The STS from Cadillac is the mid-sized vehicle from the luxury automaker positioned between CTS and DTS. The STS 2009 is available on V-8 and V-6 all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive units. The ultra-luxurious STS Platinum Edition is returning for next year, alongside the STS-V model.
The lower front fascia has a distinctive intake plus grille pattern evoking the V-Series by Cadillac high-performance cars. Side air extractors, similarly, again inspired from the Sixteen concept plus the Escalade, are incorporated now on the STS's front fenders. Chrome-plated all new door handles plus lower rocker moldings added for more refinement and presence. On the rear, the brand new fascia is body color now and it's highlighted having polished aluminum 3-inch exhaust tips. New, 18-inch x 8-inch aluminum polished 14-spoke wheels available.
Basic is a V6 3,6 liter engine delivering 302 hp - 6,300 rpm plus 272 lb.-ft. - 5,200 rpm. A stronger V-8 4.6L Northstar is available also. It produces 320 hp plus 315 lb.-ft. torque. Both engines are fitted to the fuel-saving 6L50 6-speed automatic transmission electronically controlled.
The advanced features has a basic, 302-horsepower V-6 3.6L engine having direct injection tech producing excellent power; reduces emissions and maintains fuel economy.
“The STS is a showcase of Cadillac’s design, technology and performance,” said Jim Taylor, the general manager at Cadillac.
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