A long, low, lean design philosophy manifests itself in the dramatic angles and aerodynamics that keep the CTS firmly planted on the road. From the sculptural inlaid hood to LEDs that brilliantly light the way, every detail adds up to a look that signals its performance.
A hidden advantage. The signature grille is equipped with Active Grille Shutters that open and close according to vehicle speed for improved performance.
Illuminating innovation. Hundreds of crystalline LED lights accentuate the CTS exterior, providing smooth and efficient white illumination. Available High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps equipped with Adaptive Forward Lighting automatically turn headlamps according to steering wheel inputs, vehicle speed and oncoming traffic for more intelligent lighting.
Dynamic even when still. The crisp lines and fluid, sculptural elements of the inlaid hood create a liquid-like reflective surface. The CTS gives the illusion of motion, even while standing still.
A smart finish. The 2018 CTS features a redesigned rear diffuser and integrated exhaust pipes for a streamlined, elegant look. And the integrated rear spoiler features a 48-LED center brake lamp to give drivers more time to react to your maneuvers.
Available Magnetic Ride Control™ automatically adjusts the suspension according to road quality and weather conditions. The system reads the road up to 1,000 times a second, tuning the suspension and lessening impact for a smoother drive on uneven roads.
Tailor the CTS to your tastes with a choice of interior environments. Select from materials like real wood trim, aluminum or carbon fiber and available Semi-Aniline leather. In every case, these materials are curated to work together beautifully, so no matter which you choose, the cabin will be a stunning expression of your personal style.
See your information, your way. The available 12.3" LCD screen allows you to determine what you see in the Reconfigurable Display. Information like navigation and entertainment are seen easily within the full-color, HD cluster.
Personal comfort for every passenger. Available Tri-Zone Climate Control allows driver, front and rear passengers to adjust air temperatures individually.
There when you need them. An electronic cover conceals the cup holders when you don't need them, and opens when you do.
Fully customizable comfort. Available 20-way adjustable front seats provide manual thigh support and power-adjustable seatback bolsters to help keep the driver and front passenger comfortable. And available heated front and rear seats provide soothing warmth in cold weather.
Bring the finer things to light. Available enhanced Ambient Interior Lighting subtly highlights the cabin’s craftsmanship.
A smart way to get ahead. Adaptive Remote Start allows the engine to be started up to 100 yards away. It can also sense outside temperatures to activate the appropriate cabin climate control.
The CTS was tested on Germany's famed Nürburgring track to assess its performance and fine-tune its agility. The outcome is authoritative acceleration, responsive handling and precise brake feel for a remarkably powerful drive.
Power players. The 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder delivers 268-hp and up to 30-highway-mpg2. Push it to the next level with the available 3.6L V6 engine, offering smooth acceleration and 335-hp. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for responsive shifting and Auto Stop/Start technology for greater efficiency.
Sure footing in inclement weather. Available All-Wheel Drive maximizes stability and handling, delivering impeccable control in less-than-perfect driving conditions.
Near perfect proportions. Advanced alloys and engineering create near-perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution for improved handling and ride comfort.
Grip the wheel for complete control. Magnesium Paddle Shifters allow you to move through the 8-speed automatic transmission manually. Driver-selectable modes (Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice and, with V-Sport models, Track) let you tune the steering, suspension and transmission depending on road conditions and your preference.
Race-proven stopping power. Carved from a lightweight aluminum alloy, Brembo® front brakes deliver greater stopping power and wear resistance.
See all around you without having to look. Available Surround Vision provides a bird's-eye view of the area immediately surrounding the vehicle when in low-speed Drive or Reverse. This view, projected on the Cadillac user experience3 screen, helps increase your awareness when parking or in reverse.
Envelop yourself in sound. Enjoy a complete audio experience with your choice of sound systems. The 11-speaker Bose® sound system plays your favorite music with crystal clarity. The available 13-speaker Bose® Surround Sound system features Centerpoint® surround technology. Both options feature Active Noise Cancellation technology for an even richer experience.
The CTS body is constructed using ultra-high-strength steel and incorporates crumple zones to help absorb and manage crash energy. It’s loaded with 10 standard air bags, including knee air bags for the driver and front passenger and side-impact airbags for rear passengers to help you feel well guarded.
The available Driver Awareness Package includes a plethora of safety and security features to help assist your drive. Forward Collision Alert monitors traffic ahead, alerting you if a potential collision is imminent, while Following Distance Indicator shows the following time to the vehicle ahead (in seconds) in the Driver Information Center (DIC). Using monitors to sense lane boundaries, Lane Keep Assist gently turns the steering wheel if the system anticipates the vehicle is leaving the lane unintentionally or without using your turn signal. Working in conjunction with the Safety Alert Seat, Lane Departure Warning sends a visual alert in the cluster and a warning pulse through the seat cushion.
Technology that anticipates. The available Driver Assist Package uses a number of advanced features to help lessen impact during a collision, or avoid it altogether. The package includes Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses radar and cameras to maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead. Also included is Front and Rear Automatic Braking which can sense front or rear collisions and engage the brakes, helping to give you more reaction time.
A brilliant look back. The available Rear Camera Mirror can stream HD video of what's behind you. This mirror offers 300 percent more vision than an ordinary one, and reverts to a traditional mirror with just a touch.
Stay focused and informed. The available Head-Up Display (HUD) projects speed, audio, navigation and other information onto the front windshield, so you can keep your eyes safely on the road.
Cadillac user experience3 Phone Integration with Apple CarPlay™6 compatibility allows you to access your contacts, Apple Music™ and other information from your iPhone® with a touch of the screen. You can also access Siri,® so features are easily accessible to you or your front-seat passenger. Phone Integration also offers Android™ Auto compatibility.
Conquer curves. The electronic Limited-Slip Differential (eLSD) automatically redirects power to the drive wheels with the best traction for better corner exit acceleration.
Conveniently located Wireless Charging comes standard. This means you can power your device anytime the CTS is running, regardless if it has wireless charging built-in or requires a wireless charging accessory11.
Source: 2018 Cadillac CTS-SEDAN