Cadillac STS 3.6L V6 Test Drive; zhmuraTV
The car is built on the same rear-drive Sigma platform as the previously presented CTS and SRX, and as an option the STS comes with a permanent all-wheel drive system from the SRX with center differential and 40:60 torque distribution.
The appearance of this model is the harmony of tradition and novelty, American roughness and European elegance. The design continues the tradition of the faceted style of the Cadillac branch. Thanks to STS, plastic became less aggressive, smoother transitions and softer lines appeared. Recognition of the front of the 100%, thanks to the stylized brand grille and vertical lighting. Dynamic silhouette with a long hood and a short trunk moderately dynamic. At the same time, it is a sedan, in which the landing on the rear seats is convenient and comfortable. Behind the corporate image of Cadillac support vertical LED optics, a spoiler and a plastic panel in the style of the diffuser with a pair of exhaust pipes. The exterior as a whole looks whole and harmonious. Aesthetically, he is close to CTS. The main difference is significantly larger dimensions. And from the point of view of technical equipment, we can note a wider choice of motors and a general increase in power.
In the arsenal of STS - an adaptive dual-mode suspension Magnetic Ride Control, radar cruise control, Night Vision system, electronic key card, new IntelliBeam headlights with automatic high beam off.
The range of engines is a new 3.6 liter V6 24V (255 hp, 339 Nm) and an upgraded 4.6 liter V8 32V Northstar (320 hp, 459 Nm), aggregated with a 5-speed adaptive automatic transmission 5L- 40E (V6) or 5L-50E (V8). The last power unit gives the car a phenomenal dynamics: the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h is only 6 seconds. But the main thing in the manners of an almost two-ton American car is the unexpectedly delicate accuracy and ease of operation.
Spacious interior and carefully worked out small details. Excellent materials and workmanship, exquisite inserts and intelligent systems Cadillac STS create a sense of genuine luxury. The equipment includes a power steering ZF Servotronic II, ventilated seats, a DVD navigation system with a color display, a multifunction steering wheel, full power accessories, separate climate control.
At the NAIAS'2005 in Detroit, the STS-V luxury sport sedan was presented with a special sports tuning suspension, as well as a modified 4.4-liter V8 engine equipped with a mechanical supercharger and developing 440 hp. and 583 Nm. Another fundamental difference of the STS-V version is the absolutely new 6-speed automatic gearbox Hydra-Matic 6L80.
Sedan STS 2008 model year, was a facelift. Auto received a new security system, a more powerful engine and improved interior. The most important "highlight" of the new will be the new 6-cylinder engine with direct injection of 3.6 liters. Power of the unit - 298 hp, maximum torque - 371 Nm. The new engine allows you to reduce emissions by 25%. The car is also equipped with a new 6-speed gearbox GM Hydra-Matic.
STS 2008 has a new grille, a modified headlight shape, chrome door handles, aluminum exhaust pipes and will also be offered in the all-wheel drive version.
Production models deployed at the US GM plant in Lansing, Michigan.