Cadillac XTS Get A Small Upgrade

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The American company Cadillac in the automotive show in Los Angeles, held in November 2011, exposed to the world public its new large premium sedan called XTS, which replaced the two equally obsolete models of this format – STS and DTS.

For the first time the car debuted in January 2010 at the North American auto show as a luxury concept car XTS Platinum, which in 2012 reached the assembly line with minor changes.

Changes for 2017 Model Year

In July 2016, the Cadillac presented an updated version of the full-size sedan – it went through the procedure of easy facelift of the exterior, put on a more expensive interior decoration and received an improved multimedia system, but did not have technical metamorphosis.

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Sleek Design

The exterior design of Cadillac XTS is entirely subordinate to the family style of the brand, in which abounding sharp edges and corners and the general massiveness of the body. A vigorous facade with spectacular headlights, a relief hood and a huge chrome grille, a dynamic look with a smoothed roof profile, and an impressive rear overhang, a figured rear end with vertical lights and a powerful bumper – the exterior sedan is not handsome, but looks rather not bad.

Cadillac XTS is a three-compartment model of full-size class with the corresponding dimensions of the body: 202 in in length, 59.1 in in height and 72.9″ in width. The gap between the wheelsets of the car is 111.7 in, and the clearance under the bottom is 130 mm.

Hi-end Interior

The interior of the Cadillac XTS is harmonious, refined and executed in the actual style of the American premium brand. On the front panel, the bet is placed on the CUE infotainment system with an 8-inch screen (optionally with a 12.3-inch screen) with the control elements arranged below it.

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The driver’s seat combines a “drawing” combination of instruments (in the “base” – a simple analog “shield”) and a heavy multi-functional steering wheel with a four-spoke design. Interior of the sedan is executed exclusively from expensive materials of furnish – soft plastics, wooden “decor”, aluminum inserts and a genuine leather.

Five-seater full-sized sedan meets riders comfortable atmosphere and a large reserve of free space. Wide front seats with unobtrusive support on the sides, ergonomic profile and wide ranges of adjustments have a very impressive layout, and a full rear sofa with a welcoming layout can comfortably accommodate passengers of any height. The volume of the cargo compartment Cadillac XTS in the standard state is 17.9 cubic feet. The second row of seats has a folding back, cut in a ratio of 60/40, which allows you to carry large items and length gauges. In the underground niche, a compact spare tire and a standard tool hide.

Two V6s

For the XTS there are two petrol engines working in conjunction with the 6-speed automatic transmission Hydra-Matic with manual mode and front-wheel drive transmission.

Optionally, each of them is equipped with a four-wheel drive system with an electronically controlled Haldex multi-plate clutch, responsible for the redistribution of thrust between the axles, and the electronic differential lock function.

By default, the American sedan is armed with naturally-aspirated six-cylinder unit with a working volume of 3.6 liters (3564 cubic centimeters), a “flaunting” V-configuration with 60-degree camber angles, direct feed technology, double phase shifter and 24-valve timing.

In its bins there are 325 “horses” of power at 6800 rpm and 273 ft lb of limiting torque at 4800 rpm. Regardless of the version, as much as possible, the car accelerates to 155 mph with the fuel consumption around 21 mpg in the combined mode. 0-60 acceleration takes from 6.7 to 6.9 seconds.

The more powerful Cadillac XTS of 2017 model year models are equipped with the same engine, but additionally equipped with two turbochargers, resulting in an output of 410 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 368 ft lb of torque at 1900-5600 rpm. With such a heart, the car accelerates to sixty in 5.5 seconds, the top speed is 158 mph, fuel consumption is 18 mpg in a mixed cycle.

This car is built on the front-drive platform “GM Epsilon II” with a longitudinally mounted engine and power frame of a body made of high-strength steel, combined with aluminum hinged elements.

On the front axle of the car a HiPer Strut technology suspension with McPherson struts and cross stabilizers is applied, and in the rear part a “multi-link” architecture with H-shaped levers and airbags instead of springs is mounted.

Standard car is equipped with shock absorbers Magnetic Ride Control with variable stiffness characteristics. The premium sedan is equipped with a rack-and-pinion steering center with an adaptive electrical amplifier.

The four-door has a powerful Brembo braking system with ventilated discs in all wheels with a diameter of 345 mm in front and 315 mm behind, four-channel ABS and other auxiliary “lotions”.

Equipment Levels and Price

In the US, the Cadillac XTS 2017 model year is offered to customers in the Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum, V-Sport Premium Luxury and V-Sport Platinum packages at a price starting at $45,295.

The initial performance of the car is formed by ten airbags, bi-xenon headlights, an adaptive chassis, 19-inch wheels, premium Bose sound system with 8 speakers, multimedia system, ABS, ESP, climate control, all power accessories and a huge number of other modern equipment. Top-end XTS also “flaunts” a virtual combination of devices, 20-inch rims, a 14-speaker audio system, a 12.3-inch multimedia monitor, a three-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and other functionality.

2017 Cadillac XTS V-Sport Twin Turbo
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection, turbocharged
Displacement 3.6L
Power/torque 410 hp; 369 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 111.7 in
Length 202 in
Height 59.1 in
Passenger volume 122.2 cu.ft
Cargo volume 18.0 cu.ft
Performance
0-60 5.2 sec
Top speed 137 mph
PRICE RANGE: $47,000-$74,000 (est)
Competitors: Jaguar XJ, Audi A8, BMW 7-series

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Summary

2017 Cadillac XTS is the perfect example of American luxury car with impressive interior and powerful engine.

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