The Cadillac STS, now confirmed for release in South Africa towards the end of the year, will be the flagship of the local Cadillac range. This large luxury sedan is based on GM’s acclaimed rear wheel drive Sigma architecture. The STS is the product of unwavering attention to detail, resulting in refined performance, sophisticated luxury, overall harmony and purposeful innovation.
The anticipated specification for South Africa includes the 4,6 litre Northstar V8 engine matched to Cadillac’s renowned five-speed automatic transmission with ‘Driver Shift Control’. Maximum power is 239 kW @ 6400 r/min with torque of 427 Nm @ 4400 r/min. That is sufficient to power the STS to a maximum speed of 250 km/h and to achieve a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6,2 seconds.
There is no mistaking the STS with its signature Cadillac styling that includes vertically stacked headlights and LED tail lamps. With an overall length of 4 985mm, a wheelbase of 2 957mm and front/rear track of 1 596/1 581mm, the Cadillac STS has a large platform that accommodates a spacious and stylish interior, with the emphasis on high-quality fit and finish.
As befits its luxury status, the Cadillac STS is packed full of luxury and high-tech appointments. One of these is the integrated chassis control technology that combines a high level of dynamic performance with a comfortable ride. This technology is linked to a two-mode Magnetic Ride Control with performance or touring selections available. The electronically controlled magnetic-fluid based real time damping employed on the STS is the world’s fastest reacting suspension control system.
A full suite of electronic driver aids assists the driver in maintaining control in the most challenging of circumstances. Full details of the Cadillac STS specification and availability will be released at the time of product availability.