2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe


It has been a while.
I saw the concept at the Detroit show almost 2 years ago!

So Cadillac finally has a full line up with the CTS.
It is about as good looking as the concept.
We’ll see how they price it. Hopefully bellow $40 000 to start.
Here is the official word:

“The CTS Coupe extends Cadillac’s emerging performance credentials. The CTS Coupe’s standard powertrain consists of a direct injected 3.6L V-6 and six-speed manual transmission. Direct injection technology delivers fuel more precisely to increase the efficiency of combustion, enabling more power while maintaining fuel economy and lowering emissions – including a 25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions.

The 3.6L DI engine is rated at 304 horsepower (227 kW) and offers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway. It also runs on less expensive regular unleaded gasoline.

The powertrain’s performance is channeled through a chassis that delivers sports car performance without punishment. The hardware includes an independent short/long arm (SLA) front suspension system, with hydraulic control arm front bushings; and a multi-link rear suspension mounted on a fully isolated subframe. Also included are four-wheel disc performance brakes, premium steering and limited-slip differential.

Two suspension-tuning levels are available: a Performance Package with 18-inch wheels and all-season tires (available in both RWD and AWD,) and the Summer Tire Performance Package, with 19-inch tires and wheels and a higher level of road holding capability. StabiliTrak, the advanced electronic chassis control system, is standard.

The 304-horsepower (227 kW) 3.6L V-6 Direct Injection engine will be standard, equipped with a six-speed manual, featuring a revised clutch and dual-mass flywheel that offers better clutch pedal feel and improved engine isolation. A 6-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control (and available steering wheel mounted shift buttons) is optional

CTS Coupe blends handcrafted luxury with a contemporary, driver-focused interior that supports the car’s high-performance capabilities. The interior includes hand-sewn accents covering the door, center storage console and instrument panel trim. 14-Way adjustable Recaro sport seats, previously exclusively offered on Cadillac’s V-Series model, will be offered on all CTS Coupe models as an option.

The car offers a host of advanced technologies, including:

Integrated iPod/MP3 capability

40-gig hard drive, including the ability to store music and pause-and-replay live radio

Pop-up navigation system

Adaptive forward lighting system

Bluetooth connectivity

Standard Keyless Access and Smart Remote Start

Rear Camera system

Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio system”

Conversation 18 comments

  1. Looks nice, but one thing I cannot stand about the new car designs is that the rear windshield/trunk height + C-pillar severely obscure vision out the back.

  2. i think this coupe is stunning from every angle. it's just gorgeous, dramatic, sporty, just hotness itself. now i'd love to see it in a better color. richer hues suit Cadillac styling much more than dull silver.

  3. I just don't like anything about the CTS, I really don't. I want to like it so much but I can't. I hate American luxury.

    More chrome does NOT equal more class. It is tacky, and the angular style will not age gracefully.

  4. I'm buying a new car next year. I was thinking of the A5 but my concern is over the back seat room. This car is beautiful so I'm going to need to add it to my list. Wow.. can't wait to see it in person.

  5. Good thing they are offering a rear camera. The slope of the rear glass almost looks like it could be the roof. I pity the folks stuck in the back seat of this clown car.

  6. The proportions are wrong.

    It has very deep (almost slabby) body sides and a shallow greenhouse. That approach can look good if it's done right, but this car just looks dumpy.

  7. I wanted to like this too, I am a bog fan of the CTS sedan in red or silver especially…But the A5 is the best looking coupe out there. This coupe IS slabby and reminds me of a Celica hatchback, not a good thing.

  8. November 23, 2009 1:27 PM said: "I want to like it so much but I can't. I hate American luxury." –You are a contradiction in BS. Hate is a pretty strong word for someone who aspires to desire American Luxury.

    BTW; I like it. A lot. And not just because I dislike european or Japanese Luxury. But because I'm an unbiased artist at heart.

  9. "Anonymous said…
    November 23, 2009 1:27 PM said: "I want to like it so much but I can't. I hate American luxury." –You are a contradiction in BS. Hate is a pretty strong word for someone who aspires to desire American Luxury.

    BTW; I like it. A lot. And not just because I dislike european or Japanese Luxury. But because I'm an unbiased artist at heart.

    November 25, 2009 6:22 AM"

    What in the hell are you talking about???

    I don't like chrome and excess. I also said why I don't like the overall design.

    Have you ever heard of personal opinion?

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