Shanghai-GM Released Cadillac XTS, Priced from $56,163

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in GM | New Cars | SAIC

At a ceremony held Monday evening in Guangzhou, the joint venture of SAIC and General Motors announced the market launch of the Cadillac XTS luxury sedan. With two engine options, a 3.6L V6 and turbo 2.0L, the Chinese-made XTS is priced between 349,900 and 569,900 Yuan (US$56,163-91,475), taking direct aim at BMW 5 series, Audi A6, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Built on an upgraded Epsilon II platform, the XTS has a 2,837mm wheelbase and 5131mm body-length. It is supported by HiPer struts at the front and H-arm multi-links with air springs in the rear; both suspensions come with Magnetic Ride Control (MRC).

For powertrain, two direct-injection engines were employed, both paired with a 6AT. In addition to the 3.6L V6 (LFX), its only engine choice in the US, the XTS gets in the Chinese market a turbo 2.0 liter (LTG). Named by Ward’s as one of the best ten engines for 2013, the 2.0T is also founded on Cadillac ATS, the production of which by Shanghai-GM will begin in the second half of this year.

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At the press conference for the new car release, Shanghai-GM introduced its "10-10" strategy for growing its luxury brand in China: Cadillac is to sell over 100,000 cars in 2015 (up from 30,010 in 2012), and to take 10% of the luxury market (up from 2.5% in 2012). Cadillac’s dealer count, currently at over 100, will increase to 250 by 2015.

2013 Cadillac from Shanghai-GM 28T Comfort 28T Elite 28T Luxury 28T Avant 36S Platinum
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 349,900 379,900 419,900 469,900 569,900
Date of Market Launch
Feb. 25, 2013
Powertrain
Engine
Turbo 2.0L direct-injection L4 16V DOHC
3.6L direct-injection V6 24V DOHC
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
198/5300
227/6700
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
355/2000-5300
360/5400
Transmission
6AT (6T70)
Suspension Front
Hiper-Strut
Suspension Rear
H-arm four-link independent
Drivetrain
Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented disc/vented disc (Brembo front braking)
Top Speed (km/h)
209
218
0-100km/h Time (seconds)
8.1
7.5
Steering
EPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
9.0
10.0
Tank Capacity (L)
70
Emission Level
China V/IV
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
5131
Overall Width (mm)
1852
Overall Height (mm)
1501
Wheelbase (mm)
2837
Ground Clearance (mm)
127
163
Track (front/rear, mm)
1580/1591
Curb Weight (kg)
1840
1860
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Volume (L)
509
  28T Comfort 28T Elite 28T Luxury 28T Avant 36S Platinum
Exterior  
Tires
P235/ 50R18 97H
P245/ 45R19 98V
Automatic, Auto-leveling HID Xenon Headlights with Washers S S S S S
Adaptive Front Headlights N S S S S
Welcome Door Lights
N N S S S
Power Folding Exterior Mirrors N S S S S
Heated and Power Exterior Mirrors S S S S S
Electronic Anti-glare Exterior Mirrors N N S S S
Panoramic Power Sunroof S S S S S
Interior  
Cruise Control S S S S S
Keyless Start S S S S S
Ambient Light N N S S S
One-touch Anti-pinch Power Windows S S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S S
Steering Wheel Multi Controls S S S S S
Heated Steering Wheel N N S S S
Leather Seats O S S S S
Power Front Seats S S S S S
Power Lumbar Supports on Front Seats N S S S S
Heated and Vented Front Seats N N S S S
Heated Back Seats N N S S S
Sunshades N N S S S
Electronic Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror S S S S S
Number of Speakers 8 8 8 14 14
Head-up Display N N N S S
Touch Screen S S S S S
GPS N N S S S
Blue-tooth Connectivity, Voice-recognition System S S S S S
Bose Audio System S S S S S
OnStar S S S S S
DVD Theatre N N S S S
Dual-zone Climate Control S S N N N
Three-zone Climate Control N N S S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S S S S
Dual Front Side Airbags S S S S S
Side Curtain Airbags S S S S S
Rear Side Airbags S S S S S
Front Knee Airbags S S S S S
ABS, EBD, TCS, ESC, BA, EPB S S S S S
StabiliTrak S S S S S
TMPS S S S S S
Lane-keep Assist N N S S S
Blind-spot Assist N N S S S
Front and Rear Traffic Warning N N S S S
Rear Parking Sensors S S S S S
Front Parking Sensors N S S S S
Rearview Camera N N S S S
Air Spring, MRC Suspension N N N S S
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