Cadillac CTS Sedan
The Cadillac CTS Sedan has been the cornerstone of Cadillac’s re-emergence as one of the world’s premier manufacturers of luxury sports sedans over the past decade. It continues to draw new customers from imports and establish loyalty among repeat buyers.
This five-passenger, rear-wheel-drive sedan – all-wheel drive is available – matches a race track-honed driving experience with the signature styling that has characterized Cadillac’s new era. It is offered in three trim collections: Luxury, Performance and Premium.
A new level of standard content for 2013 includes heated leather seating with 10-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats with driver’s memory feature, adaptive remote starting, rearview camera system, Rainsense wipers, interior ambient lighting, Universal Home Remote and an underhood appearance package.
The Luxury Collection features a 3.0L V-6, while Performance and Premium Collections come with a 3.6L V-6. Both engines feature direct-injection technology and EPA highway mileage ratings of 27 mpg. All-wheel drive is available, giving this stylish and versatile wagon a greater measure of capability.
Continuous improvements have helped keep the CTS family at the top of customer consideration lists and earn critical praise. For 2013 ,CTS Sedan receives a new grille finish and new exterior color choices – Glacier Blue Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic and Summer Gold Metallic.
The CTS Sedan complements a range of models and body styles that includes CTS Coupe, Sport Wagon and the high-performance V-Series. Please see separate releases for CTS Coupe and CTS Sport Wagon. Also, please see the separate release for CTS-V Sedan.
The CTS’s distinctive shield-shaped front grille is updated again for 2013 with a bright appearance on the vertical and horizontal bars that compose the grille’s frame. Models equipped with the CTS Touring Package feature a grille with dark vertical and horizontal bars.
The CTS interior emphasizes technical precision with hand-crafted details. An integrated center stack design – with a satin metallic finish – blends into the lower instrument panel that sweeps forward and away from front-seat occupants.
Available heated and ventilated seats incorporate “thin-seat” technology for maximum occupant comfort and enhanced rear-seat leg, knee and foot room. French stitching is used throughout the interior, including the upper instrument panel, door inserts, seats and the shifter boot.
A 3.0L direct-injected V-6 is the standard engine in Base and Luxury models and is rated at 270 horsepower (201 kW). Along with direct injection technology, the 3.0L engine employs continuously variable valve timing to optimize power and fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Highway fuel economy on 3.0L-equipped rear-wheel drive models is 27 mpg.
The CTS Sport Sedan’s 3.6L direct-injected V-6 is standard in the Performance and Premium Collections and delivers an SAE-certified 318 horsepower (237 kW). Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater efficiency and a more favorable front-to-rear weight balance. Examples include a composite intake manifold that saves approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) over the weight of a comparable aluminum intake and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine.
The Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all CTS Sport Wagon RWD models. The 6L50 six-speed is featured on AWD models.
The CTS chassis enables a great balance of performance and luxury. The hardware includes structural enhancements via a tower-to-tower brace; large, four-wheel disc brakes and a ZF steering rack. Four suspension tuning packages are available: base, performance (standard on 3.6L models and optional on 3.0L models), 19-inch performance all-season and the summer tire performance package with a summer-only 19-inch tire (RWD only).
Source: Cadillac Press