- New photo illustrations show what to expect from the 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe.
- The future coupe may use a notchback design similar to the Audi A5/S5 coupe.
- The 2014 CTS Vsport sedan's new 420-horsepower engine would make a CTS Coupe Vsport a good match for German competitors.
SANTA MONICA, California — During an interview at the recent 2013 New York Auto Show, Cadillac officials were unwilling to confirm that a next-generation CTS coupe was officially in the works. That hasn't stopped the speculation from brewing about a new CTS coupe, however, and our latest renderings show how a two-door version of the new CTS might turn out.
Needless to say, the 2014 Cadillac CTS would look striking as a two-door. Unlike the current CTS coupe, which uses long C pillars to create its unmistakable profile, a coupe based on the latest styling may use a notchback design similar to the Audi A5/S5 coupe. The rest of the car would likely remain identical to the 2014 CTS sedan that made its world debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
At that show, Jim Vurpillat, Cadillac global marketing director, told Edmunds that "(the current CTS coupe) was the No. 1 selling luxury coupe in the industry. It is a good segment for us."
As if that wasn't enough incentive to keep the CTS coupe in the lineup, Cadillac also has a new twin-turbo V6 engine that competes well with the V8s of its competitors. Introduced in the CTS Vsport sedan, the new 420-horsepower engine would make a CTS Coupe Vsport more than a match for Audi's high-powered S5. And with 430 pound-feet of torque, a Vsport coupe would even trounce the Audi RS5's 4.2-liter V8 and its 317 lb-ft of torque.
We have little doubt that Cadillac is fully aware of the potential of the CTS coupe, so look for an official confirmation of its impeding debut later this year.
Edmunds says: Like the new CTS sedan, a CTS coupe could put Cadillac on the minds of buyers who might not have even considered the brand before now.