2019 Cadillac CT8 – The biggest S-Class rival


Cadillac prepares to launch an all-new luxury sedan, named 2019 Cadillac CT8. It will be the main competitor to the Mercedes S-Class. Not that long ago Cadillac launched the CT6, a premium executive car aimed directly at the 5 Series and E-Class. However, the car is a bit strange because it is quite a bit larger than its two rivals and it is also noticeably lighter. This made it a great alternative for those wanting a premium car with the driving characteristics of a sporty sedan. Unfortunately, it also means that people looking for absolute comfort don’t have an option from Cadillac. In order to solve that it seems that a new car might be launched in order to be slotted above the CT6.

2019 Cadillac CT8

Rendering

Like the CT6, the rumored 2019 Cadillac CT8 would make use of the same Omega platform. However, for this application, it would very likely be lengthened slightly in order to accommodate larger engines in the front without taking anything from the cabin. So far the car is nothing more than just a rumor, and a Cadillac official did say a while ago that they would scrap the design. However, more recently inside sources suggested that the CT8 is real, and they are working on it. This time around the car would be aimed directly at the Mercedes S-Class and the new BMW 7 Series.

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Because of that, it will be slightly larger than the CT6, a lot more luxurious and comfortable as well as more powerful. Unfortunately not much is known at this point. However, it seems that its price will be very similar to that of its rivals. This means that we can expect it to cost anything between $80,000 and well over $100,000.

2019 Cadillac CT8

So far it still is unclear how the 2019 Cadillac CT8 is going to look. There have been a few concept cars in the past few years that could give us a clue. Also, the new CT6 closely follows these concepts so it is safe to assume that the upcoming CT8 will also follow the same design language. This has been seen at other manufacturers like Mercedes or Audi. However, Cadillac did say a while ago that they want their cars to feel different.

Because of that, the future CT8 might also feature some unique styling cues. In the front, instead of the vertical design language found on their other cars, it might feature an entirely new design scheme which could be used on the future Cadillac models. Also, in the back we expect the CT8 to feature a modern-classic interpretation of their current design scheme which can be seen on the CT6.

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The interior of the future CT8

The CT6 offers a good amount of comfort and features to make anyone happy. However, it also features a sporty-looking interior which also is not up to par with the best in its class. Like with most of its rivals, the future 2019 Cadillac CT8 should feature a slightly more minimalistic interior. Instead of the many buttons found on the CT6, it should feature a couple of LCD screens and only a few touch-based controls.

This will clear up the dashboard, and it should give its designers a lot more room to work with. Also, the car should feature either four or five seats, depending on the configuration, with much more room available for its passengers. The materials are also expected to be improved dramatically from what is currently available with the CT6.

2019 Cadillac CT8

Source: caranddriver.com

2019 Cadillac CT8 Engine

Nothing is official at this point, but it seems that the 2019 Cadillac CT8 is going to feature a lot more power than its smaller sibling, the CT6. The base car should receive the same 3-liter twin-turbo V6 from the CT6 which is currently capable of over 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range, it seems that GM has been developing an entirely new V8. This would be a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged unit which should be capable of well over 550 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately not much else is known about it at this point.

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Rumors say that it will be much lighter than the equivalent LS-V8, and it will be quite a bit more fuel efficient as well. The car’s sole transmission should be a new ten-speed automatic which will be tweaked for comfort and seamless acceleration. The top speed is unknown, but it will very likely be limited at around 150 MPH.

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