• May 10th 2006 at 7:55AM
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Sources close to Cadillac spilled the beans to AutoWeek about the addition of a coupe to the CTS lineup when the sedan's second generation debuts in 2008 as a 2009 model. While not officially approved, Lutz the car czar reportedly "really wants it" and since the lion's share of its components, sheetmetal and powertrains would come straight from the CTS the associated costs shouldn't be too much for the General to swallow. AutoWeek, however, expresses concern over the coupe's size, which will be larger than potential competitors including the BMW 3-Series coupe, Infiniti G35 and upcoming Audi A5. A probable V-Series edition with 400-hp, however, would give it the grunt to keep up with most luxury two-doors.

[Source: Autoweek]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      That's a pretty terrible rendering...that artists needs to have his pens taken away.

      The idea of a CTS coupe excites me though. If I had the money, the CTS-V is one of the few sedans I'd ever consider buying (along with the Merc CLS), but having the CTS(-V) in a coupe package would be so much nicer. Hopefully they reshape it well for the coupe form...I'm definitely excited to see it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow, you guys really HATE GM don't you. I kinda like the Coupe, but then again, I like the CTS as a whole. For all of you who think the CTS does not compete with the Germans, you are just plain wrong. Although the CTS is bigger, it is not any more "slopy" than the A4, 3series, etc. This is a giant puch foward for GM, and FINALLY I can buy a Cadillac coupe that is not old with high miles!
      • 9 Years Ago
      BUY AMERICAN! GMs new products are better then anyone elses.. hands down! People need to stop complaining and start doing a little research on the foreign cars before they buy!
      • 9 Years Ago
      V8 RWD luxury sport coupe. I can't see anything wrong with that.

      If this 'shop is so hideous, then what do you call that Bangle ogre, the BMW 6-series?

      A CTS-V coupe would be hot. Gawd, if you snobs had your way, America would still be producing FWD granny-wagons with baby blue interiors and faux-wood trim.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why do they keep comparing this to the G35, BMW 3, A4, etc .. its too big to be competing with those cars. This isnt a compact sports sedan/coupe .
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is obviously a chop of the 4 door. You can clearly see through the windshield the shorter door and the b pillar on the passenger side when on the driver's side it is not existent and the door is much longer, as it would be on a coupe. Pressumably they will make a coupe version of the upcoming CTS but this is not it... this is a photoshoped pic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The CTS-V Coupe might be enough to pull me away from my Mustangs.

      As of right now, I'm in a toss up for my next car between the Dodge Challenger, Chevy Camaro convertible, or the long awaited CTS-V Coupe.

      I second the timing chains issue. Makes for a hell of a shorter list of maintenance. Trust me.

      Oh, and anyone who says that German cars far surpass American are the same people who piss and moan about how poor the American economy is doing.
      • 9 Years Ago
      CANT WAIT>>>>>
      The CTS Coupe is just what the public needs since they did away with the Eldorado.. Look how long the Eldorado was in production.. Im waiting for the CTS to go into production and I will buy one.. The CTS is a sharp car and the coupe will add more to the market share.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Seems like a good idea, if Cad can ever regain any customers who are young enough to handle the heavy doors of a big coupe.
      The writer who said it should be smaller, like a 3 series, is encouraging GM to copy again. Maybe he drives an Impala/Camry, or maybe he knows GM should lead in image, because it cant lead in bang for the dollar, or in engineering.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What's the point of this car? It's less practical than a standard CTS since a couple doors are gone while it's still just as ugly.

      As opposed to the G35 which is a nice looking sedan that when you remove the rear doors turns into a stunning coupe.

      And just look at that grill. Some people think the Audi front end is bad....
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cadillac is honestly tempting me away from my VAG automobiles with the new CTS. A CTS coupe would be HOT with the new styling. Lutz himself confirmed that the interior quality on the previous generation was poor, so we should see better materials in the next one.

      If Audi builds its A4 like the ones in an Autobild preview, then I'll almost certainly be buying one.
      But Cadillac seems to be getting the right stuff these days.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A CTS Coupe would be awesome ! I'm a big guy and coupes fit me well. After test driving the CTS sedan. (which by the way was VERY sporty,) i'm totally excited about a coupe version on its way ! I'll be the first one in line to get one !
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