2014 Cadillac CTS Review
Michael Clark checks out the 2014 Cadillac CTS. And later, the First Coupe
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2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport vs 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport! - Head 2 Head Ep. 45
The 2013 Lexus GS F Sport has taken down the likes of the BMW 535i, Audi A6
and Infiniti M37 in previous comparisons, and is our reigning king of the
luxury performance sedan segment. The new 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport brings
two turbos, over 100 more horsepower, and a history of
excellent track-day capability to the table, but weighs over 100 lbs. more
than the Lexus. Can the light, balanced, and nimble Lexus hold its own
against the American powerhouse Cadillac CTS V Sport? On this episode of
Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman takes both cars to the testing grounds, canyon
roads, and finally the racetrack to find out.
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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.
2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0L Turbo Test Drive Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/cadillac/cts/2014 In the past the CTS had to serve
2 roles for Cadillac: it was first the entry level car and second was the
BMW 5-Series competitor. But now with the ATS; the 2014 Cadillac CTS has
grown a couple of inches and can finally just be a mid-sized luxury car.
The new redesigned CTS looks a lot like the ATS though and that is either a
good thing or bad thing depending on what you think of Cadillac's new
design direction. The CTS has a base price of $39,495 with the
top-of-the-line model going for $69,070.
Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0
liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic and fuel economy figures
are 19 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.
The most important part of a luxury car is the interior. The interior of
the 2014 Cadillac CTS says "you have arrived." There are nice soft-touch
leather materials along with natural wood trim that gives this car a
"German feel." The suspension has the GM Magnetic Ride Controlled Shocks
that really give the CTS a nice luxurious ride quality.
This Cadillac CTS tested here is the Premium model which is loaded with all
the gadgets and technology you would expect out of a high-end German luxury
car. Some of the systems include: Adaptive Cruise Control, a Self-Parking
System, and a digital gauge cluster just to name a few.
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Cadillac CTS: Interior and Exterior Lights
Designers put a lot of thought into every aspect of a car, inlcuding the
lighting. With new technological advances and creative-thinking from the
CTS design team, the 2008 Cadillac CTS has one of the most innovative
lighting systems around. At a recent Cadillac Press Event, automotive
journalists were given an inside look at the CTS' lighting system. Kevin
Smith, Cadillac Communication Director, John Howell, Cadillac Product
Director and John Manoogian, Lead Exterior Designer were on-hand to explain
the importance of great lighting.
Cadillac 2014 CTS Reveal with Cadillac VP of Marketing, Don Butler
Cadillac 2014 CTS Reveal with Cadillac VP of Marketing, Don Butler. MotoMan
meets up with Cadillac VP of Marketing, Don Butler at Lincoln Center in New
York to reveal the 2014 Cadillac CTS. Just as they are about to talk all
things 2014 Cadillac CTS, Lincoln Center proves to be a challenging
location to have a serious discussion on cars - but Don & MotoMan, - with a
little patience to their surroundings - make it happen.
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Jay Leno's Garage: 2011 Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V
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What happens when Jay's old buddy John Hennessey gets hold of the new CTS-V
coupe? He bumps up the hp to a whopping 700, that's what! It may look
stock, but this ain't your daddy's Cadillac, that's for sure...
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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 Cadillac
CTS-V 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.
2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Premium Collection Full Walk Around
I am pleased to introduce to you THE 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe!!!!!! This
model is the top trim Premium Collection, offering technology, luxurious
touches and amenities as well as a healthy dose of performance! This coupe
does not completely lose its practicality, surprisingly. The back seat and
trunk are useful and their are safety features abound. Blind Spot
Monitoring, Rain-Sensing wipers, and countless other items look out for
you. Be sure to check out this gem today! You may even want this concept
car to be in your driveway.
Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe, 2015 Toyota Camry, Alfa Romeo 4C, 2014 NY Auto Show - Fast Lane Daily
It's Day 1 at the 2014 New York International Auto Show! We'll check show
you Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe, the new Hyundai Sonata, the 2015 Toyota Camry,
and Alfa Romeo is finally back in the US with their 4C! Also, we'll talk
about the 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang! That and a lot more all
today on Fast Lane Daily, hosted by the most energetic man at an auto show,
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