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2015 Cadillac CTS Goes Wreathless, Adds Tech Features

Cadillac's modern, wreathless badge is already a fixture on the luxury brand's compact ATS coupe, and it will also migrate to the 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan. The clean-cut crest will now sit front and center on the 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan, part of a minor updates which includes a handful of new technology and equipment features.

Slight changes to the 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan mirror those recently announced for the smaller ATS sedan. The new grille will emphasize horizontal lines for a simpler effect, doing away with the pair of vertical slats that flank the old-school Caddy crest and wreath on the 2014 CTS. Base 2015 Cadillac CTS models will have chrome-finished grilles, while the upmarket Vsport models receive a stylish black chrome finish.

Other exterior changes for 2015 include two new available paint colors (also now available on the ATS) known as Crystal White Tricoat and Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic. Inside, customers can choose from new color and trim combinations to outfit their CTS just right.

A built-in Wi-Fi hotspot using 4G LTE connectivity, Text Message Alerts as part of the CUE infotainment system, and a wireless DockSpot magnetic phone-charging mat also join the 2015 Cadillac CTS equipment list. The luxury sedan's automatic parking assist feature now adds perpendicular parking capability, on addition to its existing parallel-park option, while the Driver Awareness package adds on lane-keep assist and lane-departure warning technologies.

Engine options for the 2015 Cadillac CTS remain unchanged. Base models utilize Cadillac's 2.0-liter turbo-four making 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The next step up is the 3.6-liter V-6 good for 321 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. King of the lineup as of right now is the electrifying twin-turbo V-6 featured in the 2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport, which amps up output to 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. We say for now, because there's a Cadillac CTS-V on the horizon, with rumors afoot that Cadillac will endow it with a version of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06's monstrous 650-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

The 2015 Cadillac CTS coupe, meanwhile, keeps its old and highly dramatic styling for its final year, though it will likely soon be redesigned with Cadillac's newer design language. Standing as the only full-blown V model currently offered, the 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition will be produced in a limited run of 500 models. Under the hood is the same supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 unloading 556 hp and 551 lb-ft of torque.

Pricing for the 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan has yet to be confirmed; the starting price for the 2014 Cadillac CTS is $46,025 including delivery.