Readers of the influential German Motoring Magazine AutoBild Allrad have elected the Cadillac CTS AWD Coupe – Car of the Year – in the category of the sports car/coupe/convertible segment.
This is against stiff competition from cars such as the Nissan GT-R, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Bentley Continental GT and the Alfa Romeo Brera Q4.
Wolfgang Schubert, Managing Director of Cadillac Europe, received the prize on behalf of Cadillac from Dr. Hans Hamer, Managing Director of Axel Springer Auto Verlag and Bernhard Weinbacher, Editor-in-Chief of AutoBild Allrad.
Schubert said: “I am very happy to see that the new presence of Cadillac on the European marketplace has been noticed and appreciated. We are proud of our new vehicle portfolio and we are happy that the readers of AutoBild Allrad elected the dynamic CTS-AWD Coupe as the winner in its category.”
The CTS AWD Coupe was introduced to the European marketplace in autumn 2010.
The Cadillac CTS Coupe is the highest-profile model of the new Cadillac European line-up, due to its cutting-edge design, sports car performance and elaborate interior.
It also highlights Cadillac’s emerging performance credentials. The standard CTS Coupe powertrain consists of a 229 kW/311 hp direct-injected 3.6L V6 engine and six-speed manual transmission.
The CTS all-wheel drive system automatically and smoothly delivers all-wheel drive operation as required by driving conditions through computer controls and patented modulating clutch.
Information is interpreted by the vehicle’s computer controls system, which adjusts the amount of power delivered to the front wheels up to 50 times per second. The system is fully compatible with ABS.
It has been designed for a balance of maximum traction effort at all times without compromising noise, vibration and harshness.
The AWD system has been designed to work in harmony with Stabilitrak, Cadillac’s electronic stability control system, to minimize brake intervention and improve vehicle traction and handling on dry, wet, icy and snowy road conditions.