From Cadillac Press: The 2009 Cadillac DTS, Cadillac’s full-size sedan, extends its heritage of technologically advanced luxury and unmistakable design. The ultra-luxury 2009 Cadillac DTS Platinum Edition also returns.
The DTS Platinum continues to provide a distinctly higher level of premium luxury, and features the Northstar 4.6L V-8, rated at 292-horsepower (218 kW). It also includes Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Algorithm shifting.
Introduced in 2007 and based on the DTS livery sedan, the DTS-L is a long-wheelbase model for executive transport customers and those who seek more privacy in the rear passenger area. It is eight inches (315 mm) longer than the standard DTS (extension completed by a certified Cadillac Master Coachbuilder) and, with the added length inserted behind the rear doors, provides an executive privacy seating position. The DTS-L is equipped with the 275-horsepower (205 kW) 4.6L Northstar V-8 engine and is available with most of the DTS’ luxury features.
The DTS is equipped with the technologically advanced Northstar 4.6L V-8 engine and mated to the Hydra-Matic 4T80 four-speed automatic transmission – a proven combination that assures powerful, sophisticated performance.
The Northstar 4.6L V-8 engine is available in two configurations: the 292-horsepower (218 kW) L37 and the 275-horsepower (205 kW) LD8. The L37 version is responsive, with more peak horsepower. The LD8 puts more emphasis on quick launch and part-throttle response with greater peak torque.