Cadillac CTS Coupe (2012)

CARBARN | Cadillac CTS Coupe (2012) | The revised direct-injection 3.6-liter V-6 now puts out 318 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, thanks mostly to intake changes, Including larger valves, revised ports, and a tweaked camshaft That keeps the intake valves open longer.

Compared to last year's 3.6-liter V-6, this year's iteration is nearly 21 pounds lighter, 13 pounds were saved by Integrating the heads and exhaust manifolds, 2 pounds from a lighter-weight front-drive accessory cover and new connecting rods, and 5.5 CAME out from using a plastic intake manifold in place of last year's aluminum piece. The manual is no longer available with the 3.6-liter, however.

The 2012 CTS's standard-equipment list sees Bluetooth added to all models and a blind-spot monitoring system to the coupe (good thing, Because the two-door's rakish roofline and wide C-pillars the make for huge blind spots). A new Touring package is available with either engine and with any body style, and adds a dark-finish grille, metal pedal covers, dark wood trim, and V-style suede stuff covering the steering wheel, shift knob, and seat inserts. The line-wide cosmetic changes are less extensive.

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