2012 Cadillac CTS – Kelley Blue Book

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2012 Cadillac CTS

Building upon Cadillac#39;s commitment to reestablish its place as the world#39;s standard of luxury, the 2012 CTS lineup aims to bring the fight directly to its European and Japanese competitors with a brand-new powerplant, additional standard equipment and a host of high-tech features. For 2012, variety is the name of the game. With sedan. coupe. and wagon models, high-performance CTS-V variants for each body style, and available all-wheel drive (AWD), the Cadillac CTS series is perhaps the most diverse nameplate in the luxury segment.

If nothing short of an import luxury brand will do, there are many exceptional alternatives from the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lexus, Acura and Infiniti.

2012 CTS models receive a new available 318-horsepower V6 engine, three new exterior colors (Black Diamond, Opulent Blue and Mocha Steel) and standard Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. The exterior colors are also available for the CTS-V models, as well as an available blind spot warning system for the coupe model.

Driving Impressions Through twisty two-lanes, fast freeways, urban congestion and mixed-speed suburban sprawl, we came to appreciate the 2012 Cadillac CTS#39; responsive steering, world-class roadholding and powerful brakes. Given its performance-based engineering.

one might expect a correspondingly firm ride, but we found the CTS#39; suspension surprisingly supple even on the most troubled surfaces. We loved the quiet cabin#39;s luxurious design, and the multi-adjustable seats are uncommonly comfortable for long hauls. Who knew that a performance car – the CTS-V Sedan boasts a 3.9-second 0 to 60-mph time #8211; could also provide a quiet, comfortable driving experience?

The CTS-V#39;s Magnetic Ride Control suspension system offers an impressive balance between race-inspired handling for the track and undisturbed ride quality for daily driving. The larger Cadillac CTS, however, lacks the agility of its BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class competitors.

Under the Hood

The 2012 Cadillac CTS offers two levels of 24-valve direct-injection V6 power. The standard 3.0-liter V6 is good for 270 horsepower, while the optional 3.6-liter engine pushes output to an impressive 318 horsepower. The 3.0-liter comes standard with a 6-speed manual, while a 6-speed automatic is optional.

Cars with all-wheel drive can only be equipped with the automatic transmission. Buyers who spring for the high-performance CTS-V are treated to a 556-horsepower supercharged V8, matched to either a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

270 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm

223 lb-ft of torque @ 5,700 rpm

EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27 mpg (RWD), 18/26 mpg (AWD)

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3.6-liter V6

318 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm

275 lb-ft of torque @ 4,900 rpm

EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/26 mpg (manual, RWD), 18/27 mpg (automatic, RWD),

18/27 mpg (sedan/coupe – automatic, AWD), 18/26 mpg (wagon – automatic, AWD)

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