2014 Cadillac CTS officially unveiled in New York

Cadillac has unveiled its third generation, midsize luxury sedan – the 2014 CTS, in New York, with more evolved performance, enhanced luxury and refined technology. It has the right blend of sportiness and aerodynamics. The high-performance capabilities are offered by the Twin-Turbo V6 Engine and Cadillac’s first 8-speed automatic transmission, with the enhanced driving dynamics boosted by the advanced technology, for more comfortable ride and safety. The production of the 2014 Cadillac CTS will start from this fall,2013, in Lansing, Mich.

Power and Performance : The Twin-Turbocharged Engine for the first time is powering the Cadillac’s 2014 CTS sedan. The twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, a result of innovative engineering, can deliver an output of 420 horsepower[313 kilowatt] with a peak torque of 420 lb.-ft.[583 Nm]. The power on demand in the new CTS is always available with the assist of a pair of small turbochargers, by which almost 90% of max torque is available between 2,500 rpm and 5,500 rpm. This advanced level of engineering boosts the engine capability to deliver wide range of torque for all conditions. The new CTS can dash 0 to 60 miles/hour in an estimated 4.6 seconds.

The 2014 CTS has more options in terms of engine configuration, there is a naturally aspirated 3.6 Litre V6 Engine which is capable of delivering an estimated output of 321 horsepower is mated with the new paddle-shift 8-speed automatic transmission in Rear-Wheel-Drive variants. Also in the engine configuration of 2014 CTS is a 2.0 Litre turbocharged Engine mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission and the All-Wheel Drive, is capable of producing an estimated output of 272 horsepower. The CTS sedan’s low mass and optimal brake sizes are expected to give it braking performance that is among the best in the segment, with standard Brembo brakes. The comparatively low curb weight helps make the most of the driving experience by allowing the use of lighter-weight chassis components, which reduces unsprung weight to enable more precise handling without compromising ride quality.

2014 Cadillac CTS With More Evolved Design

Best Driving Dynamics : The features that makes the 2014 Cadillac CTS best in terms of driving comfort and connected drive, includes the best suspension system – 5-link independent rear suspension and Multi-link MacPherson strut suspension with a double-pivot design, the feature of Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping system for more enhance comfortable ride, the premium electric, the more smoother steering system with the technology of variable-assist power steering gear from ZF Steering Systems, all-terrain drive enjoyment  with All-Wheel Drive System, a wide use of aluminum components in the suspension system, while the rear suspension is mostly steel. That helps offset the weight of the engine and transmission at the front of the vehicle, helping the CTS deliver the best weight balance and contributing to less noise and vibration and a option of 17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

2014 Cadillac CTS With Longer Wheelbase

More Evolved Exterior : Its a midsize luxury sedan which has designed optimally with the right blend of  luxury, sportiness and aerodynamics. The 2014 CTS has now grown by 5 inches in length and also in the wheelbase by 1.2 inch. And to give a more lower & leaner look in its broad presence, the roof-line and cowl with the base of the windshield, are about an inch lower. The new CTS shield grille is broader now, with a more detailed texture, while the headlamps flow up with the hood line, incorporating crystalline LED light guides for a technologically advanced appearance with more uniform illumination. Active grille shutters are included on some models, improving aerodynamic performance on the highway to enhance fuel efficiency.

2014 Cadillac CTS With High Performance

Best Interior & Safety technology : The 2014 CTS is now more spacious, with driver-centric cockpit interior with integrated technology and hand-crafted appointments complements the exterior elements and supports the CTS sedan’s driving experience. Eight available interior environments are offered, each trimmed with authentic wood, carbon fiber or aluminum. Leather seating is available, including available full semi-aniline leather, with hand-crafted, cut-and-sewn executions. The interior design cues and craftsmanship are complemented by various features of advanced technology like the CUE – which is a blend of new technology with highly intelligent design, bringing the intuitive control of smartphones and tablets safely to the road. With a clean, uncluttered design, Natural Voice Recognition and responsive touch-screen technology. An 8-inch high-resolution color touch screen with haptic feedback allows users to swipe and drag preferences. Bluetooth connectivity with natural voice recognition is standard with CUE, along with USB and SD card ports. An available 12.3-inch high-resolution, configurable LCD instrument cluster display complements the CUE display and supports the active safety features. It offers drivers 4 layouts – from basic to performance-oriented – each delivering bold, crisp graphics tailored to the level of vehicle information desired. A full-color, configurable head-up display is also available.

2014 Cadillac CTS With Premium Interior

Cadillac’s first 20-way adjustable front seats, motorized cup holder lid in the center console, heated and cooled (ventilated) front seats and heated steering wheel, electronically locking glove box, electronic park brake, adaptive remote start feature that also activates the climate control system, standard Bose eleven-speaker sound system and available Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system with 13 speakers, Automatic Parking Assist, Ultrasonic rear park assist, Ultrasonic sensors, radar and cameras, with Front and Rear Automatic Braking, assists the driver to prevent front and rear low-speed collisions, GM’s first application of automatic safety belt tightening is offered in the new CTS, a Driver Awareness Package which includes the Cadillac’s patented Safety Alert Seat technology.

2014 Cadillac CTS With 5 Inch More Longer

Additional technologies include :

  • Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Panic Brake Assist
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Automatic Collision Preparation (with brake prefill)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Vision Camera With Dynamic Guidelines
  • Adaptive Forward Lighting
  • Active pedestrian protection system (in global regions where required).
  • Featuring 10 standard air bags, including front-passenger dual-stage low-risk deployment, which makes the most of the air bag trajectory and inflation rate based on the occupant’s size, position and severity of the crash.
  • Additionally, OnStar is standard for one year. It can use GPS and cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the event of a crash. OnStar service also includes myCadillac and OnStar myCadillac mobile apps, whichoffer vehicle information, controls and OnStar services via the customer’s iPhone or Android smart phone.

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2014 Cadillac CTS Preliminary Specifications

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 strutsFE3: 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 shocksFE3: 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 calipersStandard rear: 12.4 / 315 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum single-piston calipersUplevel front: 13.6 / 345 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum dual-piston calipersUplevel 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 / 48.7

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

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