Cadillac CTS

The Cadillac CTS is a upper middle class associated vehicle of the U.S. car brand Cadillac.

Originally the name for CTS C- Class Touring Sedan. Later, she lost this meaning: Since there is the CTS as a station wagon, the sedan wears in the country of origin designation CTS Sedan.

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CTS (2002-2007)

Cadillac CTS (2002-2007)

The CTS was first introduced in early 2002 and delivered from early 2003 to Europe.

It is based on the General Motors - Sigma platform and has rear wheel drive. Thus, the weight distribution of the vehicle is at 53:47, which is to provide for balanced driving characteristics. All CTS models equipped with V-engines and independent wheel suspension; the chassis was tuned among others in Germany at the Nürburgring. The turning circle is 10.80 m. Construction is the Cadillac CTS at the GM assembly plant in Lansing Grand River (Michigan / USA).

The car was first in Europe with those known from the Opel Omega six-cylinder engines with 2.6 liters (133 kW/181 hp - code LY9 ) and 3.2 liters (160 kW/218 hp - code LA3 ) Displacement available. As a transmission from Getrag gearbox or an automatic transmission -type Hydra -Matic 5L40 -E was used, both with five gears.


Or 3.6 liters - As of March 2005, the engines by engines with 2.8 liter ( 158 kW/215 hp code LP1 ) were (189 kW/257 hp - code LY7 ) engine displacement and the previous transmission by Aisin AY6 six-speed replaced.

In its home market, a sports version was sold under the name CTS -V, which was equipped with eight-cylinder engines, which contributed 294 kW (400 hp). Your engine capacity was initially 5.7 liters, 6.0 liters since 2006. The power transmission when CTS-V was carried out exclusively via a manual six -speed transmission of type Tremec T56.

Interior ( German model )

Cadillac CTS-V (2004-2007)

CTS (2007-2013)

Cadillac CTS Sedan (2007-2011)

In September 2007, the second generation was introduced to the U.S. market. Your drag coefficient is 0.33.

In the second generation of the 2.8 -liter engine was only offered in export markets. As a new top engine is now a 3.6 -liter V6 engine with direct injection, which provides 229 kW ( 311 hp). A first announced 2.9 -liter V6 turbo diesel, which should provide 184 kW, will not appear, instead working on the introduction of a bi-fuel model.

The power transmission is carried out via the familiar six-speed gearbox or the new six-stage automatic transmission Hydra -Matic 6L50. In connection with the latter, the CTS is also available with all-wheel drive for the first time.

The all-wheel drive is electronically controlled and normally operates with a force of 2:3 distribution between front and rear axle. If slip occurs on a wheel, is the automatically counteracted by up to 75 % of the power to the rear axle or all of the drive force is transmitted to the front axle. The rear axle has a mechanically controlled differential lock that automatically feeds the wheel with the better traction up to 80 % of the power.

For the optional equipment of the CTS also includes a CD/DVD/HDD/MP3/Satelliten-Navigationsradio with a 40 - gigabyte hard drive and an 8 -inch TFT screen with touch screen function.

2012 48 Cadillac CTS were registered in Germany, according to the Federal Motor Vehicle Office, of which 38 vehicles by commercial holder.

Interior ( U.S. model )

The sale of high-performance CTS-V variant began in the fall of 2008. Employed as engine is a 6.2-liter V8 supercharged. This LSA said engine is a variant of the LS9, which is used in the new Corvette ZR1. The engine power is 415 kW ( 564 hp). The power transmission takes place via an automatic or a new Tremec TR -6060 transmission with six gears and two-disc clutch. The turning circle of this version measures 11.55 m, and its drag coefficient is 0.355. Your chassis is equipped with the electromagnetic shock absorber control Magnetic Ride. Accelerated from the state, the vehicle reaches after less than 5 seconds, the speed of 100 km / h after just 10 more seconds, 200 km / h and, ultimately, over 300 km / h

This wagon version was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008. In August 2009, she was put on the market. The rear is dominated by large vertical taillights that extend to the roof edge. For a combined model, the C-pillar is very wide and the loading volume rather small. Used as pump drive V6 engines with 3.0 or 3.6 liter engine.

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On the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is a coupe version of the CTS was introduced in January 2008 for the first time. Although presented as a concept car, the car had already seriennah. The coupe has the same wheelbase but like other CTS is a few inches shorter and shallower. At the rear, it builds wider than the other CTS derivatives.

The CTS coupe went into production in early 2010 and was sold from the summer. Offers, it was with the 3.6 -liter V6 engine and the 6.2 -liter V8 engine.

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In the fall of 2011, all body styles of a revision were subjected, with the grille now has three instead of two horizontal struts. The output of the 3.6 -liter V6 has been increased under this model care to 237 kW ( 322 hp).

In March 2013, the production of the second generation CTS has ended.

CTS ( from 2013 )

On March 26, 2013, GM introduced the new version of the CTS model year 2014. The third generation is based on the same platform as its smaller brother of Alpha ATS, who is also a front-engine, rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive.

The CTS comes with a two -liter four- cylinder turbo engine and a 3.6-liter V6 engine on the market, as it also has the ATS.

Production began in the fall of 2013, shortly after the launch followed in North America. In Europe, the model from the beginning of 2014 is available.


In the movie The Matrix Reloaded, the main characters Morpheus, Trinity and the Keymaker use during a chase a silver Cadillac CTS. At the end of the hunt, the CTS, however, is only scrap. Almost the same fate suffered a CTS " to test drive" in the movie Bad Boys II, where he is demolished at the end and shot up in the main hall of a bank. In the TV series Burn Notice runs Sam Axe, one of the main characters, a Cadillac CTS. Katherine Mayfair drove in the fourth season of Desperate Housewives to Tornado a red Cadillac CTS.

In Germany were sold in the first eleven months of 2009, only 32 copies of the Cadillac CTS.

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