: 2014 Cadillac CTS Styling may be Less Edgy, More “Sophisticated”



71MonteCarlo
01-28-13, 09:25 AM
Don't know how many people saw this article:
http://wot.motortrend.com/report-2014-cadillac-cts-styling-may-be-less-edgy-more-sophisticated-260131.html#axzz2JHQK5vTv

blankster
01-28-13, 11:59 AM
I also fear the CTS will debut with the 6 speed trans and not the expected 8 speed since Corvette also bowed with the 6 speed (also planned for the 8 speed auto). If that is the case then the 2014 will be at a disadvantage when compared to others in that category. Not sure what I will get later this year.

ArmyJoe
01-28-13, 02:25 PM
Could be a real disapointment, especially after the lackluster reception of the sofT ATS styling.

RAB
01-28-13, 02:34 PM
Hey, this thread is déjà vu - I created a thread with the identical title about 4 months ago!

CTSCHICK
01-28-13, 02:47 PM
GM has also suggested that the new CTS may have less chrome than before.

The interior looks like some one went to autozone and went overboard with a couple rolls of that fake chrome clinch on edging LOL

RippyPartsDept
01-28-13, 04:15 PM
looks/styling/design is very subjective ... remember the old saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" ??

rchern
01-28-13, 04:25 PM
I just searched 2014 Cadillac CTS less edgy and found the original thread. There's about 5 pages of discussion.

RAB
01-28-13, 05:30 PM
^ Yes rchern - and here's the link to the original thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2008-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/269934-report-2014-cadillac-cts-styling-may.html

angelbones
01-28-13, 06:20 PM
^ Yes rchern - and here's the link to the original thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2008-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/269934-report-2014-cadillac-cts-styling-may.html

When I saw the title, I thought someone revived the old thread and then realized it was new. How funny. Just a quick comment about the "soft" ATS styling. Interestingly, I saw one on the road the other day, and after realizing that I'm not seeing very many on the road yet I thought, not bad, but I am not wowed. I have a feeling the CTS may get the same reception. At least on the ATS, they are marketing it as sporty which is promising.

BEarle
02-03-13, 10:52 PM
The CTS is Cadillac's "baby". It's the car the helped revive them besides the Escalade. I don't think Cadillac will take a chance on the screwing it up, especially since its been known for its styling. If you look real close at the camouflage pics you can see almost a up right CIEL type grill. I was talking to my sales guy yesterday and he's leaving this week for a convention in California and he's supposed to get a sneak peak at what the new CTS and Escalade is going to look like.

ral1960
02-04-13, 12:18 AM
It couldn't very well be more edgy than the current CTS, could it?

It looks to me like it will be at least as large as the STS. Wouldn't hurt if it had more leg & trunk room than that car if they can keep the weight down.

More headroom will be good, too, if everyone is going to order a sunroof.

CTSCHICK
02-04-13, 01:47 AM
It doesnt look that much bigger than the current CTS to me anyways..

My b.f. is 6'4+ and he has no headroom problems up front in my car, The only thing he doesnt like is the placement of the dash to the doors with getting out of the car, because it forces him to scrunch up and almost kick the door panels where the speaker is while getting out..
Back seats with space and head room he says forget about it for long trips.
But thinks Cadillac should copy the interior spacing like the G8's he says that is the most comfortable back seat he has ever sat in besides a Limo then again he thinks the G8 and Holden version should be a rebadged CTS with the exterior looking exactly like a CTS lol

tinman
02-04-13, 06:55 AM
I don't sit in my back seat, ctschick, lol. What's goin' on back there? That's why I have a wagon!!! (just kidding around)

HurstGN
02-11-13, 12:27 PM
tinman, I think it's called "starting a family". Was quite popular back in the 50's and 60's. :tisk:

tinman
02-11-13, 12:33 PM
And drive-in movies were popular, too! I have stories, but that's for another time over a drink.:lildevil:

RAB
02-11-13, 04:54 PM
"Redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS Set for 2013 New York Auto Show" (edmunds.com - Feb. 11, 2013).
The 2014 CTS is to go on sale at the end of the year. Link to article:
http://www.edmunds.com/auto-shows/new-york/2013/redesigned-2014-cadillac-cts-set-for-2013-new-york-auto-show.html

RippyPartsDept
02-11-13, 05:23 PM
see that image looks much better to me than the spy shot from jalopnik
for one, it's at a better angle ... instead of being bumper height it's taken from a normal human vantage point

http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/cadillac/cts/2013/ns/2013_cadillac_cts_r34_ns_21113_600.jpg

gohawks63
02-11-13, 06:00 PM
see that image looks much better to me than the spy shot from jalopnik
for one, it's at a better angle ... instead of being bumper height it's taken from a normal human vantage point



That's a 2013, the current gen.

jeffc83
02-11-13, 08:28 PM
And drive-in movies were popular, too! I have stories, but that's for another time over a drink.:lildevil:

Miss the drive-ins...reminds me of my old Seville;)

CTSCHICK
02-11-13, 08:36 PM
And drive-in movies were popular, too! I have stories, but that's for another time over a drink.:lildevil:

I have only seen those in movies lol

RippyPartsDept
02-12-13, 12:24 AM
That's a 2013, the current gen.

i'm having an 'off day'
thx for the correction

HurstGN
02-13-13, 12:32 PM
I have only seen those in movies lol
Next time you're in Pittsburgh, stop at one of ours. We have 3 still. Kane Road, Dependable, and the newly re-opened Twin Hi-Way drive in.

tinman
02-13-13, 02:27 PM
And for my next wagon, courtesy of Autoweek:

Audi S3 Sportback steps out for Geneva
Ingolstadt's elegant performance hatchback packs a punch

Audi S3 Sportback

The Audi S3 Sportback runs with all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission.

By: Greg Kable on 2/12/2013

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Audi has lifted the veil on the second-generation S3 Sportback, revealing the new performance hatchback in a series of official photographs ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show in early March. Audi will sell the A3 sedan in the U.S. market in 2014. Other versions of the A3 will be considered for sale here, but a spokesman wouldn't elaborate.

As expected, Ingolstadt's keenly awaited five-door hatch adopts the same engine and gearbox combination as its three-door sibling revealed last September, endowing it with higher levels of performance and greater overall efficiency.

The S3 Sportback is planned to go on sale across Europe in September.

But with added competition in the form of the BMW M135i hatchback and Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, it faces stiff competition in the premium performance-hatchback market.

Power hails from the latest evolution of Audi's widely used EA888 engine. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injection unit kicks out 296 hp, providing it with a specific power output of 148 hp per liter. Torque peaks at 280 lb-ft on a band of revs from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm.

The new engine is described as Audi's most advanced four-cylinder production-car engine to date. It runs 1.2 bar of turbocharger boost pressure, twin-counter-balancing rotation shafts, a two-stage valve-lift system with 30 degrees of camshaft adjustment on the inlet side and 60 degrees on the exhaust side, a new injection system to deliver fuel to each cylinder depending on throttle load and a 6,800-rpm redline. It's also claimed to weigh 11 pounds less than the engine it replaces.

As with its predecessor, the S3 Sportback receives a standard six-speed manual gearbox and Haldex style multi-plate-clutch all-wheel-drive system. A six-speed dual-clutch S-tronic gearbox with remote steering wheel-mounted shift paddles continues to be available as an option.

Clothed in a body that extensively uses aluminum, the Audi is claimed to possess a curb weight that undercuts the second-generation model by an impressive 154 pounds, coming in at 3,186 pounds.

Audi quotes a 0-62-mph time of just 5 seconds with the optional six-speed S-tronic gearbox, which includes a launch-control system to limit slip under hard acceleration. With the standard six-speed manual, it requires 5.5 seconds. Top speed in each case is an electronically limited 155 mph, the same as before.

The added performance is achieved with a reduction in fuel consumption; the new S3 returns an official 34.1 mpg on the European test cycle in S-tronic guise. With the six-speed manual, it is rated at 33.6 mpg.

The new S3 Sportback is the latest model to use the Volkswagen Group's new modular transverse platform, or MQB structure, as it is known. Among its developments is a new front-end architecture, with the front axle moved further forward compared with the previous model and the engine tilted back by 12 degrees toward the bulkhead for improved weight distribution.

Up front is a new MacPherson strut suspension. The rear receives a revised version of its predecessor's four link suspension. The nominal ride height is reduced from the A3 Sportback, while the standard wheels are 18-inch in diameter and come shod with 225/40 profile tires.

Standard equipment includes Audi Drive Select. It enables the driver to alter the characteristics of the throttle, shift points of the optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the steering ratio. The option list includes magnetic ride, which has an electromagnetic system to provide constantly variable damper rates.

As with the previous S3 Sportback, the new model receives a rather cautious appearance that eschews some of the more flamboyant performance-car touches of rival hot hatchbacks. Many of the visual changes have already been previewed on the S-line styling package available for the recently introduced second-generation A3 Sportback.

Among them is a beefed-up grille with an aluminum-look finish to the frame and horizontal elements, larger front air ducts with honeycomb-shaped inserts within a reshaped front bumper, aluminum-look exterior mirror housings, widened sills, roof rails, prominent spoiler atop the tailgate, deeper rear bumper with a prominent diffuser element and a quartet of chromed oval tail pipes. Discreet S3 badges also adorn the grille and tailgate.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130212/geneva/130219947#ixzz2KoC9X4A0