Cadillac has released the first pictures of the 2012 CTS, ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show.

Cadillac has released the first pictures of the CTS facelift, ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show.

On the design front, there isn't much to report as the updated model features a slightly revised grille with a more prominent Wreath & Crest logo.

Under the hood, there's a new 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 318 hp (237 kW / 322 PS) and 275 lb-ft (372 Nm) of torque - 14 hp (10 kW / 14 PS) and 2 lb-ft (3 Nm) more than the previous 3.6-liter V6. Thankfully, despite the extra output, the car's fuel economy rating remains 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway.

Lastly, the CTS will be offered with standard Bluetooth connectivity and a Touring Package that includes a dark finish grille, Sapele wood trim, metal pedals, and 18-inch nickel-finished wheels (19-inch polished aluminum wheels on the CTS 3.6).

Pricing information hasn't been announced, but the 2012 Cadillac CTS will start arriving at dealerships later this summer.

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