A new batch of spy shots depicting the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V has arrived at our office, this time with a prototype testing in Germany around the Nürburgring.

A new batch of spy shots depicting the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V has arrived at our office, this time with a prototype testing in Germany around the Nürburgring.

Since the CTS-V has been spotted testing at the 'Ring, this shows Cadillac is aiming to position the CTS-V as a direct competitor to the BMW M5 and other similar Euro rivals in this segment. Still dressed in heavy camo, the high-performance sedan will be introduced next year as a 2016MY with an aggressive body kit, bulging hood, rear diffuser, beefy brakes, quad exhaust and a spoiler mounted on the trunk.

The identity of the engine is still a mystery but we could be dealing with a V8 6.2-liter supercharged motor sourced from the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 where it churns 650 bhp (485 kW) and 880 Nm (650 lb-ft) but chances are in the CTS-V it will be detuned.

Cadillac has already announced the model will "move to the next level with [a] more dynamic design and technical sophistication", thus leaving potential customers with high expectations for a viable alternative to the Germans. Look for a public debut in January 2015 at NAIAS in Detroit, with sales to commence a few months later.

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Cadillac CTS-V spied flexing its muscles at the Nurburgring