with precise craftsmanship and fanatic attention to details. Packed with ingenious technology that delivers assured performance. Every drive transformed into a masterful experience. This is the 2018 CTS.
TESTED ON THE RACETRACK. UNLEASHED ON THE ROAD.
Germany’s famed Nürburgring was chosen to serve as testing facility for the 2018 CTS luxury sedan. Here our engineers assessed its performance and fine-tuned its agility. The result is imperative acceleration, responsive handling and precise brake feel for a remarkable driving experience.
POWERFUL ENGINES & 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
High-performance players. The 2.0L turbo engine with 4-cylinders delivers imposing 268 hp. Push the luxurious 2018 CTS to the next level with the available 3.6L V6 engine, with smooth acceleration and 335-hp and Auto Stop/Start technology for better efficiency. Both engine options are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for responsive shifting.
MAGNETIC RIDE CONTROLTM
Ride smoothly. The available Magnetic Ride Control system reads the road 1,000 times per second and automatically adjusts the suspension according to road conditions.
The outcome, a fine-tuned suspension and less impact for a smooth drive on uneven roads.
AWD WITH ACTIVE TORQUE TECHNOLOGY
Sure footing in severe weather. Available All-Wheel Drive technology maximizes stability and handling to deliver flawless control in unfavorable driving conditions.
NEAR-PERFECT 50/50 WEIGHT BALANCE
Proportions close to perfection. Advanced alloys and engineering create near-perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution for improved handling and ride comfort.
BREMBO® FRONT BRAKES
Engineered stopping power. Carved from a single block of lightweight aluminium alloy, available Brembo® front brakes deliver pristine stopping power and wear resistance.
MAGNESIUM PADDLE SHIFTERS WITH DRIVER SELECTABLE MODES
Shifting power at your fingertips. The Magnesium Paddle Shifters allow you to effortlessly shift through the 8-speed automatic transmission gears without needing a clutch, keeping you in total control of every shift. 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.
The progressive technology systems inside the 2018 CTS provide elegant efficiency. Controlled by enhanced digital interfaces, it provides personalization and convenience.
Everything in front of your eyes. The available Head-Up Display (HUD) projects information about speed, audio or navigation onto the front windshield, so you can stay focused and informed.
CADILLAC USER EXPERIENCE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
The world at your fingertips. Cadillac user experience1 provides a suite of information and entertainment offerings at your command. These include climate, audio and settings control, plus available 3-D GPS Navigation.
With phone integration from Apple® CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM 2, you can access your contacts, music and other information from your iPhone or Android TM phone with a touch of the screen.
BOSE® SURROUND SOUND
Sound all around. The 11-speaker Bose® sound system plays your favorite tracks with crystal clarity, offering you a complete audio experience. For an even more elevated level of sound fidelity, the available 13-speaker Bose® Surround Sound system features Centerpoint®2 surround technology. Both options include the Active Noise Cancellation technology for an even richer sensation.
Effortless charging. With Wireless Charging3 conveniently located in the Cadillac user experience storage bin, you have the option to power your compatible phone and select other mobile devices anytime the CTS luxury sedan is running.
See the world around you without looking. The available Surround Vision provides an elevated top-view of the area immediately surrounding the vehicle when in low-speed Drive or Reverse. This view is then projected on the Cadillac CUE screen, helping increase your awareness when parking or in reverse.
REAR CAMERA MIRROR
A forward-thinking look back. When activated, the available Rear Camera Mirror streams HD video of what’s behind you on the rearview mirror’s screen. This mirror offers 300 percent more vision than an ordinary one, and reverts to a traditional mirror with just a flip of a switch.
CURATED FOR UTMOST COMFORT
Tailor the luxurious CTS sedan to your taste. A choice of interior environments, together with refined materials like real wood trim, aluminium, carbon fiber or available Semi-Aniline leather allow you to create your own personal space. The materials are curated to work beautifully in any combination to make sure the cabin will be a stunning expression of your personal style.
CUSTOMIZABLE 12.3” LCD DISPLAY
Your information, your way. The available 12.3” LCD screen allows you to select the information you see in the reconfigurable display. Information like navigation and entertainment are seen easily within the full-color, HD cluster.
TRI-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
Customized comfort for every passenger. The available Tri-Zone Climate Control allows driver, front and rear passengers to adjust air temperatures individually.
ADAPTIVE REMOTE START
Smart start. Adaptive Remote Start allows you to start the engine from up to 90 meters away. It can also sense outside temperatures and activate the appropriate cabin climate control.
20-WAY ADJUSTABLE SEATS
Fully customizable comfort. Available 20-way adjustable front seats keep the driver and passenger comfortable, providing manual thigh support and power-adjustable seatback bolsters.
CONCEALED CUP HOLDERS
There when you need them. An electronic cover conceals the cup holders when you don’t need them, and opens when you do.
AMBIENT INTERIOR LIGHTING
Bring the finer things to light. Available enhanced Ambient Interior Lighting subtly highlights the cabin’s craftsmanship.
A long, low, lean design philosophy manifests itself in the dramatic angles and aerodynamics that keep the 2018 CTS luxury sedan 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 hints at the vehicle’s performance.
ACTIVE AERO GRILLE SHUTTERS
A hidden advantage. The signature grille is equipped with Active Grille Shutters that open and close according to vehicle speed for improved performance.
Dynamic even when standing still. The crisp lines and fluid, sculptural elements of the inlaid hood create a liquid-like reflective surface. The CTS offers the illusion of motion, even when the vehicle isn’t moving.
Illuminating innovation. Hundreds of crystalline LED lights accentuate the CTS 2018’s exterior, providing smooth and efficient white illumination. 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.
INTEGRATED REAR SPOILER
A smart finish. The 2018 CTS luxury sedan features a redesigned rear diffuser and integrated exhaust pipes for a streamlined, elegant look. And the integrated rear spoiler features a 48-LED center stop lamp to offer drivers more time to react to your maneuvers.
A STRONG FOUNDATION
The CTS 2018’s body is constructed using ultra-high-strength steel and incorporates crumple zones that absorb and manage crash energy. 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 protected.
DRIVER AWARENESS PACKAGE
Peace of mind comes standard. The available Driver Awareness Package4 includes a plethora of safety and security features to help keeping you fully aware.
Forward Collision Alert monitors traffic ahead, alerting you if a collision is imminent.
If the Lane Keep Assist system anticipates the vehicle is leaving the lane unintentionally or without using your turn signal, it turns the wheel to keep you on your path. Working in conjunction with the Safety Alert Seat, Lane Departure Warning sends a warning pulse through the driver’s seat cushion.
The Rear Cross-Traffic Alert feature uses sensors to sweep the sides of the CTS sedan when you back out of parking spots, alerting you to approaching vehicles.
DRIVER ASSIST PACKAGE
anticipates. The available Driver Assist Package
4 uses a number of
advanced features to help avoid collisions or lessen their impact. The package
includes features like Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses radar and cameras to
keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead. Also included is Front
and Rear Automatic Braking which senses front or rear collisions and engages
the brakes, to give you more reaction time.
ADD ADRENALINEThe Twin Turbo V6 engine propels the 2018 CTS V-Sport from 0 -100 kmh in just 4.4 seconds. While a variety of sophisticated handling and vehicle management features like Magnetic Ride Control and Brembo® front brakes ensure all the raw power remains firmly under your control.
V-SPORT PREMIUM LUXURY
Unleash the extras. The enhanced package includes a 12.3” HD reconfigurable gauge cluster, full-color Head-Up Display, Tri-Zone Climate Control, 20-way adjustable front seats and heated outboard rear seats for utmost comfort and control.
ELECTRONIC LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
Master of the curves. The electronic Limited-Slip Differential (eLSD) automatically redirects power to the drive wheels with the best traction for better corner exit acceleration.
1.Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity, see my.cadillac.com/learn.
2. Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.
3.The system wirelessly charges one PMA-or Qi-compatible mobile device. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.cadillac.com/learn
4.Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times.