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.
2014 Cadillac CTS Review
Michael Clark checks out the 2014 Cadillac CTS. And later, the First Coupe
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2014 Cadillac CTS AWD 2.0T Luxury - WR TV Walkaround
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Powertrain: 2.0L I-4 turbo VVT direct
injection with six-speed automatic
272 HP at 5500rpm
295 lb.-ft. at 1700rpm
19/30 city/hwy mpg
19 gallon fuel tank
Price as tested: $56,875
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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 STS Preview
The all-new 2008 Cadillac STS will be unveiled at the New York Auto show
this week April 6-15. But Kevin Smith, Cadillac Communications Manager,
gave a sneak preview to automotive journalists last week in Detroit.
Here's some video from that event.
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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2014 Cadillac CTS Review - Kelley Blue Book
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E-Class, the fully redesigned, 3rd-generation CTS sedan embodies an
entirely new level of style, stature, technology and performance. Does the
new CTS have what it takes to run with the best in class? Join KBB's Micah
Muzio 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 Sedan Review
The redesigned Cadillac CTS has high hopes of rising to the challenge of
its European luxury rivals. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says those lofty
aspirations mostly pay off as the longer, lighter 2014 luxury sedan
delivers flashy new LED-accented exterior styling, sophisticated cabin
materials and plenty of excitement from its powertrain lineup. Subpar
visibility, a so-so multimedia system and stingy cargo space give
competitors an edge, Mays says, but not enough to dismiss the CTS as a
AutoGuide 2014 Car of the Year Finalist No. 2 - 2014 Cadillac CTS
It's day two of the AutoGuide.com Car of the Year Award finals. Yesterday
we presented the 2014 Mazda6 and today we're showing the next finalist: the
2014 Cadillac CTS.
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2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport Review and Road Test
Let's be honest, it has been quite some time since Cadillac has been "the
Cadillac" of anything. With the 2014 CTS V-Sport, Cadillac is aiming to
turn the clock back to Cadillac's heyday. The 2014 V-Sport isn't the value
option in the segment and it isn't even the cheapest option when you really
think about it. Instead Cadillac has done something that many detractors
thought impossible for an American brand: they quite simply made the better
sedan. The 2014 V-Sport may bring a V6 to a V8 fight, but after a week with
Caddy's new sport sedan it was easy to pick the winner. Unless you're
looking to deck your BMW, Mercedes or Audi up with rare and expensive
options, the CTS does just about everything the Germans can only better.
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