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Cadillac CTS Year to Year Changes

CTS -- Breaking on Through

CTS Luxury Car
New For 2003 CTS
    * All-new entry-luxury sports sedan
    * Bold exterior design
    * Dynamic performance and handling
        o All-new rear-wheel-drive architecture
        o New 3.2L V6 DOHC engine
        o Getrag five-speed manual or Hydra-Matic five-speed automatic transmission
    * Comprehensive safety and security
    * Extensive personalization capabilities
    * XM Satellite Radio (available with Bose premium audio system with navigation only)

New for 2004 CTS

  * All-new 3.6L V-6 VVT (variable valve timing) engine with dual outlet performance exhaust (automatic transmission only)
    * Retuned base suspension with new shocks and shock mounts
    * Sport package now available across the lineup
    * Interior refinements, including body-colored center armrest and color-keyed center console, instrument cluster temperature gauge and bright white lighting, chrome accents on ashtray
    * Power adjustable lumbar support with power seat (optional)

rear license plate surround/bezel changes to body colored.

New for 2005 CTS
    * New entry-level model with 2.8L engine, 210 horsepower (156 kw) and single exhaust
    * 16-inch painted wheel and 16-inch machined wheel
    * Instrument cluster
    * Stealth Gray, Sand Storm and Moonstone exterior colors

New for 2006 CTS

    * 18-inch wheel / tire Sport Performance Package
    * 18-inch wheel / tire Sport Appearance Package (late Fall introduction)
    * Driver Shift Control standard with automatic transmission
    * Three new exterior colors: Radiant Bronze, Blackberry and Infrared
    * Burl-patterned accents on optional trim package
    * Cashmere interior
    * XM NavTraffic
Deletions:    Exterior color (29U) Red Line,  Exterior color (62U) Moonstone
  Exterior color (92U) Silver Green,  (6DP69) 1SC Preferred Equipment Group,   (N93) Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum, mirror-polish finish,  (FE3) Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Sport
New Features: Exterior color (53U) Radiant Bronze, Exterior color (71U) Blackberry,  Exterior color (80U) Infrared. Available at extra charge.   (N93) 17" wheels, aluminum with machined finish   Interior color (334) Cashmere. Available on 6DM69 and 6DP69 (extra cost on 6DM69) . Includes color-keyed instrument panel top pad and wood accents.  (Y43) 3.6L V6 18" performance package. Available on 1SB only. Not available with (Y42) 17" Sport package.   Driver Shift Control included with optional (M82) 5-speed automatic transmission
Changes    (U2K) XM Satellite Radio now standard on 1SA and 1SB.   (B18) Wood Trim, includes real wood steering wheel and shift knob. (burl wood replaces Zebrano).  Click on the blue links to change image

New for 2007 CTS
Deletions:   Exterior color (42U) Silver Smoke,   Exterior color (46U) Stealth Gray,
 Exterior color (61U) Sand Storm, (N93) 17" aluminum wheels with ultra-bright machined finish
New Features:   
Exterior color (30U) Thunder Gray. Available at extra charge.
Thunder Grey

Exterior color (51U) Gold Mist,   

Gold Mist

Exterior color (78U) Sunset Blue,   Sunset Blue

(P46) 17" high-polished aluminum wheels,   (UBS) Audio system
feature, XM Satellite Radio with XM NavTraffic on Model 6DP69. Included and only available with (UAV) Audio system with navigation
Changes:  All wheel center caps change to full-color Wreath & Crest.

CTS 3.6L DOHC VVT V6 Technical Background:


Engine type Dual Overhead Cam
Piston displacement, cu. in.(liter) 219.7 (3.60)
Bore and stroke, in.(cm.) 3.7 x 3.4 (9.40 x 8.64)
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Exhaust - single All
Horsepower 255@6200 rpm
Kilowatts(kW) 190.23@6200 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 252@3100 rpm
Newton - Meters (N-m) 340.20@3100 rpm
CTS 3.6L Engine Dyno Chart

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