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2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan

May 9, 2013
2013 Cadillac CTS Touring

2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan

2013 CTS Sedan

The 2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan will be the cornerstone of Cadillac’s luxury sports sedans in Palm Springs. This five-passenger, rear-wheel-drive sedan, also available in all-wheel-drive, matches a race track-honed driving experience with signature styling characterized by Cadillac’s new era. It is offered in three trim collections: Luxury, Performance and Premium.

A 3.0L direct-injected V-6 is the standard engine in Base and Luxury models and is rated at 270 horsepower. Along with direct injection technology, the 3.0L engine employs continuously variable valve timing to optimize power and fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Highway fuel economy on 3.0L-equipped rear-wheel drive models is 27 mpg.

The CTS Sport Sedan’s 3.6L direct-injected V-6 is standard in the Performance and Premium Collections and delivers an SAE-certified 318 horsepower. Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater efficiency and a more favorable front-to-rear weight balance. Examples include a composite intake manifold that saves approximately 5.5 pounds over the weight of a comparable aluminum intake and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves approximately 13 pounds per engine.

The Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all CTS Sport Wagon RWD models. The 6L50 six-speed is featured on AWD models. The CTS chassis enables a balance of performance and luxury. The hardware includes structural enhancements via a tower-to-tower brace, large four-wheel disc brakes and a ZF steering rack. Four suspension tuning packages are available and 19-inch performance all-season and the summer tire performance package with a summer-only 19-inch tire (RWD only).

Additional features and details include an independent short/long arm (SLA) front suspension system standard on all models, featuring low-mass aluminum for the upper and lower control arms, as well as the knuckles, a multi-link rear suspension with a fully isolated subframe, and StabiliTrak electronic chassis control system is standard. It is integrated with the car’s standard four-channel ABS with the full-function traction control, as well as the hydraulic brake assist and engine control systems. Power-
assisted rack-and-pinion steering is also standard.

The CTS interior emphasizes technical precision with hand-crafted details. An integrated center stack design with a satin metallic finish blends into the lower instrument panel and sweeps forward and away from front-seat occupants. Available heated and ventilated seats incorporate “thin-seat” technology for maximum occupant comfort and enhanced rear-seat leg, knee and foot room. French stitching is used throughout the interior, including the upper instrument panel, door inserts, seats and the shifter boot.

An audio system with navigation, including AM/FM stereo, CD/DVD player, MP3 playback, Bose Surround Sound with 10 speakers, 40-gig hard drive and USB with audio connectivity, is standard on Premium and available on Luxury and Performance models. Also Standard on all models is Bluetooth phone connectivity, rearview camera system, ambient lighting package, and adaptive remote vehicle start.

Standard on all Premium packages are keyless entry and keyless start features, ultrasonic rear park assist, and heated steering wheel. Heated and cooled front Recaro performance seats are included on Premium with the CTS Touring Package. The CTS’s distinctive shield-shaped front grille is updated again for 2013 with a bright appearance on the vertical and horizontal bars that compose the grille’s frame. Models equipped with the CTS Touring Package feature a grille with dark vertical and horizontal bars.

High-intensity discharge headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting System are standard on Performance and Premium and available on Luxury with the Performance Package as well. Rainsense automatic windshield wipers are standard on all models. Seventeen-inch painted aluminum wheels are standard on Luxury packages, eighteen-inch aluminum high-polish wheels are standard on Premium and available on Performance Packages.

Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels with multi-coat painted finish are standard on Performance, and eighteen-inch aluminum wheels with pearl nickel finish are available on Luxury with the Touring Package. Nineteen-inch polished aluminum wheels are included on Performance and Premium with the summer tire Performance Package.
Available exterior colors include Radiant Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Black Diamond Tricoat, Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, Thunder Gray ChromaFlair, Opulent Blue Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic and Summer Gold Metallic.

A new era of Cadillac is ready for Palm Springs with the 2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan. See why Cadillac is synonymous with excellence, precision, and luxury.

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