The all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan brings a renewed spirit of driver engagement and exceptional refinement to the midsize luxury segment, rooted in a lightweight, rigid structure that fosters class-challenging performance and quietness.
Cadillac’s acclaimed rear-drive architecture is the foundation for the new CTS’s driving experience. It’s borne from the architecture also used with the award-winning ATS compact luxury sedan, but optimized for the dimensions and dynamics of a midsize luxury sedan.
The all-new CTS sedan is longer, lighter and stronger than the previous CTS sedan structure, which enabled more precise ride and handling tuning, as well as a quieter driving experience.
Innovative applications of lightweight materials – including the first aluminum doors ever on a GM production vehicle – help the 2014 CTS weigh in with an approximate base curb weight of 3,600 lbs. (1,633 kg). That’s about 200 pounds (91 kg) less than the 2013 BMW 528i and approximately 7-percent less than the current model.
The unique aluminum front and rear door structures save about 16.5-pounds (7.5 kg) per door over traditional steel structures. Aluminum is also used for the hood, while other advanced materials, including magnesium and lightweight, high-strength, low-alloy steels and bake-hardenable steels, enabled engineers to tailor the CTS’s structure down to the last gram, ensuring strength and refinement were achieved without unnecessary mass.
|2.0L Turbo DI VVT||3.6L V-6 DI VVT||3.6L V-6 Twin-Turbo DI VVT|
(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|
(hp / kW @ rpm):
|272 / 203 @ 5500||321 / 239 @ 6800*(gas)||420 / 313 @ 5750 (SAE-certified)|
(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|
(GM-estimated city / hwy):
|19 / 30 RWD|
18 / 28 AWD
|19 / 28 RWD|
18 / 27 AWD
|17 / 25|
News Source: [Cadillac]