The 2008 Cadillac CTS boasts major changes to the engines and chassis that upgrade performance. The CTS offers a choice of two V6 engines and a choice of either a newly designed six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual, making it the only American luxury car still available with a manual. The CTS comes with rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.
The front and rear tires are a full two inches farther apart in track width for 2008, so the general body shape is wider, and a great deal more aggressive looking, with exaggerated front and rear wheel flares.
In addition to the traditional 3.6-liter V6, there's a whole new 3.6-liter, 24-valve V6 engine with direct fuel injection that makes 15 percent more power. The new engine not only makes more power, it gets better fuel economy, even after adjusting for the new, stricter rules that the EPA is now using for fuel economy labeling.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2008 Cadillac CTS versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Cadillac CTS and their standard equipment and their prices below.
The 2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan is powered by a base 3.6-liter V6 with 263 at 6,200 hp. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 (DI) with 304 at 6,300 hp.
Standard safety equipment on the 2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable anti-whiplash head restraints, side-impact airbags in front, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, child safety rear door locks, electronic stability control, emergency communication system, rear head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.
2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan Specs & Features
The 2008 Cadillac CTS Sedan is available in 4 trim levels: