About Cadillac CTS
The Cadillac CTS is an executive car manufactured and marketed by General Motors (GM) from 2003 until 2019 across three generations. Its price was close to that of the compact luxury, but it has always been sized closely to its mid-size rivals. It is the successor of Catera and the indirect predecessor of CT5, which takes on the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class but keeping the size. The first model was designed by Wayne Cherry and Kip Wasenko (exterior), as well as the third generation, was designed by Bob Boniface and Robin Krieg.
Launched in 2002 and launched in 2003, the Cadillac CTS is a new rear-wheel-drive model in the GM brand using the Sigma platform and a fully independent suspension system. It replaces the Opel OMEGA. Designers Wayne Cherry and Kip Wasenko used the Cadillac Evoq concept - "Art and Science" - for the CTS exterior design. The original model was powered by a 3.2-liter LA3 V6 producing 220 hp (164 kW), and in 2004 a new engine version was added, a 3.6-liter overhead dual-camshaft (DOHC) V6 with variable valve timing (VVT) producing 255 hp (190 kW) and 252 lb/ft (342 Nm) of torque. In 2005, a 2.8-liter version was introduced while the 3.2-liter engine was discontinued and a 2.8-liter DOHC V6 VVT engine version was introduced at the entry-level. In Europe, the 2.8-liter version replaced the previous entry-level 2.6-liter engine.
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Some parts of the second-generation Cadillac CTS were revealed in a 60-minute interview with Bob Lutz on April 2, 2006. The exterior design and interior of the second generation CTS were taken from the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept car. The model is wider and longer than the first generation, measuring 4867 mm in length, 1841 mm in width and 1473 mm in height. Its exterior has changed considerably, with larger air intakes and tank covers on the front, no more squared-off body lines, slimmer taillights, more exhaust fan vents by the front doors on the side of the car, and new nine-spoke 18-inch wheels with higher performance brake calipers and rotors. It also has a 5.1 surround sound system, GM's StabiliTrak ESC system, tire pressure monitoring system, navigation system, real-time traffic and weather data, 40 GB of memory for music, swivel headlights, and remote start. The Cadillac CTS received a facelift in 2012.
On March 26, 2013, Cadillac introduced the third-generation Cadillac CTS. The 2014 version features the same 2.0-liter I4 turbo and 3.6L V6 engines as the ATS, and even more of the new twin-turbo direct-injection V6 engine that produces 420 hp (313 kW) and 430 lb-ft (583 Newton-meters) of torque. But only in the CTS-V. The Motor Trend website named the 2014 Cadillac CTS its Car of the Year, with its praise for the car's handling maneuverability, and reliability, but criticism of its CUE multimedia system. In Car and Driver's December 2013 magazine, the 2014 3.6-liter model took second place in its class. The content praised the vehicle for its brake strength, construction, and lightweight. It also criticized the engine's acceleration time and fuel consumption and the CUE entertainment system.