Cadil­lac CTS Coupe un­veiled

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CADIL­LAC has un­veiled the 2011 CTS Coupe, the lat­est and most dra­matic of the brand’s se­ries of new de­signs to reach pro­duc­tion.

Slated to ar­rive in Cadil­lac show­rooms in the spring of 2010, the CTS Coupe is a new lux­ury sports coupe de­signed to be­come the cen­tre­piece of the brand’s re­vised lineup.

The coupe has the same wheel­base as the CTS, but an over­all height that is about 51mm lower and an over­all length that is 51mm shorter.

Al­though it draws from its sport sedan sis­ter, the CTS Coupe shares only the in­stru­ment panel, con­sole, head­lamps, front fend­ers and grille.

CTS Coupe is the new fo­cal point of Cadil­lac, ex­press­ing both our tech­ni­cal and de­sign ca­pa­bil­i­ties, said Bryan Nes­bitt, Cadil­lac gen­eral man­ager.

“It is in­tended to ap­peal to a new gen­er­a­tion of car en­thu­si­asts,” Mr Nes­bitt said.

The Coupe joins the CTS Sport Sedan, the 415kW CTS-V and new CTS Sport Wagon as the foun­da­tion of Cadil­lac’s lineup.

A high-per­for­mance V-Se­ries edi­tion of the Coupe will also be re­leased in 2010.

The CTS Coupe’s de­sign car­ries over vir­tu­ally un­changed from the con­cept car that was in­tro­duced at the North Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Auto Show in Detroit in 2008.

It has a clas­sic 2+2 lay­out bol­stered with ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy, such as a rear-view cam­era sys­tem and a per­for­mance-ori­ented sus­pen­sion sys­tem cou­pled to rear­wheel or all-wheel drive.

The stan­dard pow­er­train con­sists of a di­rect in­jected 3.6-litre V6 and six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion.

The 3.6-litre DI en­gine is rated at 227kW and of­fers an es­ti­mated econ­omy of up to 8.7 litres/100km us­ing or­di­nary un­leaded.

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