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(from Cadillac Press
Release) 2014 Cadillac CTS Elevates to Challenge World’s Best
• Longer, lower and
leaner sedan drives into heart of midsize luxury segment
• Lightweight technologies, including aluminum door structures,
contribute to lower curb weight and nearly 50/50 weight balance
• New Vsport model offers new Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-6 and
brand’s first eight-speed automatic transmission
NEW YORK – Cadillac
today introduced the all-new 2014 CTS sedan, which ascends into the
heart of the midsize luxury market with expanded performance,
elevated luxury and sophisticated technology.
The third-generation CTS sedan is based on the high-performing
rear-drive architecture of the award-winning ATS sport sedan, moving
Cadillac into the prestigious class of midsize luxury sedans. It
will be the segment’s lightest car, enabling the most agile driving
dynamics in the class. A range of power-dense powertrains underpin
its performance, including the all-new Cadillac Twin-Turbo engine
and eight-speed automatic transmission.
Production of the 2014 CTS begins
this fall in Lansing, Mich.
“The all-new 2014
Cadillac CTS sedan delivers crafted design, thrilling performance
and sophisticated technology,” said Bob Ferguson, vice president,
Global Cadillac. “The car that has always been Cadillac’s
centerpiece stretches figuratively and literally to challenge the
A longer, lower and more athletic-looking proportion is introduced
on Cadillac’s landmark sedan and evolves the brand’s Art & Science
design philosophy. While growing five inches (127 mm) in length,
including a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase, the roofline and cowl – the
base of the windshield – are about an inch lower, dimensions that
complement the longer exterior to accentuate the car’s lean
“With Cadillac growing globally, driven by rising product
credibility, the new CTS elevates the brand to a new level,” said
While stretched in overall length and wheelbase, the all-new CTS
sedan has a lower curb weight than the preceding model and weighs
about 200 pounds (90 kg) less than the BMW 528i. Lightweight
features, including Cadillac’s first aluminum door structures,
contribute to the lower weight and a nearly 50/50 weight balance.
And for the first time on CTS, Magnetic Ride Control, Cadillac’s
real-time damping system, is available on base models.
Cadillac’s shield grille and signature vertical lighting elements –
including LED front signature lighting detail – evolve on the CTS.
The grille is wider, with a more detailed texture, while the
headlamps flow up with the hood line, incorporating crystalline LED
light guides for a technologically advanced appearance with more
Active grille shutters are included on some models, improving
aerodynamic performance on the highway to enhance fuel efficiency.
Inside, a roomier, driver-centric cockpit interior with integrated
technology and hand-crafted appointments complements the exterior
elements and supports the CTS sedan’s driving experience. Eight
available interior environments are offered, each trimmed with
authentic wood, carbon fiber or aluminum. Leather seating is
available, including available full semi-aniline leather, with
hand-crafted, cut-and-sewn executions.
The new Cadillac
Twin-Turbo V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission combination
leads the CTS sedan’s powertrain lineup in the new CTS Vsport. It is
the first twin-turbocharged engine ever offered by Cadillac and is
the brand’s first eight-speed automatic.
The CTS Vsport also features:
• 18-inch aluminum
wheels with Pirelli summer-only performance tires (19-inch
wheels with all-season tires are available)
• A quicker steering ratio
• Brembo disc brakes with aluminum calipers and high-performance
• Heavy-duty track cooling package
• Driver-selectable track mode with specific steering rate and
Magnetic Ride Control calibrations for greater track performance
• Electronic limited-slip differential that enhances capability
on the track – including optimal acceleration out of turns.
The Cadillac Twin-Turbo
is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 430 lb.-ft. of
torque (583 Nm), making it the most power-dense six-cylinder engine
in the segment. A pair of smaller turbochargers helps provide more
immediate power on demand, with approximately 90 percent of peak
torque available from 2,500rpm to 5,500 rpm. That gives the engine a
broad torque curve that customers will feel as strong, willing power
in almost all driving conditions – and helps the CTS sedan reach 60
mph in an estimated 4.6 seconds.
The 2014 CTS is also available with a naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6
rated at an estimated 321 horsepower and also matched with the new
paddle-shift eight-speed automatic in rear-wheel-drive models (or
six-speed automatic with all-wheel drive; and a 2.0L turbocharged
engine rated at an estimated 272 horsepower and paired with a
Cadillac’s new, paddle-shift eight-speed offers efficiency and
performance advantages over a six-speed transmission, including
1.5-percent greater fuel economy.
Excellent power-to-weight ratios and racetrack-honed suspension
geometries established with the development of the ATS enabled
engineers to advance CTS’s performance with greater feelings of
feedback, control and response. The comparatively low curb weight
helps make the most of the driving experience by allowing the use of
lighter-weight chassis components, which reduces unsprung weight to
enable more precise handling without compromising ride quality.
The CTS sedan’s low mass and optimal brake sizes are expected to
give it braking performance that is among the best in the segment,
with standard Brembo brakes.
Suspension and driver control highlights also include:
MacPherson strut suspension with a double-pivot design
• Five-link independent rear suspension
• Available all-wheel-drive
• Premium electric, variable-assist power steering gear from ZF
• Available Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping system
• Choice of 17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
A number of aluminum
components are used with the suspension system, while the rear
suspension is mostly steel. That helps offset the weight of the
engine and transmission at the front of the vehicle, helping the CTS
deliver its near-perfect weight balance and contributing to less
noise and vibration.
CTS technology and safety
The CTS sedan seamlessly
blends comfort, convenience and safety technologies with the
interior’s hand-crafted appointments and flowing design. Active
safety features provide alerts and intervene when necessary to help
At the core of the car’s intuitive technologies is CUE, Cadillac’s
infotainment system that uses smartphone- and tablet-influenced
controls and commands to access information and entertainment data.
An eight-inch, high-resolution color touch screen with haptic
feedback allows users to swipe and drag preferences. Bluetooth
connectivity with natural voice recognition is standard with CUE,
along with USB and SD card ports.
An available 12.3-inch high-resolution, configurable LCD instrument
cluster display complements the CUE display and supports the active
safety features. It offers drivers four layouts – from basic to
performance-oriented – each delivering bold, crisp graphics tailored
to the level of vehicle information desired. A full-color,
configurable head-up display is also available.
CTS technologies also include:
• Cadillac’s first
20-way adjustable front seats
• Motorized cup holder lid in the center console
• Heated and cooled (ventilated) front seats and heated steering
• Electronically locking glove box
• Electronic park brake
• Adaptive remote start feature that also activates the climate
• Standard Bose eleven-speaker sound system and available Bose
Centerpoint Surround • Sound system with 13 speakers.
The new CTS sedan is the
first Cadillac to offer Automatic Parking Assist, which enables the
car to park itself in parallel spaces. It uses ultrasonic sensors to
locate a suitable space and maneuver the car into the space, with
the driver only required to engage reverse and apply the accelerator
and brake pedals. Ultrasonic rear park assist is standard.
Ultrasonic sensors, as well as radar and cameras, support the CTS’s
advanced safety features to help prevent crashes. Among the most
sophisticated is Fr ont and Rear Automatic Braking , which relies on
short-range radar technology and ultrasonic sensors to help the
driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression
of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.
A Driver Awareness Package includes Cadillac’s patented Safety Alert
Seat technology. It uses vibrating pulses in the driver’s seat to
alert the driver to an imminent collision or to vehicles in the
car’s blind spot. The seat vibrates on the left or right side, or
both sides simultaneously, depending on the direction of the risk.
GM’s first application of automatic safety belt tightening is
offered in the new CTS. It automatically takes slack out of the
safety belts when buckled and offers real-time, active adjustments
during driving to ensure optimal tension and comfort. Additional
available safety features include:
• Full Speed Range
Adaptive Cruise Control
• Panic Brake Assist
• Forward Collision Alert
• Automatic Collision Preparation (with brake prefill)
• Lane Departure Warning
• Side Blind Zone Alert
• Rear Cross Traffic Alert
• Rear Vision Camera With Dynamic Guidelines
• Adaptive Forward Lighting
• Active pedestrian protection system (in global regions where
The new CTS sedan also
features 10 standard air bags, including front-passenger dual-stage
low-risk deployment, which makes the most of the air bag trajectory
and inflation rate based on the occupant’s size, position and
severity of the crash.
Additionally, OnStar is standard for one year. It can use GPS and
cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the
event of a crash. OnStar service also includes myCadillac and OnStar
myCadillac mobile apps, whichoffer vehicle information, controls and
OnStar services via the customer’s iPhone or Android smart phone.