2015 Cadillac CTS | new car review
* Exterior styling is much nicer than its rivals.
* Interior quality is top notch.
* Rear legroom is a slight let down.
Even beginning to describe the beauty of the 2015 Cadillac CTS is almost criminal, because words alone are unlikely to do justice to this American masterpiece. So I’ll tell you, it looks ridiculously similar to its younger sibling, the ATS, and that isn’t a bad thing at all. Together, they’re like those stunning sisters that every guy had a crush on at university.
Rich leather and wood dominate majority of the interior. With bits of chrome on the dashboard and door panels, ambient lighting and electronic cupholder covers, the sheer feeling of luxury offered by the CTS is far superior to that of the German BMW 5-Series or British Jaguar XF. On the other hand, the guys at Cadillac did something rather strange by dropping the rear legroom from 915mm in the second generation model, to 899mm in the current generation model. You can’t help but wonder why, because now the CTS pales in comparison to the BMW 5-Series that measures in at 917mm.
Being a premium sedan, the 2015 Cadillac CTS packs in an extraordinary amount of tech. For starters, when equipped with Automatic Parking Assist, it continuously scans for an available parking space and automatically steers itself into the space – leaving the driver to simply control the gears and pedals.
What’s on offer?
The 2.0 litre turbo unit manages to stir up 272 horsepower, and that sounds more than sufficient to have a bit of fun when coupled with Caddy’s Magnetic Ride Control and Brembo brakes up front. But there’s also a 3.6 litre V6 on offer, that musters up 321 horsepower and is definitely the one we’d go for.
Though they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I’m sure everyone agrees that the Cadillac CTS is much better looking than the BMW 5-Series and Jaguar XF. But hold your horses, because it does come with its flaws. Firstly, it is pricier than the Jaguar XF, and secondly, it isn’t as spacious as the BMW 5-Series. But if you’re willing to overlook its shortcomings, there isn’t anything quite like the 2015 Cadillac CTS out there.
|Specifications||2015 Cadillac CTS 2.0L||2015 Cadillac CTS 3.6L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cyl||3.6 litre V6|
|Max Power |
|272 hp @ 5,500 RPM||321 hp @ 6,800 RPM|
|400 Nm @ 5,500 RPM||373 Nm @ 4,800 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic||8 speed automatic|
|Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||6.3 secs||6.1 secs|
|Top speed||220 km/h||230 km/h|
|Price||AED 182,900 - 205,000||AED 225,000|