 sec @ 0.80 g (avg)
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON16/24/19 mpg
ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY211/140 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB1.03 lb/mile


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