The 2018 Cadillac CTS is an E-segment passenger car produced by US manufacturer Cadillac since late 2002. It replaces the Cadillac Catera as the rival to the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Chrysler 300C, Infiniti M, Lexus GS, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Saab 9-5 and Volvo S80. 2018 Cadillac CTS is a five-seater with four-door sedan body, longitudinal front engine, and rear or four-wheel drive. The exterior design, in line with the new Cadillac stylistic code inaugurated by the ATS, is signed by Bob Boniface and Robin Krieg. The interior was made by Eric Clough.
The 2018 Cadillac CTS is presented as the replacement model for the Cadillac Catera in 2002. Cadillac CTS was designed to compete with the Lincoln LS 1 before it was replaced by the smaller Lincoln Zephyr 2, designed by Wayne Cherry, the Cadillac CTS shows a very angular, carved-out style that Cadillac calls ” Art and Science “, and is presented by the Evoq concept car. 16-inch wheels are fitted as standard, while the Premium and Sports versions are fitted with wider wheels 3.
The 2018 CTS uses a new platform, called Sigma, completely revised compared to the old chassis of the Catera. Independent front and rear suspensions use longer arms that provide greater comfort on the road. Rack-and-pinion steering is attached to the front cradle for added precision.
Four-disc brakes use the Stabilitrak system, a system allows the driver not to lose control of his vehicle. We are talking more often now of ESP. Cadillac offers two gearboxes on the CTS: a manual five-speed Getrag and an automatic Hydramatic 3.
2018 Cadillac CTS Wagon
The second-generation CTS will have a wagon version, called SportWagon, while the first version existed only in a saloon. Officially presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California in August 2008, it was released in the summer of 2009 in North America. 2018 Cadillac CTS will be equipped with two petrol engines: a V6 3 liters of 270 hp and the V6 3.6 liter VVT of 304 hp.
2018 Cadillac CTS-V
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V is the high-performance version of the CTS. Equipped with a V8 engine that produces the power of 564 hp, it is able to push the sedan to 310 km / h with a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds.
2018 Cadillac CTS Sport
After three unsuccessful seasons in the LMS, Cadillac decided to retire and focus on other types of competition. This led her in 2004 to develop a racing version of the CTS-V for use in the SCCA Speed World Challenge. Made by GM Racing in collaboration with the GM Performance Division, the car was equipped with new aerodynamic components, security systems which are certified according to the FIA regulations and a 5.7 V8 engine with a power of 500 hp.