Cadillac has released the first teaser of its 2013 ATS at the Centre for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars. The car manufacturer seems to have studied the competitive market extensively and created a vehicle that will be the benchmark in its class.
General Motors has put aside their plans to introduce a premium plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) based on their Cadillac luxury brand. It was earlier believed that GM was in the works with a PHEV, based on the Cadillac SRX platform and making use of the Chevy Volt Technology..
GM is likely to launch an entry-level Cadillac by the end of 2012 or in the early quarter of 2013. The car may be called Cadillac ATS when it is launched and GM has plans to invest over $190 million in their Lansing Grand River assembly plant for the production of the proposed model.
The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon which is slated for a release at the upcoming New York Auto Show has been detailed prior to its debut. Scheduled for sales in late 2010 the Sport wagon offers a pleasing combination of performance and practicality. Where Volvo and BMW are dropping wagons in the US, Cadillac is ready to arrive with a variant that can please the best of speed freaks and the larger families. The wagon offers 720L of space behind the rear seats and this space more than doubles when the seats are folded. The engine choice includes a top bracket supercharged 6.2L V8 beast that renders 556hp with 551lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual/automatic transmission and together the combination helps the car to dash from 0 to 60mph in 4.5 seconds.
The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has been officially revealed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The CTS-V Coupe has more features compared to the standard CTS Coupe which includes center mounted exhaust pipes, 19-inch wheels that come with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires and a bulging hood.
Power is sent to the wheels by a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine that outputs a good 556hp and a 551 lb-ft of torque. The standard edition comes with a six-speed manual and if you want it there’s an option for an automatic transmission, too. All these help the car reach 0 to 60mph in just under 3.9 second.
The new Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will be priced around $67,000 US dollars and will be up for sale this summer.
The CTS Coupe recently gained some additional attention when Cadillac revealed official details about the vehicle. It doesn’t seem to have changed much since the concept stages, and it’s designed with obvious aggression, boldness, and you can sense the elegant combination of art and style which has become something like a trademark for Cadillac as of recently.
At the bottom of the car, it hasn’t changed at all from the CTS sedan. The wheelbase is the same, though it has been slightly reduced in the coupe, and the engine is the same 3.6 liter V6 that powers the sedan version. Customers can pick between a rear- or all-wheel drive. And to top it all off, Cadillac also came out with the announcement of a CTS-V coupe, which boats a nearly double engine power and impressive technical characteristics.
Reports have confirmed that US Automaker General Motors (GM) will build a production version of the Cadillac Converj Concept. According to The Detroit News, the Converj was given a go ahead by GM’s board of directors last week. The model is atleast 2- 3 years away from reaching dealing showrooms and a production date is yet to be set. When the Converj was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz hinted that a production version would be similar to the concept given – the fact that it won accolades for its sleek styling and superior powertrain.
The Converj uses the same technology as the Chevrolet Volt, the Converj will possibly include an electric motor that produces 120 kW (161 hp) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque which is powered by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. The Converj will be recharged by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine once the car exceeds its 40 mile electric-only range – similar to the Volt. It can also be recharged via a 240V or 120V outlet.
There are also some unofficial reports that the Cadillac will make some small alterations, so that the Converj has a more performance-oriented setup as compared to the Volt. [via detnews.com]
Those wicked chaps at Hennessey Performance Engineering got their hands on a Cadillac CTS-Va and turned it into a real monster. Thanks to a V800 package that includes a twin-turbo system, external wastegates, blow-off valves, a high-performance fuel system with upgraded injectors and new engine management software, the 556 hp stock engine is now churning some 800hp and 780 lb-ft of torque. But for those that 800hp (anyone?) is too much, they’ve prepared more tuning packages (V600, V650, V700) that will cost less. A beast in disguise, Hennessey sure managed to get us dreaming of burning rubber from behind the wheel of their new 800hp CTS-V. How about you?