Sunday, November 22, 2009

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Coming This Spring

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe unveiled today comes with a 304 horsepower direct injected 3.6-liter V-6 engine which runs on regular unleaded gasoline with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway. There are two transmission options: the standard six-speed manual, featuring a revised clutch and dual-mass flywheel and optional 6-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control (and available steering wheel mounted shift buttons). There is a rear-wheel or all-wheel drive option. The CTS Coupe's design carries over virtually unchanged from the concept car that was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2008. The coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS sedan and is approximately two inches lower and two inches shorter and shares the same instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille as the four door version.

Some high tech features include touch-pad controlled doors which removes the need for conventional door handles and a 40-gig hard drive, including the ability to store music and pause-and-replay live radio. Two suspension-tuning levels are available: a Performance Package with 18-inch wheels and all-season tires (available in both RWD and AWD,) and the Summer Tire Performance Package, with 19-inch tires and wheels and a higher level of road holding capability. StabiliTrak, the advanced electronic chassis control system, is standard. The 2011 CTS Coupe will be in Cadillac showrooms in the spring of 2010.