The Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

 

The dramatically styled Cadillac CTS, a true luxury sports saloon with a European driving feel, is spearheading Cadillac’s commitment to become a global premium brand.

The CTS builds on Cadillac's century-long tradition of technological innovation and pioneering design. Characteristic design cues include vertical headlamps and tail lamps, a refinement of a Cadillac tradition that first appeared in 1965.

Styled in a modern interpretation of the cars that made Cadillac famous, the CTS is every inch a true eye-catching Cadillac. What other car could be the star of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Matrix Reloaded?

The Cadillac CTS is offered with a choice of two smooth-running six-cylinder engines. The 2.8-litre CTS saloon develops 158 kW (215 hp) and is complemented by an all-new 3.6 litre V6 with 189 kW (257 hp). Both include fully variable valve timing of the intake and exhaust valves and a dual-stage variable intake manifold to deliver outstanding flexibility, fuel economy and emissions control. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. On sale now, the on-the-road prices for the highly specified and equipped CTS luxury sports saloon begin at £24,850.

The fact that the engineering and development team, who carried out the chassis and suspension work, chose to do so at Germany’s famed Nürburgring is an indication of how serious Cadillac is about this new direction for the brand. The Cadillac CTS uses a StabiliTrak stability control system adapted from the one developed for the Corvette. The system is highly responsive and can adjust braking at any of the four wheels to maintain vehicle control in the most demanding conditions.

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Published 14 May 2005 Melanie Carter
 

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