Does a track-ready performer with a first-class cabin bring nearly $100,000 worth of excitement?
By Gabe Shenhar
Last updated: September 14, 2015
For the past few days we’ve been sampling a new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, rented from GM, and we’ve enjoyed barnstorming the countryside and our own track in this $99,735 super sedan.
As a reminder, the V designation is to Cadillac what M is to BMW and AMG is to Mercedes-Benz: the in-house, high-performance engineering boutique used for building and marketing best-available power, speed, and exclusivity.
Following our stint with the smaller Cadillac ATS-V, we were expecting more of everything from the Cadillac CTS-V, but the real question is, did it put a bigger smile on our faces?
In short, not for all of us. Starting at $83,995, there is no question that the Cadillac CTS-V is one terrific, enormously capable super sedan that can give luxury-marque muscle sedans like the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG a run for their money. It’s the real deal. But the enthusiasm wasn’t unanimous. One test engineer said, “I know I’m supposed to love this car, but there’s something missing for me here.”
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