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2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

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Power is everything – when it comes to the Cadillac CTS-V. Its 556 hp (and 551 lbs.-ft. of torque) supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 make a BMW M3′s 4 liter, 414 hp – and 295 lbs.-ft. of torque – V-8 seem almost  . .  . fey. Zero to 60 in just under 4 seconds (the M3…

2013 Cadillac ATS

Cadillac is not known for its small cars. Er, that is, not known favorably. The last one – the ’97-2001 Catera – rose to the mediocre. The ones before that – like the infamous Cimarron – must (like a “funny” Uncle) never be mentioned again. But this latest small Cadillac – the 2013 ATS –…

2013 Cadillac Escalade

The battleship Iowa and her three sisters managed to survive not only World War II but a post-war world in which they’d long since become anachronisms. Amazingly, these massive gunboats lingered on as active duty warships for decades – into the 1990s. But everyone knew they had been living on borrowed time for a long…

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

It stands alone, unchallenged … the master of all it surveys.  Not merely surviving but thriving. The Hummer came – and went. So also the Ford Excursion – a mere Ford, too for that matter. No, if you want the Biggest Kahuna – a luxury SUV that can swallow the others whole and beat them…

Cadillac Allante, 1987-1993

If General Motors eventually goes bankrupt (again) it won’t be for lack of imagination and innovation. It will be for lack of successful innovation. The Allante project is a case in point. It began with high hopes – and an audacious plan. By the mid-1980s, Cadillac was still the “standard of the world” – if…

Cadillac Sedan deVille, 1956-1984

Nowadays, all the really big sedans are foreign-made: Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Daimler Maybachs. It is a sign of the decline of the once-magnificent American Land Yacht, whose sole surviving exemplar as of 2010 is the Lincoln Town Car – a mere middleweight by the standards that once defined “full-size.” Cadillac, for its part, doesn’t make truly…

Cadillac Coupe deVille, 1949-1984

“As I was motorvatin’ over the hill, I saw Maybelline in a Coupe de Ville; Cadillac rollin’ on an open road… nothing outrun my V-8 Ford.” – Chuck Berry, “Maybelline” Well, maybe so. But that wasn’t the point when you were behind the wheel of Caddy’s ultimate lead sled coupe. If you drove a deVille,…

2007 Cadillac CTS-V: The Brain Smasher!

If Nissan’s Maxima was the world’s first four-door sports car (as the company liked to say in its ads), the Cadillac CTS-V is one of the world’s few real-deal muscle sedans. There’s a big difference. Sport sedans are about finesse and balance as much as they are about straight-line acceleration. Muscle cars are all about…

2006 Cadillac DTS

Let’s say you’re in the market for a well-equipped, full-size luxury sedan that’s not an old man’s car — but also doesn’t have the jutting angles, 20-inch chromed wheels and pimp-strut posturing that’s become an unfortunate fad among so many cars in this class. Then check out the new Cadillac DTS. This model replaces the…