Finally there is an American major player in the sports coupe market: the 2011 Cadillac CTS coupe. This vehicle makes a bold statement on the road due to its bold lines and angular rear end. Automotive fans will be drawn this cars shape; there is no other car on the road that looks quite like it. This coupe boasts powerful brakes plus shifting is a breeze. This car is so fun to drive! The CTS will compete in the same segment as the BMW 3-series and Mercedes E-Class coupe.
Since it’s a sports car you would expect a robust engine and Cadillac delivers with a V6 3.6 Engine with 304 HP and 273 lb feet of torque. This should be more than sufficient power for the average driver. If you want even more power, then you might want to hold off for GM’s release of the CTS V-series which will be equipped with a massive 556 horsepower. Gas mileage for the CTS is at 17 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the freeway.
There are different trim options available; Base, CTS Performance Collection and CTS Coupe Premium Collection. Standard features for this car include a six speed automatic transmission, sweet looking eighteen inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, cruise control, a premium Bose audio system with a 6-disc cd changer and power seats. The CTS Performance collection trim includes an upgraded audio system, Xenon lamps and seats appointed in fine leather. The Premium Collection trim includes a navigation system, wooden trim accents inside the cabin, a moon roof and a heatable steering wheel.
One really nifty feature is the navigation screen which smartly slides down and out of sight when not in use. The front seats are quite plush while offering more than plenty of legroom and there are touches of chrome accents for the ultimate contemporary look. Cadillac engineers designed this vehicle with safety in mind and there are loads of safety measures in place such as; On Star Crisis Assist, an airbag system, 4-wheel ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes, a car theft deterrent system, daytime running lamps, a traction control system, an electronic stability program and a tire pressure monitoring system.
If you are in the market for a luxury sports coupe then the CTS would be a perfect choice. It’s very exciting that there is an American player in the competitive sports coupe market. This is a car that’s not afraid to be bold or different and stands out in the crowd. If you are looking for a luxury coupe with all the latest amenities then definitely check out the 2011 CTS coupe. This car is gorgeous!