Cadillac CTS Concept 

  • 2008
  • 2.9L
  • 135 mph
But it was a nice recovery, thanks mainly to good brakes, nice steering, and an agile, sweet-handling chassis.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
Both engines offer smooth throttle tip-in and excellent idle quality.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Cadillac CTS Concept


CTS Concept
6.4 s
Model S
4 s

Top speed

CTS Concept
135 mph
RS 6 Avant
189 mph
Camaro SS Coupe
155 mph


CTS Concept
16.9 s
Model S
9.5 s

1/4 mile

CTS Concept
15.4 s
Model S
12.4 s

Data points Key details of the Cadillac CTS Concept

Engine size

CTS Concept
2,900 cc
Camaro SS Coupe
6,162 cc

In The News From around the web


Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept
The yellow ochre color provides dramatic contrast with the black surrounding trim, but is a subdued hue consistent with the interior’s overall feeling of refinement.
The CTS Coupe Concept has a classic 2+2 interior layout, highlighted by black leather and microfiber trim that is complemented by yellow ochre-colored seat inserts and leather stitching.

2008 Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept

AutomobileMag News
From a few angles, the car actually looks like it could be a hatchback, although the design around the C-pillar makes it look a bit frumpy.
Drop in the 550-hp engine from the CTS-V, and the full effect would be complete.

2008 Cadillac CTS

Car & Driver News
Always a competant, rear-drive handler but a few paces behind the leaders in the powertrain department—the 400-hp CTS-V notwithstanding—the first-generation CTS never mustered the strength to put up a serious fight in the compact sport sedan class, especially now that such slick sedans as the Infiniti G35 and, of course, the BWM 335i are dancing in the ring.
Cadillac is promising a more premium feel, thanks to hand-crafted interior fittings, French stitching, and other tokens of refinement.

2008 Cadillac CTS

AutomobileMag News
Cadillac found similar success when it ditched the Opel-twin Catera and launched the CTS onto the silver screen to be torn to pieces by sci-fi twins and machine guns in The Matrix: Reloaded.
See all 8 Photos Why it's one of our most significant: Cadillac accidentally found a winning formula when it rebadged a GMC Yukon Denali and proclaimed "This is Escalade, hear it roar!

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Cadillac
Year 2008
Highest auction price $35k, January 2009
City mileage 18 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,900 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Diesel

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,898 lb
Width 73.6 in
Height 54.7 in
Length 187 in
Front track width 61.8 in
Wheelbase 113.4 in

road tests

Top speed 135 mph
1/4 mile 15.4 s
0-60mph 6.4 s
0-100mph 16.9 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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