Cadillac says the CTS is the centerpiece of the brand, and with the new 2013 ATS already in showrooms it's finally time for the CTS to go up-market. The CTS has grown five inches longer which translates into more interior space. Even with the added length, Cadillac says it'll be the lightest car in its class.
The CTS will be available in three trim levels: Luxury, Performance, and Premium. All CTS models will include Cadillac's controversial CUE infotainment system with an eight-inch capacitive touch screen and haptic feedback. There's also a 5.7-inch display that acts as a digital gauge cluster. The tunes will sound crystal clear through a standard 11-speaker Bose premium audio system with HD radio capability, and you'll be able to connect your media devices via three USB ports and an auxiliary input.
No matter which trim package you choose you'll find either a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Power is sent through a six-speed automatic transmission to either the rear or all four wheels.
For those seeking more power a new Vsport model will be available with a 420-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 engine. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Vsport model has been priced from $59,995 including a $925 destination charge.
The new 2014 Cadillac CTS undercuts its rivals with a base price $1,800 lower than a 2013 BMW 5-series, and $5,875 lower than a 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class. While the 2013 Audi A6 is $3,825 cheaper than the base 2014 CTS, it has less power and is front-wheel drive.
Be sure to stay tuned for our first drive report and full review of the new 2014 Cadillac CTS. In the mean time be sure to read our full preview here.