• Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0

    2014 Cadillac XTS Gets VSport Package, Starts At $63,020



    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    June 24, 2013

    As we reported back in May, the 2014 Cadillac XTS will now be available the option of the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 with 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Now, we know which models will be getting this engine and the pricing.

    The TT 3.6L V6 will be a part of the VSport package on the Premium and Platinum Collection XTS models and will start at $63,020 (includes destination).

    “The addition of the new Cadillac Twin Turbo expands and elevates the XTS luxury sedan. This is a compelling enhancement to what is already one of the most technically advanced sedans in our history,” said Bob Ferguson, vice president Global Cadillac.

    The 2014 Cadillac XTS begins rolling off the assembly line in August.

    Source: Cadillac

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    2014 Cadillac XTS Packs Twin Turbo Power

    • New V-6 engine option produces 410 horsepower

    DETROIT – Cadillac will add a new option to its XTS luxury sedan: More power and torque. Starting in August, the all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 will go into production as an optional engine for the 2014 XTS.

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 is also a signature feature of the upcoming all-new 2014 CTS luxury performance sedan. In the XTS, the twin turbo will produce an SAE-certified 410 horsepower (306 kW) and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm), making it one of the most power-dense six-cylinder engines among luxury cars. The engine delivers 105 lb-ft more torque over the standard V-6 from1900 to 5600 rpm, providing seemingly endless torque for vehicle responsiveness.

    “The addition of the new Cadillac Twin Turbo expands and elevates the XTS luxury sedan,” said Bob Ferguson, vice president Global Cadillac. “This is a compelling enhancement to what is already one of the most technically advanced sedans in our history.”

    In both the CTS and XTS product lines, the twin turbo will be the centerpiece of a new model offering called Vsport. The new Vsport is inspired by and slotted “underneath” Cadillac’s elite high-performance V-Series models. Vsport includes the best-performing technical elements inside the “regular” car line in a single model, headlined by Twin Turbo engine.

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo is a comprehensive upgrade to the 3.6L dual overhead cam V6 that is standard in the XTS in the U.S. market. Almost every component is unique, including:

    • All-new cylinder block casting
    • Strengthened connecting rods
    • Machined, domed aluminum pistons with top steel ring carrier for greater strength
    • 10.2:1 compression ratio
    • Patented, integrated charge air cooler system with low-volume air ducts
    • Two turbochargers producing more than 12 pounds of boost (80 kPa)
    • Vacuum-actuated wastegates with electronic control valves
    • All-new direct injection fuel system
    • Tuned air inlet and outlet resonators, aluminum cam covers and other features that contribute to quietness and smoothness.

    The cylinder heads are also unique. They feature a high-tumble intake port design that enhances the motion of the air charge for a more-efficient burn when it is mixed with the direct-injected fuel and ignited in the combustion chamber.

    Pricing for the 2014 XTS starts at $45,525, including destination fees, unchanged from 2013, with standard equipment including the 3.6L V6 engine that makes 306 hp, CUE, intelligent brake assist and Magnetic Ride Control. Three option packages are available: Luxury, Premium and Platinum Collections.

    The XTS Vsport model will be offered only in the up-level Premium and Platinum Collections. In addition to the twin turbo engine, Vsport offers upgraded 20-inch wheels and a unique grille, with pricing starting at $63,020 including destination fees.

    0


      Report Article
    Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0


    User Feedback


    So V-Sport is to Cadillac what the M-Package is to BMW... Nice enhancements to offer, and a way to squeeze a few more USD per vehicle... :AH-HA:

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    CTS V-sport is cheaper than this. Interesting that they make this AWD and the CTS V-sport is rear wheel drive as to try to make them not compete against each other. I think no one is going to buy the XTS V-sport, why pay more for a heavier car with less power, less gears, and worse handling than the CTS V-sport.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    ^ HA, you also said 'no one will buy the XTS' and you were quite wrong there. Consumers don't buy cars on the singular factoid of which wheels are driven. Most mercedes & BMW owners have no idea which do.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    It will be interesting to see who buys and how many new CTS vs. XTS.



    The XTS is not my kind of car but It is very comfortable and with the new engine they have made it interesting. I love the drivers seat.



    I am trying to bet my in laws to look at one to dump their DTS for it. They have had so many nagging issues with that car I would like to see them dump it. I think it was that car you always heard was built on a Friday.


    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    It will be interesting to see who buys and how many new CTS vs. XTS.

    The XTS is not my kind of car but It is very comfortable and with the new engine they have made it interesting. I love the drivers seat.

    I am trying to bet my in laws to look at one to dump their DTS for it. They have had so many nagging issues with that car I would like to see them dump it. I think it was that car you always heard was built on a Friday.

    Hyper, I hope you in-laws will go and look at the XTS. While I know many happy DTS owners here in Seattle, I have also run into many who want American luxury but are put off by the poor quality of the older generation cars.

    I am hoping the XTS will rebuild the faithful in Cadillac as a stepping stone to greater things to come.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    The DTS has been issues with Oil burning, Air pump, AC, BCM, Fuels purge system and now converter issues. I am shocked the CEL has not burned out with as much as it has been on. I am glad I have a good engine scanner so we could figure out what many of the issues were. From what I have read on the Cadillac site many were common.

    They have had a series of Lincolns and now the Cadillac and have had bad luck with all of them.

    She just uses it to go shopping a lot.

    I recommended that they check out the Impala too as the car just gets beat up in mall parking anyways.

    I really never liked the DTS but then it is not really my kind of car.

    The XTS is good in her eyes for the chrome but she does not like the slope to the back. She likes here cars like boxes and I have advised here other than the 300 Boxes are pretty much gone. I do not think the father in law will go Chrysler as they have had several on that side of the family and many blown head gaskets and other issues with them. But most were driven in WV and beat to death too with 50 mile plus trips to work and 50 miles home over the mountains.

    They are also looking as SUV's too. She really likes out Terrain and I told her to check out the SRX.

    She buys cars not for performance or even the comfort it is the image she seeks.

    On a side note my resident Ford guy at work about fell all over himself over the Impala. He could not believe how sweet it was. I told him last Feb it blows the Taurus away in styling and now that he saw it he agreed. He said if he had not just bought a new Ford he would have looked at one.

    Edited by hyperv6
    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    ^ HA, you also said 'no one will buy the XTS' and you were quite wrong there. Consumers don't buy cars on the singular factoid of which wheels are driven. Most mercedes & BMW owners have no idea which do.

    I thought the XTS would sell around 2,000 to 2,500 a month, and that is sort of where it is. It should be able to sell 30,000 a year when the Town Car is gone, the MKS isn't very good and it basically replaced STS and DTS. There is still a segment of buyer that wants a big cushy American car, and there is the Livery market. You can get 30,000 sales a year there. I don't see the livery market or 70+ year olds wanting 410 hp, or spending $65k to get it.

    I am curious how the new CTS will sell and what will happen to XTS sales once it comes out, because they are priced nearly the same.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    b-b-b-but they cannot remotely compete with each other, because -as you have illustrated ad nauseum- one is FWD(/AWD) & one is RWD(/AWD).

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    b-b-b-but they cannot remotely compete with each other, because -as you have illustrated ad nauseum- one is FWD(/AWD) & one is RWD(/AWD).

    Most car companies don't put 2 cars of equal price and similar size against one another. They will cater to different markets yes. But RWD beats FWD in the luxury game. The CTS should be able to cut into XTS sales big time, because of the superior ride and handling, and the interiors are basically the same.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I'm curious how you know the ride of the CTS is better... and more to the fact... how the ride has anything to do with which wheels drive the car?

    Rear drive cars ride and handle better than front wheel drive. CTS has a better chassis, Alpha vs Epsilon 2, CTS will have the same magnetic shocks. If Cadillac can't make the CTS have better ride and handling than a dressed up Impala, how are they going to go against Mercedes.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Ride & handling are 2 different criteria.

    Ride has zero to do with which wheels are driven and everything to due with suspension/rolling stock. No problem to have a worse-riding RWD car than a FWD car.

    Handling is another matter, which -all else being equal- is generally true (that RWD will handle better).

    CTS is already on par with the 5-series & e-class in handling & ride and is notably lighter, so your theoretical backpedaling to the handling of your nebulous, so-called 'dressed up Impala' isn't even a legitimate concern.

    Edited by balthazar
    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    It's not like the vehicles we're talking about are 70/30. The XTS is 58/42, the 550 is 53/47, and the way both are driven, owners are very unlikely to see any plowing differences during braking in turns. These are NOT hard-driven sedans and are very close in spec, esp vs. decades ago. I'd be very interested to see how the XTS with it's MRC 'feels' vs. the older suspension tech on the 5-series.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I'm curious how you know the ride of the CTS is better... and more to the fact... how the ride has anything to do with which wheels drive the car?

    Rear drive cars ride and handle better than front wheel drive. CTS has a better chassis, Alpha vs Epsilon 2, CTS will have the same magnetic shocks. If Cadillac can't make the CTS have better ride and handling than a dressed up Impala, how are they going to go against Mercedes.

    Ride (firmness or softness) is not the same as handling (ability to maintain control at 9/10ths). Ride has nothing to do with which wheels drive the car. The old DTS "rides" way better than the new (any) CTS.. regardless of how well each one does in the corners.

    The XTS in AWD handles extremely well for the car that it is with far less body roll than an E or S class. It is also substantially firmer than either.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    A nose-heavy FWD car will tend to plow more during braking, upsetting the ride.... a RWD car with better balance should plow less..

    Magnetic ride control and Hi-Per strut mitigate that.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    Loading...



  • Popular Stories

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Similar Content

    • By William Maley
      Big November Gains at Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Keep GM the Fastest Growing Automaker
      November U.S. retail market share highest since 2009 Year to Date U.S. Retail Share up 0.5 Percentage Points November Commercial sales were highest since 2008 DETROIT — General Motors (NYSE: GM) sold 197,609 vehicles in November to individual or “retail” customers in the U.S., up 8 percent from last year. Based on initial estimates, GM once again outperformed all full-line manufacturers, led by strong retail sales gains at Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. GM’s November retail sales performance drove GM’s U.S. retail share to its highest November level since 2009.
      Based on initial estimates, GM’s retail market share jumped 0.3 percentage points in November to 16.8 percent.  GM has gained retail market share in 17 of the past 20 months.
      GM’s four U.S. brands posted strong retail sales results in November compared to last year.
      Chevrolet — up 5 percent for its best November since 2004 Buick — up 22 percent for its best November since 2003 GMC — up 9 percent for its best November since 2001 Cadillac — up 17 percent for its best November since 2013 GM’s total U.S. sales in November were 252,644 vehicles, up more than 10 percent from last year.   All four brands outperformed the industry in November with Buick, Cadillac and GMC posting double-digit gains.
      “GM’s November performance reflects the continued strength of our U.S. business.  We gained profitable retail share, commercial and small business deliveries were strong and we commanded the industry’s best average transaction prices,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s vice president of U.S. Sales Operations. “We are ahead of plan selling down our 2016 model year inventory and we expect to close out December with more retail share growth. GM is heading into 2017 in a position of strength with the planned launch of key new products, like the all-new Chevrolet Equinox, into the heart of the market.” 
      GM’s ATPs, which reflect retail transaction prices after sales incentives, were $35,767 in November, more than $4,000 above the industry average and ahead of last November. 

      Through the first 11 months of the year, GM’s U.S. retail sales were up nearly 2 percent compared to last year. GM gained 0.5 percentage points of U.S. retail market share during that timeframe, the largest retail share gain of any full-line automaker. Year to date, Chevrolet U.S. retail sales are up nearly 3 percent and the brand’s retail share has grown 0.5 percentage points to 11.1 percent. Chevrolet continues to be the U.S. industry’s fastest-growing brand.
      Year to date, Buick retail deliveries have grown more than 5 percent and Buick has gained 0.1 percentage points of retail share.
      GM continues to benefit from a strong U.S. economy and strong retail demand for its products.
      “All economic indicators show significantly improved optimism about the U.S. economy including consumer and business sentiment, which continue to drive a very healthy U.S. auto industry,” said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM’s chief economist. “We believe the U.S. auto industry is well-positioned for sales to continue at or near record levels into 2017.”
      November 2016 Retail Sales and Business Highlights vs. November 2015 (except as noted)

      Chevrolet
      Malibu and Volt were up 24 percent and 25 percent, respectively. Silverado and Colorado were up 5 percent and 39 percent, respectively. Suburban, Tahoe, Equinox and Trax were up 6 percent, 12 percent, 7 percent and 47 percent, respectively. Malibu had its best November since 1997. Silverado had its best November since 2003. Colorado had its best November since 2004. Trax, Volt and Equinox had their best November ever. Tahoe and Suburban had their best November since 2007. 17th straight month of year over year gains for Chevrolet full-size utilities. GMC
      Sierra and Canyon were up 14 percent and 43 percent, respectively. Acadia, Yukon and Yukon XL were up 4 percent, 22 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Brand ATP was at $43,887, the highest November on record. Highest November ever for Denali penetration, at 27.8 percent. Best November ever for Canyon and ninth month of year over year increases. Yukon and Yukon XL had their best November since 2007. Buick
      Regal and Encore were up 41 percent and 35 percent, respectively. 68 percent of sales were crossovers. Best year to date retail performance since 2005. Cadillac
      Escalade was up 24 percent and had its best month of the year. Escalade had its best November since 2007. XT5 had its best month since launch with sales up 12 percent over last month and up 27 percent over the SRX last November, the vehicle it replaced. Year to date ATP was $53,690, the highest ever in Cadillac history Average Transaction Prices (ATP)/Incentives (based on JD Power PIN estimates)
      GM’s ATPs, which reflect retail transaction prices after sales incentives, were $35,767 in November, more than $4,000 above the industry average. In November, GM’s incentive spending as a percent of ATP was 13.7 percent, above the industry average of 12.4 percent. However, year to date, GM’s incentive spending was 11.7 percent, slightly above the industry average of 11.4 percent and well below the incentive spending of its domestic competitors and many of its global competitors. Fleet and Commercial
      Automotive Fleet magazine named Malibu “Fleet Car of the Year”. GM Fleet sales were up 19 percent versus last November. Fleet sales were 22 percent of GM’s sales for the month. Commercial deliveries were up 11 percent for the month and it was the best November Commercial sales since 2008. Malibu Commercial deliveries were up 170 percent versus last November. Small Business deliveries were up 15 percent for the month versus last November, driven by large vans, which were up 93 percent and large pickups, which were up 16 percent versus last November. Federal government sales were up 9 percent versus last November. Rental sales were up 27 percent versus last November but are down 25 percent CYTD, according to plan. GM’s outlook on its daily rental sales mix remains in the 11 percent range of total U.S. sales for 2016 and daily rental sales for the year are expected to be down about 75,000 vehicles. Industry Sales
      GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in November was approximately 17.9 million units. On a calendar year-to-date basis, GM estimates the light-vehicle SAAR was 17.5 million units.
    • By William Maley
      It has been 14 years since Cadillac competed in endurance racing with the Northstar LMP at the 24 Hours of Lemans. But next year at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Cadillac will once again compete.
      The automaker announced today that it will take part in the new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship with the Cadillac DPi-V.R. Cadillac's DPi is based on the Dallara LMP2 chassis. Thanks to new regulations, Cadillac and other manufacturers are able to make changes to certain exterior parts to help make their vehicle stand out.
      Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 6.2L dry-sump V8 with 600 horsepower. This engine was used in the Corvette Daytona Prototypes. Curb weight is a light 2,050 pounds.
      "Cadillac’s V-Performance production models – the ATS-V and CTS-V – are transforming our brand’s product substance, earning a place among the world’s elite high-performance marques. The Cadillac DPi-V.R further strengthened our V-Performance portfolio, placing Cadillac into the highest series of sports car racing in North America," said Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen.
      Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing will field the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
      Source: IMSA

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      It has been 14 years since Cadillac competed in endurance racing with the Northstar LMP at the 24 Hours of Lemans. But next year at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Cadillac will once again compete.
      The automaker announced today that it will take part in the new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship with the Cadillac DPi-V.R. Cadillac's DPi is based on the Dallara LMP2 chassis. Thanks to new regulations, Cadillac and other manufacturers are able to make changes to certain exterior parts to help make their vehicle stand out.
      Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 6.2L dry-sump V8 with 600 horsepower. This engine was used in the Corvette Daytona Prototypes. Curb weight is a light 2,050 pounds.
      "Cadillac’s V-Performance production models – the ATS-V and CTS-V – are transforming our brand’s product substance, earning a place among the world’s elite high-performance marques. The Cadillac DPi-V.R further strengthened our V-Performance portfolio, placing Cadillac into the highest series of sports car racing in North America," said Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen.
      Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing will field the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
      Source: IMSA
    • By ccap41
      " It's a golden autumn morning in rural upstate New York. Backpacked kids wait by mailboxes for the school bus. I'm driving through pockets of valley mist to New York state's most famous racing circuit, to witness the shakedown testing of a race car so top-secret, it's still wrapped in camouflage.
      After a 14-year absence, Cadillac is readying its return to endurance racing. The last time the American automaker competed in top-level prototype racing was 2002, when the ill-fated Northstar LMP finished 9th at Le Mans. Audi's dominant R8 prototype notched its third consecutive victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe that year.
      Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli were co-drivers in that final Cadillac attempt at Le Mans. They'll both be at the track today. Taylor, 60, has graduated from the driver's seat to run Wayne Taylor Racing, the principal team partner in Cadillac's new motorsports endeavor; Angelelli, 49, shares co-driving duties with Taylor's sons Ricky, 26, and Jordan, 24.
      All four will be responsible for the imminent future of Cadillac endurance racing, in a program that tasks itself with making top-level sports car racing engaging and relatable again. I'm here to learn if Cadillac, and the series itself, can cut it.
      The camouflaged Caddy you see here is officially known as the DPi-V.R. It's built to IMSA's new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) formula, to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting in 2017.
      Think of DPi as an effort to make top-level prototype racing a little more interesting, and relatable, for casual race fans. The cars share a chassis with the LMP2 prototypes that compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, built by one of four approved constructors—Dallara, Onroak Automotive, ORECA or Riley/Multimatic. ..."
      http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/news/a31697/cadillac-dpi-v-r-exclusive-photos/
       




    • By William Maley
      In light of the fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S and Autopilot back in May, automakers are reconsidering their plans for rolling out their autonomous technologies. General Motors was planning to introduce Super Cruise on the Cadillac CT6 sometime next year. But in light of Tesla crash, GM is rethinking their plans.
      “We aren’t putting a specific date on it,” said GM CEO Mary Barra at a cybersecurity conference.
      Officials told The Detroit Bureau later on that the feature would still appear next year. This would be corroborated by a Cadillac spokesman to Motor Trend.
      “Right now, the plan continues to be that we will introduce [super Cruise] in the Cadillac CT6 in calendar year 2017,” said Cadillac spokesman Donny Nordlicht.
      “We want to make sure it is safe for our customers to use and we’ll launch it when we’re confident in the technology,” Nordlicht said. “Our engineers have been testing and validating the technology for the past several years to make sure all of our systems are focused on providing the customer among the most intuitive and safe solutions. We’re not driven by a deadline, we’re driven to make the system customer-friendly and safe so the exact month of introduction cannot be announced at this time.”
      Insiders at GM believe that Super Cruise should be able to avoid some of the problems that plague Tesla's Autopilot. Like Autopilot, Super Cruise blends information from radar and cameras. But Super Cruise will also use a high-definition map that provides more details than what you can get on a current navigation system. This map will help the system determine where the vehicle is and whether it is safe to engage the system. There is also a retina detection system that monitors the driver and will switch off Super Cruise if it detects if the driver isn't paying attention.
      Source: The Detroit Bureau, Motor Trend

      View full article
  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)