2014 Cadillac CTS moving on up in size and price


Cadillac's 2014 CTS mid-size luxury performance sedan is a stunning example of what's possible when a car company understands that good-looks and sexy surfaces sell. Since the introduction of Caddy's ATS, it was a forgone conclusion that the new CTS would move on up in size class and price, and it has. “CTS has always been Cadillac’s centerpiece, and as our brand expands and elevates the car properly, (it) grows to its true place” said David Leone, CTS executive chief engineer. “With last year’s addition of the award-winning ATS compact luxury sedan, CTS will directly challenge the luxury midsize competition with uncompromised performance, luxury and technology.”  The new CTS is almost five inches longer than its predecessor and almost 300 pounds lighter and has more than 20 new features to further solidify the the CTS' position as a BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class competitor. Prices for the 2014 CTS standard model will start at $46,025 (+ taxes, license, fees, options - includes $925 destination)  with three optional trim packages or "Collections"  available: Luxury, Performance and Premium. All CTS models will be offered with either the 2.0T turbocharged four (277 hp) or the optional 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 (306 hp) with either rear- or optional all-wheel drive. The high-performance CTS-Vsport model will be available (probably after intro) and will set you back $59,995+ (includes $925 destination). The CTS-Vsport features the new Cadillac Twin-Turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine (SAE-certified 420 horsepower) and a “track” drive mode for the Magnetic Ride Control and also includes an electronic limited slip differential and eight-speed automatic transmission in rear-wheel drive only. Cadillac's CUE infotainment system, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, Brembo brakes, and much more are all standard on the new CTS. Cadillac seems to have another winner on its hands. The all-new 2014 CTS will hit dealer showrooms this Fall.

Source: Cadillac - Press release and preliminary specs after the jump. Previous post.





Press Release:
All-New CTS Sedan Ascends into Midsize Luxury Segment

More than 20 new features come standard with all-new model launching this fall


When the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan arrives in dealerships this fall, it will offer more interior space, power and technology with more than 20 new standard features compared with the current model.

Inside and out, the third-generation CTS sedan grows, ascending into the heart of the midsize luxury market, with an all-new design that is longer, lower and leaner. The new CTS is five inches longer, expanding interior space, but also 244 pounds lighter than the previous model. It is expected to be the lightest car in its segment.

“CTS has always been Cadillac’s centerpiece, and as our brand expands and elevates the car properly grows to its true place” said David Leone, CTS executive chief engineer. “With last year’s addition of the award-winning ATS compact luxury sedan, CTS will directly challenge the luxury midsize competition with uncompromised performance, luxury and technology.”

The 2014 CTS standard model will start at $46,025, including $925 destination. Three Collections of option packages – Luxury, Performance and Premium – will be offered with either the 2.0T turbocharged four cylinder or 3.6L naturally aspirated V6 engine in either rear- or all-wheel drive.

CTS will be offered with a choice of three powertrains, including a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 272 horsepower and goes from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds – 1.5 seconds faster than the outgoing model. Standard front Brembo brakes with ferritic-nitro carburizing, or FNC, anti-corrosion rotors give CTS braking performance that Cadillac expects to be best in the segment. Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension and a hallmark of V-Series models, is now standard on base models with 18-inch wheels.

Selectable drive modes will allow drivers to adjust the vehicle’s performance dynamics for touring, ice and snow, or sport driving. The CTS Vsport model features the new Cadillac Twin-Turbo 3.6L V6 engine with an SAE-certified 420 horsepower and a “track” drive mode with specific Magnetic Ride Control calibration and enhanced throttle progression for greater track performance.

The Vsport model contains the highest-performing components, led by the all-new Twin Turbo V6. The CTS Vsport model starts at $59,995, including $925 destination, and comes equipped with an electronic limited slip differential and eight-speed automatic transmission in RWD only.

Inside, all CTS models are equipped with CUE, Cadillac’s breakthrough system for connectivity and control featuring an eight-inch fully reconfigurable touch screen. CUE brings tablet-like functionality into the CTS with functions such as haptic feedback to confirm selections, proximity sensing to reveal hidden icons, gesture recognition and capacitive touch. A 5.7-inch display in the instrument cluster allows the driver to control radio, phone and navigation functions through steering wheel controls without having to take his eyes off the road.

CTS will come with an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system with HD radio capability. Users will have several options for streaming portable media devices with three USB ports and one auxiliary and SD card port.

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Overview

Model: 2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Body style / driveline: four-door luxury sport luxury sedan, RWD/AWD
Construction: unitized welded steel body with direct-mounted front cradle and rubber-isolated, multi-link independent rear suspension
EPA vehicle class: midsize car
Manufacturing location: Lansing Grand River Assembly, Lansing, Mich.



Engines


2.0L Turbo DI VVT 3.6L V-6 DI VVT 3.6L V-6 Twin-Turbo DI VVT
Displacement
(cu in / cc):
122 / 1998 217 / 3564 217 / 3564
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86 3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6 3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material: cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Fuel delivery: direct high-pressure fuel injection direct high-pressure fuel injection direct high-pressure fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.5:1 11.5:1 10.2:1
Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):
272 / 203 @ 5500 321 / 239 @ 6800*
(gas)
420 / 313 @ 5750 (SAE-certified)
Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):
295 / 400 @ 1700-5500 275 / 373 @ 4800* (gas) 430 / 583 @ 3500-4500 (SAE-certified)
Recommended fuel: premium recommended but not required regular unleaded premium required
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 7000 7200 6500
Fuel economy
(GM-estimated city / hwy):
19 / 30 RWD
18 / 28 AWD
19 / 28 RWD
18 / 27 AWD
17 / 25



Transmissions

Type: Paddle-shift six-speed, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch Paddle-shift eight-speed, electronically controlled automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch
Gear ratios (:1):

First: 4.06 4.60
Second: 2.37 2.72
Third: 1.55 1.86
Fourth: 1.16 1.46
Fifth: 0.85 1.23
Sixth: 0.67 1.00
Seventh: -- 0.82
Eighth: -- 0.69
Reverse: 3.20 4.06
Final drive ratio: 3.45 (RWD)
3.27 (AWD)
2.85



Chassis/Suspension

Configuration: rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
Differential: Open differential (RWD/AWD) or optional electronic limited-slip (FE3/V sport)
Front: FE2: MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, twin-tube struts and direct-acting stabilizer bar or uplevel optional Magnetic Ride Control with monotube inverted struts
FE3: MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, direct-acting stabilizer bar and Magnetic Ride Control with monotube inverted struts
Rear: FE2: independent five-link with twin-tube shock absorbers or uplevel optional Magnetic Ride Control with monotube shocks
FE3: independent five-link with Magnetic Ride Control with monotube shocks
Steering type: ZF rack-mounted electric, power-assisted and variable assist
Steering ratio: FE2 RWD: 15.5
FE2 AWD: 16.17
FE3 RWD: 15.4
Steering turns, lock-to-lock: FE2 RWD: 2.6
FE2 AWD: 2.8
FE3 RWD: 2.5
Turn circle (ft / m): FE2 RWD: 37.47 / 11.42
FE2 AWD: 38.98 / 11.88
FE3 RWD: 36.75 / 11.20
Chassis control: four-channel StabiliTrak w/ brake assist and traction control



Brakes

Type: four-wheel disc with sliding calipers on base; four-channel ABS/TCS w/ DRP; Brembo brakes with fixed calipers on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections;
Rotor type and thickness (in / mm): Standard front: 12.6 / 321 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum dual-piston calipers
Standard rear: 12.4 / 315 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum single-piston calipers
Uplevel front: 13.6 / 345 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum dual-piston calipers
Uplevel rear: 12.4 / 315 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum single-piston calipers



Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 17 x 8.5-inch aluminum
18 x 8.5-inch aluminum
18 x 9.5-inch aluminum (rear wheels on Vsport)
19 x 8.5-inch aluminum
Tire size: 245/45R17
245/40R18
275/35R18 (rear tires on Vsport)
255/35R19



Dimensions

Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm): 114.6 / 2911
Length (in / mm): 195.5 / 4966
Height (in / mm): 57.2 / 1454
Width (in / mm): 72.2 / 1833
Track (in / mm): front: 61.4 / 1560
rear: 61.7 / 1568
Base curb weight (lb / kg): 3616 / 1640
Weight distribution
(% front / rear):
50.3 / 49.7

Interior
Legroom (in / mm): front: 42.6 / 1081
rear: 35.4 / 899
Headroom (in / mm): front: 39.2 / 995
rear: 37.5 / 952
Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 56.9 / 1446
rear: 54.8 / 1392
Hip room (in / mm): front: 53.8 / 1366
rear: 53.3 / 1353



Capacities

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3
EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L): 97 / 2746
EPA trunk volume (cu ft / L): 13.7 / 388
Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg): 1000 / 454 (3.6L)
Fuel tank (gal / L): 19 / 72
Engine oil (qt / L): 2.0L Turbo: 5 / 4.7 (RWD); 6 / 5.7 (AWD)
3.6L: 6 / 5.7 (RWD & AWD)
3.6L Twin-Turbo: 7 / 6.6
Cooling system (qt / L): 2.0L Turbo: 9 / 8.5
3.6L: 11.9 / 11.3
3.6L Twin-Turbo engine: 11.9 / 11.3
3.6L Twin-Turbo charge cooler: 1.7 / 1.6


Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.