2014 Cadillac CTS imitating BMW 5-Series


Of late a trend has been observed in the Cadillac 2014, that it has been trying to emulate features of BMW. No company executive would be naïve enough to admit copying features from some other automobile but a careful observation does reveal that Cadillac is in the process of aping features that once were solely conspicuous in BMW, that being brute power, incisive technology, finesse.

Like many prominent Japanese and European brands that have copied the Bavarian automobile giant, Cadillac is now actively aping the dimensions of BMW’s cars. The ATS sedan, that had been released last year, is a prime example, it has similar dimensions to that of a 3 Series and the refurbished CTS has grown into the same basic stature of the 5 Series.

The CTS ushered the beginning of this paradigm change is automobile design more than a decade ago, and so the release of the third generation, 2014-year model is a big deal indeed.

The new CTS sports three different engine specifications: A turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder which costs around $46,025, a naturally breathing 3.6-liter V-6 which has been quoted at $54,625, and the twin-turbo V-6 Vsport ($59,995). They are the equivalents of the BMW 528i, 535i, and 550i variants respectively.

The Vsport is remarkably fast, and is capable of generating 430 pound-feet of torque. It clocks zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. High-end performance equipment that have graced the vehicle include front Brembo brakes, an electronic limited slip differential and a magnetically adjusting suspension.