Set to hit the showrooms in the spring of 2010, the new CTS coupe, according to GM, promises to become the centerpiece of the brand's revised lineup.
Based on the CTS Coupe Concept, which was introduced back in 2008 at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Cadillac features the same wheelbase as the CTS, but an overall height that is approximately two inches (51 mm) lower and an overall length that is two inches (51 mm) shorter.
The CTS Coupe's standard powertrain consists of a direct injected 3.6L V6 capable to deliver 304 horsepower (227 kW) and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway as well as a six-speed manual transmission.
Also, a 6-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control (and available steering wheel mounted shift buttons) is optional. The powertrain's performance is channeled through a chassis that delivers sports car performance without punishment.
According to the manufacturer, 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.
The new 2011 CTS Coupe offers a host of advanced technologies such as: Integrated iPod/MP3 capability, 40-gig hard drive, including the ability to store music and pause-and-replay live radio, Pop-up navigation system, Adaptive forward lighting system, Bluetooth connectivity, Standard Keyless Access and Smart Remote Start, Rear Camera system and a Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio system.