THE CT6 PLATINUM can be optioned with the PANARY BOSE speaker system, NIGHT VISION, parking-assist and a number of other safety nannies including the blind-spot warning system, cross-traffic warning and much much more.
Panaray is the Bose-supplied top-tier audio system in Cadillac’s current top-dog sedan. The standard offering in the CT6 is a 10-speaker unit that’s also from Bose. Panaray is included in Platinum trimmed cars and available as a $3700 stand-alone option in Luxury and Premium Luxury trims. The name is a portmanteau word combining “panoramic” and “array,” a reflection of the overriding sound-design goal as well as the speaker technology used. Panaray in the CT6 uses four Class D amplifiers to drive 34 speakers positioned in 19 locations throughout the car, and it’s controlled by the same CUE infotainment interface that operates the audio system in any other Cadillac.
PERSONALLY, I like the sound quality, but for the music I listen to – which is subwoofer heavy and in a culture of the Ghetto Blaster, I would be more happy with any base system which I could add a subwoofer box to. DUAL KICKER L7′ woofers properly powered are what I’m looking for. Not concert/theater sound quality. Personal preference. My Dodge Charger Hellcat’s 19-piece Harman Kardon system was so ridiculously powerful I’d take that over Bose’s. Cause I’m a ruffian of sorts. HELLCATS are BULLIES with BREMBOS and that’s what I choose to drive.
The NIGHT VISION SYSTEM was more interesting than Panary.
At night, even while blinded by oncoming traffic, t differentiates between human and animal and has the ability to slam on the brakes if you are distracted, not moving very fast and don’t halt the car yourself. ALL CARS NEED THESE SAFETY SYSTEMS WITHIN THE NEXT 10 YEARS. Tesla is already way ahead building “self driving electric cars” and will have to drag everyone else along.
The CT6’s auto-parking system would come in handy for limo drivers (the primary target customer). The 4 wheel drive system with steering would also be nice as it helps hide the size of the car. Problem is, the car feels LONG and HUGE.
What bothers me most about the CT6 is that, while it supposedly isn’t meant to compete with the Mercedes S-class…it absolutely can’t compete with the S550 or the E-class 2017. CT6 materials DO NOT reach the quality level of the base E-class. Some parts do squeak, rattle and even *crunch* more than they should in an $80,000+ vehicle.
The CT6 does impress. It’s the best Cadillac ever built – if you wanna ignore the raw power of the CTS-V (whose tech system is actually behind the CT6). However, I really believe Cadillac doesn’t have what it takes to steal attention from the German’s (MB, BMW and Audi/ Porsche) and they need to rethink their dedication of interior space.
LEG ROOM in the CT6 was great front-to-back but I couldn’t sit upright comfortably in the back. Meanwhile, I could be perfectly comfortable front-to-back in our Hyundai Genesis.
CADILLAC should hire me as a Beta tester.