Adjusting its aim for a higher market segment, Cadillac announced pricing today for its all-new CTS sedan.
Riding on the same platform as the smaller ATS, which competes with the BMW 3 Series, Cadillacís new 5 Series fighter enters the market with a $46,025 base MSRP. That price will give buyers the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine found in the mid-range ATS.
That price marks a $6,930 jump over the outgoing generation and signals the makerís intent to target German luxury brands more directly. With its new price, the CTS is roughly $1,700 cheaper than the entry-level BMW 5 Series. It also reaches 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, which is 1.5 faster than the outgoing base model.
Three engines will be available when the car reaches dealerships this fall. The aforementioned 2.0-liter turbo four will be one while there will also be the 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 in the mid-range car and a potent twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 for the Vsport model. Both the base and mid-range engine will be offered with rear- and all-wheel drive while the Vsport model will only power its rear wheels.