2010 Cadillac CTS | new car review

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 by
2010 Cadillac CTS

2010 CTS

The CTS is a mid-size sedan that has proved to be one of the best selling models for Cadillac, especially since the second generation was introduced in 2008.

It competes with the German mid-size sedan contingent including the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. Unlike the suave design of the German competitors the CTS wears a more aggressive and flamboyant silhouette designed to appeal to the young and the young at heart.

The CTS is available with a choice of three engines and in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The base model carries a 234bhp, 2.8-litre V6 engine that powers the rear wheels. The next variant comes with a 278bhp, 3.6-litre V6 motor and all-wheel drive. A newer and more fuel-efficient direct injection 3.6-litre V6 motor producing 323bhp is also available on the higher end CTS. This version can be ordered with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

For the 2010 model year, Cadillac has introduced a new 3.0-litre V6 with 270bhp, which is expected to replace the ageing 278bhp 3.6 litre V6 engine.

For performance fans, Cadillac launched the CTS-V in 2009. This version combines sports car performance with luxury car comfort but comes at a hefty price. The 2010 CTS-V is powered by a 556bhp, 6.2-litre V8 engine, is rear-wheel drive and capable doing 0 to 100kph in just 3.9 seconds.

It comes with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission and features performance components like Brembo brakes, magnetic ride control suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tyres along with many sporty interior and exterior modifications. A two-door version of the CTS and CTS-V is expected to go on sale during the later part of 2010 as well.

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