Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Cadillac CTS pricing announced (UK)

Cadillac UK has announced prices for its mid-sized sedan. The rear-drive CTS will only be available with one trim level, ‘Sport Luxury’ which is offered with a choice of either a 2.8-litre V6 or 3.6-litre V6 petrol engines.

The entry level, 208bhp 2.8 V6 starts at £26,995, with the 307bhp 3.6 V6 priced at £32,995. A diesel engine won’t find its way into the new sedan until the 2.9-litre V6 diesel becomes available in 2009. Unfortunately, buyers of the CTS will face a £400 a year road-tax and high running costs. The automatic pollutes less than the manual with the latter emitting 285g/km. The diesel is expected to make up most sales in the UK, providing it slots under VED Band G.

Cadillac is majoring on value and style with the new CTS. The entry version costs nearly £2000 less than a base BMW 5-Series and boasts standard heated leather and electrically adjustable seats, climate control, automatic wipers and lights, bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive forward lighting, BOSE sound system, LED tail-lights, auto-dipping rear-view door mirror and interior mirror and rear parking sensors. Full spec here; Cadillac CTS UK specification

For UK buyers that are looking forwards to the 555bhp 6.2-litre CTS-V are out of luck: Cadillac has confirmed its BMW M5 rival will be staying in the US, along with the new CTS wagon, however, a GM insider said the CTS-V may come over but in LHD only. GM doesn’t think that either would be viable in the European market.

The new CTS saloon will make its public debut at the British motorshow later on this month.

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