2018 CADILLAC CTS-V: the pinnacle of V-series' passion without compromise
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V is a performance-driven super sedan wîth sophisticated technology to enhance the quality of each ride. The CTS-V is engineered proof of Cadillac's V-series promise of passion without compromise.
Building on the strength of a strong year in endurance racing, the Cadillac CTS-V is the street-inspired version of the championship-winning Cadillac DPi-V.R race car. The 2018 CTS-V is built for performance and equipped wîth luxury — including new smart auto-activated heated §teering wheel and Apple Watch integration.
Cadillac owners who use the myCadillac mobile app for iOS will now also be able to integrate wîth Apple Watch. The app will automatically appear and sync wîth Apple Watch, allowing owners quick access to common commands.
For this model, buyers will be able to choose from additional exterior colors Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Vector Blue Metallic and Genesis Metallic.
Leveraging the strength of the award-winning rear-wheel drive architecture that also underpins the Cadillac ATS, Cadillac ATS Coupe, Cadillac ATS-V Sedan and Coupe, Cadillac CTS sedan and Cadillac CTS V-Sport, the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V super sedan delivers the most capable V-Series ever — a luxury sedan wîth sophisticated road manners and unprecedented performance, wîth true track capability straight from the factory.
Key features include:
◾A supercharged 6.2L V8 engine mated to a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission
◾Standard carbon fiber hood and available carbon fiber package, including carbon fiber splitter, hood vent, rear spoiler and rear diffuser for greater aerodynamic performance
◾Brembo high-performance brake system developed to provide durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance straight from the factory
◾Segment-best, third-generation Magnetic Ride Control delivering 40-percent faster damping response
◾Driver-selectable driving modes for touring, sport, snow and track
◾Segment-exclusive, racing-derived Performance Traction Management system wîth five additional modes allowing the driver to select the level of desired system assistance, matched for driver skill or road condition
◾Launch Control enabling full-throttle acceleration from a stop for maximum performance
◾Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer-only tri-compound tires offer excellent grip wîth extended tire wear
◾Available §egmènt-exclusive Performance Data Recorder enabling drivers to record, view and analyze driving experiences by capturing real-time video, cabin audio and performance data
◾An interior wîth high-performance seats and ergonomics offering a driver-focused interface wîth carbon fiber trim and sueded microfiber accentsTechnology and Connectivity – Extensive technology portfolio for elevated driving experience
Cadillac owners who use the myCadillac mobile app for iOS will now also be able to integrate wîth Apple Watch. The app will automatically appear and sync wîth Apple Watch, allowing owners quick access to commands including:Source - Cadillac
◾Remote start and stop
◾Lock and unlock doors
◾Activate and cancel horn and lights
◾Walking directions to vehicle
The next-generation Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer's evolving connectivity needs, leveraging the cloud to enable personalization, available connected navigation, and applications via the Collection app store.
With functionality that applies popular apps and smartphone practices in the vehicle, the new user experience system provides customers wîth easier access to the most common features. The more intuitive operation includes a Summary View in which all key applications – climate, audio, phone and navigation – are displayed on one screen.
The CTS-V's 2018 features will also include two additional ÚSB ports into the rear console, and a smart-heated §teering wheel which activates wîth temperature to keep the driver's hands at a comfortable temperature.
Exterior Design – Functional form and the apex of the design philosophy
Almost every exterior panel on the Cadillac CTS-V super sedan is unique, from the fascias and fenders, to the hood, rear spoiler and rocker moldings – and every one was designed to support the car's capability, contributing to lift reduction, enhanced cooling and improved aero management. With its athletic stance, wide body and low height, the CTS-V's shape is both aggressive and intelligent.
Colors offered for 2018 Cadillac CTS-V super sedans include Black Raven, Red Obsession Tintcoat, Phantom Gray Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Radiant Silver Metallic and all-new colors Satin Steel Metallic and Vector Blue Metallic.
Engine and transmission – Performance-driven power at your command
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V super sedan is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine SAE-certified at 640 horsepower (477 kW) and 630 lb-ft of torque (855 Nm). CTS-V is capable of 0-60 performance in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.
The supercharged V8 engine makes more power more efficiently than the previous Cadillac supercharged engine. It employs a more-efficient, more-compact 1.7L supercharger and matches it wîth direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).
CTS-V driving experience – Class-leading capability on the highway or track, balanced wîth luxury and refinement
The Cadillac CTS-V super sedan's track-honed design, chassis and suspension elements complement the supercharged powertrain, providing true track capability, performance and driver control without modifications or special procedures.
With more than a decade of V-Series production models and the Cadillac Racing program experience, Cadillac has engineered the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V super sedan to deliver greater body motion control for a more agile feel, while maintaining excellent ride quality. The CTS-V incorporates unique performance elements, components from world-class performance automotive suppliers and §egmènt-leading, company-exclusive technology.
Interior Design – a performance-focused cabin wîth handcrafted execution
The Cadillac CTS-V's dual-purpose capability carries over to the interior, where the design and relationship of key components are focused expressly on performance-driving ergonomics. Handcrafted cut-and-sew elements, wîth decorative stitching and authentic materials, surround performance seating, features and technology.