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First Drive: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

The long wait for a world-class Caddy coupe is over.

by on Jun.21, 2010

Cadillac's 2011 CTS Coupe is the latest addition to its "entry" luxury line-up. A high-performance version, the CTS-V Coupe, will follow.

Cadillac’s burgeoning family of CTS-branded vehicles, the original four-door sedan, the high-performance CTS-V sedan, and the slick CTS sport wagon, now includes a radically edgy coupe.

It’s been a long wait.  Caddy’s last true coupe, the Eldorado, went out of production in 2002.

Is it different from the CTS sedan?  Yes, and in more than a few key places and dimensions.

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The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe is virtually identical to the concept vehicle shown at the Detroit auto show in January 2008.  The 2-door’s wheelbase is the same as the sedan’s, but the roofline is two inches lower, the body is two inches shorter, and the rear track has been widened by two inches compared to the existing sedan, to plant those big tires.  The windshield rake angle is much steeper than the sedan’s, at 62.3 degrees, and the rear window is nearly flat when viewed from the side.

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Cadillac Sets $38,990 Price on New CTS Coupe

High-performance 2011 Caddy CTS-V Coupe starts at $62,990.

by on May.20, 2010

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe will start at just under $40,000, including destination charges.

Looking to get your hands on the new 2011 CTS Coupe?  Start putting away your pennies…nickels, dimes, quarters and plenty of folding money, as well.  The well-reviewed 2-door will start at $38,990 when it goes on sale in the weeks ahead.

That will cover the standard-issue 3.6-liter, Direct Injection V6, which will make 304 horsepower.  Not enough?  Start a second piggy bank.  The supercharged, 556-horsepower, 6.2-liter CTS V-Series Coupe will set you back $62,990, GM reveals.  (All figures here include destination charges.)

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Caddy has been steadily expanding its “base” model line-up, starting with the econd-generation CTS sedan, then 4-door V-Series and the CTS wagon.  But the Coupe version has been generating buzz ever since its debut, several years ago, in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show.

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Caddy to Launch High-Performance v-Series Coupe

Announcement scheduled for Detroit Auto Show.

by on Dec.02, 2009

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe might be aimed at a low-volume niche, but it will be critical for the brand. And now, a high-performance v-Series Coupe is in the works.

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe might be aimed at a low-volume niche, but it will be critical for the brand. And now, a high-performance v-Series Coupe is in the works.

Even with the new CTS Coupe still a half-year away from production, Cadillac is planning to add a second, high-performance version of the edgy 2-door.

TheDetroitBureau.com has learned that a v-Series version of the Cadillac CTS Coupe will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit, this coming January.  It will further expand the number of variants off the CTS platform that serves as the primary source of volume for the luxury marque.

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When asked to confirm the plans, Cadillac General Manager Bryan Nesbitt responded, “absolutely.”  Specific details will be held until the Detroit Auto Show, in mid-January.  If the Coupe v is anything like the CTSv, however, it would be equipped with a supercharged, Corvette-derived LSA 6.2-liter V-8, which makes a jaw-dropping 556 horsepower and 551 lb-feet of torque.

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First Look: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Sportier new model for expanding Caddy line-up.

by on Nov.23, 2009

The sportiest member of the entry-luxury line-up, the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe, will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, next week.

The sportiest member of the entry-luxury line-up, the 2011 CTS Coupe, will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, next week.

You’ll have to wait until next week, and catch a flight to the West Coast, if you want to see the new 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe in all its sheet metal glory, but here’s a good first look at the sporty 2-door that will join Caddy’s expanding entry-luxury line-up next year.

The fourth version of the CTS line will make its debut during the Los Angeles Auto Show press preview, next week.

The original CTS, which ushered in the General Motors division’s so-called Art & Science design theme, was completely revised two years ago.  Now, Caddy is taking a cue from its import competition and aggressively expanding the list of CTS variants.  First came the high-performance CTSv, then a wagon – which is expected to give the brand more traction abroad – and now the 2-door, which initially debuted as a well-received concept vehicle.

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“CTS Coupe is the new focal point of Cadillac, expressing both our design and technical capabilities,” said Caddy General Manager Bryan Nesbitt. “It is intended to appeal to a new generation of car enthusiasts.”

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