Cadillac has announced a plug-in hybrid version of its range-topping CT6 sedan that will be good for 30 miles of all-electric driving.
“The CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, and by far the lightest car in its class, making it an ideal platform for electrification,” Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said in a statement. “In the CT6, Cadillac presents a new formula for prestige luxury. The advanced plug-in hybrid system is a key addition, providing a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range.”
Combining two electric motors with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine, total system output is expected to be in the neighborhood of 335 horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque, the latter of which is more than the gas-powered CT6’s available twin-turbocharged V6.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which is available on its own throughout Cadillac’s lineup, is good for 265 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. With the addition of the twin electric motors, which are good for 100 horsepower each, Cadillac says the CT6 Plug-in will run from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 5.2 seconds.
With U.S. pricing starting at $76,090 including destination, Cadillac says the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will be offered as its own unique package within the sedan’s lineup, with pricing and equipment comparable to the existing Premium Luxury model.
Set to go on sale in the spring, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid will offer a combined driving range of more than 400 miles.