The fact that Cadillac is actually going to build this beautiful and highly-anticipated automobile should bring smiles to the faces of all General Motors fanatics. Their recent financial situations continue to bring difficulties to the GM brand, but hope is on the horizon and the CTS Coupe is proof.
A familiar engine will be standard on the CTS Coupe; the 3.6-liter V6 from both the CTS sedan and wagon. It pumps out an impressive 304 horsepower to its rear wheels by way of a six-speed manual gearbox---a first for any standard CTS trim level.
If the base CTS Coupe's power levels seem too low for your liking, Cadillac has promised that a V-version is on the way. This would bring the 2+2 (two seats up front and two in the back) CTS's grunt to 556-horsepower, if they use the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 in the current CTS-V.
Inside, this coupe variant will be classic Cadillac with a sporty twist. Adjustable Recaro buckets will hug the front seat passengers, while those in the back seats enjoy the Bose 5.1 surround sound system with optional navigation, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, and a massive 40-gig hard drive.
Other features of the Caddy Coupe include an available all-wheel drive system and a six-speed automatic option. The CTS performance package will add 18-inch wheels and all-season tires, while the optional summer package will get you 19-inch wheels wrapped in sticky summer tires. The CTS Coupe will also feature various suspension tweaks and GM's StabiliTrak system.
Pricing has yet to be announced but we expect to get you more details when the CTS Coupe makes its media premiere next week in LA---stay tuned.