Cadillac CTS Coupe unveiled
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.