The Cadillac CTS has always been a bit of a anomaly in the luxury segment, spanning the space between the entry-level BMW 3 Series/Mercedes-Benz C-Class/Audi A4 and mid-size 5 Series/E-Class/A6. But with the introduction of the 2013 Cadillac ATS, the CTS has room to grow, and based on these first set of spy shots, it's doing just that.

Based off a stretched version of the Alpha platform that's underpinning its smaller sibling, the 2014 CTS' wheelbase is likely to grow a few inches, affording rear seat passengers up to 40 inches of leg room. While the front overhangs are still short and will continue on with Cadillac's Art and Science design motif with angular headlamps that stretch up the front fenders, the rear will likely extend a bit further back, maximizing trunk room in the process.

It's expected that the base engine will continue to be a V6, but churning out something in the neighborhood of 350 horsepower, possibly through the use of forced induction. The current six-speed automatic will likely be swapped in favor of a new eight-speed auto 'box to keep up with the rest of the luxury set.

If we had to place bets, we'd put our money on the 2014 CTS debuting at the Detroit Auto Show next year, with sales beginning late in 2013.


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      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't believe people would complain about one car being split into two properly sized cars. But then again with the many comments I see on this web site I guess I should have expected no less. The CTS will bring Cadillac a car that will be in size like the others in class but with the ATS they will still have a smaller and much lighter car for those who did not want the larger car. It would make no sense to keep the CTS the same size as it not much larger than the ATS now. If anything the CTS will be larger and now that Cadillac has a handle on the weight with the new Alpha THis car may be larger but should weigh in at near the same weight as the present car. It should have the same feel of the small car with more room.
      Bavarian818
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty cool things happening over at Cadillac.... They need to make a serious change to their line up to compete! Why? Look at their sales numbers....they have dropped over the last year that IMHO is due to their aging line up vs all new midsize models from BMW, AUDI, Lexus, Merc.... I own a 5 series and love it, but am pulling for Caddy to pull this evolution off with mass appeal!!!
        Papi L-Gee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bavarian818
        They've also dropped two of their car lines, the STS and DTS.
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      I might be a player on one of these..Whatever it's gonna be.. Bigger than current CTS, RWD, 300+ hp, 30+mpg, and make it light. Hey Cadillac!! Can you hear me?? Price it right!! or I'm going to buy a G37
        Autoblogist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Sounds like you're in the market for an ATS, not a CTS. The CTS, while getting a little bigger, will also move up in price. The current is too close the ATS in price and at any rate the G37 is smaller than the current CTS.
        Glynn Hadskey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Make it 30 mpg or you'll buy a G37? You do know that a G37 gets 27 on premium.
        tylermars.design
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        they don't hear you, and frankly they don't care.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Whatever happened to this car being based on a FWD chassis? I thought you hated the CTS and ATS because you seem to think they are based on FWD chassis.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Cadillac will have another world class car.
      Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Speaking of a forced induction V6 - i'd like to see that twin turbo 3.6 Ecoboost competitor that they have owed us for a few years in the CTS and also throughout the GM family tree.
      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really want to like this car, and I am excited to see what they come up with too. If it does complete with the 5 series and is priced well then I will be test driving it and who knows...
      bootsnchaps60
      • 2 Years Ago
      Making it look less like the usual Opel/Holden redo's would be a good start.
      Al
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whats the difference here? the New model will have water leaks, engine problems and probably more rattles than the one i had. Over 100 years and they still cant get it right!!!!! Forget GM
        Lemon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al
        My dad has had a CTS4 for about three years now and it has been flawless. Looks amazing in black, too
        hudkina
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al
        Cadillac ranked #3 for dependability in the latest J.D. Power study, so...
        karknut
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al
        I'm sure the dealer who sold and serviced your car is delighted that you won't be back. Some people just are not worth the brain damage, I'll bet the dealer (if you service it at a dealer) who looks after your current car wishes he could get you to "forget" them too.
        karknut
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al
        I'm sure the dealer who sold and serviced your car is delighted that you won't be back. Some people just are not worth the brain damage, I'll bet the dealer (if you service it at a dealer) who looks after your current car wishes he could get you to "forget" them too.
        Gabbo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al
        My wife has a 2009 CTS with AWD and it has been flawless - she loves it. Maybe Al pulls his horse trailer with his .....
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Tyson Taylor
        • 2 Years Ago
        FWD cars typicaly have more interior space than RWD cars with the same wheelbase. The Government Classifies a car's size based on the interior dimensions.
      Neil
      • 2 Years Ago
      if the cts is growing in size, then is was pointless to discontinue the sts.
      mikemaj82
      • 2 Years Ago
      my passengers already enjoy 40" of legroom in the G8. Most roomy and fastest sedan I've ever seen for under $30K. Just sayin...
        AnthonyL
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Cool story, where's the closest Pontiac dealership again?
          mikemaj82
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AnthonyL
          What's your point? Anything I need I can get from a GM dealership, or from Holden in Australia.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Yeah, and the G8 doesn't exist anymore...
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Yeah, and the G8 doesn't exist anymore...
          mikemaj82
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Yea, and I can sell my car now for exactly what I paid for it 2 years ago. It's good to own a gem.
        Bob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        The G8 is a neat car, no doubt. And I think it would be a really fun family car. But there is no comparison at all when it comes to content/luxury. The G8 didn't even have nav available.
          mikemaj82
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Bob
          It wasn't made to be a luxury car. It was made for performance. It just so happened to be extremely large and roomy inside, but nothing more. And who cars, I have a Garmin. Rather use that than pay an extra $2500 for a nav that I rarely use.
          Bob
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Bob
          If you were already aware it's not a luxury car, then why post? The CTS most definitely is a luxury car. Your point is that other cars that aren't comparable to the CTS also exist? Interesting...
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        For under 30k? Then you're talking about the V6 version. In which case, not fast.
          Redraiderguy08
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jtav2002
          I paid under 30k for my 2009 G8 GT, came with the V8, leather interior, upgraded sound and the sport package. Only option not on the car was the sunroof, which they were willing to throw in but i didn't want.
          mikemaj82
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jtav2002
          I paid $28K for my GT buddy.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      That sucks. I loved that the CTS was a small-mid size car, and I would think that the sales numbers would prove that the size is perfect for a lot of people. Caddy is getting over obsessed about going after BMW. Competition is good and all, but the CTS and the V variant being so hugely successful should be showing Caddy that slightly different can be a very good thing. I swear BMW's #1 advertiser right now is Caddy. Sheesh.
        techie69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        That is why Cadillac is in good hands not hiring you! You go after the benchmark of the industry, not your shadow!
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