The redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS will be more powerful, stylish and luxurious than its predecessor, but it will also be much more expensive. With a new starting price of $46,025 (*including $925 for destination), the 2014 CTS represents a price increase of more than $7,000 compared to the 2013 model, but it should be more appropriately sized and equipped to take on rivals like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which start at $47,800 and $51,900, respectively.

Available trim levels – referred to as Collections – include Luxury, Performance and Premium, offering either a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6 and the choice of either rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations. For more performance, the all-new CTS Vsport model will have an asking price of $59,995. This 420-horsepower model is more powerful than both the BMW 550i and Mercedes E550 and about $2,000 less expensive than both.

There's still no word on what Cadillac has in store for a next-gen CTS-V sedan, but we're guessing power and price will both rise considerably. Scroll down for more info on the 2014 CTS that is set to go on sale this fall.
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All-New CTS Sedan Ascends into Midsize Luxury Segment
More than 20 new features come standard with all-new model launching this fall

DETROIT – When the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan arrives in dealerships this fall, it will offer more interior space, power and technology with more than 20 new standard features compared with the current model.

Inside and out, the third-generation CTS sedan grows, ascending into the heart of the midsize luxury market, with an all-new design that is longer, lower and leaner. The new CTS is five inches longer, expanding interior space, but also 244 pounds lighter than the previous model. It is expected to be the lightest car in its segment.

"CTS has always been Cadillac's centerpiece, and as our brand expands and elevates the car properly grows to its true place" said David Leone, CTS executive chief engineer. "With last year's addition of the award-winning ATS compact luxury sedan, CTS will directly challenge the luxury midsize competition with uncompromised performance, luxury and technology."

The 2014 CTS standard model will start at $46,025, including $925 destination. Three Collections of option packages – Luxury, Performance and Premium – will be offered with either the 2.0T turbocharged four cylinder or 3.6L naturally aspirated V6 engine in either rear- or all-wheel drive.

CTS will be offered with a choice of three powertrains, including a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 272 horsepower and goes from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds – 1.5 seconds faster than the outgoing model. Standard front Brembo brakes with ferritic-nitro carburizing, or FNC, anti-corrosion rotors give CTS braking performance that Cadillac expects to be best in the segment. Magnetic Ride Control, the world's fastest-reacting suspension and a hallmark of V-Series models, is now standard on base models with 18-inch wheels.

Selectable drive modes will allow drivers to adjust the vehicle's performance dynamics for touring, ice and snow, or sport driving. The CTS Vsport model features the new Cadillac Twin-Turbo 3.6L V6 engine with an SAE-certified 420 horsepower and a "track" drive mode with specific Magnetic Ride Control calibration and enhanced throttle progression for greater track performance.

The Vsport model contains the highest-performing components, led by the all-new Twin Turbo V6. The CTS Vsport model starts at $59,995, including $925 destination, and comes equipped with an electronic limited slip differential and eight-speed automatic transmission in RWD only.

Inside, all CTS models are equipped with CUE, Cadillac's breakthrough system for connectivity and control featuring an eight-inch fully reconfigurable touch screen. CUE brings tablet-like functionality into the CTS with functions such as haptic feedback to confirm selections, proximity sensing to reveal hidden icons, gesture recognition and capacitive touch. A 5.7-inch display in the instrument cluster allows the driver to control radio, phone and navigation functions through steering wheel controls without having to take his eyes off the road.

CTS will come with an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system with HD radio capability. Users will have several options for streaming portable media devices with three USB ports and one auxiliary and SD card port.

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered a historic renaissance led by artful engineering and advanced technology. More information on Cadillac can be found at media.cadillac.com.


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      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      \"Expected to be the lightest car in the segment\" For once! Now GM is starting to catch on.
      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      rather buy this than ss performance eve if it is more powerful look at that car.
      wooootles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty ballsy to put the V-sport within 5-6k of the "real" V (which will also be selling alongside gen 3 as 2014 MY). ...are we looking at a future 100-grand CTS-V? Really mix in with other 6-digit sedans like the M5/M6GC, E/CLS63 and the RS7? Well, I guess they're letting us know that they really really play with MB/BMW/Audi/Jag, not Acura/Lincoln/Lexus. Best of luck to them.
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kind of ballsy for Cadillac to be pricing their cars so close to BMW now. $1,800 is not a lot of money at this level. And if the CTS is as good at competing with the 5 Series as the ATS is with the 3 Series then great for GM. Still though, you would think they would try to come in even cheaper. I guess they feel they are ready to play in the big leagues, including on price. Then again, they are 10 years into reinventing themselves so best of luck! Can't wait for the road tests. The CTS looks awesome.
        550PlusX5
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Yes, but understand how BMW pricing works. If you want the driver seat, that's an option. Passenger seat? That's another option. The air you breathe inside the cabin, that's optional too...The accelerator pedal is an option and so is the brake pedal, but both are included if you buy the "premium driveablility package A", which includes both pedals and a steering wheel....But the parking brake is still a separate purchase, unless you get the "preimum driveability package B"....
          adam1keith1980
          • 1 Year Ago
          @550PlusX5
          550PlusX5, you don't know me, and I don't know you, but I can. However, unlike most Americans who get themselves into huge debts and creating wastes by buying disposible items, including cars, I pay cash for things that last. I, not the bank, own my house as well as three cars - all of them Lexuses that I bought new in the last ten years. I also owned a BMW that needed a 12K tranmission replacement - never again. Go on with your idiotic spending. You look like you have a X5 despite all the negative ratings - did you do your research? Until I can BUY a BMW that will last me 15 years, I will not stop complaining.
          Eric M
          • 1 Year Ago
          @550PlusX5
          Yes, a typically equipped 550i is in the low $70's
          550PlusX5
          • 1 Year Ago
          @550PlusX5
          adam1keith1980 I assure you that you are talking out of your a s s.... Not that I'm saying this to diss Caddy..But come on....Why don't you first get to a point where you can either afford either the caddy or bmw or audi or what have you...And then let's talk...
          550PlusX5
          • 1 Year Ago
          @550PlusX5
          @adam1keith1980 Sure boss, whatever you say boss...
          adam1keith1980
          • 1 Year Ago
          @550PlusX5
          550PlusX5: I am going to pretend there is no sacarsm and hope you learn from my teaching, and I am not even charging you, boy.
        SpaceGhost
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Well at least Cadillac is still offering standard Leather seats.
          Eric M
          • 1 Year Ago
          @SpaceGhost
          People forget that the MORE EXPENSIVE 528i comes standard with *VINYL* interior. If you want leather, it's $1450 extra, or part of the $2600 Premium package.
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        On one hand, the car can stand on it's own and a high price is justified in that respect. On the other hand, there are people in this segment that are very price conscious since these cars have the same level of function as a much cheaper non-luxury car. On the other other hand, there are quite a few BMW and Audi buyers/leasers that use non-numbers-based metrics (more specifically, they only check the badge on the front) to decide what car to get, so price will hold less importance to them (maybe that's more in the 1- and 3-Series levels).
          550PlusX5
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp
          I don't think it's that people in this segment are price conscious in as much as people are more "designer" label snobbiness that keeps folks glued into the aforementioned german cars.... Then again, I'm not one that should be talking, since I don't think I can't see myself in a Caddy.Not that I don't think they aren't good cars... Just not just my personal cup of tea. Corvette Stingray? Yes definitely... (and hopefully in the not to distant future).
        jf.bouchard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        I think you're right in saying they probably feel they can play in the big leagues. High prices show confidence, Cadillac did the right thing.
          adam1keith1980
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jf.bouchard
          High prices show arrogance, just like the Germans. Especially this CTS is not yet proven.
      postpast
      • 1 Year Ago
      I respect Cadillac for looking to take the Germans on head to head. It is likely still a good deal; im guessing that this car will come with magnetic ride control and Brembo brakes stock. The Germans (at up to 5g more base) have a recipe of up charging, base models don\'t have simple tech like bluetooth or real leather. With how sexy this car looks it is also possible that it becomes the new \"hot\" item.
        mchica
        • 1 Year Ago
        @postpast
        Too bad "taking on" means reverse engineering German competitors cars instead of actual effort.
          jamboarder
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mchica
          You can keep repeating that drivel hoping to make it true. But it isn't. There is difference between benchmarking and reverse engineering. If you think luxury automakers don't benchmark their competitors then feel free to continue wallowing in your ignorance. Luxuriate in your "Germans Are Superior" complex for as long as it makes you happy. The rest of are content to judge vehicles on their merits rather than their lineage.
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        mchica
        • 1 Year Ago
        You understand that this platform was derived from reverse engineering a BMW E36 3-Series don't you? Blanket statements about German cars being unreliable kills all credibility. Especially when those German cars black dots centered around GM crapmatic transmission failures (and electronics yes)
      masteraq
      • 1 Year Ago
      The new CTS basically takes the place of the old STS in the Cadillac lineup, while the new ATS takes the place of the old CTS. This is pretty standard in the auto business. For instance, today's BMW 1 series is basically the same size as the 3 series from 20 years ago, while the 3, 5, and 7 series have each moved up a size/price class. Or take a look at Honda. The Accord has grown from compact to full-size over the last 20 years, while the Civic moved from sub-compact to compact and the new Fit took the place of the old Civic.
      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      That interior looks even better than the 2014 Impala that I sat in last week.. That's saying something
      robespierex
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was sorta thinking the ATS-V would start around 55k - but with the 59K CTS v sport there might be a bit of dilemna there for caddy shoppers.
        Fat man
        • 1 Year Ago
        @robespierex
        i am guessing the ATS V is going to start at around 65-67K....around were the last CTS V was priced around.....
          robespierex
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Fat man
          I really don't think the ATS-V will start that high. I certainly hope not. The current top level 6 cyl version starts at 47k, so add another 10k maybe for the V puts you around 57K. That's what I'm thinking, but again the CTS V sport is right there, and has more style.
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      420hp TTV6 and the 2014 E550 will come with a 430hp TTV6 V6's are taking over
        434-2-804
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zizixx89
        and the 2014 550i will actually have 445hp; cadi still has some catching up to do
          Joe
          • 1 Year Ago
          @434-2-804
          Considering the way the ZL1 demolished the GT500 while packing 82 less horses and weighing 200 extra pounds.. An upset no one saw coming.. And then the way the C6 ZR1 tore the reborn Viper a new one on the way out the door, I wouldn't be so quick to count the CTS out based on a measly 25 horsepower deficit. GM clearly knows a thing or two about making the most of what it's got.. Critically you must also remember the 550 doesn't have the magnetic suspension. I think the 5 series engineering team has good reason to be a bit nervous with this car coming up.
          Rob
          • 1 Year Ago
          @434-2-804
          The TT6 is leaps and bounds ahead of BMW\'s turbo 6 the use in the 535 and almost at the same power levels in a car lighter than a BMW 550. The CTS-V will be eating M5\'s for breakfast...can\'t wait for the comparison tests
      Javier Garza
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am NOT a Cadillac fanboy by any stretch of the imagination, but this car just looks so beautiful and well engineered to me. I hope it is successful! Now we have five AMAZING sedans to choose from: CTS, A6 (stunning design), E-Class (quintessential midsize luxury sedan), 5-Series (all around performer - have owned two of these!), and the GS (not a huge fan of Japanese luxury, but I am sure it's fantastic).
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