Following a sneak preview in an OnStar commercial, Cadillac has taken the wraps off the 2015MY CTS.

Following a sneak preview in an OnStar commercial, Cadillac has taken the wraps off the 2015MY CTS.

The main attraction is an updated front fascia highlighted by the wreathless crest as seen on recent Cadillac products. As standard it gets projector-beam halogen headlamps but for more money clients can opt for high-density discharge headlights with Adaptive Forward Lighting System. Lesser models get a Galvano chrome grille while the Vsport comes with a black chrome grille.

Other goodies include illuminating door handles featuring a similar Galvano polished aluminum look together with active aero grille shutters for base, Luxury and Performance versions. 17-inch wheels are standard but clients can upgrade to 18- or 19-inch rims and can also select from fresh body paints called Crystal White Tricoat and Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic.

The 2015 model year brings wireless smartphone charging, text message alerts built into the Cadillac CUE, perpendicular parking feature, OnStar with 4G LTE & Wi-Fi hotspot, lane keep assist & lane change alert safety systems as well as fresh interior color and trim combos.

Engine lineup kicks off with a base 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine outputting 272 bhp (203 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) followed by a beefier V6 3.6-liter rated at 321 bhp (239 KW) and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm).

The range-topping twin-turbo V6 3.6-liter engine powers the RWD-only CTS Vsport where it generates 420 bhp (313 kW) and 430 lb-ft (583 Nm), enough for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 4.4 seconds and a 172 mph (277 km/h) top speed. This variant also comes with an electronic limited-slip differential, sport-tuned suspension (with uprated spring rates and stabilizer bars), quicker steering ratio, Brembo brakes, 18-inch wheels with wider Pirelli summer rear tires along with a driver-selectable track mode.

Regardless of engine and RWD/AWD choice, all models come with an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission capable of switching gears in 0.3 seconds while providing “the quietness, smoothness and refinement Cadillac customers expect.”

Additional details can be found in the attached press release. Special thanks to Tao for sending us the tip!

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