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Cadillac CT6: Powerful elegance (pictures)

Cadillac comes out with an all-new large luxury sedan, a car long missing from its line-up, with muted lines and high-tech touches inside and out.

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Cadillac may be a byword for luxury, but the company has lacked a large sedan in recent years. At the New York auto show, it filled that gap with the all-new CT6, a high-tech luxury ride.

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The CT6 shows muted styling from the Cadillac's earlier, bolder Art and Science design language. The CT6 takes cues from the more recent ATS model.

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The CT6 shows simplified styling up front, with only three bars in the grille and no chrome trim for the headlight casings.

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Cadillac will offer three engines for the CT6. The top option, shown here, is a 3-liter V-6 with twin turbochargers, making 400 horsepower.

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As part of its tech-forward features, the CT6 comes with LED headlights, complementing the vertical LED light pipes integrated with the headlight casings.

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An adaptive suspension using electro-magnetic dampers lets the driver change the ride quality from comfort to stiff.

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Buyers can opt for 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels.

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A four-wheel-steering system angles the rear wheels based on steering input, improving the CT6's turning radius.

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A wing window at the rear of the cabin hints at the large seating area inside, with plenty of room for back seat passengers.

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The CT6 is built on a rear-wheel-drive platform, but Cadillac will offer an all-wheel-drive version.

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Interior luxury has been a hallmark of Cadillac for decades, and the CT6 exhibits this trait with solid and comfortable coachwork.

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Satin finish wood trim is a nice touch in this example. Cadillac moved its seat controls to the door, similar to Mercedes-Benz, making for each access.

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Cadillac loads the steering wheel with buttons for driver assistance and cabin tech features. The instrument cluster uses an LCD panel.

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A touchpad on the console controls cabin tech features on the car's 10.2-inch touchscreen, allowing drivers to select menus and input alphanumeric characters by tracing.

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The home screen for the Cadillac User Experience, or CUE, shows icons for the all the major features. It reacted quickly to user inputs on the show floor.

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Navigation is included in the system, as is OnStar, which offers concierge destination look-ups and a 4G WiFi hotspot.

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The Panaray audio system by Bose comes with 34 speakers around the cabin.

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