Next Cadillac CTS-V Will Get Even More Horsepower


Cadillac is looking ahead to increase the performance of its already crazy CTS-V model.

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V provides 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, and while that’s plenty right now to outpace the competition, the American automaker isn’t going to sit idle. Currently, the CTS-V has 80 hp more than the BMW M5 and 83 hp more than the Mercedes-AMG E63, but those models aren’t all-new like the CTS-V. That means when those models get updated, expect them to be built to be more competitive with the CTS-V’s current output.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review

Both the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series models are expected to be redesigned for 2017 and with the high-performance variants coming soon after. For now, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will outpace its competitors, but it should be keeping an eye on its rearview mirror.

A source inside Cadillac told Automobile that the CTS-V is destined for even greater power output, but the big question is how much more. The same engine being used in the CTS-V can be found in the Corvette Z06, where it provides just a tad more power at 650 hp, but 10 hp more isn’t going to trump the competition.

Once BMW and Mercedes answers with their new models, Cadillac will be ready to answer.

[Source: Automobile]

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  • johnls39 .

    At this moment, Cadillac would be wise to use AWD in the CT6 If they want to put more power on the ground from 0-60 and might want to consider AWS. The CTS-V would be ahead of the competition regardless of brand new offerings from the E63 AMG S and M5 for ’17 model year.

  • whateverdude

    The problem is that the CTS V can NOT not put all that power down. The current E63 is quicker with less hp and torque, and the M5 is as quick with less too.

  • craigcole

    As tempting as this sounds, more isn’t always the answer. Six-hundred forty horses is PLENTY.

  • johnls39 .

    The E63 is 4Matic as standard I believe.