Cadillac CTS

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Cadillac CTS
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2004 Cadillac CTS-V

Manufacturer:General Motors
Production:2003–present
Predecessor:Cadillac Catera
Class:Sports sedan
Related:Cadillac STS
Cadillac SRX
Platform:Sigma
Body Styles:FR 4-door sedan
Engines:3.2 L LA3 V6
2.8 L LP1 V6
3.6 L LY7 V6
5.7 L LS6 V8

The CTS is Cadillac's luxury sports sedan.

Introduced in 2002 for the 2003 model year, the CTS rode on General Motors' new Sigma rear-wheel drive architecture and signified both a return to rear-wheel drive and was the first Cadillac with a manual transmission since the Cadillac Cimarron. The CTS was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2002.

Originally powered by a 3.2 L LA3 V6 producing 220 hp (164 kW), the CTS received an upgraded 3.6 L DOHC V6 with Variable Valve Timing in 2004, producing 255 hp (190 kW) and 252 lb.ft (342 Nm) of torque. In addition, a CTS-V model offering an LS6 V8 engine, similar to the Corvette Z06 engine, with 400 hp (298 kW) matched to a six-speed manual transmission, became available in 2004. The 3.2 L engine will go out of production in 2005, when a new 2.8 L version of the DOHC 3.6 will debut in an entry-level version of the CTS. In Europe, the 2.8 L replaces the previous entry level 2.6 L.

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Cadillac CTS

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