The CTS sport sedan, totally redesigned for 2008, enters 2009 riding a wave of critical and consumer acclaim. It was named the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year and garnered accolades and awards from journalists and industry watchers who praised the redesigned CTS for its style, craftsmanship and inspired driving experience. CTS sales were up 81 percent in the first quarter of 2008, as it earns a place among the most desirable sport sedans.
The CTS is offered with a 3.6L direct injection engine, which is more powerful, efficient and clean. It delivers 304 horsepower (223 kW) with no loss of fuel efficiency, and a 25-percent reduction in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions over a comparable, non-direct injected engine.
CTS is also a technology leader, incorporating a host of convenient and thoughtful features including a USB port that enables iPods and similar devices to receive battery charging while integrating seamlessly with the audio system. Other helpful technologies include adaptive forward lighting that swivels in concert with steering and a “pop-up” navigation system.