Options & Specifications

Stunning good looks, thrilling performance and intelligent luxury are what every CTS Coupe is all about. To learn more about the features that distinguish the various models, see below.

S = Standard  O = Optional  — = Not Available

Safety & Security
  CTS Base Collection CTS Performance Collection CTS Premium Collection CTS-V Series
 
Airbags – driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side-impact S S S S
Airbags – driver and front-passenger, dual-stage, frontal with passenger detecting system and automatic passenger airbag suppression S S S S
Airbags – front-to-rear, outboard seating positions, head curtain side-impact S S S S
OnStar® In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service – Includes 1 year of the Directions and Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation and OnStar RemoteLink™*
  • OnStar® System With 6 Months Directions and Connections Plan. OnStar® System With 1 Year Directions and Connections Plan
  • Automatic Crash Response Automatic Crash Response
  • Emergency Services Emergency Services
  • Crisis Assist Crisis Assist
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Remote Door Unlock Remote Door Unlock
  • Roadside Assistance Roadside Assistance
  • Remote Horn and Lights Remote Horn and Lights
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Hands-Free Calling Hands-Free Calling
  • Vehicle Diagnostics Vehicle Diagnostics
S S S S
Safety restraints – 3-point belts for all seating positions with front safety belt pre-tensioners S S S S
Safety restraints – LATCH (Lower Anchors and top Tethers for Children), rear seats S S S S
Security system – content theft alarm, audible/visible, programmable O1 S S
Side Blind Zone Alert – Alerts driver with visual cues if a vehicle is detected entering into your blind spots S2 S2 S2
StabiliTrak® – Electronic Stability Control System S S S S
Theft-deterrent system – electronic immobilizer S S S S
Traction control – electronic, full-function, all-speed, brake and engine intervention, with on/off switch S S S S
Mechanical
  CTS Base Collection CTS Performance Collection CTS Premium Collection CTS-V Series
 
Brakes – 4-wheel, 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Dynamic Rear Brake Proportioning and Panic Brake Assist S S S S
Brakes – Brembo® high performance 6-piston front/4-piston rear calipers with vented discs S
Brakes – Performance braking system O3 O3
Brakes – Power, 4-wheel vented discs S S S S
Brakes – Red painted Brembo® brake calipers O
Brakes – Yellow painted Brembo® brake calipers O
Differential – rear limited-slip S S S S
Drive – All-Wheel (AWD) O O O
Drive – Rear-Wheel (RWD) S S S S
Engine block heater O O O O
Engine – 3.6L V6 VVT with Direct Injection; 318 horsepower @ 6800 rpm and 275 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4900 rpm S S S
Engine – 6.2L LSA Supercharged V8 with SFI; 556 horsepower @ 6100 rpm and 551 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm S
Engine – Engine compartment cover S S S
Exhaust System – Dual, stainless steel with chrome tips with model-specific designed centre outlets S S S S
Sport Package – Includes sport performance-tuned suspension (FE3) with automatic rear-level control, performance braking system, performance speed-sensitive variable-assist steering, steering wheel-mounted paddle shift controls, performance cooling system, 19" x 8.5" high-polished aluminum wheels and P245/45ZR19 Y-rated summer performance tires** and limited-slip rear differential O**,4 O**,4
Steering – power assisted rack-and-pinion, speed-sensitive S S S S
Suspension – 4-wheel independent S S S S
Suspension – Magnetic Ride Control® Sport-tuned Suspension S
Suspension – Performance handling suspension O3 O3
Suspension – Sport-tuned suspension S S S
Transmission – 6-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control S5 S5 S5 O5,6
Transmission – 6-speed manual, Tremec® with short-throw shifter S
Vehicle Starter System – remote, adaptive S S S O7
Exterior
  CTS Base Collection CTS Performance Collection CTS Premium Collection CTS-V Series
 
CTS Touring Package - Includes heated and ventilated Recaro® performance front bucket seats with leather seating areas and sueded seat inserts, sueded-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, sport alloy pedals, dark-accented grille, V-Series Centre High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)/rear spoiler and Midnight Sapele wood accents on instrument panel, centre console and doors O8
Glass – Solar-absorbing, tinted S S S S
Lights – Daytime running lights with automatic light control and Twilight Sentinel® S
Lights – Fog lights S S S
Lights – Headlight washers S
Lights – Tail lights, LED S S S S
Lights – Tungsten halogen headlights S
Lights – Windshield wiper activated S S S S
Lights – Xenon High- Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, with adaptive forward lighting system S S S
Mirrors - manual folding, heated, power remote control, body-colour S S S S
Parking Assist – Ultrasonic rear obstacle detection system with audible/visible warning S S S S
Rear Vision Camera – Reverse assist for parking (LCD display is located in rear-view mirror if Navigation System is not specified) S S S
Sunroof – power tilt with manual sunshade O O O
Tires – P235/50R18 front, P265/45R18 rear, V-rated, all-season**** S S S
Tires – P245/45ZR19 front and 275/40ZR19 rear, Y-rated, summer performance** O O
Tires – P255/40R19 front and P285/35R19 rear, W-rated, summer performance** S
Wheel – 18" x 8.5" front, 18" x 9" rear high-polished aluminum O S
Wheel – 18" x 8.5" premium multi-coat painted aluminum S S
Wheel – 19" x 8.5" front, 19" x 9.5" rear polished aluminum O3 O3
Wheel – 19" x 9" front, 19" x 10" high-polished aluminum O
Wheel – 19" x 9" front, 19" x 10" rear painted aluminum S
Wheel – 19" x 9" front, 19" x 10" Satin Graphite painted aluminum O
Windshield wipers – 2-speed with variable delay (intermittent) S S S S
Wiper/Washer System – Rainsense™ with automatic variable control S S
Interior
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Climate control – air filtration system S S S S
Climate control – Automatic cabin odour filtration system O9 S S
Climate control – Automatic, dual-zone electronic climate control S S S S
Console – Front centre floor console with dual cupholders S S S S
Console – Overhead, includes front map lights S S S S
Cruise control – Steering wheel-mounted S S S S
Defogger – electric rear-window S S S S
Floor mats – front and rear, carpeted S S S S
Instrumentation – Analogue (includes speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, oil pressure and fuel gauges) S S S
Instrumentation – Analogue (includes speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, supercharger boost and fuel gauges) S
Instrumentation – Driver Information Centre (includes odometer, 2 trip odometers, instantaneous fuel consumption, fuel range, average fuel consumption, average vehicle speed, exterior temperature display, GM Oil Life Monitoring System, programmable features and message centre) S S S S
Instrumentation – tire pressure monitoring system S S S S
Leather Seating Package - Includes perforated leather seating surfaces, heated driver and front-passenger bucket seats with power 2-way lumbar adjusters and driver 2-position memory function, rear vision camera, Side Blind Zone Alert, AM/FM stereo with CD/DVD player, MP3 compatibility, Radio Data System® (RDS), 40 GB Hard Drive Device (HDD), USB and audio connectivity, DVD audio, TheftLock® and 10-speaker Bose® 5.1 Cabin Surround® audio system, universal home remote transmitter, engine compartment cover and cargo convenience net S S S
Lighting – accent lighting system with LED light pipes and spotlights O2 S S
Lighting – illuminated entry/exit, rear courtesy reading, front map and trunk S S S S
Locks – E-Z Key passive entry system includes push button start, lock/unlock passive entry and personalization with activation notification and panic feature S S S S
Locks – power, programmable with lock-out protection S S S S
Luxury Collection – Includes security system with audible/visible alarm, interior ambient lighting system with LED light pipes and spotlights and rainsense windshield wipers O9,10 S
Memory/Personalization Package – Automatically recalls settings for 2 drivers; the recall function remembers the position of the driver's seat, exterior rear-view mirror preferences and driver personalization features S S S
Memory/Personalization Package – Automatically recalls settings for radio, HVAC, performance shift status, LCD display screen configuration, Twilight Sentinel® delay, remote activation verification, perimeter lighting, auto door lock mode, delayed door locking, all passenger window lockout and enhanced chime volume S S S S
Mirror – Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with OnStar® controls S S S S
Performance Luxury Package – Includes Luxury Collection and Wood Trim Package plus heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, power tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column and automatic cabin odour filtration system O
Power outlets – 12-volt auxiliary outlets 3, 1 in front IP centre stack, 1 inside console and 1 at rear of console S S S S
Sport Blue Interior Package – includes Luxury Collection plus Midnight Sapele Wood Trim Package and Twilight Blue leather seating surfaces with sueded fabric inserts O
Sport Blue Interior Package – includes Midnight Sapele Wood Trim Package, sueded steering wheel rim and shift knob, Recaro® seats and Twilight Blue leather seating surfaces with sueded fabric inserts O
Steering wheel – heated O9 S
Steering wheel – Leather-wrapped, with audio system, cruise control, OnStar® and Bluetooth® voice recognition controls S S S S
Steering wheel – Manual tilt and telescopic adjustable column S S S
Steering wheel – power tilt adjustable and telescopic O9 S S
Steering wheel – suede-wrapped includes shift knob O11
Sunshade – Driver and front-passenger with illuminated vanity mirrors S S S S
Trunk – Cargo convenience net S S S
Trunk – power remote release S S S S
Universal home remote – 3-channel programmable transmitter S S S
Windows – power with express-up and down on front windows with pinchguard S S S S
Wood trim package – Includes Midnight Sapele wood accents on instrument panel, centre console and doors O
Wood trim package – Includes Sapele Pommele wood accents on steering wheel, shifter, instrument panel, centre console and doors O9 S
Seats
  CTS Base Collection CTS Performance Collection CTS Premium Collection CTS-V Series
 
Front buckets with power 8-way driver and front-passenger seat adjusters, includes articulating head restraints and seatback map pockets (4-passenger seating) S S S S
Heated and ventilated front bucket seats O12
Heated front bucket seats S S S
Leather seating surfaces, perforated S S
Leather seatings surfaces with sueded inserts, perforated S
Leatherette seating surfaces S
Power 2-way lumbar adjusters, front bucket seats S S S
Recaro® heated and ventilated performance front bucket seats (includes sport alloy pedals) O
Seatback – rear, 60/40 split-folding S S S S
Entertainment
  CTS Base Collection CTS Performance Collection CTS Premium Collection CTS-V Series
 
AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 compatibility, Radio Data System® (RDS), TheftLock® and Bose® 8-speaker audio system S
AM/FM Stereo with CD/DVD player plus HDD-based Navigation System or map coverage in Canada and USA, pop-up touch screen, voice and/or text guidance, MP3 compatibility, Radio Data System® (RDS), 40 GB Hard Drive Device (HDD), USB Port and auxiliary audio input jack, TheftLock® and 10-speaker Bose® 5.1 Cabin Surround® audio system†† O S S
AM/FM Stereo with CD/DVD player, MP3 compatibility, Radio Data System® (RDS), 40 GB Hard Drive Device (HDD), USB Port and auxiliary audio input jack, TheftLock® and 10-speaker Bose® 5.1 Cabin Surround® audio system S
Bluetooth® – hands-free phone connectivity S S S S
SiriusXM Satellite Radio™‡ ‡ S S S S
Specifications
Engines 3.6L V6 VVT DI (LFX) 6.2L Supercharged V8 (LSA)
 
Application: CTS Coupe CTS-V Coupe
Type: 3.6L V-6 VVT DI 6.2L Supercharged V-8
Displacement (cc / cu. in.): 3564 / 217 6162 / 376
Bore & stroke (mm / in.): 94 x 85.6 / 3.70 x 3.37 103.25 x 92 / 4.06 x 3.62
Block material: Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, Continously Variable Valve Timing Overhead valve, 2-valves per cylinder
Ignition system: Coil-on-plug with extended-life dual platinum-tipped spark plugs Direct-mount ignition coils; extended-life dual platinum-tipped spark plugs
Fuel delivery: Direct Injection 1.9L supercharger with intercooler;
Sequential Fuel Injection
Compression ratio: 11.5:1 9.1:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 318 / 237 @ 6800 556 / 415 @ 6100
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 275 / 373 @ 4900 551 / 747 @ 3800
Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded Premium required
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 7200 6200
 
Estimated Fuel Consumption 3.6L V6 VVT DI (LFX) 6.2L Supercharged V8 (LSA)
Mi. / imp.gal. (city / hwy / combined): RWD: 24 / 39 / 29 auto: 16 / 26 / 19
AWD: 24 / 37 / 29 man: 19 / 27 / 22
L / 100 km (city / hwy / combined): RWD: 11.7 / 7.3 / 9.7 auto: 17.8 / 11.0 / 14.8
AWD: 11.8 / 7.6 / 9.9 man: 15.0 / 10.6 / 13.1
 
Transmissions Hydra-Matic 6L45 Hydra-Matic 6L50 Tremec TR6060 Hydra-Matic 6L90
Type: Six-speed, RWD, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch Six-speed, AWD, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch Six-speed manual; fully synchronized with single overdrive Six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch
Application: std. CTS Coupe 3.6 opt. CTS Coupe 3.6 (w AWD) std. CTS-V Coupe opt. CTS-V Coupe
Gear ratios (:1)
First: 4.06 4.06 2.66 4.03
Second: 2.37 2.37 1.78 2.36
Third: 1.55 1.55 1.3 1.53
Fourth: 1.16 1.16 1 1.15
Fifth: 0.85 0.85 0.8 0.85
Sixth: 0.67 0.67 0.63 0.67
Reverse: 3.06 3.06 2.9 3.06
Final drive ratio: 3.73 3.23 3.73 3.23
 
Chassis & Suspension Sport Performance CTS-V
 
Front: Independent SLA with monotube shock absorbers; 29 mm hollow stabilizer bar (RWD); 33 mm hollow stabilizer bar (AWD) Independent SLA with monotube shock absorbers; 29 mm hollow stabilizer bar Independent SLA; 29 mm hollow stabilizer bar; elastomeric handling and ride bushings; 65 N/mm spring rate; Magnetic Ride Control with electro-magnetically controlled shocks
Rear: Independent multi-link with monotube shock absorbers; 25 mm hollow stabilizer bar (RWD); 24 mm hollow stabilizer bar (AWD) Independent multi-link with monotube shock absorbers; 25.4 mm hollow stabilizer bar Independent SLA; 25.4 mm solid stabilizer bar; elastomeric trailing arm bushing; 90 N/mm spring rate; Magnetic Ride Control with electro-magnetically controlled shocks
Chassis control: 4-channel StabiliTrak® with brake assist 4-channel StabiliTrak® with brake assist 4-channel StabiliTrak® with brake assist
Differential: Limited slip Limited slip Limited slip
Steering type: Variable assist rack-and-pinion Variable assist rack-and-pinion Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 16.1:1 (RWD) 16.1:1 16.1:1
19.1:1 (AWD)
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.81 (RWD) 2.81 2.8
3.26 (AWD)
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft.): 10.8 / 35.4 (RWD) 11.0 / 36.0 11.55 / 37.9
11.1 / 36.4 (AWD)
 
Brakes Sport Performance CTS-V
 
Type: Four-wheel disc with ABS/TCS with DRP Four-wheel disc with ABS/TCS with DRP Four-wheel disc with 4-channel ABS, six-piston front and four-piston rear callipers, hydraulic brake assist and DRP
Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in.): front: 316 x 30 / 12.4 x 1.18, vented front: 345 x 30 / 13.6 x 1.26, vented front: 380 x 32 / 15 x 1.26, vented, co-cast
rear: 315 x 23 / 12.4 x 1.0, vented rear: 339 x 23 / 13.4 x 1.0, vented rear: 373 x 28 / 14.7 x 1.1, vented
 
Wheels & Tires Sport Performance CTS-V
Wheel size and type: front: 18 x 8 in. premium multi-coat painted aluminum or high-polished aluminum front: 19 x 8.5 in. high-polished aluminum front: 19 x 9 in. painted aluminum, high-polished aluminum or Satin Graphite aluminum
Tires: front: P235/50R18 all-season V-rated Michelin® all-season front: P245/45ZR19 summer performance Y-rated Continental high-performance front: P255/40ZR19 Michelin® Pilot Sport PS2 summer performance
 
rear: P265/45R18 all-season V-rated Michelin® all-season rear: P275/40ZR19 summer performance Y-rated Continental high-performance rear: P285/35ZR19 Michelin® Pilot Sport PS2 summer performance
 
Exterior Dimensions CTS CTS-V
Wheelbase (mm / in.): 2880 / 113.4 2880 / 113.4
Overall length (mm / in.): 4788 / 188.5 478 / 188.5
Overall width (mm / in.): 1882 / 74.1 1883 / 74.1
Overall height (mm / in.): 1422 / 56.0 1422 / 56.0
Track (mm / in.): front: 1576 / 62.0 (18 in. wheels) front: 1572 / 61.9
front: 1570 / 61.8 (19 in. wheels)
rear: 1600 / 63.0 (18 in. wheels) rear: 1610 / 63.4
rear: 1597 / 62.9 (19 in. wheels)
Base Curb weight (kg / lb.): 3.6L RWD w/auto: 1768 / 3998 w/man: 1913 / 4217
3.6L AWD: 1858 / 4096 w/auto: 1930 / 4255
Weight distribution (% front / rear): 53 / 47 (RWD) 54 / 46
 
Interior Dimensions CTS CTS-V
Head room (mm / in.): front: 937 / 36.9 front: 937 / 36.9
rear: 879 / 34.6 rear: 889 / 35.0
Leg room (mm / in.): front: 1078 / 42.4 front: 1078 / 42.4
rear: 890/ 35.0 rear: 890 / 35.0
Shoulder room (mm / in.): front: 1422 / 56.0 front: 1422 / 56.0
rear: 1293 / 50.9 rear: 1293 / 50.9
Hip room (mm / in.): front: 1384 / 54.5 front: 1384/ 54.5
rear: 1212 / 47.7 rear: 1212 / 47.7
 
Capacities CTS CTS-V
Seating capacity: 4 (2/2) 4 (2/2)
EPA passenger volume (L / cu. ft.): 2452 / 86.6 2452 / 86.6
Cargo volume (L / cu. ft.): 297 / 10.5 297 / 10.5
Trailer towing maximum (kg / lb.): 454 / 1000 Not recommended
Fuel tank (L / imp.gal.): 68 / 14.9 68 / 14.9
 
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