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  • 10/24/2018 9:30 AM | Anonymous


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    Cadillac today announces the 2019 Pedestal Edition ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan to celebrate the successful first fifteen years (2004-18) of its Cadillac V-Series sub brand. The limited-run models bid a grand farewell to the third generation of ultra-high-performance V-Series models, and open the next major chapter in the sub-brand’s story. In total, 300 Pedestal Editions will be built for sale in the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East.

    The special-edition variants are named in tribute to Cadillac V-Series’ time spent at the pinnacle of luxury high-performance.

    The Pedestal Edition of the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan features a commemorative application of an all-new exterior color Bronze Sand Metallic, accented with Black Chrome trim and grille surround, V-Series forged light-alloy wheels in After Midnight finish over massive red Brembo® brake calipers, creating a striking exterior presence. The Carbon Fiber Package, standard on every 2019 ATS-V Coupe, is also featured in the Pedestal Edition list of content for the CTS-V super sedan.

    Highlighting the interior of the Pedestal Edition are RECARO® race-inspired sport seats in Jet Black semi-aniline leather with new Light Wheat micro-suede inserts, carbon fiber interior trim with bronze threading, the racing-derived and fully-integrated Performance Data Recorder video-data system with COSWORTH Toolbox driver analysis software, the Rear Camera Mirror (CTS-V only) and the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system.
    Since 2004, the V-Series sub brand has developed and proven Cadillac’s performance credentials on both the street and race track. Key moments include:

    • 2004: The first-ever CTS-V sedan adds a new formula for high-performance to the Cadillac catalog, putting the world on notice that the then-102-year-old luxury brand will serve enthusiastic drivers through authentic engineering and design.
    • 2004: The first-ever CTS-V secures the V-Series’ first racing victory in the Speed World Challenge sprint racing series at Sebring International Raceway
    • 2008: The all-new, second-generation CTS-V with 556hp sets a then-record lap time for sedans of 7:59.32 on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany
    • 2012: After making its debut in 2011 as the CTS-V.R Coupe race car, Cadillac wins four races in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) series and secures the Driver and Manufacturer Championships
    • 2015: The third-generation Cadillac V-Series models debut with a surprise: the ATS-V arrives as a Coupe and Sedan with the first-ever V-Series V6 powerplant: the LF4 Twin Turbo V6 engine with 464 horsepower, providing better all-round performance than the second-generation CTS-V and a top track speed of 189mph. Meanwhile, the third-generation CTS-V raises the bar in its own category with all-new design, lightweight architecture, and a staggering 640 horsepower.
    • 2015: The ATS-V.R Coupe race car debuts in the PWC series with Johnny O’Connell winning four rounds to secure the Driver’s Championship
    • 2017: Cadillac re-enters the world of professional endurance prototype sports car racing with the Cadillac DPi-V.R in the IMSA series, securing the brand’s first-ever Manufacturer Championship in the sport
    • 2018: Cadillac repeats as the 2018 IMSA Prototype Manufacturer Champion. Expansion of the V-Series sub brand with the debut of the 2019 CT6-V.

    Looking to the next chapter of growth and development for the V-Series, 2019 will see Cadillac release the first-ever Cadillac CT6-V super sedan. The CT6-V is the largest V-Series model to-date and boasts famous Cadillac ride quality, yet embodies the driving characteristics of a compact high-performance sedan thanks to a finely-focused V-Series engineering approach, not to mention its performance tuned Magnetic Ride Control system. The CT6-V possesses a Cadillac estimated 550 horsepower thanks to its all-new Cadillac Blackwing™ Twin Turbo V8 engine, and spectacular traction as the first-ever V-Series model with all-wheel drive. Complimenting the all-wheel drive system are all-wheel steering and a limited slip differential, all of which enable the CT6-V to demonstrate impeccable handling, linear response, and razor-sharp steering control.

    Ordering for the 2019 Cadillac V-Series Pedestal Edition begins the first week of November 2018, with production commencing later that month. MSRP pricing for the 2019 ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition starts at $77,090, and $102,590 for the 2019 CTS-V Pedestal Edition. Both prices include destination freight charges but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

    2019 CADIILLAC CTS-V Pedestal Edition
    The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Pedestal Edition super sedan includes the following equipment, in addition to standard CTS-V features:

    • Cadillac Bronze Sand Metallic exterior paint
    • 19-inch V-Series in After Midnight finish
    • Carbon Fiber Package:
      • Carbon fiber front splitter
      • Carbon fiber hood vent
      • Carbon fiber rear spoiler
      • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
    • Luxury Package:
      • Tri-zone climate control
      • Split-folding rear seat with armrest
      • Heated rear outboard seating positions
      • Power rear-window sunshade
      • Manual rear side-window sunshades
      • 110-volt power outlet
      • Rear Camera Mirror
    • RECARO® race-inspired performance seats
    • Performance Data and Video Recorder system
    • Red Brembo® high-performance brake calipers

    The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition include the following features:

    • Cadillac Bronze Sand Metallic exterior paint
    • Serialized certificate of authenticity
    • 18” V-Series wheels in After Midnight finish
    • Carbon Fiber Package (standard on ATS-V Coupe):
      • Carbon fiber front splitter
      • Carbon fiber hood vent
      • Carbon fiber rear spoiler
      • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
    • Red Brembo® high-performance brake calipers
    • RECARO® race-inspired performance seats
    • Next-generation Cadillac user experience

    All 2019 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models include tuition and luxury accommodation at the 2-day Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain (offer valid for 1 year, reserved for the original owner of each new, unused model year 2017 and newer Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models).

  • 09/15/2018 9:03 AM | Anonymous


    The new high-performance version of the CT6 will now be known as the CT6-V, not the CT6 V-Sport, denoting that it's part of the full-bore V lineup along with the CTS-V and ATS-V. The new high-performance version of the CT6 will now be known as the CT6-V, not the CT6 V-Sport, denoting that it's part of the full-bore V lineup along with the CTS-V and ATS-V. “Beginning with the debut of the CTS-V Sedan in 2004, the V-Series sub-brand sparked new life into Cadillac,” said GM Product Development Chief Mark Reuss, according to The Detroit News. “As a result of the overwhelming response the CT6 V-Sport received when revealed in early 2018, we’ve decided to formally make it a V-Series, signaling the expansion of V-Series.”

    Cadillac is ramping up the performance of its lineup-topping CT6 luxury sedan for 2019. The CT6 will be available as a V model for the first time, joining the CTS-V and ATS-V among Cadillac’s highest-performance offerings. However, the CT6-V is significant not only because it’s a new model but also because it debuts an all-new twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The CT6-V does expand Cadillac’s V lineup as the company stated. It will join the ATS-V and CTS-V in the high-performance segment through the 2019 model year, so if you still want to savor the fruits of either offering, there's time to make it happen. As for the new sedans replacing both them, we will have to wait and see what Cadillac has in store. The company has an ambitious plan to roll out a new vehicle every six months between now and 2021.

    The twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8 is exclusive to Cadillac. Built from a blank slate with knowledge gained from General Motors’ racing programs, the new engine, known as Blackwing, makes 550 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 627 lb-ft of torque from 3200 to 4000 rpm. A “hot V” setup, which puts the turbochargers atop the block between the heads, aims to minimize turbo lag while making the engine more compact. We dive into the details of the new powerplant at length here. The forced-induction V-8 is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. (The new engine also will be available on non–V models, where it will have 500 horsepower and 553 lb-ft.)

    The CT6-V has specific tuning that stiffens the suspension to abate body roll, and the standard Magnetic Ride Control dampers have been recalibrated. A mechanical limited-slip differential is fitted, and the steering has been retuned. The CT6-V rides on 20-inch wheels hugged by performance summer tires, and four-piston monoblock Brembo brake calipers should give drivers confidence in the left pedal. Cadillac also added a sport exhaust system with active valves for a livelier soundtrack. A Track driving mode alters the all-wheel-drive system's torque split, the stability-control mapping, the specially tuned rear-wheel steering, and the suspension firmness.

    To visually distinguish the CT6-V from the rest of the CT6 lineup, there's a dark, "V-inspired" mesh grille and LED headlights. Lower-body aero pieces provide a sportier look, the windows are outlined with gloss-black trim, and a rear spoiler finishes the package. The V sits at the top of a refreshed CT6 lineup, which will be divided into Luxury and Sport trims, a strategy similar to that of the Mercedes-Benz E-class. The entire refreshed 2019 CT6 lineup shows influences from the Escala concept, with horizontal styling elements incorporated into the reworked front and rear ends.

    Cadillac's Super Cruise suite of driver-assistance systems is not offered on the CT6-V, but there is plenty of other news on the technology front. A revised rear-camera mirror can tilt and zoom, the 360-degree-view monitor includes a video-recording function that activates when the security system is activated, pedestrian detection and automated braking now work when backing up as well as when going forward, and the wireless device charging capability has been enhanced. Most welcome, however, may be the changes to Cadillac's much derided CUE infotainment interface, which gains a rotary controller and a volume knob as well as shortcut buttons to primary menu functions.

  • 03/21/2018 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Reprint from Cadillac Pressroom

    • New high-performance V-Performance model
    • V-Sport model boasts all-new Cadillac 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8
    • First in a series of new Cadillac performance vehicles


    CLICK ON ABOVE IMAGE TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY OF CT6 V-Sport

    Cadillac today unveiled the CT6 V-Sport, the first-ever V-Performance model of its top-of-range sedan. The introduction of the high-performance variant coincides with a makeover of the entire CT6 lineup that incorporates the newest iteration of Cadillac’s design language featured on the Escala Concept. The Cadillac V-Sport portfolio currently includes the CTS V-Sport and the XTS V-Sport.

    “Cadillac V-Sport is the embodiment of our passion to deliver an exhilarating driving experience without compromises,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “The all-new CT6 V-Sport provides the perfect balance of performance and luxurious refinement.”

    The CT6 V-Sport boasts an all-new Cadillac 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 Cadillac -estimated at 550 horsepower (410 kW) and stunning 627 lb-ft of torque (850 Nm) that elevates the CT6’s performance to a new plateau and offers drivers an unparalleled experience behind the wheel. The engine is a clean-sheet design and introduces unique design elements developed to balance performance and efficiency with compact, mass-efficient packaging.

    At the center of the Cadillac Twin Turbo V8 is a “hot V” configuration that transposes the conventional layout of the cylinder heads’ intake and exhaust systems to mount the turbochargers at the top of the engine — in the valley between the heads — to virtually eliminate turbo lag and reduce the engine’s overall packaging size.

    “With the introduction of the all-new CT6 V-Sport, Cadillac begins a new chapter in its performance legacy with the introduction of the brand’s first-ever twin-turbo V-8 engine,” added de Nysschen. “It is the centerpiece of the new CT6 V-Sport, an engaging sport sedan infused with DNA of Cadillac’s world-renowned and championship-winning motorsports program.”

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Its broad, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread enhances off-the-line performance and contributes to reduced engine speed on the highway for refinement and efficiency. Narrow steps between the gear ratios also help the engine maintain the optimal speed for maximum power at almost all vehicle speeds.

    OPTIMIZED FOR PERFORMANCE

    The first-ever Cadillac CT6 V-Sport includes a bold, dark front with a large V-inspired mesh grille and new horizontal LED headlamps with strong vertical signatures, making it distinctly Cadillac. Lower aero components and Gloss Black side window surround trim provide the performance sport sedan’s chiseled exterior with a dark and distinguished look. New, unique 20-inch V-Sport wheels with summer-only tires[1], lower aero components and spoiler further express the sedan’s performance capabilities.

    • New, summer-only performance[i] tires developed exclusively for Cadillac V-Sport are tuned to deliver crisp response and track capable performance while retaining isolation and comfort.
    • Mechanical limited-slip rear differential increases traction at the limit and provides more predictable performance during spirited and track driving.
    • V-Sport specific suspension tuning for improved roll control, cornering capability and steering response.
    • A new 19-inch Brembo brake system developed specifically for the CT6 high-performance application.
      • Brembo monoblock, fixed-opposed, four-piston
      • Equipped with performance linings and air deflectors that direct air to cool the brakes during sporty, aggressive driving
    • Modified steering and Magnetic Ride Control damper calibrations
    • Exhaust system with active valves offering reduced back pressure and more sound character
      • Tuned for V-Sport model, with a performance oriented exhaust note

    TRACK MODE, OPTIMIZED FOR PERFORMANCE

    • Maximized Magnetic Ride Control damper control
    • Re-mapped steering efforts for sportier, dynamic feedback
    • Track-tuned Active Rear Steer
    • Revised AWD torque split
    • Unique, track-focused stability controls
    • Track focused active exhaust valve calibration

     “The CT6 V-Sport was developed for driving enthusiasts who want the best of both worlds: a high-performance sports sedan and a luxury car with all the comforts and technology that come with it,” said Lyndon Lie, CT6 chief engineer. “With its lightweight architecture, an all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 coupled with the tightened suspension and revised AWD torque split, we’ve enhanced the CT6 to be well-balanced and capable of all conditions.”

    REFRESHED CT6 LINEUP

    CT6 retains a dominant vertical light signature and adds horizontal elements to give the front end a more aggressive appearance. That inspiration continues to the back with the new rear lighting graphic, which is most visible at night.

    "The V-Sport gave us the opportunity to accentuate the aggressive dynamics of the architecture," said Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Design. "The CT6 is the first entry that incorporates cues for the new Sport and V-Sport model strategy, which allowed us to make the car look as powerful as it drives."

    In addition to the introduction of the CT6 V-Sport, the 2019 CT6 lineup incorporates Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy for its models — each model will have Luxury and Sport trims with distinct personas and features. On non-V-Sport CT6 models, new horizontal high-lumen headlights and a revised taillight design refresh Cadillac’s signature lighting, inspired by the Escala Concept.

    INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGIES 

    Led by the latest Cadillac user experience — the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface — the CT6 offers a connected environment.

    The Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition from previous generations. The system can be updated over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs. It leverages the cloud and available embedded 4G LTE connection to enable personalization, available connected navigation and news, marketplace and entertainment applications via the app store and a new rotary controller that offers users alternative ways to interact with the system.

    The new controller includes volume and seek forward/back controls for the audio system; shortcut buttons for fast access to the most frequently used apps such as Audio, Phone, Navigation (if available) and Home; and a large center dial to operate primary features of the most frequently used apps, scroll menus and lists and select other apps to be displayed.

    Additional CT6 technologies include:

    • Super Cruise, the first truly hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available (non- V-Sport only)[ii].
    • The 10-inch diagonal Cadillac user experience interface screen has 1080p HD resolution.
    • Next-generation, 5-watt wireless charging with larger charge area for better phone compatibility[iii].
    • Available Cloud-connected navigation provides real-time traffic and routing.
    • Rear-seat Infotainment has media input through USB, HDMI or Wi-Fi connection to a phone.
    • The second-generation Rear Camera Mirror has a new frameless design and zoom and tilt features.
    • The full suite of available active safety features includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward/Reverse Automatic Braking, and Safety Alert Seat
    • Available Surround Vision provides a 360-degree camera view around the vehicle, displayed on the Cadillac user experience screen, helping the driver avoid nearby objects during low-speed maneuvering
    • Available industry-first Surround Vision Recorder video recording system can record front and rear views while driving, and 360 degrees of recording if the vehicle’s security system is activated.
    • Night Vision helps identify people and large animals via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center.
    • Available Automatic Parking Assist with Braking steers the vehicle and applies the brakes at idle speed to help park in parallel or perpendicular spaces while the driver follows text commands, selects gear, and overrides braking and acceleration as needed.
    • Available Front Pedestrian Braking provides pedestrian detection indications, alerts and automatic braking to help avoid collisions or reduce the harm caused by one.
    • New available Rear Pedestrian Detection alerts the driver, when in Reverse, of an imminent collision with a pedestrian by providing visual notification on rear view camera display.

    Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner.  The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times.  Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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    [i] Do not use summer only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability.  Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations.  Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to https://my.cadillac.com/learn/tires/ or see your dealer.

    [ii] Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device.  Visit cadillacsupercruise.com for more information.

    [iii] The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see [my.cadillac.com/learn] or consult your carrier.

    2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

    PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS (NORTH AMERICA)

    (accurate as of time of publication)

    Model:

    2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

    Body style / driveline:

    AWD, 5-passenger large high-performance sedan

    Manufacturing location:

    Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Hamtramck, Mich.

    Engines:

    4.2L V-8 twin-turbo DOHC DI – 550 hp / 410 kW (est.)

    Transmissions:

    10L90 Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Electronically controlled automatic transmission (4.2L twin-turbo)

    Brakes:

    19-inch Brembo brake system developed specifically for the CT6 high-performance application.

    Wheels:

    20-inch

    Wheelbase (in / mm):

    122.4 / 3106

    Length (in / mm):

    204 / 5182

    Width (in / mm):

    74 / 1879

    Height (in / mm):

    58 / 1472     

  • 03/21/2018 7:59 AM | Anonymous



     

    Sophisticated, all-new 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 is at the heart of new CT6 V-Sport’s exemplary performance

    Cadillac begins a new chapter in its high-performance legacy with today’s introduction of the brand’s first-ever twin-turbo V-8 engine. It is the centerpiece of the new CT6 V-Sport, an engaging sports sedan infused with DNA of Cadillac’s world-renowned motorsports program.

    Developed as a small-displacement V-8 in the classic vein and offering exceptional power density of 131 hp (98 kW) per liter, this new Cadillac-exclusive 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 — GM estimated at 550 horsepower (410 kW) and 627 lb-ft of torque (850 Nm) — elevates the CT6’s performance to a new plateau and offers drivers an unparalleled experience behind the wheel.  An optional 500-horsepower version will also be available.


    “Cadillac’s performance technology reaches new heights with the new and exclusive 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “The engineering prowess embodies the very spirt of Cadillac performance on and off the racetrack.”

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 is a clean-sheet design that also introduces unique design elements developed to balance performance and efficiency with compact, mass-efficient packaging.

    “Designing an all-new engine was the best way to achieve the performance goals for the CT6 V-Sport,” said Jordan Lee, 4.2L TT V-8 chief engineer. “It builds on Cadillac’s well-established turbocharging know-how and forges new ground with innovative features that deliver exceptional performance and refinement.”

    At the center of the 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 is a “hot V” configuration that transposes the conventional layout of the cylinder heads’ intake and exhaust systems to mount the turbochargers at the top of the engine — in the valley between the heads — to virtually eliminate turbo lag and reduce the engine’s overall packaging size.

    In a conventional turbocharged engine, the cylinder heads receive the pressurized air charge through ports at the top of the engine and the exhaust exits through ports on the lower outside of the heads into manifolds connected to the turbochargers. 

    With Cadillac’s innovative hot V design, the intake-charged air enters through the lower outside of the heads and exits through the top inside — where the turbochargers are integrated with the exhaust manifolds — for quick spool-up that translates into more immediate power delivery. The design also allows closer mounting of the catalytic converters, for efficient packaging.

    Additional engine highlights:

    • Twin-scroll turbochargers
    • Electronic wastegate control
    • Twin water-to-air charge coolers
    • Twin throttle bodies
    • Direct injection
    • Dual-independent camshaft phasing
    • Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)
    • Variable-pressure oiling system
    • Stop/start technology

    Each engine will be hand-built at the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

    SMALL DISPLACEMENT, LARGE EFFECT

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8’s foundation is an all-new, durable and lightweight aluminum cylinder block that houses an equally robust, lightweight rotating assembly composed of a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and high-strength aluminum pistons.

    The crankshaft’s 90.2mm (3.55 inch) stroke complements the cylinder bores’ 86mm (3.39 inch) diameter to give the engine its 4.2L (255 cubic-inch) displacement.

    Its comparatively small bore dimension enables the reduction in the size and weight of the pistons, optimizing the engine’s geometry to match the fast-rev capability permitted by the engine’s low-inertia, twin-scroll turbochargers. The result is exceptional responsiveness and immediacy of power across the rpm band.  

    The turbochargers produce up to 20 pounds of boost (1.38 bar) and are matched with electronic wastegate control for more precise boost management and more responsive torque production. In fact, 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque is available at only 2000 rpm, and it is carried through 5200 rpm for a confident, virtually bottomless power reserve.

    TWIN-SCROLL TURBOCHARGERS

    The turbos’ twin-scroll design broadens their performance capability, offering quicker response and greater efficiency. Rather than a single spiral chamber (scroll) feeding exhaust gas from the exhaust manifold to drive the turbine on each turbocharger, the twin-scroll design has a divided housing with two exhaust gas inlets and two nozzles to drive the turbine. Generally, one of the nozzles contributes to quicker response and boost production, while the other contributes to overall peak performance.

    Each of the engine’s integrated exhaust manifolds/turbocharger housings splits the exhaust channels from the cylinder head so the exhaust flows through separate scrolls based on the engine’s exhaust pulses. When matched with precise valve timing, that separation leverages exhaust-scavenging techniques to optimize gas flow, improves turbine efficiency and reduces turbo lag.

    The electronically controlled wastegates — one per turbocharger — are used for more precise management of the engine’s boost pressure and subsequent torque response for smoother, more consistent performance. They are independently controlled on each cylinder bank to balance the turbo compressors’ output, for greater boost pressure response.

    WATER-TO-AIR CHARGE COOLING AND DUAL THROTTLE BODIES

    An efficient water-to-air charge-cooling system contributes to the engine’s performance, enhancing the turbochargers’ effectiveness. Similar in concept to an engine’s radiator, the system’s intercoolers cool the boosted air charge before it enters the cylinders. Cooler air is denser, which means there is more oxygen in a given volume, resulting in optimal combustion and more power.

    The system features a pair of heat exchangers located above the valley-mounted exhaust manifold/turbocharger housings. The turbos pump pressurized air directly through the heat exchangers and into the cylinder heads. The heat exchangers are cooled by their own coolant circuit.

    The intercoolers lower the air charge temperature by more than 130 degrees F (74 C), packing the combustion chambers with cooler, denser air. Also, the system achieves more than 80 percent cooling efficiency with only about 1 psi (7 kPa) flow restriction at peak power, which contributes to fast torque production.

    Before entering the combustion chambers, the cooled air charge flows through a pair of throttle bodies, one for each engine bank. Each electronically controlled throttle body has a 59mm diameter opening.

    NEW 10-SPEED TRANSMISSION

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Its wide, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread enhances off-the-line performance and contributes to reduced engine speed on the highway, which enhances refinement and efficiency. Smaller steps between the gears also help the engine maintain the optimal speed for maximum power at almost all vehicle speeds.

    ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

    Direct fuel injection is used to optimize efficiency and performance. With direct injection, a higher compression ratio — 9.8:1 — is possible because of a cooling effect as the injected fuel vaporizes in the combustion chamber, reducing the charge temperature to lessen the likelihood of spark knock. A pair of engine-mounted, camshaft-driven high-pressure fuel pumps supplies fuel to the specialized injectors at 5,075 psi (350 bar), with each pump supplying fuel to one bank of the engine.

    Active Fuel Management (AFM), also known as cylinder deactivation, imperceptibly shuts down half of the engine’s cylinders in certain light-load driving conditions to enhance fuel economy. Unique deactivating rocker arms are used for each of the four valves of the cylinder being deactivated.

    Dual overhead camshafts and a virtually silent chain-driven valvetrain contribute to the smoothness and the high output of the Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8, while dual independent continuously variable valve timing helps deliver optimal performance and efficiency. The dual independent system, which allows the intake and exhaust valves to be phased at different rates, promotes linear delivery of torque with near-peak levels over a broad rpm range, and high specific output (horsepower per liter of displacement) without sacrificing overall engine response or drivability.

    Oil jets located in the block are employed for performance and temperature control. Four jet assemblies in the engine drench the underside of the pistons and the surrounding cylinder walls with an extra layer of cooling, friction-reducing oil. The jets reduce piston temperature, allowing the engine to produce more power without reducing long-term durability. 

    Variable-pressure oiling system. A variable-displacement vane oil pump enhances efficiency by optimizing oil pressure as a function of engine speed. With it, the oil supply is matched to the engine load rather than the linear operation of a conventional, fixed-flow oil pump.  The engine uses 10 quarts of General Motors’ dexos2 0W40 motor oil.

    Stop/start technology shuts down the engine when the vehicle stops momentarily, such as at stoplights. The engine automatically restarts when the driver takes their foot off the brake. An auxiliary battery powers electric accessories such as the climate system, power windows and radio during engine restarts.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact JL Lavina at 646-256-5254 or email jorge.lavina@cadillac.ocm or Tom Read at 248-496-0852 or email tom.read@gm.com.

     

    SPECIFICATIONS

    ENGINE

    Type:

    4.2L twin-turbocharged DOHC V-8 with Active Fuel Management, direct injection and stop/start

    Bore and stroke       (in / mm):

    3.39 x 3.55 / 86 x 90.2

    Block configuration:

    90-degree V-8 with five cross-bolted nodular iron main bearing caps; with provisions for jet-spray oil cooling

    Block material:

    A319 sand-cast aluminum with pressed-in iron liners

    Crankshaft:

    Forged steel

    Pistons:

    High-strength hypereutectic aluminum with friction-reducing polymer skirt coating

    Connecting rods:

    Forged steel with floating wrist pins

    Cylinder heads:

    Cast aluminum “hot V”-type with 36mm intake valves and 29mm sodium-filled exhaust valves

    Compression ratio:

    9.8:1

    Valvetrain:

    Dual overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder with and dual independent valve timing

    Firing order:

    1-5-4-3-6-8-7-2 (1-4-6-7 with Active Fuel Management engaged)

    Ignition system:

    Coil-on-plug

    Fuel delivery:

    Direct injection with dual electronically controlled 59mm throttle bodies

    Turbocharging system:

    Two low-inertia twin-scroll turbochargers with electronically controlled wastegates and water-to-air intercooling

    Max boost:

    20 psi (1.38 bar / 138 kPa)

    Horsepower             (hp / kW @ rpm):

    550 / 410 @ 5700 (CT6 V-Sport) – est.

    500 / 373 @ 5000-5200 (CT6) – est.

    Torque
    (lb.-ft. / Nm):

    627 / 850 @ 3200-4000 (CT6 V-Sport) – est.

    553 / 750 @ 2600-4600 (CT6) – est.

     

    TRANSMISSION

    Type:

    Hydra-Matic 10L90 ten-speed electronically controlled automatic

    Gear ratios (:1)

    4.696 – 1st

    2.985 – 2nd

    2.146 – 3rd

    1.769 – 4th

    1.520 – 5th

    1.275 – 6th

    1.000 – 7th

    0.854 – 8th

    0.689 – 9th

    0.636 – 10th

    4.866 – Reverse

  • 12/03/2017 6:12 PM | Anonymous


    Manufacturer Endurance Championships in 2017, Cadillac has announced a limited-production Championship Edition of the company's high-performance models: the 2018 ATS-V coupe and sedan and the 2018 CTS-V sedan.

    Cadillac made its return to endurance racing in 2016, 14 years after it last competed in the category, entering three cars in IMSA’s Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class. Including Jeff Gordon, Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli’s win at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Cadillac’s DPi-V.R racers won the first seven races of the season to clinch the manufacturer’s championship. Additionally, the Konica Minolta team—one of three race teams running Cadillac’s DPi-V.R prototype race car—took the team championship, and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor won the drivers’ championship.

    The cars that mark the achievement are the ATS-V Championship Edition coupe and sedan and the CTS-V Championship Edition. All models come in black or white with red accents. Special graphics adorn the hood, spoiler, and quarter-windows. Each also come with a Carbon Fiber package (front splitter, hood vent, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser), a Morello Red package (split-folding rear seats with red stitching and red-accented carbon-fiber interior trim), Recaro seats, and Brembo brake calipers (also in red).

    The ATS-V further includes a sunroof and special 18-inch wheels. In the CTS-V, the Championship Edition also throws in a large sunroof, a Luxury package, and special 19-inch wheels. And all V-series cars come with a gratis session of driving instruction at a two-day V-Performance Academy in Pahrump, Nevada within the first year of ownership.

    There will only be 200 manufactured so if you want one of these limited edition V's, better give Sewell Cadillac, Ken Batchelor Cadillac or Covert Cadillac a call today and place your order!

  • 09/08/2016 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    http://www.springmountainmotorsports.com/driving-school/cadillac-v-series-academy

    OPTION 1
    2 Day Cadillac Experience –2017 CTS-V  $3,110.00 2017 ATS-V $3010

    This includes:
    • 2 Night Stay in the Condo
    • Cadillac Transportation from the Airport
    • Onsite Cadillac for yourself to use on and off the facility
    • Cadillac dinner– the night will be determined.
    • Transportation in a Shuttle with the other Cadillac students to the airport leaving at 4:30 exact.

    OPTION 2

    2 Day Cadillac Tuition only- Excludes transportation, room and dinner and onsite transportation

    2017 CTS-V $2530 2017 ATS-V $2420

    While at Spring Mountain you can stay in one of their luxurious condos. http://www.springmountainmotorsports.com/facility/amenities/condos. Prices start at $110.00 plus tax and go up to $175.00 and are available only for the duration of your school.

    They have a kitchen in their Clubhouse and have hired their own executive chef which allows them to offer a hot breakfast buffet each morning, and a delicious catered lunch included in the price of your school.

    While you are on property they encourage you to take some time to enjoy all the amenities they offer. The members clubhouse is home to an on-call massage therapist, a state-of-the-art workout facility, pool and spa, conference room, billiard and poker tables, an outdoor patio with a fire pit. On property you will also find a lake, racquetball and basketball courts, as well as a horseshoe pit.   This is truly an executive world class experience for Cadillac V-Series owners.

  • 09/03/2016 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    Cadillac is launching a new V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain. The V-Performance Academy is a 2-day driver training experience located about 50 miles west of Las Vegas that is – importantly – now included with every 2017 model year Cadillac V-Series retail purchase. The two-day course includes a combination of track performance driving, car control safety exercises, and classroom training to help customers improve technique and take driving skills up a level. Thanks to small class sizes, customers will receive attention from professional instructors on and off the track. As part of this luxury experience, customer may bring a guest, who is welcome to enjoy the resort’s amenities.

    In addition to the Cadillac V-Performance Academy, the popular V-Performance Lab will continue in key locations as part of the overall Cadillac V-Performance Driver Training offer. This year, the V-Performance Lab will take place at Lime Rock Park from October 20-22, and once again at Circuit of the Americas, this time from November 18-20.

    After delivery to the original retail customer of a new, unused, 2017 model V-Series unit, Cadillac will reach out with a Welcome Package insert to remind the customer s/he has one year from the date of retail purchase to schedule Academy attendance. Preregistration is accomplished between the customer and Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort and Country Club, facilitated by a link from Cadillac.com and coupled to the customer’s V-Series VIN.

    The customer is responsible for airfare to / from Las Vegas, and Cadillac covers ground transportation from Las Vegas International Airport, Academy tuition, 2-night luxury accommodation, and meals (except for the second night dinner, for which the customer is offered premium recommendations). Customers are welcome to bring a non-driving guest and may add a driving guest for a fee. Customers may also transfer the Academy credit to a family member.

    Classes at the V-Performance Academy will begin early Fall 2016, and are planned to run two to three times per month, depending on demand. Additional training dates per month will be added when needed. For more information, please visit the V-Performance Academy page within Cadillac.com.   http://www.cadillac.com/v-series/v-performance-driver-training.html

  • 09/21/2015 2:42 PM | Anonymous
    Source: Automotive News
    Mike Colias

    NEW YORK -- Matt Russell has owned several BMWs and has raced them for years. He fulfilled a childhood dream by working for the stalwart German automaker for more than a decade -- until June, when he left BMW to take a marketing post at Cadillac.

    He's among about 60 newcomers to join Cadillac's global headquarters here recently; it relocates this week from temporary digs to a permanent home in a lower Manhattan office building overlooking the Hudson River.

    Some, like Russell, have come from marketing roles at other luxury auto brands, including Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi. Others arrived from the world of high-end consumer goods: Godiva, Ann Taylor and Belvedere vodka, to name a few.

    Why would these relatively young marketers leave such established, top-shelf brands for a daunting reclamation project -- one that even Cadillac's top executives acknowledge could take a decade?

    In short, they see an unprecedented chance to reboot a 113-year-old brand, a name once synonymous with greatness.

    That opportunity has attracted a diverse mix of marketers, several of whom shared their reasoning during interviews in New York this month. They like what they describe as a startup atmosphere, a vibe nurtured by Cadillac's relocation to New York. They have bought into the comeback story outlined by brand president Johan de Nysschen and marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus. Many say they favor the frenetic pace of a turnaround project over maintaining the status quo at an elite brand.

    That was the motivating factor for Russell, 38, who helped launch the Mini brand while at BMW.

    "I've never forgotten how exciting it was to go out and find growth like" the Mini launch, said Russell, life-cycle marketing manager for Cadillac's ATS and CTS cars. "BMW is slow and steady growth. I was at a point where I wanted to take some real risk."

    Cadillac's new global nerve center is run from the top two levels of a 16-floor, century-old office building in a neighborhood that abuts three of Manhattan's trendiest areas: SoHo, Tribeca and Greenwich Village. A ground-floor space of cement floors and bare lightbulbs will house a Cadillac experience center by next year -- think lounge area with a mix of new and classic Cadillac cars and digital displays. It will share the street level with an exposed-brick coffee shop that has a latte tap and sells an 8-ounce bag of exotic Panamanian coffee beans for $58.

    The headquarters houses mostly marketing and brand-strategy people. The roughly 60 newcomers are joined by about the same number of Cadillac or General Motors veterans.

    Of course, thousands more support Cadillac back in Detroit, where designers and engineers are working on a slew of new vehicles that Cadillac badly needs to compete with BMW, Mercedes and others in coming years. But the people working here just might face a tougher task.

    Cadillac got the attention of invited guests from the New York fashion world at an event this month when it airlifted an illuminated 2017 XT5 crossover over the Hudson River.

    'Starting from scratch'

    They're assigned the heavy lifting of transforming Cadillac from a stodgy relic into a contemporary lifestyle brand, one that generates the sort of organic demand that compels people to buy a Mercedes or a Gucci handbag simply because of what the badge conveys.

    Cadillac's marketers are trying to do that by discreetly putting the brand in the path of influencers from the worlds of fashion and architectural design, two lifestyle realms with which Cadillac is trying to align itself. This month it co-hosted a men's fashion show at a classic-car club near Cadillac's headquarters, where a few hundred 20- and 30-something fashionistas mingled while sipping cocktails and perusing the latest items from a collection curated by Cadillac from New York designer Nick Wooster. A couple scantly noticed that new V-series sedans sat amid the crowd.

    "To an extent we're starting from scratch in the way we approach the brand," said Amanda Knauer, a brand strategy and implementation manager who joined Cadillac in May after having worked at Belgian chocolate maker Godiva and Johnny Walker scotch.

    Knauer, 34, a New Jersey native and longtime New Yorker who once ran her own leather-goods company in Buenos Aires, says she was attracted by the chance to apply an entrepreneurial approach to an established, iconic brand. "It's not just inheriting last year's plan as a template. It's looking at things with a fresh set of eyes," she said.

    Pierre-Alexandre Lebard, 30, agrees. He became Cadillac's global marketing planning manager in June after leaving French luxury goods maker LVMH, where he managed the Belvedere vodka brand. He says the fundamentals of selling to luxury buyers are the same, whether its autos or liquor.

    "It's knowing not only how to reach that really tough-minded luxury consumer but then build and manage a relationship with them," he said.


    Cadillac's brand ambassadors

    Cadillac ambassadors
    From left:
    PIERRE-ALEXANDRE LEBARD 
    Title: Global marketing planning manager at Cadillac 
    Formerly: Global brand manager for Belvedere vodka at LVMH
    Background: While at LVMH, Lebard also served as Northeast marketing manager for the Krug and Ruinart Champagne division.
    AMANDA KNAUER 
    Title: Brand strategy and implementation manager at Cadillac
    Formerly: Worked in brand management for luxury brands including Godiva and Johnnie Walker 
    Background: In 2004, Knauer launched a luxury leather goods business, Qara, in Buenos Aires, eventually partnering with a private-equity firm to expand the business in the region.
    MELODY LEE
    Title: Director, brand strategy and planning at Cadillac
    Formerly: Executive vice president at Hill+Knowlton Strategies
    Background: At H+K, Lee provided communications and public affairs counsel to corporate clients and led the office of the global chairman. Specialties included transactions, crisis and litigation, and public affairs support.
    MATT RUSSELL 
    Title: Launch and life-cycle marketing manager for ATS, CTS and V series at Cadillac
    Formerly: Product and technology communications manager at BMW of North America
    Background: Russell spent 15 years at BMW, including stints as brand manager for the M line and in BMW's U.S. motorsports division.
    Blind spots

    De Nysschen likes the mix of old and new blood. He says part of the calculus of GM's decision one year ago to split off Cadillac as a separate business unit based in New York was to recruit talented people who might not have wanted to live in Detroit, especially those with nonautomotive backgrounds.

    "We have enough car experts," de Nysschen said in a July interview. "I wanted people who bring new ideas and perspectives because we might have blind spots." Being in New York allows Cadillac "to be there where trends are created, to not only observe them firsthand but be immersed in them."

    Cadillac has been reeling in defectors from luxury automakers, too, though, including a handful who left Mercedes ahead of its recent move to Atlanta from Montvale, N.J.

    Eric Jillard, 45, left Mercedes last spring after six years to become Cadillac's director of brand execution and digital marketing. He had some doubts, he admits. During his job interview with Ellinghaus, Jillard expressed concern about how far Cadillac must go to gain awareness even in its new hometown.

    "I told Uwe: 'I don't know one person who owns a Cadillac,'" Jillard said.

    But ultimately he bought into the plan, partly because of how Cadillac's executives have articulated their vision and their commitment to see it through.

    "They've made it clear that this isn't just another turnaround plan without any real plan," Jillard said. "We really feel like we're on the cusp of something great."



  • 07/16/2015 3:10 PM | Anonymous

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  • 05/01/2015 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    REPRINT FROM MOTOR AUTHORITY - May 1. 2015


    Cadillac’s new ATS-V may be a genuine rival to BMW’s M3/M4 and Mercedes-AMG’s C63, but right now the American luxury brand doesn’t have an answer to more potent offerings from the Germans such as BMW’s GTS-badged cars and Mercedes’ Black Series models. That might not be the case for long as a senior Cadillac executive has revealed that a more aggressive V-Series tune is being looked at.

    MUST SEE: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive Video

    “We might have something down the road that is a little bit more aggressive,” Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone told Car and Driver when asked about a more aggressive version of the ATS-V. The extra aggression is likely to come from extra power, stiffer suspension and lighter weight, as Leone ruled out adding things like all-wheel drive (because of the added weight) and switching to a dual-clutch transmission (because Caddy’s eight-speed auto is quicker and lighter).

    Another source told the magazine that the more aggressive V-Series tune could be available as early as 2017.

    DON'T MISS: 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Priced From $84,990, Starts Sales This Summer

    That’s not all that’s planned for Cadillac’s burgeoning V-Series brand. Cadillac global marketing director Jim Vurpillat said that more high-performance models were planned. He said Cadillac would be adding eight new entries in five separate segments over the coming years, and one or two of these eight models could also get the V-Series treatment. This is in addition to the tamer Vsport branding that could be applied to even more models from Cadillac.

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