CTS AWD Coupe Named Import Car Of The Year By AutoBild Allrad
by Cadillac in the News on June 30, 2011
Ever since its launch, the dramatically sculpted Cadillac CTS Coupe has proven its mettle as a world-class alternative to cars like the BMW 335i Coupe, Audi A5 and Infiniti G37 Coupe (although Brockton Infiniti Dealers may disagree). But it turns out that the aggressively designed new Cadillac also has the ability to take its game to even higher levels—and keep on winning kudos at the same time. Just ask the readers of AutoBild Allrad. a notable German motoring publication with a focus on all-wheel drive. They just named the CTS Coupe—in its AWD configuration, of course—as the Car of the Year in the import sports car/coupe/convertible category.
And significantly, the Cadillac bested contenders like the Nissan GT-R, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley Continental GT and Alfa Romeo Brera Q4 to achieve this honor.
It’s a strong testament to the CTS Coupe’s sophisticated AWD system. which boasts computerized controls and a patented modulating clutch that can analyze road conditions and adjust power delivery up to 50 times a second. The default setup, for normal driving scenarios, is an approximately 25/75 front/rear torque distribution, but a full 100 percent of available torque can be routed to the front wheels if slippery road conditions demand it. The system is more than just an add-on, too: Cadillac has fully integrated its AWD functionality so that it’s fully compatible with the CTS’ anti-lock brakes and StabiliTrak electronic stability control system. Further enhancing the traction and stability of the CTS Coupe with AWD is a standard limited-slip differential.
Featuring a bold, striking exterior design and a standard 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 capable of 311 hp, the 2011 CTS Coupe with AWD is now on sale across Europe—and the U. S. as well.