2011 New Cars: USA

2011 USA New Cars

Cadillac CTS

Note: A mid-size coupe, plus V-series variants of the CTS in both two-door and wagon body styles.

Noteworthy: Cadillac now has a complete CTS sedan/coupe/wagon lineup to compete with its German competitors. The two-door forgoes the 3.0-liter V-6 and offers the 304-hp 3.6-liter as the base engine paired with either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. It's largely created from mechanical mitosis, but the coupe does integrate a handful of chassis changes. A wider rear track, firmer damping, and resized antiroll bars help the coupe handle even better. The sheetmetal-unique from the A-pillar back-also results in a car that's shorter in both length and height. If you think the coupe's striking shape deserves more performance (and we do), you can step up to the $64,290 CTS-V. The equipment is again familiar, but that doesn't make it any less fabulous: a 556-hp supercharged OHV V-8, an automatic or manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive, Brembo brakes, and magnetorheological dampers make the V one of the most compelling luxury/performance values around. The V treatment is also new to the CTS wagon for 2011.

CTS coupe
On sale: Now
BASE PRICE: $38,990
SPECS: 3.6L V-6, 304 hp, 273 lb-ft; rear- or 4-wheel drive

CTS-V coupe/wagon
On sale: Now/December
BASE PRICE: $64,290/$64,300 (est.)
SPECS: 6.2L supercharged V-8, 556 hp, 551 lb-ft; rear-wheel drive

The Twitter Feed:
Cadillac imitates Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz with the three-model nameplate, but only the Americans sell a 556-hp sport wagon.

Filippos11
So, you feature the Ford Edge with its "bigger grille and two more engines", or the Lincoln MKZ, or the Caddy CTS... and not a single mention of the Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country?? I don't ask for blind praise of the Mopar products, but what does it take Chrysler for you guys to provide at least some information about them?
Kingsman42sc
With a 40 mile battery range before the gas engine kicks in the Volt is primarily for short daily commutes to work, not a long-range vehicle if you wish battery only operation. As a commuter car you won't use the gas engine and will save on engine tune-ups, oil changes, etc. It might be worth $41,000 to some but even with using no gasoline it would take a long time to recoup the extra cost of the Volt over a gas-only or hybrid Toyota or Honda. Thanks GM though for finally getting on board with electric cars, thanks to taxpayer bailout.
gybognarjr
Yes we are sick of hearing about it the lousy Government Motors Chevy Volt, and making a thousand of them is a waste of taxpayer's money, just like keeping GM operating. We need progressive, independent, private, new manufacturer's not corrupt and lazy GM and UAW.

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