2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Sedan

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Price -- Production --
Engine 3.6 liter V6 Weight --
Aspiration twin turbochargers Torque 430 lb-ft @ 3500-4500 rpm
HP 420 hp @ 5750 rpm HP/Weight --
HP/Liter -- 1/4 mile --
0-60 mph 4.6 seconds Top Speed --

(from General Motors Press Release) CTS Performance

The new Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission combination leads the CTS sedan’s powertrain lineup in the new CTS Vsport. It is the first twin-turbocharged engine ever offered by Cadillac and is the brand’s first eight-speed automatic.

The CTS Vsport also features:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels with Pirelli summer-only performance tires (19-inch wheels with all-season tires are available)
  • Sport-tuned suspension with enhanced spring rates and stabilizer bars
  • One-inch-wider rear wheels with P275/35R18 tires
  • A quicker steering ratio with sport-tuned steering efforts and response
  • Brembo disc brakes with aluminum calipers and available high-performance brake pads
  • Heavy-duty track cooling package
  • Driver-selectable track mode with specific steering rate and Magnetic Ride Control calibrations for greater track performance
  • Electronic limited-slip differential that enhances capability on the track – including optimal acceleration out of turns.

The Cadillac Twin-Turbo is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 430 lb.-ft. of torque (583 Nm), making it the most power-dense six-cylinder engine in the segment. A pair of smaller turbochargers helps provide more immediate power on demand, with approximately 90 percent of peak torque available from 2,500 rpm to 5,500 rpm. That gives the engine a broad torque curve that customers will feel as strong, willing power in almost all driving conditions – and helps the CTS Vsport reach 60 mph in an estimated 4.6 seconds.

The 2014 CTS is also available with a naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6 rated at an estimated 321 horsepower and also matched with the new paddle-shift eight-speed automatic in rear-wheel-drive models (or six-speed automatic with all-wheel drive; and a 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at an estimated 272 horsepower and paired with a six-speed automatic.

Cadillac’s new, paddle-shift eight-speed offers efficiency and performance advantages over a six-speed transmission, including 1.5-percent greater fuel economy.

Excellent power-to-weight ratios and racetrack-honed suspension geometries established with the development of the ATS enabled engineers to advance CTS’s performance with greater feelings of feedback, control and response. The comparatively low curb weight helps make the most of the driving experience by allowing the use of lighter-weight chassis components, which reduces unsprung weight to enable more precise handling without compromising ride quality.

The CTS sedan’s low mass and optimal brake sizes are expected to give it braking performance that is among the best in the segment, with standard Brembo brakes.

Suspension and driver control highlights also include:

  • Multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension with a double-pivot design
  • Five-link independent rear suspension
  • Available all-wheel-drive
  • Premium electric, variable-assist power steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
  • Available Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping system
  • Choice of 17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

A number of aluminum components are used with the suspension system, while the rear suspension is mostly steel. That helps offset the weight of the engine and transmission at the front of the vehicle, helping the CTS deliver its near-perfect weight balance and reducing noise and vibration.