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  Cadillac CTS
2003 - 2007
Cadillac CTS
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Cadillac CTS

Metric   Imperial
Class Supersaloon
Body 4 Door 5 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details V8
346 in3 
Max Power
395 bhp @6000rpm 
Max Torque
390 lb/ft @4800rpm 
Power to Weight
225 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
222 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 70 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
19 mpg 
Emissions 365 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
163 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
12.3sec @119mph 
60 - 0 mph
98 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time 7 min 59 sec 
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
3933 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
Tyres (F/R)
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £8000 - £10000

With the first generation CTS, Cadillac have gone a long way to dispelling the notion that American saloons handle like jellies. Intensive development at the Nurburgring has resulted in a near 8-minute lap time - a match for recognised uber-handlers the BMW M3 and M5, albeit the previous versions.

This laudable performance is thanks in no small part to the 400bhp V8 from the Corvette Z06. This, coupled with the tweaked suspension and 4-pot Brembo brakes finally make the CTS a viable alternative to the dominant German super saloons.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
66% 61% 18% 44
Ranks 496 of 771 Ranks 594 of 771 Ranks 58 of 771 Ranks 11 of 771

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