In August 2001, one of the most prestigious American golf clubs in Pabble Beach organized the first show of the new Cadillac CTS luxury sedan, which replaced the Cadillac Catera. The premiere at Pebble Beach was considered “unofficial”: the big world tour of the Cadillac CTS began in early September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car went on sale at the end of 2002. CTS is a vivid example of a car produced in the period of total globalization and a new economic order. This affected his technical “fill”, but not at all in his appearance, the little Cadillac was and still is the “Caddy” that Americans are used to. The car is built on a completely new GM Sigma rear-wheel drive platform, specially designed for Cadillac. Among the design features – high strength but relatively lightweight body, made of galvanized steel and totally independent suspension (on the front double arm of the ring, rear – multibrazo). The appearance of the sedan is designed in the new corporate style of the art and science of the company: sharp edges of the body, long vertical headlights, massive bumpers.
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The body of the CTS is extremely “multifaceted”, the cut shapes deliberately look a bit brutal, even the body of the exterior mirrors is angular. The front of the car is decorated with a large grille facing forward with a “family” coat of arms, vertical headlights located at the ends of the wings and a nearly solid bumper with a combination of direction indicators and “protivotumanok”. In front lighting CTS must be said separately. The almost regular rectangles conceal two lenses placed vertically below them, the washers of the headlights are hidden under a small plastic triangle.
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Maximum power of the engine: 220 HP. At 6000 rpm, the maximum torque is 295 Nm at 3400 rpm. This engine is based on the engine installed in the Cadillac Catera. Along with the engine, either a manual transmission or an “automatic” five-speed work. In addition, a modification is offered with a 2.6-liter engine in foreign markets. In 2005, the range of engines for European buyers was updated. A basic 2.8-liter DOHC V6 engine appeared with a VVT system, which develops 215 hp. and 262 Nm, as well as an optional modified 3.6-liter DOHC V6, which develops 257 hp. and 340 Nm.
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The Cadillac CTS comes standard with 6 airbags, ABS, brake assist, 16-inch alloy wheels, separate climate control, full power, which includes a driver’s seat with 8 settings and “memory”, a system of audio with a CD changer and for an additional charge StabiliTrak dynamic stabilization system, leather upholstery and “under the tree” panels, xenon headlights, electric sunroof, DVD navigation system with TV tuner and much more custom fit corvette cover. In 2005, the European version of the Cadillac CTS-V was also presented in Europe, prepared by the specialists of the new General Motors Performance Division. Externally, the car has a lower ground clearance, an aerodynamic package (spoilers, side skirts), the original mesh grille and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The main difference is the forced LS6 engine of the 5.7-liter Chevrolet Corvette (V8 16V), which develops 400 hp. and 536 Nm. For the CTS-V, a new Tremec E-56 6-speed manual gearbox specially designed with a Getrag self-locking rear differential. In 2007, General Motors’ concern presented an updated version of the 2008 Cadillac CTS mid-size sedan at the Detroit auto show. The novelty has become wider and longer than its predecessor.
At the same time, the length of the wheelbase remained unchanged – 2.87 meters. The most significant changes affected the interior. Cadillac CTS sedan and wagon modifications are not limited. In 2010, the premiere of the CTS coupe model was carried out. Although this model is based on a sports sedan, he inherited from it only the control panel, the center console, the headlights, the front fenders and the grille. The unique features of the CTS Coupe include a classic hardtop design without a traditional center pillar, a windshield at a softer angle (62.3 degrees) and a long, almost horizontal rear window area. The coupe is 50 mm shorter than the sedan (4789 mm), 51 mm lower (1,422 mm) and 41 mm wider (1,883 mm). But the wheelbase remained unchanged – 2880 mm. The volume of the trunk (298 liters) can be increased by folding the rear seats. This car will leave some people indifferent and, certainly, will not go unnoticed in the traffic of the city. The interior of the CTS Coupe copy almost completely the room. The front seats are electrically adjustable, air-conditioned and ventilated. Optionally, you can install the Recaro racing sports seats. There is enough legroom in the back, but due to the low ceiling height and the severe inclination of the back pillar, tall people may feel discomfort.
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The trunk release button is hidden in the left door pocket, but the trunk can also be opened with a button on the key ring of the key ring. The gasoline V6 is equipped with direct fuel injection and develops 304 hp at 6400 rpm and 369 Newton meters at 3400 rpm. It is true that if we count the 226.7 kW indicated in the specifications according to our standard, then the “horses” are 308. And in the German specification, the coupe engine already produces 311 forces and 374 “newtons”. The engine can be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-gang automatic.
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In addition, the main torque in the transmission coupe has become “shorter” for better acceleration. Two options are available to configure the suspension of the Cadillac CTS Coupe: the “Performance Package” option, designed for speed and dynamic performance, with 18-inch wheels and rims for all seasons (available for the rear-wheel drive version). the version with all-wheel drive) or the summer version Tires “Summer Tire Performance Package” with 19-inch wheels with greater traction. The StabiliTrak chassis control system comes as standard.
The Cadillac CTS Coupe entertainment and entertainment system includes a Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio system with iPod / MP connectivity, a 40 GB hard drive with music storage and a special function for radio stations that allows you to pause the air and start to play from the same Places (pause-and-replay), a navigation system that leaves the central part of the control panel, an adaptive head lighting system, a rear view camera. There are only two options: it is an electric sunroof and an extended wooden molding. The coupe also has a “loaded” version of the CTS-V Coupé. Power of the 556 HP engine. Salon Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is not very different from your donor sedan. Everything is very solid and elegant: contrast stitching on the board and doors, which are adorned with black leather; the seats are adjustable in 14 positions and provide excellent support while driving at high speed; Many multimedia devices, both auxiliary for the controller, and for the rest of the satellites. The patented Adaptive Magnetic Ride Control suspension was applied to the Cadillac CTS-V Coupé. The third generation Cadillac CTS has become noticeably longer (+107 mm), but at the same time, slightly narrower (-7 mm) and lower (-20 mm) than its predecessor, which made its silhouette faster and sportier. The length of the 2014 Cadillac CTS is 4966 mm, the length of the wheelbase extended to 2910 mm, the width is 1833 mm and the height – 1454 mm. The gauge widths of the front and rear wheels are 1560 and 1568 mm, respectively. The empty weight of the initial version of the sedan with a 2.0-liter engine is only 1,640 kg, that is, the year 2014 of the car model fell 110 kg compared to the previous generation.
The designers softened the corners a little, which made the sedan more elegant, redesigned the front and rear, and also changed the tilt of the windshield, thus significantly improving aerodynamic performance. A distinctive feature of the design can be called a massive front, a large grille, a very wide hood and new headlights and rear. The body of the car is registered in simple straight lines. The huge shield of the false radiator grille is decorated with the Cadillac shield, the bumper sculpture is complemented by original solutions in the form of shelves of LED lamps, which change stylishly to the exquisite headlights. Front fairing with bright aerodynamic elements and additional air ducts that suggest the sporty character of a sedan. The surface of the bell is lined with lines. The power of the car is designed in the corporate style of a US company with vertical sections of side lights with LED content, a bright vertical edge that runs through the center of the trunk lid and the bumper, elegant trapeze exhaust nozzles integrated into the plane of the rear bumper. The new rear spoiler creates an additional downforce for the drive wheels, allowing you to better utilize the engine’s capabilities. In short, the third-generation Cadillac CTS sedan has a strict, harmonious, expensive and even aristocratic look.
The elegant and noble exterior of the Cadillac CTS new generation sedan is designed to highlight the elegant colors of the enamel: White Diamond (white), Radiant Silver (light silver), Silver Coast (dark silver), Vanilla Latte (light beige), Summer Gold (gold), Glacier blue (blue), Opulent blue (blue), Tuscan bronze (bronze), Chromaflairgray thunder (dark gray), Crystal red (red), Black raven (black) and Black diamond (black diamond). In Russia, the 2014 Cadillac CTS is offered with a single power plant option. Beneath the bonnet of a sedan is a 4-cylinder straight-line petrol engine with a 2.0-liter displacement, a TwinSpin rotary turbocharger system, a 16-valve DOHC timing system, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. . This engine is capable of producing up to 276 hp. Maximum power at 5500 rev / min, and also provides up to 400 Nm of torque in the range of 1700 to 5500 rev / min. Americans do not offer a selection of gearboxes, adding the engine with only a 6-band “automatic”, which demonstrates a decent level of fuel economy: the sedan will need approximately 11.7 liters of gasoline in urban traffic, the new product will be 7.8 liters on the road and in the combined cycle “Eat” about 9.4 liters. In the all-wheel drive version, fuel consumption will increase according to the following values: 12.3 liters, 8.4 liters and 10.2 liters. In the markets of other countries, the range of engines has been extended with a new 3.6-liter engine that produces 425 hp.
It works together with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration of the car with a 425 HP engine. Up to 100 km / h is 4.8 seconds. In addition to these two engines, an old 3.6-liter (aspirated) engine of 311 hp remained on the line. The living room has become more spacious and comfortable. The new seats and the ergonomic panel in the style of the Cadillac ATS create a cozy atmosphere, while providing the highest level of comfort when traveling at any distance. In the interior decoration, only high quality materials are used, including leather, aluminum, rare woods and carbon fiber. For the driver and the front passenger, comfortable seats are offered with a pronounced support for the back and hips and with the function of heating and ventilation. Finding the optimal position will help to make electrical adjustments in 20 directions. A choice of eight original interior design options. In the initial configuration, the Cadillac CTS only has rear-wheel drive, but in more expensive versions it is equipped with a full-drive system that connects the front axle by means of an electronically controlled clutch. The Cadillac CTS also received 10 airbags and a system that will prevent the driver from falling asleep, as well as the latest system of options to avoid frontal and rear impact. Ventilated disc brakes are used on all wheels of the third-generation Cadillac CTS sedan.