Which all-American luxury car would YOU rather own, the fresh-faced Lincoln Continental or Cadillac’s light-and-tight CT6?
Both of these large sedans should provide a more-than-premium experience, with tons of soft leather and premium wood trim, but their philosophies are quite different.
The CT6 is rides on a lightweight, mixed-material architecture that’s largely comprised of aluminum. This gives it incredible stiffness and a curb weight that undercuts rivals.
As for powertrains, three are offered in this Cadillac. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but you can also get 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 as well as a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-shooter.
And that range-topping offering is the one to get. It delivers a musclecar-like 404 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of twist. It’s matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
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As for the Conti, it’s more focused on comfort and serenity than Nürburgring lap times. Based on a modified Ford platform, it lacks the exotic materials and fancy engineering found in its cross-town rival.
But these shortcomings don’t mean it’s a bad car. Like the CT6, three engines are offered, all of which are of the V6 persuasion. There’s an entry-level naturally aspirated unit, a 2.7-liter twin-turbo and a 3.0-liter that also features a pair of exhaust-driven blowers.
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The top engine serves up 400 horses and an equal measure of torque. Giving up two ratios to the Cadillac, Lincoln’s Continental only comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. At least all-wheel drive is standard with the 3.0-liter V6.
The Lincoln may lack some of the Cadillac’s advanced features but it does have one significant advantage. When it comes to pricing the Lincoln is more affordable. Check every single box and plan on spending about 80 grand for a Black Label Continental. That’s A LOT of money to be sure, but a maxed-out CT6 tops out beyond $91,000. Base price for the Lincoln is around 46 large; an entry-level Caddy costs about $9,000 more.
Which of these American luxury cars do YOU like more? Well, for more information you can compare them here and please, vote in our poll!