New Cadillac CTS debuts at the New York Auto Show

Cadillac has unveiled the all-new 2014 CTS saloon at the New York Auto Show. Based on the same rear-drive architecture as the ATS sport saloon, the CTS was designed to …”challenge the world’s best”. By that Cadillac of course talks about the three Germans (BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6).

The CTS is segment’s lightest car, weighing around 90kg less than the BMW 528i. Compared to the outgoing model it is 127mm longer with a wheelbase that has stretched 30mm to 2911mm.

Magnetic Ride Control, Cadillac’s real-time damping system, is available on base models and for the first time Automatic Parking Assist is available in a Cadillac, which enables the car to park itself in parallel spaces.

Visual highlights include shield grille and vertical lighting elements with LED front signature lighting.

Engine options include a new 414bhp twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6 petrol linked to Cadillac’s first eight-speed automatic gearbox. 0-60mph comes in 4.6 seconds.

There is also a 268bhp turbocharged four cylinder and a 317bhp 3.6-litre V6 petrol unit available. Six-speed automatic is standard, while the eight-speed is optional. All-wheel drive is optional on all engines.

Production will start in the US this autumn with European sales starting in early 2014. There are currently no plans to make the right-hand drive model, though it could change in the future.

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