2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe: First Drive
Cadillac wants its new CTS Coupe to take dead aim at the Infiniti G37 and the BMW 3-Series coupe, widely considered the performance benchmarks of the luxury coupe segment. After driving the new Caddy through Northern California's freeways, country roads and hillside passes, we're here to tell you that Cadillac has managed to simultaneously miss the mark while creating a wonderful car in its own right; one that the brand should be proud of and will hopefully find many homes among consumers who don't live for track days (or public road shenanigans).
Instead, the CTS Coupe does what American cars do best: look good, sound good and move you down the road with comfort and panache. Don't think of the CTS Coupe as a second rate alternative to the BMW 335i. Instead, think of it as an Aston Martin DB9 compared to Ferrari's F430 – both excellent in their own right, but geared towards two different kinds of drivers.
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