2014 Cadillac CTS Boasts Boost

Posted by: Matt Iasenzaniro onMarch 24th, 2013

The official unveiling of the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS isn’t until next week but some exterior shots have already been leaked. They show an aggressive and busy new front end, offset by a classic country club rear. If I saw one in my rearview mirror I’d want to get the hell out of the way, but then as it passed I’d think that the driver had fallen asleep holding down the gas pedal. Strangely, the odds of a new CTS passing you are quite high. The body photos were quickly overshadowed by the announcement of what can lie beneath.

GM calls it the LF3 and it’s a twin-turbo 3.6L V6 spinning 420 hp and 430 ft/lb of thick, chunky torque into an 8 speed automatic. Chevy is claiming a 4.6s 0-60, which is nearly the same as the current CTS-V, but don’t expect anybody to run a fleet of these, mileage is a dismal 17/25 mpg. If that bothers you then there are both a turbo I4 and NA V6 option as well. They both come standard with a feeling of regret and shame whenever the TT V6 pulls up beside you.

We’ll have a gallery of pictures, hopefully with some more specs, next week from the New York International Auto Show!

When he’s not busy writing about cars or travelling the auto show circuit, he’s reviewing apps and video games related to the automotive world. In his spare time, Matt is a motorcycle enthusiast, trying not to kill himself riding along with the crazy local drivers. He is also a weekly contributor in the Motor Mondays segment on News Talk 770.

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