• Aug 18, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Cadillac CTS coupe.

This past Saturday in Monterey, Cadillac invited a select group of journalists to see the production version of the CTS coupe. Naturally, cameras weren't allowed inside the Caddy tent to keep images leaking out ahead of the coupe's official unveiling this November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

However, a lack of pictures hasn't stopped InsideLine from going into detail about what the CTS coupe will look like when it rolls onto the stand in LA. According to the report, the coupe is virtually unchanged from its conceptual predecessor, with everything ahead of the A-pillars pulled directly from its sedan counterpart. The massive C-pillars have remained, along with the vertical taillights and steeply raked rear window. Thankfully, Cadillac saw fit to include a back-up camera to make up for the lack of rearward visibility.

Production will begin next summer at GM's Lansing Grand River plant, and while GM execs remain mum on engine choices, expect the same duo of V6s available on the sedan and sport wagon to carry over to the coupe, along with the CTS-V's 550 hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V8 later down the line.



[Source: InsideLine]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if it will save any weight over the CTS Sedan. Anyone know?
      • 6 Years Ago
      There is a major change between the concept and the production version of the CTS coupe. The rear overhang is a few inches longer on the production version.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks awesome.

      The CTS sedan hardly feels sporty, even though it is relatively quick. I think this coupe's success ultimately boils down to whether they change its controls so they are fairly precise and actually have some feel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think i just found my dream car V please!!!! here's hoping Gm will pull some wieght out of this to make it even faster around the nurburgring anybody down for a limited edition with the LS9 :):)
      • 6 Years Ago
      All new caddys remind me of "Kryten" from Red Dwarf.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As long as I can get a manual trans with the bigger engine..... oh, and how about a red interior? Sign me up. My 2001 BMW's rear window just broke after 43K miles (and not much use of it) so I'm ready to give GM a try and check out their quality. I'm also ready to stop sending my money out of the country.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How big is this car? It looks to be bigger than a G37, is it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's about the size of a 6series BMW. 10 inches longer than a 3series and g37.

        I dont know why people keep comparing it to those cars? I would say it's a 6series, CLK and A5 competitor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      HOLY BEAUTY this car is awesome! Finally, the designers at GM have figured out how to take the ugly stealth-plane-cues and make it look good on an automobile (except for the brake-light. They need to get it off the trunk, it looks ugly there and overwhelms the gestalt).

      ...but then it looks like the 68 AMC AMX (I love the AMX though)! At least the rear end does.

      Now, if GM can manage to get this fabulous looking concept to production, WITHOUT dumbing the design down, they'll have a blockbuster. Otherwise, if they simply follow their historical norm, then we'll end up with the usual abomination derivative.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like Pontiac G6 with some bling on it...
        • 6 Years Ago
        " If Cadillac's CTS Coupe (which should be called the CTC)"

        It should totally be called the CTC. The Wagon should be the CTW. CTS = Catera Touring Sedan
        • 6 Years Ago
        And I suppose the XLR looks like a G5 with bling, too, huh?

        pathetic.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @The Other Bob
        Maybe CTS at one time might have stood for "Catera Touring Sedan" if you aks Cadillac's marketing team what it satnds for now the answer would be "C-Segment Touring Sedan". They want to distance themselves from what was a disaster of a vehicle in the Catera.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Right.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is going to be as important for Cadillac as the CTS was back in 2002.

        The CTS is Cadillac's number 1 seller due to its class and its price. If Cadillac's CTS Coupe (which should be called the CTC) comes out with a price below that of a similarly equipped CTS...

        ...and the V series CTS-coupe is released with all 550 Horses...


        then not only will this car sell...but it will be like buying a bastard child of the Reventon and the Gallardo.

        Imagine they made a CTS-coupe V series convertible !???

        *faints*
        • 6 Years Ago
        From that angle, it does resemble a G6. But then, I like the G8 better than this thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Um....I think Infiniti stole Cadillac's thunder with the G37 coupe (and the G35).

      Why is it that GM seems to be 12-18 months behind the competition with innovation/design cues?!
        • 6 Years Ago
        No thunder stolen here HowardM, this looks nothing like an Infiniti. Cadillac has A: been around A LOT longer than almost any of its competition bar Mercedes-Benz, B: sure they had fallen behind in late 70's thru the 90's but Cadillac is back and in a big way. This CTC or whatever it will be called will be a huge hit. I am 30 and let me tell you I would have never EVER considered a Cadillac as to how they were, but now.... hell yes I would, in a heartbeat, especially this coupe!!! Inifini-shminiti.... this Cadillac will be hot all on its own.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They may be a little late to the party, but they are arriving with a much better package. This coming from a G35 6MT Coupe owner.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The G35 front end did indeed look similar to the CTS front end. But the CTS came first. No way Nissan stole any thunder by coming in 2nd.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The G35/37 look NOTHING like this Cadillac... different proportions IMO
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still think it's ugly...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think it's ugly, but I think it could look a lot better if the ass end wasn't so high... it almost looks like a hatchback instead of a proper coupe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Go ahead, give my comment a low ranking but it's just an opinion and yes, everyone has one so don't be so quick to freak out when someone expresses one.

        I really, honestly hope the production version ends up looking better, but to me the rendered/speculated images that are being created from the camouflaged shots show a car with an "awkward" rear-end to say the least.

        So from those, I still personally feel that it looks ugly....

        Maybe that won't be the case when the production model comes out......maybe...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The image at the top of this article looks like a little too much fisheye in the lens. I hope that same effect isn't there in person.

        As for cars that everybody can agree look beautiful, there probably haven't been too many of those since the original Jaguar E-Type. Now who in their right mind can deny that that's a beautiful car?
        • 6 Years Ago
        If you haven't seen this car in person, you may have a change of opinion once you see it for the first time on the road. I'm not saying that you can't think it's ugly (is there any car that everyone likes?), but photos just don't do the car justice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never liked the ass, but if they come out with a V version...I just might have to betray the M3 :-(
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