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Cadillac CTS Coupe launches in LA +Video

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Cadillac CTS Coupe gets official unveil at the LA Auto Show

It’s not long since GM revealed that the CTS was going to spawn a Coupe version to go with the Estate (station Wagon), and even less time since we learned there is a going to be a Coupe version of the CTS-V – the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. Which is now one step closer to reality with the official reveal of the CTS Coupe at the Los Angeles Motor Show, following on from the CTS Coupe announcement last week.

Due to go on sale in Spring 2010 (I suppose we’re back to US model years – does that make it a 2011 CTS Coupe?), the CTS Coupe takes the oily bits from the saloon/sedan and puts them in to a very convincing, muscular coupe that sits lower and wider than its four-door sibling. The 3.6 litre V6 gets a six speed manual with an auto option. That gives around 300bhp shoved to the back wheels or, if you prefer, all four wheels. Performance packs give different sets of wheels and tyres.

Much to my surprise I do find the CTS Coupe a handsome looking beast in a  sort of Opel Monza/Vauxhall Royale Coupe kind of way. It’s not too huge and it would probably sell well this side of the Pond. It’s well equipped and for the first time offers Euro style, size and performance in a package that wouldn’t seem incongruous on European Roads.

Bring on the CTS-V Coupe, I say. More gen in the CTS Coupe Press Release.

By Cars UK