Detroit: Cadillac Unveils Picture-Perfect CTS Coupe


Okay, enough GM-bashing. When a company can roll out a car as dazzling as the Cadillac CTS Coupe, it's doing pretty well in my book. They're calling it a concept, but it looks about as showroom-ready as the stunning CTS-V sedan unveiled alongside it. The B-pillarless Coupe is designed around Cadillac's excellent 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6, paired to a six-speed manual gearbox, but it will also handily accommodate GM's the forthcoming 250-horsepower, 2.9-liter turbodiesel engine. Perhaps looking smaller in photographs than it really is (thanks to huge 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels), the Coupe rides on the same wheelbase as the CTS sedan, but it's two inches shorter bumper-to-bumper and roof-to-ground. The two-plus-two interior, with seats by Recaro, features black and yellow hide with contrasting stitching and suede-like microfiber inserts. It's as beautifully detailed as most anything I've seen recently from a European automaker. We're all pleased to see GM get on the hybrid/diesel/electric bandwagon. There was no shortage of green thinking on the company's show stands, a good deal of it headed to the production line. But in the end, saving fuel is one thing, saving the company is another. Cars like the CTS Coupe are what earned GM its 'Standard of the World' slogan way back when, and it'll be cars like this that earn it back.

More photos after the break, courtesy of General Motors.X08cc_ca015






(Via Autopia.)


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