The 2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum isn’t meant to go against the top Germans when it comes to luxury sedan offerings but what Caddie does is market the CT6 to fill in the holes where the big Germans don’t offer their king of the hill luxury cars making for an easy choice for American buyers.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum is Small But With a Big Engine
The exterior of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum is a typical Cadillac; boxy exterior with angles for “aerodynamics”, big grille, swooping headlights and chrome everywhere. The side profile makes the car look long with its flowing side creases and chrome garnish around the windows. Under the hood is a powerful twin turbocharged 3.0 V6 power plant that puts down 404hp at 5700rpm and 400lb-ft of torque at a convenient 2500rpm for comfy cruising and effortless pull-away from the traffic lights. The engine is mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission with manual shift ability putting down power on all four wheels.
On the inside, the 2016 CT6 Platinum resembles its brother, the Cadillac CTS with a similar design theme using layered materials. The dash features wood grain and perforated material making the cabin look busy with a plethora of different materials but blends together with a common color scheme. On tech features, the CT6 has Cadillac’s CUE system with an additional console mounted touch pad. The gauge cluster is fully digital with electronic displays replicating analog ones. Another screen is hidden in the rear view mirror for use with the rear view camera.
On road, the CT6 has enough juice to make it perform decently with other performance cars when it comes to acceleration. Luxury cars which are heavy and meant to go fast in straight lines is not what Cadillac has in mind for its vehicles. Offering best in class handling for a luxury car, the CT6 can be surprisingly agile but be sure to treat corners with outmost respect.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum drives like its brother, the CTS which is not a bad thing in any way as the CTS handles like a dream despite the weight. Back seats are very comfortable and offered in a sixty special look and feel. While it fills holes in the market, only a few people buy the CT6 for cheaper cars as the CT6 is offered at a price that could rival a BMW 7 series. While it may not be the car for everyone, at least in terms of the cost to buy and own one, the CT6 is in a league of its own. Offering a powerful engine with decent handling as well as the comfort to haul executives, the CT6 is not a bad choice.