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2014 Cadillac CTS Horsepower and Fuel Economy Estimates Announced

3/19/2013
A redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS debuts at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, and the automaker has released details of the midsize luxury sedan's engine lineup in advance of the vehicle's official introduction. When the new 2014 Cadillac CTS goes on sale later this year, it will be offered with a choice between three powertrains, all paired with an automatic transmission driving the vehicle's rear wheels. All-wheel drive is optional.

The standard engine is a turbocharged, direct-injection, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit generating an estimated 272 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and an estimated 295 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm. Fuel-economy ratings, according to Cadillac, are 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for the rear-drive model, and 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the all-wheel-drive model. Premium fuel is recommended for this engine but not required.

Buyers of the 2014 Cadillac CTS can choose a direct-injection 3.6-liter V-6 engine, rated to deliver 321 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. This V-6 is designed to operate on regular unleaded gas or E85 ethanol. Using unleaded, fuel-economy estimates are 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive and 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

At the 2014 CTS model's launch, a new Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-6 will be the top engine offering, generating an estimated 420 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 430 lb.-ft. of torque between 3,500 and 4,500 rpm. Cadillac says that 90% of the twin-turbocharged V-6 engine's peak torque will be available between 2,500 and 5,500 rpm.

A new 8-speed automatic transmission is standard for the twin-turbo 2014 Cadillac CTS, equipped with paddle shifters for manual control over gear changes. It feeds power to the vehicle's rear wheels, and Cadillac predicts fuel-economy ratings of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. As this article is written, the automaker has not announced whether all-wheel drive will be available with the new Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-6 powertrain.

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