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If you want to get to from A to B in a stylish and fuel efficient vehicle, check out the all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR Coupe. With a target launch set for early winter of 2014, the anticipation to hit the open road in one of these bad boys is overwhelming. In terms of body style the ELR shares similarities with the Chevrolet Volt, but the features of the ELR are just too good to refuse.
The ELR is equipped with unique vertical LED headlights and taillights giving it that distinctive edge. On a full tank of gas and fully charged battery this hybrid can cover roughly 300 miles! Also, inside this exceptional vehicle you can find a versatile regenerative breaking system. In an attempt to create more responsive deceleration while driving, Cadillac has installed steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The vehicle’s momentum is converted into electrical energy that actually replenishes the charge of the battery. This is one impressive machine!
If this all wasn’t enough, the cabin of the ELR is covered with plush leather, suede, chrome and wood to give it that added sense of extravagance. The tech savvy developers of Cadillac have installed an 8-inch touchscreen controlling the Bose audio system, navigation, and climate control through touch-sensitive buttons. This car even has a Safety Alert Seat where the detection of obstacles triggers the driver seat to start vibrating. This car proves that Cadillac has some truly amazing ideas to convey in the near future.
Interested in learning more? Head over to Heritage Cadillac of Bel Air, MD or MotorWorld Cadillac in Wilkes Barre, PA to speak with one of their knowledgeable and friendly sales staff for a full walk-through.
From the innovative CUE driver interface which is as easy to use as a Smartphone, to its ground breaking safety technology, the all new 2013 Cadillac XTS Sedan is the type of car we can look forward to in the near future. The 2013 Cadillac XTS sedan has a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers an incredible 304 horsepower. It has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 17mpg city/28mpg highway.
Performance isn’t the only thing the XTS has improved upon. The 2013 Cadillac XTS sedan has an interior cabins that is perfectly assembled and surround its occupants with rich leather and first-rate materials. To go along with the luxurious interior, the CUE driver interface adds a big bonus to the cars technology feature. CUE puts a world of content close to your finger tips. It has the ability to preset up to 60 favorites-including addresses, contacts, radio stations, music and much more.
The safety features available for the all new XTS is impressive in every possible way.
The 2013 XTS sedan come equipped with ten standard airbags which is as defensive as it is dynamic. It has active short-range radar that surveys the road alerting you the cars in your blind spots. Interesting in learning more about the all new 2013 Cadillac XTS sedan? Explore your opportunities and stop by Heritage Cadillac Bel Air, MD or MotorWorld Cadillac in Wilkes Barre, PA to speak to one of the knowledgeable sales representatives.
The all new 2013 Cadillac ATS is something we haven’t seen in a while. It was built to challenge that of other sports cars such as the BMW 3 series and the Audi A4. The Cadillac engineers have done wonders with this vehicle by giving it a lighter chassis which leads to better acceleration and handling while being strong and safe at the same time.
You can choose up to three engine lineups for the ATS: the powerful and efficient 2.0L turbo that gives 272HP, the 3.6L V6 engine that gives 321 HP, or the 2.5L engine, along with the 2.0L turbo, offers over 30 mpg highway fuel economy. It doesn’t just have a sporty engine; the ATS also has a luxurious interior. The ATS was designed to impress its drivers. Every interior detail is driver-focused and brilliantly executed so you will feel comfortable driving it.
Not only does this vehicle give off a powerful presence, it also offers a great technology feature. With the ability to use multitouch gestures, the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) is as easy to use as a Smartphone or Tablet. Interested in test driving the 2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan? Then stop by Heritage Cadillac Bel Air or MotorWorld Cadillac to speak to one of the Sales Representatives. They will be glad to help you in anyway possible.
The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V is the ultra-sport version of Cadillac’s mid-size sedan. With the CTS-V, Cadillac has gone all out to create a true rival to BMW’s M cars and the AMG sedans from Mercedes-Benz. With its massive, supercharged V-8 engine and a host of supporting upgrades, the CTS-V plays in a league far above that of the regular CTS. It’s also priced well above the standard CTS, starting at just under $60,000. But compared with the German rocket sedans, that’s a bargain.
Cadillac’s faceted-design language has really come into its own in the second-generation CTS, and the good news is that the V-series doesn’t screw it up with a lot of gratuitous, “sporty” add-ons. In fact, Cadillac engineers stress that all exterior changes were made for function. The new front fascia, which uses the chrome mesh grille texture seen in other V-series cars, allows twice as much airflow, which is necessary to feed the big V-8. It also integrates air ducts to help cool the brakes. The new hood – made of aluminum – is redesigned to clear the engine and the intercooler. The neatest detail, however, is the rear CHMSL (center high-mounted stop light), which is reshaped to add downforce at high speeds, eliminating the need for a rear spoiler.
An upgrade was made
The CTS-V cabin manages to look both purposeful and classy. Our test car’s black interior was set off by the varying textures of its materials. The primary material is a matte-finish leather, on the seats, the center armrest, and the dash. The seat inserts, however, are upholstered with a grippy microfiber that mimics the look and feel of suede. The same material also covers the shift knob and the extra-thick steering wheel rim, which feels great. Shiny black trim and bits of chrome keep things from looking too dour inside, as does the optional oversize glass roof (its mesh shade, however, might not provide block the sun well enough for those baking in the sun belt). The optional Recaro sport seats are a must; the adjustable lateral supports in both the seat cushion and the seatback help cement the driver in place during high-g cornering, and the Recaros are more comfortable than the standard chairs even if you’re idling in traffic. Even the dead pedal is larger than the standard car’s, thanks to space made available by the V’s electronic parking brake. As in the regular CTS, the navigation screen when lowered displays only the stereo information, but it can be raised for full functionality. The audio system includes a 40-gig hard drive and Bluetooth.
In conclusion: Wow
Whereas the previous CTS-V was a capable but crude hot rod, the new one feels as if it has jumped forward two generations, not only effectively addressing the old car’s shortcomings but pouring on more performance as well. This car offers vastly greater mechanical refinement and interior quality, better styling, and oh-my-god performance. Certainly, it’s the best Cadillac in modern times. And it sits on par with German competitors that cost thousands more. Unfortunately, the money you save will likely go toward paying for speeding tickets.
The standard of the world crosses over, again. Cadillac’s new SRX will arrive in 2010.
Cadillac unveiled the next-generation version of its SRX crossover today at its stand at Pebble Beach. Visually, the new SRX owes a lot to Cadillac’s recent Provoq concept, but it also bears more than a passing resemblance to the previous SRX, the Saturn Vue and Outlook, and the last-generation Cadillac CTS. Underpinnings are courtesy of GM’s Global Compact Crossover architecture, also known as TE, or Theta-Epsilon. (It combines elements of the Theta crossover platform with elements of the Epsilon mid-size car program.) The current Saturn Vue uses this architecture, as does the current Europe-only Opel Antara.
The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V is the ultra-sport version of Cadillac’s mid-size sedan.
The Caddy with the mostest
Looking to keep the streak alive, Caddy trots out another CTS variant.
The new Cadillac CTS is a hit, and the coupe that the division revealed at the Detroit auto show looks even better. Sure, it was officially a concept, but check out GM vice chairman Bob Lutz on the two-door: “If you look underneath, you can see that it’s a real car . . . It would be reasonable to assume that we plan to expand the Cadillac line to include a car like that.” Cadillac design director Clay Dean says, “As a luxury manufacturer, we need a vehicle in every segment, and we really need an expressive vehicle. This coupe is just that.”
If the 2008 Cadillac CTS isn’t edgy enough for you, try D3’s body kit.
We’d argue that Cadillac‘s ‘Art & Science’ design dictum lends the 2008 CTS sedan a progressive and edgy look. But for customers who find it not edgy enough, D3 Cadillac, a Caddy-tuning firm, has the answer with a new body kit.
Awakening GM’s Motorama dream cars of the ’50s.
They weren’t concept cars or show cars. They were dream cars. That was what Harley Earl, General Motors’ styling chief, called these blindingly bright visions of the future. That vision and its reflection, realized at GM’s Motorama, still fires the imagination. In essence, the Motorama was an all-GM car show with an emphasis on “show.” The signature setting was New York’s Waldorf-Astoria, although it traveled the country with stops in Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Motorama tour of 1956, with five days of shows in each of five cities over the course of four months, was the work of hundreds of stage hands, actors, singers, musicians, technicians, and producers, the matériel packed onto 125 tractor trailers. The cost to mount the ’56 edition of Motorama was estimated at $10 million ($79 million in today’s dollars), which is no small investment, even for the biggest, most successful company in the world.
Another surprise Cadillac breaks cover, and we find ourselves more than a little smitten.
I grew up in a wagon. My mom had an ’85 Volvo 240 DL when I was little – yes, that shows you just how old I am, or alternately, just how old I’m not – and one of my first memories involves staring out a side window and wondering why in blue blazes my parents couldn’t have bought something cool. The Volvo was long. It was slow. It was this horribly dull navy blue that reminded me of old sweaters, and while it was a dignified, stately sort of car, it still made me think of grandmothers and bad weather.