Cadillac’s CTS Coupe Debuts in L.A.

By Brendan Moore

11.23.2009

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe side

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

Shown as a concept as far back as the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, the attractive CTS Coupe has been through a long pregnancy due to GM’s financial difficulties, prominent among those being bankruptcy. The car was originally intended to be the focal point of Cadillac’s revitalized model line.

Sales of both RWD and AWD versions start in the spring of 2010, and a mighty, V-8 powered, 556 hp CTS-V iteration will bow late in the same year.

A direct-injected, 304 hp 3.6 liter V6 is the only engine available in the regular CTS Coupe, paired to either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic.

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe overhead front

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe overhead rear

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe rear 3-4

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Author: Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore is a Principal Consultant with Cedar Point Consulting , a management consulting practice based in the Washington, DC area. He also manages Autosavant Consulting, a separate practice within Cedar Point Consulting. where he advises businesses connected to the auto industry. Cedar Point Consulting can be found at http://www.cedarpointconsulting.com.

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7 Comments

  1. Wow, that’s a great looking car! I love it, even if I don’t have the kind of scratch needed for ownership.

    Thanks for the different angle photos, btw.

  2. Looks great. Almost identical to the concept, including the hidden door handles and center exhaust outlets.

  3. n-i-i-ice

  4. Maybe as a ten year old used car. Maybe. Man, I wish I had a ton o’ money.

  5. I like the Cadillac CTS and it seems to be a impovement!!!!!

    But really the Cadillac line up is beganing to look dated!

    The lines and angle look of these cars have been around for yyears!!!!!!

    If you line this car with last years model it looks the same from a distance!

  6. I really dislike the trend of small, gunslit-style windows. It may have been novel when Chrysler did it with the 300, but now I find them as tired as Altezza taillights. And unlike something like taillights, which are strictly cosmetic, the smaller windows create real world problems with outward visibility.

  7. A winner all the way. A great looking car from Cadillac.

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