CTS Vsport is Exactly What Cadillac Needs

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Bravo GM. Bravo.

No, the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport is not a competitor to BMW’s M5. Instead, it’s aiming to put a dent into the sales of the 550i and the Mercedes-Benz E550. The M5 fighter will be the CTS-V, which is due to arrive in the very near future. But for now, the CTS Vsport represents something of a bargain. Buyers are treated to a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that produces 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, and a low curb weight of 3,359 lbs. In this particular case, weight is more important than horsepower.

That latter number may sound like a lot, but it’s damn impressive for a large luxury sedan. It weighs less than its main German rivals, and manages to go from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. But the big question is how does it drive when being put to the limit? Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel to find out.

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