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Spyshots: 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Benchmarked Against BMW M5

The next-generation version of the Cadillac CTS-V won’t arrive until the 2016 model year, but the high-performance sedan’s development is already underway, as it was revealed by a batch of photos we received from our spies about a month ago.
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We already know that the new CTS-V will have its very own front grille with vertical slats and that power is likely to come from a supercharged version of GM’s 6.2-liter V8, an engine that’s also available in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Mechanical tweaks are expected to raise output to nearly 600 horsepower, which means the 2016 CTS-V will outgun its rivals, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and the BMW M5, in that area.

As a matter of fact, it appears that Cadillac has picked the current-generation M5 as a benchmark vehicle for the upcoming CTS-V. It’s no mystery that most American companies are looking to match the German sedan in terms of handling and dynamics and we bet that’s exactly what Cadillac is trying to achieve.

Unfortunately, the CTS-V prototype you’re about to see in the spyshots below is still hiding under its camouflage and new details are difficult to spot. However, the air intake that’s feeding the car’s supercharger is now more visible.

More info should become available as development of the new sedan progresses, so make sure you stick around for updates.

 
 
 
 
 

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