A new 302-horsepower (225 kW) 3.6L Direct Injection V-6 engine with improved power, fuel economy and reduced emissions is the standard engine for 08. Additionally Cadillac’s luxury performance sedan also features enhanced signature styling cues and adds leading-edge performance and safety-enhancing technologies.
For 2008, the Cadillac STS is available in V-6 and V-8 rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models. For the ultimate marriage of luxury and performance, the STS-V is loaded with performance features, including a 469-horsepower (350 kW) Supercharged Northstar V-8 engine. The STS-V is the most powerful Cadillac ever offered. In addition, Cadillac’s signature Platinum designation comes to STS for ‘08, injecting an additional level of distinctive luxury nuances such as a Glacier Gold exterior finish; bright chrome inserts on the exterior door handles and exclusive Platinum badging.
GM’s Lane Departure Warning System is available on the 2008 STS. Controlled by a camera located in the rearview mirror that reads the lines in the road, the system will alert drivers when they have strayed into another lane. Drivers receive both an audible and visual alert cue. Another new optional feature, GM’s Side Blind Zone Alert System, extends and enhances driver awareness and vision.