2012 Cadillac CTS lineup gets more power, new grille, new Touring Package

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe

For the 2012 model year, the Cadillac CTS Sedan, CTS Coupe and the CTS Sport Wagon will be getting an upgraded V6 engine, a new grille and a new Touring Package edition.

The new 3.6L V6 will give the 2012 Cadillac CTS a total of 318-hp and a peak torque of 275 lb-ft. That’s a 14-hp increase over the current 304-hp V6. Even with the power increase, Cadillac says that the 2012 CTS will keep its EPA estimated fuel-economy of 18/27 mpg (city/highway).

“CTS has established itself as a world-class line of luxury sports cars, but to remain on top, we have to continually make improvements,” said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac marketing. “The changes for the 2012 model year give customers a fresh take on the CTS’s bold front grille and provide enhanced driving performance without sacrificing fuel economy.”

The Touring Package on the 2012 Cadillac CTS adds an exclusive grille with a dark finish, metal pedals, dark Sapele wood interior trim and sueded seat inserts, steering wheel and shift knob. On the CTS Sedan and Sport Wagon, the package adds chrome door handles. The 3.6L version will have 19-inch polished wheels and Recaro 14-way adjustable performance seats. The 3.0L version will have 18-inch wheels with a pearl-nickel finish.

Other upgrades for the 2012 Cadillac CTS including standard Bluetooth phone connectivity on all models and side blind-zone alert technology available on the CTS Coupe.

2012 Cadillac CTS Sedan:

2012 Cadillac CTS Sedan 2012 Cadillac CTS Sedan

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe:

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– By: Omar Rana