Cadillac CTS – car upper-medium class produced by General Motors brand Cadillac since 2002. Today, the third generation is produced vehicle.
Auto was based on the floorpan of GM Sigma, drive is transmitted to the rear axle. It was introduced to the market as a sedan and sporty at the same time successor to the Catera. CTS and mechanically supercharged CTS-V variant for three years in a row getting the list of Car and Driver 10 Best. 564-hp CTS-V wagon second generation North American market received the title of ‘Least Fuel Efficient Small Station Wagon’ (stands for least cost small combo).
The project has created a body Wayne Cherry and Kip Wasenko, it was the market debut of the new trend of stylistic Cadillac "Art and Science", the first time it has been applied in the design of a prototype Evoq.
Cadillac CTS and debuted on the market in 2002 already as a vintage, 2003. Based on a new platform GM Sigma, heralded the return of Cadillac cars with rear-wheel drive. It was also the first Cadillac Cimarron model since 1988 offered with a manual transmission. CTS was nominated for the title of North American Car of the Year 2002. Car equipped with a fully independent suspension.
Initially used as a source drive 3.2 V6 engine with maximum power of 223hp (164 kW) in 2004 and the offer included 3.6 V6 unit equipped with a system of variable valve timings, it generated power 259 HP (190 kW). A year later discontinued 3.2 V6 engine, and added 2.8 V6 variant with a capacity of 213hp (157 kW).
As a basic gearbox uses a 5-speed automatic transmission GM 5L40-E, optionally offered a 5-speed Getrag manual transmission, 260 From the 2005 vintage instead of 5-speed Getrag gearbox was mounted 6-speed Aisin AY-6.
The premiere of the second-generation CTS took place during the North American International Auto Show in January 2007. As a basic source of power served 3.0 V6 engine with a capacity of 274hp (201 kW). Optionally offered equipped with direct fuel injection 3.6 V6 unit generates maximum power of 304hp (224 kW). The standard vehicle was offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox was available optional 6-speed automatic transmission Hydra-Matic 6L50 GM. On request, the vehicle may be equipped with AWD (automatic transmission only).
During the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2008 Cadillac unveiled a station wagon model, the CTS Sport Wagon. This version was introduced in late 2009 as the year of 2010. Wagon is only available with an automatic gearbox (except version of the CTS-V).
In August 2010, hit the market coupé version (the year 2011). It is also planned to introduce variant of the CTS-V Coupe prototype which was presented at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Cadillac CTS III debuted in 2013. Used to drive double-turbocharged V6 with a capacity of 3.6-liter power generating 426hp and 583 Nm of torque. The drive is transmitted to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The maximum speed of the vehicle is 274km/h, acceleration 0-100km/h less than 5 seconds In addition to this there are also weaker 3.6 V6 321hp and R4 2.0 turbo 272hp.