We can’t decide what’s better – a peek under the hood or inside the cabin of the all-new Alpha-based Cadillac CTS. Luckily, we don’t have to choose — as InsideLine’s got spy photos of both.
Under the hood is a twin-turbo V6 — the same unit we told you about several months ago. The engineers covered up the Caddy logo on the engine cover but left the twin turbo designation exposed. That engine cover is key to keeping the disagreeable melody of direct-injection in the bay and out of the cabin, so it’s only natural for the engineers to test the prototype with the cover in place.
Inside, we find a layout similar to that of the Cadillac ATS and XTS. In fact, the AC vents, steering wheel, and CUE infotainment system seem identical to those of the larger XTS. The wheel has paddle shifters, the dash is nicely stitched, and be sure to notice two (not one) LCD screens — one in the traditional navigation spot (we’re thinking it’s the 8-incher) and the other driving the customizable instrument cluster (likely a 12.3-inch unit).
Additionally, the prototype the spy photographers caught has an aggressive-looking wheel/tire combo along with fixed brake calipers in the front. We’d wager we’re not looking at the CTS-V, but rather at the foreshadowing of a CTS as a model that’s even more performance-oriented to beat BMW’s 5er at its own game. So head on over to IL for the shots.