CARS: 2014 Cadillac CTS

By Ockydub | Posted Apr 30 2013 | No Comments  

Regardless if it is can be afforded or not, you will be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like the look of the new 2014 Cadillac CTS.

Longer (195.5 inches) and lighter (3,616 lbs) than before, the new Cadillac’s CTS will surely give any European sports sedans a run for the money.  Yes we are talking to you Mercedes and BMW.

Start with the new face of the CTS.  The two words that have been used to describe it are “bold” and “Aggressive”.  For me there should also be “exciting” and “beautiful”.

The stunning grill with the signature Cadillac logo is very commanding; however the headlamps are amazing.

Inside each of these headlamps were a total of 16 fire LEDs lights with 8 LEDs seen on the front bumper which also doubles up as turn indicators thus eliminating the use of additional lights.

Also LED’s work as day-time running lights as well. HID Projector Lamp also serves for both high and low beam lights while there is the Active Forward Lighting so as to enable drivers to drive safely around corners especially at night.CTS is also the first Cadillac to combine DRL and turn signals under the same lens and is the most dramatic signature lighting seen on any Cadillac in its history.

Brian Smith, CTS exterior design manager said, “The CTS is the first Cadillac to combine DRL and turn signal under the same lens.” “Giving the HID projectors a dual purpose allowed us to shorten the front headlamps and give the CTS the most dramatic signature lighting of any Cadillac to date.”

The interior cock pit compliments the exterior beauty.  Large visible console screen and well lit speedometer display which is powered by the CUE infotainment system. It can be customized with carbon fiber, wood or aluminum trim. Adjustable seats, a heated steering wheel, electronic parking park and parallel parking assist.The available wheel package includes 17, 18 and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

As far as performance, the CTS comes with rear drive; however an all-wheel drive is available but not with a turbo V-6.Under the hood you have 2.0L turbo I-4, 3.6L V-6, and 3.6L twin-turbo V-6.  The horsepower is of course impressive with 2.0L turbo I-4: 272 at 5500 rpm, 3.6L V-6: 321 at 6800 rpm, and 3.6L twin-turbo V-6: 420 at 5750 rpm.

The transmission options are for the 2.0L turbo I-4/3.6L V-6 AWD: six-speed automatic,  3.6L V-6 RWD/3.6L twin-turbo V-6: eight-speed automatic.  Fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, stability and traction control.Set to go into production at the Lansing Michigan plant this fall, I am sure this bad boy will start close to $50,000.  If it can be afforded I am more than sure it’s worth it.

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-Ocky

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Ockydub

Octavius is a founder and editor of Cypher Avenue. He's here to help speak for us and show the world that masculine gay / bisexual men of color are not a part of the stereotypical gay normal that is seen and fed to the masses. No...we are a distinct breed, filled with character and pride. Cypher Avenue is here to show the world how we are different.

   
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