By Cars.com EditorsDecember 3, 2009
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Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe at the 2009 L.A. Auto Show. The CTS Coupe competes with the Infiniti G37 Coupe, the Audi A5 and the BMW 3-Series coupe.
Cars.com Auto Reviews Hi, I'm Kelsey Mays for cars.com. We're at the LA auto show, checking out Cadillac's 2011, CTS coop.
Now this is a car general motors released at last year's Detroit auto show, and it went through a little thing called bankruptcy. So the car was kind of pushed back a little bit, but now it's actually going to come out next year in about June, Cadillac says. We're going to take you through what's different about the coupe versus it's sedan counterpart. From the front there isn't a whole lot of difference between the sedan and the coupe. The drama really kind of starts when you get to the B pillar, start heading your way back. Although the cars have similar wheelbases that CTS sedan and the CTS coupe overall length is down by about two inches and the coop sits about two inches lower in height. In back you really get a sense that there's a lot of stuff going on here. The tail lights really stretch forward a lot more, there's two dual exhaust pipes in the center, as opposed to up by the side where you normally see them. Very sort of concept car. Like if you come around this way, you'll also notice that the door handles don't have conventional pull handles right here. These are electronic door handles like on the Chevy Corvette. Not a whole lot different upfront versus the sedan. You will notice these electronic door handles here, not crazy about them. I kind of like the ergonomics of a regular old pull door handle. Conversely B pillar seatbelts here, not too far of a reach to get back around in a lot of coops you have to reach way, way, way around there. Let's take a look in the backseat. Okay. So there's where I'd sit to drive. I'm about six feet tall and I've got decent wide room, Head room's okay if I kind of lean my head back here and sit right underneath the glass. Unfortunately, if you go over a lot of bumps, my head's going to be hitting the glass and I'm not going to be too happy. Trunk volume about 10 and a half cubic feet. Looks like you could fit some golf clubs in there, down about three cubic feet versus the sedan though. The coop has the sedan's 3.6 liter direct injection V6. That's good for more than 300 horsepower, there will also be a CTSV with a supercharged V8 coming out about the same time. Certainly two coops worth checking out next summer. For more car related news, go to cars.com or our blog kickingtires.net.