The Cadillac CTS 2011 Model

The General Overview of the Vehicle;

Many years ago this model was only available in a sedan variation, as the years have passed the CTS models grew and now includes coupe and wagon variations also. All 3 variations are also available as the CTS-V; this is the V-Series performance versions. Due to the size of the CTS models, these models have to compete against Mercedes-Benz C and E-Class, BMW 3 and 5 Series, and Audi A4 and A6.

The CTS Sedan Model;

Boasting to be the first American car to compete alongside the luxury sport sedan models from Germany is the CTS 5 door sedan. Depending of the trim level of the vehicle, either 17 or 18 wheels come as standard, with the option of base or sport suspension tuning.

Cadillac CTS 2011 Model The Cadillac CTS 2011 Model

This sedan model come equipped with a V6 3.0 liter gasoline powered engine as standard, while a more powerful V6 3.6 liter gasoline powered engine is optional. This vehicle offers either all wheel drive or rear wheel drive, and the incorporation of either a 6 speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission.

The interior comes with a multitude of standard and optional features. These include heated and ventilated seats, a double moon-roof, remote start, active headlights, Bluetooth capabilities, iPod connectivity, sonar parking assist, surround sound system and a touch screen navigation system.

The CTS Coupe Model;

This is a 2 door coupe variation of the CST and is approximately 2 inches lower and 2 inches shorter in length than that of the sedan version. This new model has a much sleeker appearance, and also boasting no visible door handles on the exterior, while the tail is rather distinctive with its central exhaust outlet.

The insides of this coupe version are basically the same as the previous models with the exception that it has reduced weight and the rear wheels are now situated approximately 1 inch apart. The coupe version is equipped with a V6 engine as standard and also automatic transmission, with all wheel drive being made optional. There are 2 variations of suspension tunings made available, leather seats as standard and the option to remove the stick-shift, which will provide a discount if removed.

The CTS Sport Wagon Model;

Following suit from it German rivals, the CST wagon is basically the sedan variation with the addition of a wagon at the rear end of the vehicle. The exterior and interior dimensions of this vehicle are practically identical to that of the sedan version, with the exception of an increased cargo bay area which is almost double that of the sedan; approximately an impressive 25 cubic feet.

Upgrade to the V-Series;

All new versions of the V-series will be equipped with a supercharged V8 6.2 liter engine that produces an astounding 556 horsepower with 551 lb-ft of torque. The V-Series are also rear wheel drive with the choice of either a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission, with a limited-slip differential coming as standard. Adaptive suspension and Brembo brand performance brakes are incorporated as standard also.

The exterior visual appearance of the V-Series is much more aggressive with its large grille madde from wire-mesh to allow from increased cooling, while the hood of the vehicle is more domed that the standard models, this is to allow space for the supercharger engine.
The interior’s sport seats are incorporated with leather, while Recaro brand racing seats available as an optional extra. A piano black trim covers the door panels, steering wheel and center control panel, with a genuine wood trim being made optional.

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Safety Features of the CTS;

The CTS models come incorporated with 6 airbags throughout the vehicle, which are seat mounted side impact airbags and side curtain airbags for the front and reat seats. Other standard safety feature included with the CTS models are active head restraints for the front seats, an electronic stability system with integrated traction control, and anti-lock brakes.

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