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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.
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.
by STEVE SILER |
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.
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
|Highest auction price||$35k, January 2009|
|City mileage||18 MPG|
|Highway mileage||26 MPG|
power & handling
|Steering system||Rack and pinion|
|Curb weight||3,898 lb|
|Front track width||61.8 in|
|Top speed||135 mph|
|1/4 mile||15.4 s|
|# of gears||6 gears|
suspension, wheels & brakes
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