The 2013 XTS made its first appearance at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The XTS bowed in with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pumped out 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. This, combined with all-wheel drive in the XTS4, is enough to launch the sedan to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds.
Now, with just one model year under its belt, the XTS is set to receive its first major update: the addition of an all-new V-6 engine and a new Vsport trim level. If this V-6 powerplant seems familiar, it certainly should, as it is the same engine that will power the Vsport variant of the 2014 CTS .
Like the 2013 model year, the XTS will take on some familiar performance luxury sedans. The XTS’ key competitor, the 2014 E-Class, is revised for the new model year and features an all0new diesel engine. Also competing with the XTS is the 2014 Lincoln MKS , which carries over its full redesign from 2013 and packs a mean punch from its optional EcoBoost engine.
Updated 05/19/2014: Cadillac announced today a series of updates for the 2015 XTS which will be put on sale later this summer. The biggest update for the 2015 model year includes the addition of the OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, while few other changes were also made to both the exterior and the interior. The model continues to be offered in one well-equipped standard model and three optional Collections: Luxury, Premium and Platinum.
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