Cadillac CTS Sedan - 2015

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Overview

Model:

Cadillac CTS Sedan

Body style / driveline:

four-door luxury sport luxury sedan, RWD/AWD

Construction:

unitized welded steel body with direct-mounted front cradle and rubber-isolated, multi-link independent rear suspension

EPA vehicle class:

midsize car

Manufacturing location:

Lansing Grand River Assembly, Lansing, Mich.

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Engines

 

2.0L Turbo DI VVT

3.6L V-6 DI VVT

Twin-Turbo 3.6L DI VVT

Displacement (cu in / cc):

122 / 1998

217 / 3564

217 / 3564

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86

3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6

3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6

Block material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Fuel delivery:

direct high-pressure fuel injection

direct high-pressure fuel injection

direct high-pressure fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.5:1

11.5:1

10.2:1

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):

272 / 203 @ 5500
(SAE certified)

321 / 239 @ 6800
(SAE certified)

420 / 313 @ 5750 (SAE certified)

Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

295 / 400 @ 1700-5500 (SAE certified)

275 / 373 @ 4800 (SAE certified)

430 / 583 @ 3500-4500 (SAE certified)

Recommended fuel:

premium recommended but not required

regular unleaded or E85

premium required

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

7000

7200

6500

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

20 / 30 RWD
19 / 28 AWD

18 / 29 RWD
18 / 26 AWD   

16 / 24

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Transmissions

Type:

Paddle-shift six-speed, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch

Paddle-shift eight-speed, electronically controlled automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

4.06

4.60

Second:

2.37

2.72

Third:

1.55

1.86

Fourth:

1.16

1.46

Fifth:

0.85

1.23

Sixth:

0.67

1.00

Seventh:

--

0.82

Eighth:

--

0.69

Reverse:

3.20

4.06

Final drive ratio:

3.45 (RWD)
3.27 (AWD)

2.85

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Chassis/Suspension

Configuration:

rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

Differential:

open differential (RWD/AWD) or optional electronic limited-slip (FE3/Vsport)

Front:

FE2: MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, twin-tube struts and direct-acting stabilizer bar or uplevel optional Magnetic Ride Control with monotube inverted struts 
FE3: MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, direct-acting stabilizer bar and Magnetic Ride Control with monotube inverted struts

Rear:

FE2: independent five-link with twin-tube shock absorbers or uplevel optional Magnetic Ride Control with monotube shocks
FE3: independent five-link with Magnetic Ride Control with monotube shocks

Steering type:

ZF rack-mounted electric, power-assisted and variable assist

Steering ratio:

FE2 RWD: 16.5
FE2 AWD: 16.2
FE3 RWD: 15.4

Steering turns, lock-to-lock:

FE2 RWD: 2.6
FE2 AWD: 2.8
FE3 RWD: 2.5

Turn circle (ft / m):

FE2 RWD: 37.1 / 11.3
FE2 AWD: 39 / 11.9
FE3 RWD: 36.7 / 11.5

Chassis control:

four-channel StabiliTrak w/ brake assist and traction control

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Brakes

Type:

four-wheel discs; front: 4-piston aluminum Brembo fixed calipers; rear: single-piston cast iron sliding calipers; four-channel ABS/TCS w/ DRP

Rotor type and  thickness -- front (in / mm):

standard: 12.6 / 321 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum dual-piston calipers
uplevel: 13.6 / 345 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum dual-piston calipers

Rotor type and  thickness – rear (in / mm):

standard: 12.4 / 315 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; aluminum single-piston calipers
uplevel: 12.4 / 315 vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance; single-piston, cast iron sliding calipers

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

17 x 8.5-inch aluminum
18 x 8.5-inch aluminum
18 x 9.5-inch aluminum (rear wheels on Vsport)
19 x 8.5-inch aluminum

Tire size:

245/45R17
245/40R18
275/35R18 (rear tires on Vsport)
255/35R19

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

114.6 / 2910

Length (in / mm):

195.5 / 4966

Height (in / mm):

57.2 / 1454

Width (in / mm):

72.2 / 1833

Track (in / mm):

front: 61.4 / 1560
rear: 61.7 / 1568

Base curb weight (lb / kg):

3616 / 1640 (2.0L Turbo RWD)
3772 / 1711 (2.0L Turbo AWD)
3757 / 1704 (3.6L RWD)
3889 / 1764 (3.6L AWD)
3952 / 1793 (3.6L Twin-Turbo)

Weight distribution
(% front / rear):

50 / 50

 

Interior

Legroom (in / mm):

front: 42.6 / 1081
rear: 35.4 / 899

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 39.2 / 995
rear: 37.5 / 952

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 56.9 / 1446
rear: 54.8 / 1392

Hip room (in / mm):

front: 53.8 / 1366
rear: 53.3 / 1353

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Capacities

Seating capacity
(front / rear):

2 / 3

EPA passenger volume
(cu ft / L):

97 / 2746

EPA trunk volume
(cu ft / L):

13.7 / 388

Trailer towing maximum
(lb / kg):

1000 / 454 (3.6L)

Fuel tank (gal / L):

19 / 72

Engine oil (qt / L):

2.0L Turbo: 5 / 4.7 (RWD); 6 / 5.7 (AWD)
3.6L: 6 / 5.7 (RWD & AWD)
3.6L Twin-Turbo: 7 / 6.6

Cooling system (qt / L):

2.0L Turbo: 9 / 8.5
3.6L: 11.9 / 11.3
3.6L Twin-Turbo engine: 11.9 / 11.3
3.6L Twin-Turbo charge cooler: 1.7 / 1.6

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