Cadillac CTS Vsport Sedan 2014
The Cadillac CTS Vsport is no CTS-V, but it will fill its shoes as the sportiest iteration of the new-for-2014 model until the CTS-V reprises its role later down the road. The CTS has grown—considerably. It’s 4.2-inches longer overall, pushing it closer to the 5-Series and E-Class, and giving the new ATS room to fill its shoes as the 3-Series and C-Class combatant. People who found the 2013 sedan’s interior space adequate will find the 2014’s hasn’t really changed. Weight is down in the non-Vsport models thanks to a number of new construction techniques and the use of lightweight materials and a new lightweight platform. The Vsport package negates the loss in weight but makes up for it with some of the highest-performing components outside of a full-blown V model. It starts with a powerful motor: an all-new 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-6. The Audi S-equaling output is tied to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, driving the rear wheels through an electronic limited-slip differential. It’s great, but it leaves us wondering what the CTS-V will bring.
Engine: 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged
0-60: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 170 mph
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 430 foot-pounds