Cadillac CTS 2008 Review

The 304-hp direct-injection V-6 gets all the attention for now.
The 258-hp base engine is basically a carry-over from the previous-generation CTS, in which it was the optional V-6. A six of equal size to the direct-injection engine—3.6 liters with port fuel injection and variable valve timing
Down 46 horses and 20 pound-feet on the DI engine, the indirectly injected base mill still brings a hearty portion 253 pound-feet of torque. With the test gear strapped on, the six-speed automatic CTS managed a 7.0-second 0-to-60-mph.

Cadillac CTS 2008

From the driver’s seat, an extra 1.2 seconds in a full-throttle blast to 60 are glaringly obvious, but in more measured driving, the difference between the two engines is purely statistical. Both sound fantastic for V-6s, both pull hard all the way to their 7000-rpm redlines without noticeable straining.
The nicely weighted steering wheel responds to requests with the slightest of delays off-center, provides real feedback about what’s going on with the front end.
The CTS’ reworked exterior is certainly up to the challenge. The new model’s combination of refinement and muscularity kicks the competition in their collective crotch. While plagued with the same sky-high hemline and buffalo butt of the previous iteration, the new CTS benefits from two inches extra length at both ends.
The new 2008 Cadillac CTS wraps you in safety and technology. What’s more, with a host of CTS accessories, the car proves to be even more functional.

Cadillac CTS 2008

Experts in ergonomics agree that standard massaging lumbar front seats installed in Cadillac CTS help melt away the strain of the day or the miles. This system activates a continuous roller system, gently massaging your muscles in ten-minute cycles.
The car has front and rear ventilated disc brakes, ABS, traction control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm system, dusk sensing headlamps, front fog lights,
dual zone climate controls, front and rear reading lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather trim on shift knob and front and rear floor mats trunk light.

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