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2005 Cadillac CTS

2005 Cadillac CTS
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The 2005 Cadillac CTS is the third installment of this premium midsize car. For 2005, Cadillac is bringing in a new motor, available later in the year, that will make the car more affordable, easier on gas and still be high-powered. The real story is in the CTS-V however. This car has a super-power profile, with a huge V8 powerhouse- a muscle car, really, but a limo inside, with the height of luxury. The Cadillac name speaks success and the CTS is a prime example of the reason why.

Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" is the theme song for Cadillac's resurgence in the automotive world, and it couldn't be more appropriate for the CTS. This car has all the innovative style, attitude and performance ability to warrant such a heart-pumping theme.

Available Models
The 2005 Cadillac CTS is available with either manual transmission or automatic transmission. The CTS-V, however, is a race-ready driving enthusiast's car, and as such appropriately has a performance-tuned 6-speed manual stick.

Interior Features
The four-door Cadillac CTS sedan seats five passengers. Its interior is crafted to create a harmonious interaction between the high-tech cockpit and the rest of the cabin. While leather upholstery is standard, wood is used sparingly-only in areas with which the customer comes into contact, such as on the steering wheel, shifter knob and door pulls.

Additional refinements include chrome accents on the ashtray, a body-colored center armrest, a color-keyed center console, an instrument cluster temperature gauge, an AM/FM/CD/cassette player, a rear defogger and bright white lighting. A new power adjustable lumbar support with power adjustable seat is optional. The CTS-V adds state-of-the-art technology as well. The GPS navigation system is accompanied by OnStar emergency protection and communication, satellite radio and high-end Bose Audio. Heated, multi-way powered seats front seats with memory settings and lumbar adjustment add to comfort.

Exterior Features
The 2005 Cadillac CTS is definitely a unique looking car. It has angular lines and sharp drop-offs that give it a space-age form. This isn't surprising considering the CTS adopted stealth aircraft technology into its design. It also has exterior performance features like high-intensity xenon headlights with wiper-washers, standard fog lights and 225/55HR16 tires on alloy wheels.

The Cadillac CTS and CTS-V are both performance vehicles. Cadillac has always known you need a little steak with the sizzle and in the case of the CTS-V? The numbers are outrageous.

The 2005 Cadillac CTS is a rear-wheel drive car run by a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capability controlling a 3.6-liter VVT V6. With specially isolated cam covers and internal damping plates to quell engine vibrations, the engine produces its 255 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque very quietly and efficiently. The new engine, to be phased in later in the year will lower these numbers somewhat for a respectable 215 hp V6 that manages better mileage and still, a smooth and quiet limo-like ride.

The 2005 Cadillac CTS-V is on a different playing field altogether as 5.7-liters of engine displacement from this V8 engine cause a crazy 400hp to be available at the wheels, not to mention 395 lb-ft of torque! StabiliTrak, independent front and rear high-performance suspension and full-range traction control, provides excellent responsiveness. and big, fat run-flats (245/45WR18) do the rest to keep the rubber side down.

Safety and Security
The 2005 Cadillac CTS is also a very safety-oriented vehicle. A rarity in the industry, it has standard curtain side airbags, and lots of other ones, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and Xenon high-intensity discharge halogen headlamps(optional on Base model).

2005 Cadillac CTS - Vehicle Highlights

New entry-level model with 2.8L engine, 210 horsepower (156 kw) and single exhaust
16-inch painted wheel and 16-inch machined wheel
Instrument cluster
Stealth Gray, Sand Storm and Moonstone exterior colors

Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.8L V6
3.6L V6
210 @ 6500
255 @ 6200
5-speed auto
6-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
2.8L auto 18/27
2.8L man 17/27
3.6L auto 18/27
3.6L man 17/27

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