New Cadillac CTS at New York motor show
The engine line-up includes a new 414bhp twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6 petrol, which is mated to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox. This will be badged as the CTS-V Sport, and has an estimated 0-60mph time of 4.6 seconds.
Other engines include a 268bhp turbocharged four-cylinder unit and a 317bhp 3.6-litre V6. A six-speed automatic gearbox is standard, with the eight-speed 'box as an option. All-wheel-drive transmission is also offered on all models.
The new CTS comes with a host of interior equipment, including 20-way powered, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, an electronically locking glovebox and even a motorised cup holder lid in the centre console.
For Cadillac to truly succeed in the UK, though, a diesel is essential and the company's European boss Susan Doherty told What Car? recently that this is still up to four years away. This could mean that the CTS gains a diesel engine mid-way through its lifecycle.
The rear-wheel-drive saloon will go on sale in mainland Europe in 2014.
By Tom Webster