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As much as we’ve all missed Bob Lutz in the few weeks since his retirement from GM, it seems that the folks over at the automaker are still managing to do some things right. For example: the recently announced pricing of the upcoming 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.
Scheduled to go on sale in early August, the Coupe will start at $38,990 and will be available in four trim levels: Standard, Performance, Premium, and the oh-so-sweet V-series. Except for the V-series, which also goes on sale this summer for $62,990 and is equipped with that wonderfully fulfilling 556 horsepower V-8, all three trim levels will be equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 delivering 304 horsepower and will have either rear-wheel drive or an optional all-wheel drive system.
Despite the gorgeous styling of Caddy’s new Coupe, I’m still interested to see where this car will fit into the market. The CTS Sport Sedan is often stacked up against the midsize luxury sedans like the Jaguar XF, the BMW 5-Series, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. On the other hand, the Coupe seems to be well suited to take on the smaller sized competitors: At this pricing, the Caddy is more than $5,000 less than a similarly equipped 300 horsepower BMW 335i Coupe and just under $2,000 more than the 330 horsepower Infiniti G37, making the Caddy very reasonably priced. In other words, start making room in your garage now.