Cadillac CTS revealed

27 Mar, 2013 11:39am Jack Rix

The new Cadillac CTS has been unveiled, with a striking new look and a range of efficient engines

The Cadillac CTS has been officially revealed at the New York Motor Show. This third-generation CTS is 127mm longer overall (with a 30mm longer wheelbase), lighter and more spacious than its predecessor, and features a dramatic new styling direction.

Most striking are the LED daytime running lights, which flow down from the headlamps into the bumper. The swept-back lights and large two-bar grille are clearly inspired by the Converj concept car. Interior shots reveal a luxurious cabin that borrows cues from the Vauxhall Ampera-based Cadillac ELR, and features an 11-speaker Bose stereo and wood, carbon-fibre or aluminium trim.

The BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class rival is loaded with technology too, including an automatic parking function, auto braking at low speeds and adaptive cruise control.

Engine choices include a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol with 272bhp and 400Nm of torque, a naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre V6 with 321bhp and 373Nm of torque and at the top of the range a new turbocharged 3.6-litre V6 churning out 420bhp and 583Nm of torque.

There are no details yet on the new, presumably V8-powered, CTS-V but a VSport model has been added to the range. Much like BMW’s M Sport models, it uses the 3.6 V6 turbo engine and adds a revised steering system, Brembo brakes, performance tyres and an electronic limited-slip differential.

Cadillac sells the current CTS in the UK, but in left-hand drive only - unfortunately there's no indication that policy will change anytime soon.