Cadillac is boosting fuel efficiency of its 2016 Cadillac CTS and ATS sedans with a host of powertrain changes, including engine start/stop, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a new 3.6-liter V-6 engine that was introduced for the 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan
This new, direct-injection V-6 engine makes 333 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque, improvements of 12 hp and 7 lb-ft of torque over the previous 3.6-liter V-6. Cylinder deactivation and engine start/stop technologies help bring EPA combined fuel economy ratings up to 24 mpg for both sedans (22 mpg with all-wheel drive), an improvement of 2 mpg in rear-wheel-drive models and 1 mpg in all-wheel-drive models. A new eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the outgoing six-speed as the only transmission choice for the V-6 in both the ATS and CTS.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available in the ATS and CTS also receives the eight-speed automatic, and comes standard with engine start/stop for 2016. Combined fuel economy goes up for this engine too, improving 2 mpg in the ATS to 26 mpg and 1 mpg in the CTS to 25 mpg (AWD models lose 1 mpg combined). 2016 Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe models still offer a six-speed manual
on rear-wheel-drive 2.0T models; the base ATS sedan continues with its 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which gains the eight-speed automatic as well. Continuing on unchanged is the 2016 Cadillac CTS Vsport
, which still uses a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 420 hp and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
There are other minor updates in store for the 2016 Cadillac CTS and ATS sedans, includingApple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
, new color options inside and out, and a few extra active safety features. The CTS also gets a slightly different wheel design.
Look for these updated 2016 Cadillac sedans to go on sale later this fall, with updated pricing info still to come.