RoadTrip: Cadillac CTS VS. Lincoln MKS - Head-to-Head
In this episode of The Auto Channel's RoadTrip television series we put the
new 2009 Cadillac CTS up against the new 2009 Lincoln MKS.
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2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Custom Exhaust
This is a 2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L with a custom Exhaust. From the stock cats back, 2.25" SS
pipes, Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe (part # 10790), Magnaflow dual in/out muffler
(4x9x11, part # 11378), then out to my stock "Sport Appearance Package"
tips. Also a K&N FIPK is installed.
Per request, here is a crude diagram of how the setup looks:
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Roadfly.com - 2010 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Performance Road Test & Review
Steve Hammes takes the 2010 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Performance on a Road Test.
Steve reviews and compares the Cadillac's sport sedan to the BMW 5 series
among others. The Performance package includes the larger 3.6 liter direct
injected V6, 18-inch wheels, performance brakes, upgraded FE2 sport-tuned
suspension, a limited-slip rear differential and adaptive HID headlamps.
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2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe 3.6 Premium Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 Cadillac CTS
Coupe. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
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Cadillac Elmiraj Concept - Jay Leno's Garage
Ed Welburn joins Jay at Pebble Beach for an up-close look at Cadillac's
groundbreaking lightweight grand coupe.
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Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in
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Cadillac Elmiraj Concept - Jay Leno's Garage
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the Miami International Auto Show stage wearing a big attitude and even
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2006 Cadillac CTS V6 3.6L Engine Teardown
GM Dealer is replacing the piston rings, rod bearings, one cam chain
tensioner, and a cam chain set (one was stretched slightly) on my 2006
Symptoms were high oil consumption (about 1 quart per 800 miles) and engine
knock at low speeds that progressively worsened over time.
I purchased the car used from another GM dealer in March 2011 with 46,000
miles. It now has 59,000 miles.
Shot at Folsom Buick GMC. They are doing a great job and went beyond their
call of duty to advocate my case to General Motors. Although the car is out
of warranty by a little bit, a goodwill offer was made that reduces my
out-of-pocket expense on this repair a great deal.
2006 Cadillac CTS, 3.6, Corsa Exhaust, Volant Intake
I couldn't find a good video of this anywhere so here you go. The video
makes the Exhaust sound louder inside
than it really is but it sounds good. I wanted something that wasn't going
to be too noisy inside for long distances but still gave the CTS a
distinctive sound. The Corsa Exhaust
fits my requirements perfectly.
2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0T Review and Road Test
It's been decades since Cadillac produced the "Cadillac" of anything.
However, when car buffs dismiss the only American luxury brand left, they
fail to see Cadillac's march forward. 2002 brought the first RWD Cadillac
since the Fleetwoood. A year later the XLR roadster hit, followed in 2004
by Cadillac's first 5-Series fighter, the STS. Not everything was rosy. The
original CTS drove like a BMW but lacked charm and luxury fittings. The XLR
was based on a Corvette, which made for excellent road manners, but the
Northstar engine didn't have the oomph. The STS sounded like a good idea,
but the half-step CTS wasn't much smaller and ultimately shoppers weren't
interested in a bargain option. That brings us to the new ATS and CTS.
Ditching the "more car for less money" mantra, the ATS has been created to
fight the C/3/IS leaving the CTS free to battle the E/5/GS head-on. Can
Caddy's sensible new strategy deliver the one-two punch fans have hoped
for? I snagged a CTS 2.0T for a week to find out.
I found the outgoing CTS a little discordant, but 2014 brings an elegant
more aggressive refresh. GM's Art and Science theme has matured from
"cubism gone wrong" to shapes that flow and jibe with a larger grille and
softer creases. The 5-Series continues to go for elegant and restrained, I
find the XF and A6′s design a mixture of plain-Jane and snazzy headlamps
while the Infiniti Q5o and Lexus GS are going for flowing elegance.
The demur side profile continues with a simple character line to draw your
eye from front to rear. One thing you'll notice during that eye-movement is
the distinct RWD proportions that separate the CTS, E, 5, GS, XF and Q50
from the long-nosed Audi A6 and near-luxury FWD options. Out back the CTS'
rump is a bit less exciting but employs all the latest luxury cues from
hidden Exhaust tops to light piped
tail lamps. I was hoping Caddy's fins would be further resurrected, but
the "proto fins" on the XTS are absent. Pity. Obvious from every angle is
an attention to build quality absent from earlier generations with perfect
panel gaps and seams.
Unfortunately, the first thing you'll notice out on the road is the coarse
sound from under the hood. GM's 2.0L engine is no less refined than BMW or
Mercedes' four-bangers, but the difference is you can hear the engine in
the CTS. In fact, based on the overall quietness of the cabin (a
competitive 67 dB at 50 MPH), I can only conclude that Cadillac designed
the engine to be heard. I don't mind hearing the 3.6L V6, but most luxury
shoppers would prefer not to be reminded they chose the rational engine
every time they get on the freeway. On the bright side, because GM does not
offer start/stop tech, shoppers are spared the inelegant starts and stops
that characterize 528i city driving.
While I'm picking nits, the 6-speed found in the 2.0T and most 3.6 models
lacks the ratio spread and shift smoothness of the ZF 8-speed automatic
found in most of the competition.
The reason I label those flaws as mere nits is because of how the CTS
accomplishes every other task on the road. Acceleration to 60 happens a
4/10ths faster than an E350, a
half-second faster than the 528i,
a full second faster than a GS350,
and practically years ahead of the A6 2.0T. Part of this has to do with the
engine's superior torque curve and higher horsepower numbers, but
plenty has to do with curb weight. At 3,616 lbs, the CTS 2.oT is 200lbs
lighter than the BMW or Lexus, 400lbs lighter than an E350. The comparable
Audi A6 would be the front-wheel-drive 2.0T model with the CVT at 3,726. If
you think that's an unfair comparison, the 2.0T with Quattro is 3,900lbs
and does little to correct the A6′s front-heavy weight balance.