• Jan 8, 2007


Before the highly anticipated debut of the Cadillac CTS later today, pictures and details about Caddy's newest luxury sedan have surfaced.

The all-new CTS grows both in width and length, with a striking exterior that we've only seen parts of up until now. The interior gets a thorough redesign as well, with a new dash, steering wheel and instrument cluster that may finally bring it to the levels of its European competition.

At the top of the line, you'll the direct-injected, 3.6-liter V6, producing 300 HP and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The new-to-the-CTS mill will be mated to a six-speed automatic, although in basic trim, you'll be able to row the gears yourself via a short throw, six-speed cog swapper. Power will naturally find its way down to the rear wheels, however, the 2008 model will offer a CTS-first: all-wheel-drive.

Later on, expect to find a V-series CTS, packing an additional two cylinders and producing adequate oomph to keep up with some of its hi-po rivals.

We'll have plenty more information available when the CTS is unveiled later, so stay tuned.

[Source: Edmunds]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      looks pretty ghetto... not in a bad way... but as a 3 series / C class buyer it's a step in the wrong direction for somebody like me. (it's gone all lux cruiser at the expense of sporty)
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow. i'm so happy to see this. this car is a work of art. i seriously hope it does well in the quality department. they better have gone all out with the quality of the make in the interior. this car could really reinvigorate cadillac, and i'd love nothing more than to see caddilac push these damn asians back to the other side of the pacific...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh ya! Looks like Cadillac is on its way to becoming the "Standard of The World" once again.
      • 8 Years Ago
      sam, Cadillac will simply fail here due to the Commodore. I'd be surprised if this new CTS can even match the Berlina let alone a Calais for example considering how cheap the current CTS is in comparison (a GMH guy lives near me, had a CTS and LHD Chevy-badged Statesman in his driveway). Hardly anyone buys the 300C due to the poor quality compared to both our local and the German and Japanese alternatives, Cadillac won't be any different. Especially when it's made quite expensive due to imported car taxes, it'll just be made pointless by Holden's own cars without the rivals needing to lift a finger.

      Just like Cadillac is unnecessary in Europe, it is down here too.

      That being said though, this doesn't look too bad even though I prefer a more classy and simple Audi design for example. But for America this seems fine. It'd be nice if GM had a good turbocharged V6 for cars like this and the Commodore in Australia, Ford have a great turbo I6 for the Falcon and it seems like Ford America have their own turbo V6 now too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a beautiful automobile, I just hope it is affordable because I would really like to have one. I am in need of new transportation, my minivan has seen it's best days. I would like one in shiney black please with white leather interior.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dear GM, I love your car...now for that V version - any chance that you could emulate the Corvette and avoid the gas guzzler tax??? Show us some trickery, spoil us with power but allow us to feed ourselves!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope it's the camera "angle" and not angles on the nose that are weird. I was hoping for more "revolution" than evolution from GM/Caddy, but then again I'm enough of an optomist to hope for a return to "Standard of the World".
      • 8 Years Ago
      HEY Bimmer boy!!! lets go play tag!!

      This car in slate grey or some really rich deep claret with a dark argent mesh grill and some SUBTLE V labeling is going to make SVT a distant memory.

      As they day goes on, the more I like. This may be the first catagory leading car GM has had in a long, long ,long time.

      I cannot believe I am excited about a GM!?!?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful! Only problem now will be wiping other peoples drool off the car.

      The direct-injected 300hp 3.6 is available as the midrange engine (http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/01/08/2008-cadillac-cts/). The 258hp V6 is just replacing the old 2.8 as the base engine it seems.

      Now, is it too much to hope the V will get an LS7?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm a big fan of Cadillac (owning an STS as I do), but I'm a little disappointed that there isn't the promised power increase with the engine. Three horses over the previous version still leaves it quite short of the competition.
      Travis
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dont care for it one bit....But here in Houston I think it might be popular with our "504's" aka new orleans transplants....

      Cadillac tries WAY WAY WAY too hard with styling. This look will last about as long as the chrysler 300 ghetto mobile.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM did exactly what they had to with this CTS. They refined the look (which is outstanding IMHO), added power, AWD, handling and most importantly a competitive interior. This is an adult's car but is not so stuffy that you are driven away to more youthful brands or models. It is a step forward for a company that buyers can not ignore any longer when purchasing a new car. Think about it this way, put a Catera (remember the Caddy that Zigs) next to this car and compare. In 10 years GM has taken Caddy a long way. And if they can keep the quality where it has been there becomes a rationale to actually buy American - have you seen the quality stats for Mercedes, Audi and BMW lately? The Japanese? Are they really in this segment? They have cars in the price range but nothing competitive to the Europeans. This is the first challenge to the European base from America in a long time and it is nice to Cadillac lead the American auto industry back again.
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