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Cadillac STS
aka Cadillac SLS (China and Asian market)
Production 2005–present
Class Mid-Size Luxury Sedan
Body Style 4-Door Sedan
Length 196.7 in.
Width 72.6 in.
Height 57.6 in.
Wheelbase 116.4 in.
Weight 3973, 4125, 3995 lbs
Transmission 5-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Engine 4.6 Liter V8 and 3.6 Liter V6
Power 302 hp @ 6300 rpm and 320 hp @ 6400 rpm
Similar Audi A6
BMW 5-Series
Lincoln MKS
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Lexus GS

The STS (Seville Touring Sedan) is a Mid-Size luxury car sold by Cadillac.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Cadillac STS Review.

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Current Generation: (2005–present)


The Cadillac STS was one of the last items in the portfolio to be finished to show that Cadillac has returned to relevance. It rides of GM's RWD luxuriant Sigma platform.


The front wheel drive Seville was retired in 2004, replaced by an entirely new STS model based on the rear wheel drive GM Sigma platform. All wheel drive is offered as an option, the first Cadillac sedan to be available with this drive system.

Engines are a 3.6 L High Feature LY7 V6 with 255 hp (190 kW) and 252 ft·lbf (342 N·m) and the 4.6 L Northstar LH2 V8 which outputs 320 hp (239 kW) and 315 ft·lbf (427 N·m) in the STS. Remote ignition is standard.

Wheelbase is 116.4 in, though overall length is shorter than the Seville. Interior space is greater than its predecessor, though. A heads-up display is optional, as is a 300 Watt Bose stereo system with MP3 capability. Base pricing starts at US$40,995, and extends to US$52,240 for the AWD V8 model.


The 2006 V-series STS-V was introduced at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show. It features a supercharged 4.4 L version of the Northstar V8, along with handling upgrades. This engine is certified by the SAE to produce 469 hp (350 kW) and 439 ft·lbf (595 N·m).

Cadillac gave the public its first glimpse of the STS-V in its Super Bowl commercial, which aired February 6, 2005. The STS-V will have a 0-60 mph acceleration time of under five seconds.

The STS-V has bigger brakes, larger wheels, faster steering and a stiffer suspension than the standard STS. It went on sale in the United States in late 2005 for just under US$80,000.


The STS is the successor to the "import fighter" Cadillac Seville. That car used the STS name, standing for "Seville Touring Sedan" on upscale performance-oriented versions from 1989. In 1992, Cadillac split the Seville line into STS and less performance-oriented SLS (for "Seville Luxury Sedan") trim lines. The next year, the STS got Cadillac's then-new Northstar System, including the aluminum DOHC L37 "Northstar" V8 engine. Throughout its existence, the STS was Cadillac's highest-priced sedan model.


See also Cadillac SLS for more details

In the Asian and Chinese markets, the STS is marketed as the SLS.

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See Also


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Buick | Cadillac | Chevrolet | GMC | Holden | Opel | Vauxhall | Daewoo | Saab


UDSM: CTS · STS · DTS · SRX · Escalade · Escalade Hybrid

(Europe/Asia): SLS(Asia only) · STS(Europe Only) · CTS · SRX · Escalade




XLR · BLS(Europe only) · Deville · Seville · Cimarron · Eldorado · Fleetwood · V16 · Type 57 · Brougham · Series 60 · Series 75 · Sixty Special · Fleetwood Brougham · Catera · Model A · Allanté · Model 30 · Eldorado Brougham · Seville Elegante · Calais · Series 62 · Eldorado Seville · Model B · Model F · Series 341 · Series 70 · Series 61 · Series 355 · 355-A · Series 63 · Type 59 · Type 61 · Type V-63 · Series 314 · Castilian · Fleetwood Eldorado · Series 67 · Series 90 · Series 72 · Series 65 · Series 85 · · · ·


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Northstar LMP · CTS-V Coupe SCCA

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