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.
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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.
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