Last year Cadillac sent us a new version of their CT6 flagship sedan.Their first full-size car since the 1996 Roadmaster, it is worthy to be called "The Standard Of The World". It is longer and wider than the CTS, with comfortable seating and impressive insulation from the outside world. The 2017 model was a far cry from Cadillacs of recent years, so we had no idea they had an ace up their sleeve. Last week we were surprised to see a 2018 CT6 and wondered what made it different. An infrared sensor on the steering column was the first hint, but more on that later. The wheels were a new design, and the surround view cameras now have high-pressure washer nozzles to prevent the dreaded Cadillac Cataract.... It's nice to see around you when parking a Nimitz-class carrier.
Cadillac Reveals CT6 Plug-In HybridUnder the hood is the same twin-turbo 3.0 liter V6. It is nice to drive a luxury car that doesn't insert fake engine noise into the audio system because this car has no less than 34 speakers. The Bose Panaray was developed specifically for the CT6. It is the best factory audio we've ever experienced. The other main feature that was not offered in 2017 was Supercruise.
GM's first production autonomous driving system, it was capable of navigating 10 miles of this nation's most dangerous interstate. Instead of bouncing between the limits of each lane, the CT6 was as sharp as a knife. It makes sure you are looking ahead thanks to the IR camera mentioned above. It is even capable of cruising at triple-digit speeds...not that we would ever attempt such tomfoolery.