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2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe: New Sports Coupe Is Cadillac's Most Dramatic DesignLOS ANGELES – Cadillac today 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 centerpiece of the brand's revised lineup.
'CTS Coupe is the new focal point of Cadillac, expressing both our design and technical capabilities,' said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. 'It is intended to appeal to a new generation of car enthusiasts.'
The Coupe joins the CTS Sport Sedan, the 556-horsepower (415 kW) 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.
The Coupe is a classic 2+2 layout bolstered wîth advanced technology, such as a rear-view camera system and a performance-oriented suspension system coupled to rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Design CTS Coupe emerged as a proposal inside Cadillac's design studio, where designers have developed and evolved the brand's Art and Science design philosophy.
'Cadillac has always been an emotional brand – it's about delivering art regardless of body style,' said Max Wolff, director of exterior design for Cadillac. 'With the CTS Coupe, it was about taking something very strong – the CTS Sport Sedan – and extending its potential.'
The coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS, but an overall height that is approximately two inches (51 mm) lower and an overall length that is two inches (51 mm) shorter.
Although it draws from its sport sedan sister, the CTS Coupe shares only the instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille. Key design features include:
• Classic hardtop styling, wîth no conventional B-pillar
• Touch-pad operation for the doors removes the need for conventional door handles, creating a technical, clean profile
• A windshield laid at a faster angle (62.3 degrees) and a long, nearly horizontal backglass area combine to create a sleek, aerodynamic look
• Sculpted lower front fascia wîth unique brake-cooling vents
• Diamond cut-style rear fascia wîth mesh lower grilles
• Center-outlet exhaust wîth twin dihedral-shaped tips that pass through the rear fascia
• Signature vertical lighting, highlighted wîth LED light pipes
• Rear spoiler integrated into the center high-mounted stop lamp
• Sculpted roof-mounted antenna for OnStar and XM Satellite Radio.
At first glance, the shape of CTS Coupe is refreshingly simple, yet amplified wîth intricately carved details. Distinctive and original Cadillac signature cues combine wîth hand-sculpted forms, artfully articulating the confidence of the chassis. For example, the rear fenders were purposefully developed by hand in Cadillac design studios to visually acknowledge the RWD powertrain. The gestured profile, coupled wîth Cadillac's vertical taillamps and pronounced rear centerline, aim to achieve the most visually confident coupe in the §egmènt.
The CTS Coupe extends Cadillac's emerging performance credentials. The CTS Coupe's standard powertrain consists of a direct injected 3.6L V-6 and six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Direct injection technology delivers fuel more precisely to increase the efficiency of combustion, enabling more power while maintaining fuel economy and lowering emissions – including a 25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions.
The 3.6L DI engine is rated at 304 horsepower (227 kW) and offers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway. It also runs on less expensive regular unleaded gasoline.
The powertrain's performance is channeled through a chassis that delivers sports car performance without punishment. The hardware includes an independent short/long arm ( SLA) front suspension system, wîth hydraulic control arm front bushings; and a multi-link rear suspension mounted on a fully isolated subframe. Also included are four-wheel disc performance brakes, premium §teering and limited-slip differential.
Two suspension-tuning levels are available: a Performance Package wîth 18-inch wheels and all-season tires (available in both RWD and AWD,) and the Summer Tire Performance Package, wîth 19-inch tires and wheels and a higher level of road holding capability. StabiliTrak, the advanced electronic chassis control system, is standard.
The 304-horsepower (227 kW) 3.6L V-6 Direct Injection engine will be standard, equipped wîth a six-speed manual, featuring a revised clutch and dual-mass flywheel that offers better clutch pedal feel and improved engine isolation. A 6-speed automatic transmission wîth Driver Shift Control (and available §teering wheel mounted shift buttons) is optional.
CTS Coupe blends handcrafted luxury wîth a contemporary, driver-focused interior that supports the car's high-performance capabilities. The interior includes hand-sewn accents covering the door, center storage console and instrument panel trim. 14-Way adjustable Recaro sport seats, previously exclusively offered on Cadillac's V-Series model, will be offered on all CTS Coupe models as an option.
The car offers a host of advanced technologies, including:
• Integrated iPod/MP3 capability
• 40-gig hard drive, including the ability to store music and pause-and-replay live radio
• Pop-up navigation system
• Adaptive forward lighting system
• Bluetooth connectivity
• Standard Keyless Access and Smart Remote Start
• Rear Camera system
• Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround™ audio system
As wîth other Cadillac models, the CTS Coupe comes standard wîth OnStar wîth Turn-by-Turn Navigation, the first factory-installed, fully integrated GPS navigation system from OnStar.Source - Cadillac
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe To Start At $38,990, On Sale In Early-AugustCadillac announced today that pricing for the all-new 2011 CTS Coupe will begin at $38,990 including destination charge. The CTS Coupe goes on sale in early August in the Únited States.
CTS Coupe will become the centerpiece of Cadillac, offering technology and performance in the dynamic form of a luxury sports coupe. Available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, CTS Coupe comes standard wîth a 3.6L Direct Injection V6 engine that delivers 304 horsepower. This engine is available wîth a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The ultimate expression of Cadillac's new Coupe, the high-performance V-Series edition wîth 556 horsepower, Brembo brakes and Magnetic Ride Control also goes on sale later this summer at $62,990 including destination charge.
|Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 304 hp
Torque: 273 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
'CTS Coupe is a compelling new alternative for luxury and performance-minded drivers,' said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac marketing. 'The addition of a Coupe, especially one this dramatic, provides an important entryway for new consumers to experience Cadillac Art and Science.'
The Coupe expands the award-winning CTS line-up, which already includes the CTS Sport Sedan and CTS Sport Wagon. CTS has been named to the Car and Driver 10 Best list for three straight years.
CTS Coupe has the same wheelbase as the sedan but is lower in height, wider in track width and shorter in overall length. The windshield is laid at a faster angle, creating a sleek, athletic profile.
The doors of the CTS Coupe are opened via touch-pads, eliminating traditional handles and adding to the car's sculpted look. The interior features hand-sewn accents that cover the door, center storage console and instrument panel trim.
CTS Coupe is available in two suspension-tuning levels – Performance wîth 18-inch wheels and all-season tires and Summer Tire Performance wîth 19-inch wheels and summer tires. CTS Coupe has four-wheel disc performance brakes, ZF Servotronic® 2 power rack-and-pinion §teering, a limited-slip differential and StabiliTrak, an advanced electronic chassis control system.
CTS Coupe is available wîth a 40GB hard drive providing music storage and pause-and-replay live radio, navigation system wîth glide-up screen, rear camera system, Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio and adaptive forward lighting. OnStar is standard and includes Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
'CTS Coupe is designed to bring new energy and allure to the luxury coupe category,' Butler §äid. 'In addition to the emotional appeal of its design, CTS Coupe delivers advanced technology and world-class performance.'
CTS Coupe will be offered in a range of packages:
• Standard ($38,990 RWD, $40,890 AWD): Six-speed automatic wîth tap up/down shifting, 18-inch wheels, performance suspension, rear park assist, Bose audio, MP3 input, EZ Key, remote start, power driver and front passenger seats.
• Performance Collection ($43,430 RWD, $45,330 AWD): HID Xenon headlamps, adaptive forward lighting, 10-way power leather seats, Bose 5.1 Surround Sound, ÚSB integration, 40GB hard drive.
• Premium Collection ($47,835 RWD, $49,735 AWD): Interior ambient lighting, rear-view camera, heated/vented front seats, heated §teering wheel, wood trim, Bose 5.1 Surround Sound wîth navigation, sunroof.
• V-Series ($62,990): 6.2L Supercharged V8, paddle shift controls, Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, 19-inch wheels wîth performance tires.
Source - Cadillac
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