Showing posts with label Cadillac. Show all posts
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Friday, December 15, 2017

2018 Cadillac V-Series Championship Edition

2018 Cadillac V-Series Championship Edition

2018 Cadillac V-Series

When Cadillac returned to the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Prototype Manufacturers Championship Series after a 14-year hiatus, the Cadillac team and drivers dominated the class winning the Champion for the season. To celebrate this achievement, Cadillac has announced a 2018 V-Series Championship Edition for the ATS-V coupe and sedan and the CTS-V, the same models they used to race their way to the winner circle.

The brand new Cadillac V-Performance DPi-V.R Prototype hit the circuit with a vengeance winning seven straight races out of ten, including the Rolex 24 of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring to complete the “36 Hours of Florida”. Cadillac used three cars - the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R driven full-time by Jordan and Ricky Taylor, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi and the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Eric Curran and Dane Cameron - to come in 20+ points above the 2nd placed Nissan team for the year.

Upgrades for the 2018 Cadillac V-Series Championship Edition Models    
CTS-V Championship Edition
  • Cadillac Black Raven or Crystal White Tricoat exterior paint
  • Cadillac V-Performance graphic on the hood and rear spoiler
  • Red Obsession mirror caps
  • Cadillac DPi-V.R graphic on quarter windows
  • Serialized Certificate of Authenticity (sent after retail delivery)
  • 19” V-Series wheels in polished Alloy with Midnight Painted Pockets
  • Image result for 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition
    Morello Red Package
    • Morello accented high gloss carbon-fiber interior trim
    • Split-folding rear seats with Morello Red stitching

  • Carbon Fiber Package
    • Carbon fiber front splitter
    • Carbon fiber hood vent
    • Carbon fiber rear spoiler
    • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
  • Luxury Package
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Heated rear outboard seating positions
    • Power rear-window sunshade
    • Manual rear side-window sunshades
    • 110-volt power receptacle

    • Ultra-view sunroof
  •  Red Brembo® brake calipers

  • RECARO® performance seat

ATS-V Coupe and Sedan Championship Edition
  • Cadillac Black Raven or Crystal White Tricoat exterior paint
  • Cadillac Performance graphic on hood and spoiler
  • Red Obsession mirror caps
  • DPi-V.R graphic on quarter window
  • Serialized certificate of authenticity
  • 18” V-Series wheels – polished Alloy with Midnight Painted Pockets
  • Morello Red Package
    • Morello accented high gloss carbon fiber interior trim
    • Split-folding rear seats with Morello Red stitching
  • Image result for 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition
    Carbon Fiber Package:

  • Carbon fiber front splitter

  • Carbon fiber hood vent
  • Carbon fiber rear spoiler

  • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
  • Sunroof
  • Red Brembo® brake calipers
  • RECARO® performance seats
  • Next-generation Cadillac users experience

    2018 Cadillac V-Series Championship Edition

    ATS-V and CTS-V Championship Editions May Also Include These Options Depending on the Way the Dealer has Ordered Them:
    • Performance Data and Video Recorder
    • Sueded microfiber steering wheel and shifter
    • Advanced Security Package
    • 8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission

    There will be 200 Championship Edition Cadillac models produced throughout the year. They should start showing up at select dealerships this month. The ATS-V sedans should start at around $72,190 and the coupes around $74,390. The CTS-V will come in at around $105,730.

    With each purchase of the Championship Edition, Cadillacs come along with tuition and accommodations to the Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Springs Mountain. The trip is good for 2 days and is well worth the time. If you want to learn how to use the power of a Cadillac V-Performance vehicle properly, this is the best way to do it.

    Sunday, January 4, 2015

    CTS-V is Back for 2016 With 640 Horsepower

    Cadillac CTS-V

    In 2004, Cadillac came out with their very inconspicuous V-Series Cadillac. Not too many people knew too much about it until it started breaking records as the fastest luxury sports sedan in the world. Breaking records at places like Nürburgring raceway and on the quarter-mile made it clear it was not just a prettier version of the CTS.    
    Every since the third-generation CTS was introduced in 2013 as a 2014 model, we have yet to see a V-Series Cadillac. But after a 2-year hiatus, Cadillac has the new generation CTS-V ready to be introduced to the world at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. It will be introduced as a 2016 model, and with all of the speculation that surrounded it for most of 2014, a drivetrain is now confirmed. 

    For a long time there were rumors of a 4.5-liter twin turbocharged V-6 and probably a lot of hope for one from some people as that would make the Cadillac a quiet, quick little sedan. But Cadillac decided to go with the sure bet, and you can't get much more sure than the 640-hp, 6.4-liter supercharged, LT4 V-8 from the 2015 Corvette ZO6.

    This may be a little disappointing to some GM enthusiasts. The powerful Corvette motor will be mated to the very well-respected eight-speed 8L90E automatic transmission. But unlike years in the past, there will be no manual transmission offered this time around. 

    What gives this Cadillac a smooth ride and the ability to hit corners like a racecar is the Magnetic Ride Suspension that GM uses on all of their performance vehicles. Michelin Pilot Super Sports with 9.5-inch wide tires in the front and 10-inch tires in the back also add some help. Slowing the Cadillac down are Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers in the front and four in the back.

    Just like last time, the world-famous RECARO racing seats will fill the front seat area. Special badges, stitching, and trim will be placed all around the vehicle to let everyone know this is not just your average Cadillac. A big mesh front grille, special ventilated hood, rims and much more will help this Cadillac CTS-V standout in the crowd. And no worries, all standard CTS features including technology like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will carry over to the powerhouse V-Series Cadillac. Look for its unveiling this January in Detroit at the North American Auto Show.   


    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Cadillacs Bad Ass 2016 ATS-V

    Recently Cadillac has been working hard to keep up with BMW sports sedans, and yes, they have been doing a good job of it too. The CTS-V was a good start, the CT6 really puts Cadillac on the map with its design, and the 2016 ATS-V, just unveiled, looks, and has the power to definitely take some customers away from BMW. 

    Competing against the BMW 3-series is what Cadillac had in mind when they went to work designing the new ATS-V. Skipping the V-8, like what they used for the CTS-V, was a huge risk, but a V-6 twin-turbo seems to work well and competes more equally with BMW and other vehicles from across the pond.

    The V-6 twin-turbo that Cadillac went with packs 450-RWHP and 445 ft-lb of torque. Buyers will have a choice of an eight-speed paddle shifter or a six-speed manual gearbox. For more improved performance, the ATS-V will come with an optional track-pack that will add 100 lbs. of down-force at 100 mph. You will also find that the new ATS-V will have 50 percent more stiffness in the handling than the original ATS.

    With a curb weight of 3,600 lbs. and riding on a
    Magnetic Ride Control suspension with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires sticking to the ground, this is another Cadillac that not only can dazzle, while putting you in the lap of luxury, but also get you around corners like you're being chased in an action film.

    Suspected price -- around $70,000.00

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    2015 Cadillac Escalade: Price Tag Starting at $72,690

    The new 2015 Cadillac Escalade is undoubtedly the most luxurious SUV GM has produced. Boasting 420hp and 460lb.-ft. of torque, the almost 3 ton sled has plenty of get up and go. Gas mileage will still suffer a little bit, but a cylinder deactivation system will help by shutting down 4 cylinders while at a cruising speed.   

    Horsepower is always great, but the real story here is the interior. The CUE (Cadillac User Experience) system that is impacted on all other Cadillacs will now be implicated on the Escalade. This system will allow you to adjust everything from your Bose radio system and climate controls all the way to the suspension modes. As the driver, you will enjoy a 12.3" digital gauge cluster that can be altered in four different ways to best suit the driver.

    When it comes to space, the front seat passengers will enjoy 4 more inches in legroom and 1.5 more inches in headroom. For the first time second row passengers will enjoy relining, heated seats. The third row won't get that treatment, but it does have a motorized function allowing it to fold up-and-down in just four seconds.

    Cadillac also offers for the first time a standard Magnetic-Ride Control system. It's world class technology was brought about by Ferrari and first tested on the ZR1's, and is now a standard on just about all of GM's high-end vehicles.

    The outside looks as up-to-date as the inside. New stylish body-lines all the way around. The headlights and taillights are all LED equipped and have glow in the dark Cadillac emblems emulated in them.

    The ideal behind this Cadillac Escalade is to take back the authority in the luxury SUV market, and with the nice price tag, top notch technology and the new styling, they have a chance to do just that.

    Other Highlights
    20" rims (optioned 22" rims)
    Sound Proofing Technology for a Quieter Ride
    Hands Free Life Gate
    LED Interior Lights
    Back Seat Entertainment System
    Cut-and-Sewn Stitching and Four Different Wood Grain Choices

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    The New Cadillac Emblem Here to Stay

    The all-new crest will accompany every model come mid-2014. It's a little bit wider, it's missing the wreath and some complain it's too plain. Cadillac's move to change the crest was a move that was brought on to fit the look of the new vehicles. The hopes were to make it look more futuristic or at least match with the new style of the new Cadillacs.

    Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive design director says, "the Crest remains a consistent symbol of Cadillac and our core values...Our goal was to evolve the emblem design to integrate with the new vehicle form while maintaining the core graphic elements that preserve its strong brand recognition."

    The crest may have changed a little bit, but anyone who knows or has recognized the old crest with Cadillac will still be able to do so.

    The new bigger, wider crest should fit well on the new Cadillacs -- which some of them such as the ATS share new wider and bigger body-styles. Regardless if you like it or not, the new crests will be in full force by the middle of this year. 

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    Cadillac CTS: Motor Trend's 2014 Car of the Year

    With great safety ratings and inside and out styling, this Cadillac deserves the crown.

      2014 Cadillac CTS4 2.0T 2014 Cadillac CTS 3.6 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport
    BASE PRICE $46,025 $54,625 $59,995
    PRICE AS TESTED $65,345 $67,470 $60,095
    POWER (SAE NET) 272 hp @ 5500 rpm 321 hp @ 6800 rpm* 420 hp @ 5750 rpm*
    TORQUE (SAE NET) 295 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm 275 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm* 430 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm*
    ACCEL 0-60, MPH 6.0 sec 6.3 sec 4.4 sec
    QUARTER MILE 14.5 sec @ 93.5 mph 14.7 sec @ 96.7 mph 12.8 sec @ 111.9 mph
    BRAKING 60-0, MPH 115 ft 111 ft 98 ft
    LATERAL ACCEL 0.81 g (avg) 0.85 g (avg) 0.94 g (avg)
    MT FIGURE EIGHT 26.8 sec @ 0.65 g (avg) 26.7 sec @ 0.66 g (avg) 24.7 sec @ 0.78 g (avg)
    EPA ECON (CITY/HWY) 19/28 mpg 18/29 mpg 17/25 mpg
    REAL MPG (CITY/HWY) 20/30 mpg 18/32 mpg 20/27 mpg
    *SAE certified
      2014 Cadillac CTS4 2.0T 2014 Cadillac CTS 3.6 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport
    DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front engine, AWD Front engine, RWD Front engine, RWD
    ENGINE TYPE Turbocharged I-4, alum block/head 60-deg V-6, alum block/heads Twin-turbo 60-deg V-6, alum block/heads
    VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
    DISPLACEMENT 121.9 cu in/1998 cc 217.5 cu in/3564 cc 217.5 cu in/3564 cc
    COMPRESSION RATIO 9.5:1 11.5:1 10.2:1
    REDLINE 6500 rpm 7000 rpm 6500 rpm
    WEIGHT TO POWER 14.3 lb/hp 12.0 lb/hp 9.4 lb/hp
    TRANSMISSION 6-speed auto 8-speed auto 8-speed auto
    AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.27:1/2.19:1 2.85:1/1.97:1 2.85:1/1.97:1
    SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar
    STEERING RATIO 16.2:1 16.5:1 15.4:1
    TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.8 2.5 2.5
    BRAKES, F;R 13.6-in vented disc; 12.4-in vented disc, ABS 13.6-in vented disc; 12.4-in vented disc, ABS 13.6-in vented disc; 12.4-in vented disc, ABS
    WHEELS 8.5 x 18-in, cast alum8.5 x 19-in, cast alum 8.5 x 18-in, cast alum (Vspt fr), 9.5 x 18-in, cast alum (Vspt rr)
    TIRES 245/40R18 93V M+S
    Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season
    255/35R19 96V M+S
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season
    245/40R18 93Y (fr), 275/35R18 95Y (rr)
    Pirelli P Zero
    TURNING CIRCLE 39.0 ft 36.7 ft 36.7 ft
    HEADROOM, F/R 39.2/37.5 in 39.2/37.5 in 39.2/37.5 in
    LEGROOM, F/R 42.6/35.4 in 42.6/35.4 in 42.6/35.4 in
    SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 56.9/54.8 in 56.9/54.8 in 56.9/54.8 in
    CARGO VOLUME 13.7 cu ft 13.7 cu ft 13.7 cu ft
    0-30 1.6 sec 2.3 sec 1.6 sec
    0-40 2.8 3.4 2.4
    0-50 4.3 4.8 3.4
    0-60 6 6.3 4.4
    0-70 8.2 8.3 5.6
    0-80 10.5 10.4 6.9
    0-90 13.2 12.8 8.5
    0-100 16.9 15.8 10.3
    PASSING, 45-65 MPH 3.5 3.1 2.1
    TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1800 rpm 1500 rpm 1500 rpm
    STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes Yes/yes Yes/yes
    AIRBAGS Dual front, f/r side, f/r curtain, front knee Dual front, f/r side, f/r curtain, front knee Dual front, f/r side, f/r curtain, front knee
    BASIC WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 mi 4 yrs/50,000 mi 4 yrs/50,000 mi
    POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 6 yrs/70,000 mi 6 yrs/70,000 mi 6 yrs/70,000 mi
    ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 6 yrs/70,000 mi 6 yrs/70,000 mi 6 yrs/70,000 mi
    FUEL CAPACITY 19.0 gal 19.0 gal 19.0 gal
    RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded regular Unleaded premium

    The Stats speak for themselves.

    It's a car that can give you luxury and sportiness in one show.

    Motor Trend makes a good choice.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    Self Driving Car: General Motors is Close and Ready

     The Question is Are Drivers Ready?  watch video 
    Drivers really don't need another reason to not pay attention on the road. But a ventrally you will be able to slide behind the wheel and hit the gas on the Cadillac SRX test vehicle with "Super Cruise" and it feels like any other luxury SUV. However, when you hit 50 mph it feels different.

    At that point, you hit two buttons on the steering wheel to activate Super Cruise, you position the SRX in the lane and take your hands off the wheel. After that, Super Cruise takes over.

    "It's a pretty remarkable feeling isn't it?" asked Eric Raphael, manager of the General Motors Super Cruise program, who sat in the passenger seat next to me.

    As we zipped around the GM test track in Milford, Mich., I was in the driver's seat but my hands were off the steering wheel and my feet didn't touch the gas or brake.

    "Some of this technology, like adaptive cruise control, is already in some Cadillac models," said John Capp, GM director of electrical systems. "Our plan is to have the whole system available by the end of this decade."

    Race for self-driving cars

    General Motors has been working on autonomous drive technology for years. Some of the technology has gone into features like adaptive cruise control, which automatically starts braking as sensors detect your car is closing in too quickly on the car in front of you.

    The next frontier is developing cars that completely drive themselves. "There's a lot of momentum with this technology. Nobody wants to be left behind," said Raj Rajkumar, professor of electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. "In 2003, if you'd have said that someday we'd see self-driving cars, you would have been labeled 'insane.'"

    The crazy talk ended when everyone saw the Google car safely tooling around on public streets with researchers from the tech giant not steering or controlling the car.

    Since then, nearly every automaker has proclaimed their intention to build self-driving cars.
    Nissan and GM said they'll have one by the end of the decade. Elon Musk is shooting to have a Tesla with "co-pilot" technology to assist drivers by 2017.

    "This technology is all very natural, very incremental, but it is coming," said Rajkumar.

      By: | CNBC Auto and Airline Industry Reporter 

    Saturday, July 27, 2013

    Cadillac's Turbo Technology

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    No More Turbo Lag

    Turbocharging increases power and performance with efficiency, but the delay in the delivery of power – known as “turbo lag” – has historically been its key limitation.

    That’s about to change.

    Cadillac’s first-ever Twin-Turbo, available on the 2014 CTS Vsport midsize luxury sedan and XTS Vsport full-size luxury sedan in the U.S. this fall, kicks turbo lag to the curb with a unique combination of smaller turbochargers, top-mounted throttle body and shorter air pathways.

    The Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-6’s patented air flow design, which eliminates circuitous heat-exchanger tubing, makes the most of engine packaging efficiency to improve torque response time over other air flow designs.

    Rated at 420 horsepower on the all-new 2014 CTS Vsport and paired with Cadillac’s first eight-speed transmission, the Twin Turbo is one of the most power-dense engines in the midsize luxury sedan segment, rated at an SAE-certified 420 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. of torque.

    Air flow routing volume is reduced by more than 60 percent when compared with a conventional design that features a chassis-mounted heat exchanger. The water-to-air cooler system achieves more than 80 percent cooling efficiency with only about 1 psi flow restriction at peak power for fast torque production.

    “By creating a very short path from the turbos to the throttle body, the compressors are able to draw air directly from the inlet box and send pressurized air through the intercooler immediately,” said Richard Bartlett, Cadillac assistant chief engineer for the 3.6L engine. “This gives the driver a more immediate feeling of power on demand.”

    Using two smaller turbochargers rather than a single larger turbo also helps ensure immediate performance because smaller turbochargers spool up quicker to generate horsepower-building air pressure that is fed into the engine. An integrated charge air cooling system also contributes because the compressors blow through very short pipes up to the intercooler.

    The single centrally located throttle body atop the engine controls the air charge from a pair of turbochargers after the temperature is reduced in the intercooler. This design fosters more immediate torque response and reduces complexity by eliminating the need for a pair of throttle bodies.

    Together smaller turbochargers, top-mounted throttle body and shorter air pathways help sustain peak torque over a broad range – 1,900 to 5,600 rpm – for a confident feeling of power in almost all driving conditions, such as accelerating or overtaking traffic on the highway.

    “The Cadillac Twin-Turbo intercooler design builds on our experience with the 6.2L supercharged engine used on the current CTS-V Series,” Bartlett said. “That means more performance for drivers without sacrificing efficiency.”

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013


    This is a look at the all new 2014 Cadillac CTS. This slick new looking Cadillac will be receiving Cadillacs new impressive, efficient 3.6 V-6, 420 hp twin turbocharged motor. With New York's International Auto Show on it's way it's sure to be just one of many new and impressive looks for the new year.

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    A Twin Turbo 420 hp V-6 Cadillac Motor for the CTS/XTS

    That's right, Cadillac is at it again.  This time with a V-6 3.6 liter twin turbocharged motor. This bad boy is the first 420 hp V-6 that General Motors has ever produced for production.  The powerful V-6 will be backed up against a eight-speed automatic transmission designed to help with an already pretty fuel efficient motor. This combination along with 430 foot-pounds of torque will be able to lead a Cadillac to a quick 0-60 mph time in 4.6 seconds and is capable of reaching 170 mph.

    The 2014 CTS/XTS are both expected to receive the motor, the XTS was supposed to receive a V-8, but Cadillac announced due to the great success of the twin-turbo V-6, the XTS will not be receiving the V-8 treatment.

    Not to much is leaked about the new Cadillac engine, but here are some things that we do know about it:

    • All-new cylinder block casting
    • All-new cylinder head castings
    • Strengthened connecting rods
    • Machined, domed aluminum pistons with top steel ring carrier for greater strength
    • 10.2:1 compression ratio
    • Patented, integrated charge air cooler system with low-volume air ducts
    • Two turbochargers produce more than 12 pounds of boost (80 kPa)
    • Vacuum-actuated wastegates with electronic control valves
    • All-new direct injection fuel system
    • Tuned air inlet and outlet resonators, aluminum cam covers and other features that contribute to exceptional quietness and smoothness.
    Combining luxury and power, Cadillac adds one more awesome piece of equipment to their already powerful arsenal.