• Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0

    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

    0


    Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0


    User Feedback


    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.

    Edited by smk4565
    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    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?

    Edited by El Kabong
    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    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.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    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.  

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    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…)

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    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.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor




  • Popular Stories

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Carguy
      Carguy
      (47 years old)
    2. Elitedragon27
      Elitedragon27
      (30 years old)
  • Similar Content

    • By William Maley
      Volkswagen has been teasing us for a number of years with Microbus concepts that never seem to go anywhere. The latest one is the I.D. Buzz that debuted earlier this month at the Detroit Auto Show. But an insider says this concept will go into production.
      Automotive News Europe spoke to a source at Volkswagen who said, "I know what you're going to ask and the answer is 2022. Diess wants it."
      The second sentence in that quote is important. Diess refers to Herbert Diess, the brand chief for Volkswagen. According ANE, Diess is a big fan of the I.D. Buzz concept in part as the original bus "is a feel-good throwback to the days when VW stood for flower power, not toxic pollutants."
      According to other sources, the production variant of the I.D Buzz will be very close to the concept, minus the retractable steering wheel.
      Whether it actually goes into production or not remains to be seen.
      Source: Automotive News Europe (Subscription Required)
      Pic Credit: NewspressUSA

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      Volkswagen has been teasing us for a number of years with Microbus concepts that never seem to go anywhere. The latest one is the I.D. Buzz that debuted earlier this month at the Detroit Auto Show. But an insider says this concept will go into production.
      Automotive News Europe spoke to a source at Volkswagen who said, "I know what you're going to ask and the answer is 2022. Diess wants it."
      The second sentence in that quote is important. Diess refers to Herbert Diess, the brand chief for Volkswagen. According ANE, Diess is a big fan of the I.D. Buzz concept in part as the original bus "is a feel-good throwback to the days when VW stood for flower power, not toxic pollutants."
      According to other sources, the production variant of the I.D Buzz will be very close to the concept, minus the retractable steering wheel.
      Whether it actually goes into production or not remains to be seen.
      Source: Automotive News Europe (Subscription Required)
      Pic Credit: NewspressUSA
    • By William Maley
      In 2005, Volkswagen was in dire straights. The company was going through a painful restructure and was looking into various ways to get itself back into shape. One of those ways was a possible deal with Daimler on possibly using their diesel technologies. But Volkswagen canceled the talks later that year and worked on their own diesel engines, which led to the cheating software and the mess it finds itself today.
      Bloomberg has learned from sources about a top-secret plan known as 'Project Tabletop'. The plan, spearheaded by then VW CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder, involved Volkswagen and Daimler possibly collaborating on projects and a possible deal where Volkswagen would get access to Diamler's BlueTec technologies for cleaning up diesel emissions by using urea injection. However, the talks were called off before an important meeting in August 2005. Sources claim that Volkswagen balked at cost of adding BlueTec to their vehicles -  about 1,000 euros per car. Plus, VW couldn't lower production costs to compensate for.
      Instead, Volkswagen would go on its own and continue working on their TDI engines. This got strong internal support from then chairman Ferdinand Piech. But it also brought a fair amount on controversy to Volkswagen's top management. Some believed that Volkswagen wouldn't be able to meet the stringent U.S. standards for diesel vehicles without the BlueTec technologies.
      Sure enough, in 2006, Volkswagen would begin developing the software cheat that would reduce emissions when it detected specific conditions to know it was being tested. It is unclear if there is a link between the deal falling through and development of the cheat.
      Source: Bloomberg

      View full article
  • Recent Status Updates

    • Drew Dowdell

      It might not be VW's scandal that kills diesel, it might be Mazda. What if you could get diesel like fuel economy from a gasoline engine and none of the diesel emissions issues? Mazda just might have the solution. HCCI is a type of gas engine that can run in certain situations with the spark plugs off, making for very efficient operation.
      · 0 replies
    • regfootball

      THERE IS BIG INCENTIVES ON CHEVY CRUZE RIGHT NOW
      · 0 replies
    • FordCosworth

      Who thinks lending more money to a country that will NEVER be able to repay its existing loans is solid idea? Oh , right the EU of course ...
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)