Cadillac announced that the 2014 CTS will receive a new Twin-Turbo V-6 engine bolted to an eight-speed transmission. Set to make its debut later this month at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the new 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo V6 engine will deliver 420 hp (313 kW) and 430 lb.-ft. of torque (583 Nm). According to the official press release, this is the most powerful V6 engine ever from General Motors.
Moreover, GM says that the new engine has 15 percent greater power density than BMW 535i’s turbocharged 3.0L six, which delivers 300 hp (223 kW). Moreover, GM says that its new engine is even better than the BMW 550i’s TwinPower 4.4L V-8, rated at 400 horsepower (298 kW). With the new engine, the 2014 Cadillac CTS is capable to sprint form 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).
The 2014 Cadillac CTS will also be available with the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 rated at 321 hp, but also with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 272 hp.
“The new Cadillac Twin-Turbo brings a new dimension of technologically advanced performance to the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan,” said David Leone, executive chief engineer. “Delivering power and sophistication, it marks another large step forward in the product-driven expansion of Cadillac.”
The basis of the third-generation CTS is the high-performance rear-wheel drive architecture of the lauded ATS sports sedan, transporting Cadillac into the celebrated mid-sized luxury sedan class. As the group’s most lightweight vehicle, it will be imbued with the nimblest driving dynamics in its segment. A selection of extremely powerful drivetrains emphasises its ability to perform, including the new Cadillac Twin-Turbo engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.
New 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan provides artistic designs, exciting performance, and refined technology. The vehicle that’s always placed as Cadillac's centrepiece reaches out, literally and figuratively, to take on the best in the world.
A lengthier, lowered, and sportier dimension was debuted on Cadillac's breakthrough sedan and evolved the brand's Art & Science design language. While expanding five inches (127 mm) longer, including a wheelbase lengthening by 1.2-inch, the roof and cowl, at the windshield’s base, have been lowered around an inch, dimensions that balance the lengthier exterior to emphasise the vehicle's slender appeal.
Cadillac is growing worldwide through its increased credibility from its products, and the new CTS lifts the brand to an even higher level.
While longer in total wheelbase and length, the new CTS sedan has a lesser curb weight than the prior model and has a weight of around 200 pounds (90 kg) lower than the BMW 528i. Light features, including Cadillac's first aluminium door components, add to the low weight and an almost 50/50 weight ratio. And for the first time on CTS, Magnetic Ride Control, Cadillac's real-time damping system, is available on base models.