The Cadillac STS has not changed much since its birth in 2005. The only exciting thing about it was the supercharged STS-V which has been eliminated from the lineup. However, those looking for an alternative to European models can feel at home with the STS.
The Cadillac STS is powered by either a 3.6L V6 engine producing 302hp and 272 lb-ft of torque or a 4.6L V8 delivering 320hp and 315 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and are available in all-wheel drive.
Aspiring presidential candidates are already busy gearing up for the 2012 elections with hopes of becoming the most powerful man in the U.S. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it, and luckily they have a presidential limo that can withstand the job.
At first glance, the Cadillac One just looks like a modified Cadillac DTS, but General Motors did not actually assign the presidential state car a specific model name. This may be due to the fact that it carries many different components from many different GM models, including Cadillac Escalade headlights, side mirrors, and door handles; Cadillac STS sedan taillights and back up lights; and what looks to be the GMC Topkick commercial truck’s chassis and driveline. GM went through a lot of trouble building the perfect presidential vehicle, but what happens to the car after the base build is what makes it capable of keeping our president utterly and unbelievably safe.
For starters, the car’s chassis has a 5" reinforced steel plate that runs underneath the car in case a bomb finds its way there. Then the entire bodywork is a combination of dual hardness steel, aluminum, titanium, and ceramic which breaks up projectiles upon impact. The doors and gas tank are armour plated, but the gas tank also receives a specially designed foam that prevents it from exploding. The tires are Kevlar reinforced and are shred and puncture resistant. If anyone successfully tears them apart, the steel rims underneath the tires will allow them to get the Cadillac One to safety.
The Cadillac One also has a number of accessories that enable it to solve problems quicker than they come around, including night vision cameras, pump action shotguns, tear gas cannons, and blood. Yes, that’s right. The Cadillac One is equipped with bottles of the president’s blood just in case he gets hurt and needs a blood transfusion. Take that, suckers!
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We can’t wait for the new Cadillac XTS, as it will mark the demise of the terribly dull STS and DTS. That though, is a ways off and until then, we have to make do with the new 2011 STS.
According to USA Today, the STS sedan will no longer be offered with the 4.6-liter Northstar V8. The only motor that is still being offered is the 3.6-liter V6 with 302 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. Power will be directed to either the rear wheels or all-wheel drive.
The Cadillac STS for 2011 will be getting OnStar as standard, meaning that owners will get better voice recognition and more safety features. There will also be a Platinum version with 18-inch wheels, an Alcantara headliner, and a full leather interior.
Pricing starts at $47,280 for the 2011 STS, which isn’t worth it. If you want everything with your cruise liner the price will climb to well over $65,000. There should be some large discounts because STS models aren’t big sellers and this one will be no different.
Cadillac’s STS is the mid-sized car from the luxury carmaker positioned between the CTS and the DTS. The 2009 STS is available in V-6 and V-8 rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models. The ultra-luxury STS Platinum Edtion returns for 2009, along with the STS-V.
The lower front fascia features a distinctive intake and grille pattern evoking Cadillac’s V-Series high-performance models. Similarly, side air extractors, again inspired by the Sixteen concept and Escalade, are now incorporated into the front fenders of STS. New chrome-plated door handles and lower rocker moldings are added for more presence and refinement. At the rear, the new fascia is now body color and is highlighted with polished aluminum three-inch exhaust tips. New, polished 18-inch x 8-inch aluminum 14-spoke wheels are available.
Standard is a 3,6 liter V6 engine that delivers 302 hp at 6,300 rpm and 272 lb.-ft. at 5,200 rpm. A more powerful 4.6L Northstar V-8 is also available. It delivers 320 hp and 315 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated to a fuel-saving 6L50 six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
Cadillac has announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the DTS and STS sedans will be replaced by one premium-luxury sedan. Also the company is working on an entry-level vehicle priced around $28,000.
A new, six-speed automatic transmission and the option of all-wheel drive are among the enhancements offered on the newest Cadillac STS, the flagship sedan of the Cadillac portfolio. The STS demonstrates unwavering attention to detail, resulting in refined performance, sophisticated luxury, overall harmony and purposeful innovation.
General Motors has announced that the future for Cadillac involves a vehicle smaller than the CTS sedan and one large sedan, meaning GM will drop the DTS or STS.
The DTS, a successor to the DeVille, is built in the Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich., plant on the front-drive G architecture. The STS is built in the Lansing, Mich., Grand River Assembly plant on the rear-drive Sigma architecture.
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The 2008 Cadillac STS, featuring refreshed signature styling inside and out; a new, standard 298-horsepower (222 kW) V-6 engine; and a host of new vehicle technologies, debuts at next week’s New York Auto Show, April 6-15, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
The STS Platinum sedan extends the luxurious look and feel of the STS with elements such as 18-inch chrome-finish wheels; a brighter chrome-finish grille; a Glacier Gold exterior finish; bright chrome inserts on the exterior door handles and Platinum badging.
A new six-speed automatic transmission and the option of all-wheel drive are among the enhancements offered on the latest models of the Cadillac STS, the flagship sedan of the Cadillac portfolio. The STS is the product of unwavering attention to detail, resulting in refined performance, sophisticated luxury, overall harmony and purposeful innovation.
From its Cadillac-signature bold exterior styling to its outstanding power and road capabilities, the STS luxury performance sedan is a product of unwavering attention to detail, delivering outstanding performance and sophisticated luxury in a distinctly American package.