Cadillac has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 Cadillac CTS the eve before its world debut at the New York Auto Show. The all-new CTS is now based on the same platform as the award winning ATS sedan and accordi
Cadillac has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 Cadillac CTS the eve before its world debut at the New York Auto Show. The all-new CTS is now based on the same platform as the award winning ATS sedan and according to Cadillac, the 2014 CTS will be lightest car in its segment.
“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 world’s best.”
The 2014 CTS is now longer and lower and while evolving Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy. While growing five inches in length, including a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase, the roofline and cowl – the base of the windshield – are about an inch lower. 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 less than the BMW 528i.
The 2014 CTS is available with three powertrains. The new Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission combination powers 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 twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 packs 420 horsepowerand 430 lb.-ft. of torque. The CTS Vsport reaches 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
The 2014 CTS is also available with a naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6 rated at 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 272 horsepower and paired with a six-speed automatic.
The 2014 Cadillac CTS is available with a bunch of new technologies like automatic parking assist, front and rear automatic braking, automatic safety belt tightening and Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system.