“The Apple Watch integration is another example of the seamless integration of technology Apple aficionados have come to expect from the Cadillac brand,” said John McFarland, director of Global Digital Experience. For drivers, Apple CarPlay3 compatibility is standard on the full Cadillac lineup, offering quick access to phone contacts, messages, music and navigation. Wireless phone charging is also available on the full Cadillac lineup.
Passengers in the Escalade and CT6 can stream their favorite shows from devices such as Apple TV to the rear infotainment screens using the HDMI port and the vehicle’s built-in Wi-Fi connection.4 All Cadillac owners with an in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and active OnStar subscription have access to an Unlimited Data plan for $20 per month.5
Usage of the myCadillac app has increased nearly 50 percent in 2017. The mobile app became available in 2010, providing Cadillac owners unprecedented connectivity to their vehicles. Today it is available on every Cadillac vehicle model-year 2011 and newer. The myCadillac app will seamlessly integrate with Apple Watch running WatchOS 3.
Cadillac has teamed up with BLADE, the first digitally powered short distance aviation company that provides quick flights to the most in-demand destinations, to launch the “Cadillac Fly and Drive” program. From July 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017, summer Friday commutes from Manhattan to the Hamptons will be more convenient and enjoyable (courtesy of Cadillac) for the eight New Yorkers who are lucky enough to reserve a seat on the helicopter each week.
The “Cadillac Fly and Drive” complimentary flight will post at random each week. Users will need to stay tuned on the BLADE app, refreshing often, for a chance to secure a seat on the crowdsourced flight. Flights will depart on Friday evenings from one of two BLADE Lounges located at the East 34th Heliport or the West 30th Street Heliport. Upon arrival to East Hampton, the first six flyers to book will also have the chance to enjoy a complimentary Cadillac XT5 to use for the weekend.
“Cadillac prides itself on collaborating with like-minded brands to curate unique and memorable experiences,” says Nathan Tan, director of Brand Partnerships and Experiences at Global Cadillac. “Our partnership with BLADE reflects how our two brands are working together to evolve how customers travel.”
The Cadillac 6.2L V-8 engine that powers the Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype race car is undefeated at mid-season in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Cadillac race engines have secured 11 of the first 15 podium places — including all five victories — during Cadillac’s first year of IMSA competition, while each traveling more miles than a trip from Cadillac House in New York City to Hollywood, California.
The Cadillac 6.2L V-8 engine has been consistent in delivering power and reliability to the three Cadillac prototype race cars: No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R and No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R. Each team has only used two engines in competition, enabling the newest generation of Cadillac race cars to collectively cover more than 15,500 miles under IMSA sanction with near-flawless performance.
The race-prepped Cadillac 6.2L V-8 engine, which shares inherent architecture with the Cadillac 6.2L V-8 engines in the Cadillac CTS-V super sedan and the Cadillac Escalade prestige SUV, is naturally aspirated and outputs near 600 hp at a maximum allowable 7,600 rpm with the series-mandated air restrictors in place. The race car engines are modified, built and maintained by ECR Engines.