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    Rumorpile: A More Potent Cadillac CTS-V Is Incoming


    • 640 Horsepower Isn't Enough for Cadillac

    The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is taking the German opposition with 640 horsepower coming from a supercharged 6.2L V8. But Automobile magazine is reporting that a more powerful version is coming.

     

    “The Cold War continues. I don’t know where it stops, but it’s not at 640 hp, that’s for sure,” said a source.

     

    Now the current CTS-V outguns the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63 by about 80 horsepower. But Cadillac believes the V8 is capable of producing more power.

     

    We'll be keeping an close eye on this story.

     

    Source: Automobile

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    They could put 800 hp in the CTS-V and the M5 will outsell it.  They should put that money in the interior or an AWD system with launch control or an Electric CTS-V.  Because with rear drive, they are just going to spin tire, the Hellcat Charger is a prime example. 

     

    Would be nice to see a V12 CTS-V as no one else in the segment has a V12.  I always wished Mercedes would do an E65 V12, even if only for a 2 year limited run.

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    Uh... You do realize the Hellcat Charger hits 60 in the low threes and tops out over 200?

    I commented in the MT version of this story that this isn't necessarily the direction I'd continue to push Caddy in. But hey, if it means more trickle-down for the Camaro then it's all good, right?

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    Charger Hellcat with 707 hp does 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, an E63 with 577 hp does 0-60 in 3.4 seconds.  All wheel drive advantage.  Tesla Model S could beat them all.  

     

    I don't think more power fixes the CTS's problems.  There are a lot of other areas to address first.  Make an AWD V-series if you want a faster car.

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    A bit of a build quality and interior difference between a Charger and an E-class.  But my comparison was for a car with 130 hp less, it is still faster because of AWD.

     

    CTS has a sales problem.  

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    CTS-V has no sales problem.

     

    Cadillac is not in a sales race with mercedes (tho the question of whether mercedes is in a sales race with toyota/Chevrolet remains on the table…)

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    They could put 800 hp in the CTS-V and the M5 will outsell it.  They should put that money in the interior or an AWD system with launch control or an Electric CTS-V.  Because with rear drive, they are just going to spin tire, the Hellcat Charger is a prime example. 

     

    Would be nice to see a V12 CTS-V as no one else in the segment has a V12.  I always wished Mercedes would do an E65 V12, even if only for a 2 year limited run.

    Your days for V12, V10 Even V8 are limited. Emissions, hybrid and pure electric will replace it in the next 10-15 years I believe. You monster engines will be a V8 top with supercharger or turbo. Eventually even MB and BMW will drop those 10 & 12 cylinder engines.

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