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Larger than the CTS, the 2013 XTS delivers the space, elegance and dramatic
presence that are Cadillac signatures, but with entirely new and technically
advanced methods tuned for a new generation of luxury customers. It also marks
the debut of CUE, a comprehensive in-vehicle experience that merges intuitive
design with auto industry-first controls and commands for information and media
In addition to the CUE interface and connectivity, many other advanced
technologies are integral to the new XTS. It will be the only luxury sedan with
standard Magnetic Ride Control - the world's fastest-reacting suspension.
Advanced technologies that enhance vision and safety surround the driver are
available as well.
Positioned directly above the centerpiece CTS family in Cadillac's revamped
lineup, the new XTS features a 3.6L direct injection engine and advanced
all-wheel drive system, marking a shift to more-efficient performance in a
spacious luxury sedan.
"The 2013 Cadillac XTS represents a new formula for luxury, driven by advanced
technology," said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing. "XTS
showcases the evolution of our Art & Science philosophy, merging the best
technical ideas with the continued refinement of Cadillac design."
Cadillac CUE is the highly customizable user interface that exemplifies XTS'
blend of advanced technology and artistic design. The heart of CUE, which stands
for Cadillac User Experience, is the standard eight-inch (203 mm) screen in the
"center stack," the faceplate below the screen and the steering wheel controls.
CUE features several industry firsts, including capacitive-touch control with
proximity sensing, gesture recognition and natural voice recognition.
Available exclusively on the XTS is the 12.3-inch (312 mm) reconfigurable
cluster. It features vibrant graphic displays showcased among four
driver-selectable themes, ranging from minimal to extensive information. And
while it is the prominent element in the XTS' technological character, CUE is
part of a more comprehensive and layered approach to the car's design,
capabilities and performance
The XTS is also the most-spacious Cadillac sedan, tailored to provide roominess
in a more efficiently sized package. It offers more interior space than midsize
luxury cars and comparable to full-size sedans, particularly in the rear seat
area, where it has 40 inches (1,016 mm) of rear legroom. That's about four more
inches than the BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and about two more
inches than the Audi A6 - and comparable to larger sedans.
And when it comes to trunk space, the XTS is in a league of its own, with 18
cubic feet (509 L), exceeding both midsize and full-size competitors - more than
Audi A6 and A8L, BMW 5 and 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz E- and S-Class. For XTS
customers, the cargo advantage means room for five or more suitcases.
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