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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Cadillac to Debut Concept Car/CTS-V Coupe

By KBB.com Editors on December 31, 2009 2:41 PM
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While offering little beyond this teaser image, Cadillac has confirmed that it will bring a new concept vehicle to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. No word as to whether it will be a one-off precursor to the XTS -- which is destined to serve as a much-needed replacement for the aging STS and DTS lines -- or be a portent of the upcoming ATS, a sub-CTS sized, rear-drive competitor aimed at the BMW 3 Series. A bit of closer inspection of the image does indicate that it does appear to have four doors. Whatever the case, Cadillac promises the car will advance the brand's Art & Science design philosophy that's permeated all of its recent show cars, including the stillborn Cadillac Sixteen, the CTS Coupe Concept and the Converj.

GM's flagship division also plans to use Detroit to introduce the production version of its 2011 CTS-V Coupe, which goes on sale in late summer 2010. Although no additional details on the vehicle accompanied the press release, expect this edgy two-door variant to benefit from all of the hardware enhancements that have made the CTS-V sedan a four-door hall of famer. Heading that list is a 556-horsepower supercharged version of GM's LSA V8, the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and a specially tuned version of GM's Magnetic Ride Control suspension. We anticipate the sedan's 4.0-second 0-60 mph capability also will be included in the Coupe's standard-feature set.

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