Cadillac CTS Coupe - Interview with Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac General Manager
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While on the First Drive for the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe, Dan Pund had a
chance to speak with Bryan Nesbitt, the General Manager of Cadillac.
2011 Cadillac CTS COUPE
Slated to arrive in Cadillac showrooms in the spring of 2010, the CTS Coupe
is a new luxury sports coupe designed to become the centerpiece of the
brands revised lineup. The Coupe joins the CTS Sport Sedan, the 556-hp
CTS-V and new CTS Sport Wagon as the foundation of Cadillacs lineup. A
high-performance V-Series edition of the Coupe will also be released in
The Coupe is a classic 2+2 layout bolstered with advanced technology, such
as a rear-view camera system and a performance-oriented suspension system
coupled to rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The coupe has the same wheelbase
as the CTS, but an overall height that is approximately two inches lower
and an overall length that is two inches shorter.
Although it draws from its sport sedan sister, the CTS Coupe shares only
the instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille. Key
design features includes classic hardtop styling, with no conventional
B-pillar, touch-pad operation for the doors removes the need for
conventional door handles, creating a technical, clean profile, a
windshield laid at a faster angle
(62.3 degrees) and a long, nearly horizontal back-glass area combine to
create a sleek, aerodynamic look, sculpted lower front fascia with unique
brake-cooling vents, diamond cut-style rear fascia with mesh lower grilles,
center-outlet Exhaust with twin
dihedral-shaped tips that pass through the rear fascia, signature vertical
lighting, highlighted with LED light pipes, and a rear spoiler integrated
into the center high-mounted stop lamp.
The CTS Coupe extends Cadillacs emerging performance credentials. The CTS
Coupes 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 3.6-liter engine is rated at 304 horsepower and offers
EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway. It also runs on less
expensive regular unleaded gasoline.
The powertrains 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, and the advanced
electronic chassis control system, is standard.
The 304-hp 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 cars 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 Cadillacs V-Series model, will be offered on all CTS
Coupe models as an option.
2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport: A day with the CTS V-Sport in Michigan
http://www.edmunds.com Edmunds.com Editors travels to Michigan to spend a
day with the 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport. Get a behind-the-scenes look as
they drive the new CTS V-Sport on the track at GM's proving grounds and do
instrumented track testing including 0-60 and slalom runs.
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Where Eagles Dare: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe vs Audi RS 5 vs BMW
We parachute Cadillac's new CTS-V Coupe deep into German territory to
battle it out with two of Germany's finest performance coupes, the Audi RS
5 and BMW M3.
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Redline Review: 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport
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With the smaller ATS now in the lineup, the 2014 Cadillac CTS is finally
free to move up-market in size, power, and prestige. The all-new
third-generation CTS showcases a lot of firsts for the Cadillac brand. The
first twin-turbo engine, 8-speed
transmission, and a plethora of luxury and technology makes this one of the
best mid-size luxury sedans money can buy. If you want the best handling
vehicle in the segment, look no further, your sport sedan has arrived.
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
The Cadillac of Naperville staff gets a sneak peak at the new 2011 Cadillac
CTS Coupe. We are taking orders now, and the car will be in showrooms in
DRIVE- 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Finally, a concept car you can park in your driveway. The CTS coupe isn't
exactly the practical choice but where else can you get luxury, art, and
performance in one package for a reasonable price? Tom Voelk takes a look
at this stealth fighter on wheels.
2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 6MT Walkaround, Start Up, Exhaust, Review
Have a look at GM's aggressively styled CTS Coupe, the monster Corvette ZR1
motor makes it even more interesting, but if you ask our senior editor
Christian, he might say that the interior fit and finish needs some work to
keep up with those pricey Europeans.
"Though its practicality is disappointing, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
delivers a combination of world-class performance, style and value that's
tough to beat."
2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport - WR TV POV City Drive
Read our thoughts on the 2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport here:
2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport specs:
Price: $59,340 (as tested)
Engine: Twin turbocharged 3.6-liter V6
Output: 420 HP / 430 LB-FT
0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds
Fuel Economy: 18 city / 29 hwy
On Sale: Now
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