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Cadillac STS, Cadillac STS-V, Sedan
Apr 07, 2004 (8:39 am)
Cadillac Announces Competitive Pricing For 2005 STS
DETROIT - Cadillac today announced that pricing for the all-new 2005 Cadillac STS luxury performance sedan will start at $40,995, including a destination freight charge of $695. The STS will be available in dealerships this fall. Popularly equipped, the V-6 and V-8 models are priced below the segment volume leaders, Mercedes Benz E-Class and the BMW 5-series.
The V-6 model, a 3.6L V-6 VVT engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), has 255 horsepower and 252 lb-ft. of torque. The V-8 version, featuring a 4.6L Northstar engine with 320 horsepower and 315 lb-ft. of torque, will start at $47,495 (including DFC of $695).
Both models include standard equipment such as a 5-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control, rear-wheel drive, StabiliTrak Stability Enhancement System, a Bose sound system with CD player, leather seating surfaces, Keyless Access with push button start, Adaptive Remote Start, Panic Brake Assist, and much more.
Other optional features available on the V-6 and V-8 models include memory personalization, a Bose 5.1 Studio Surround System with 15 speakers, Magnetic Ride Control suspension system, Adaptive Cruise Control with four-color reconfigureable head-up display, XM Satellite radio, heated and ventilated seats, 18" polished wheels and DVD Navigation. All-wheel drive will also be available on the V-8 model at start of production.
2005 Cadillac STS Highlights:
Two new engines available: next-generation 4.6L Northstar V-8 VVT with 320 horsepower and 3.6L V-6 VVT with 255 horsepower
RWD and optional AWD available
Dual Mode Magnetic Ride Control suspension system
Bose 5.1 Channel Studio Surround Sound System with 15 speakers
Adaptive Remote Start
Keyless Access with push button start
Heated and Ventilated Seats
Adaptive Cruise Control with four-color reconfigureable head-up display
DVD Navigation with the industry's largest display screen
Much better than I thought! Should make the STS very competitive.
Apr 07, 2004 (9:59 am)
V8 + AWD sounds nice.
#483 of 1325 Competitive pricing on the STS
Apr 07, 2004 (10:18 am)
Now if we can just get Cadillac to announce competitive pricing on the SRX.
#484 of 1325 That is Starting Price
Apr 07, 2004 (10:51 am)
Do you think you will see a base car on the Lot? Think again
#485 of 1325 Lots of goodies
Apr 07, 2004 (11:11 am)
Looks like the pricing is very, very decent for what's standard, like Stabilitrak, basic Bose, etc. I wonder what "adaptive" remote start means, though?
Maybe the car senses outside/interior temp and adjusts climate control automatically? (Most remote starts now are aftermarket and when the car starts, it will simply do whatever it was doing when you turned it off last).
Reconfigurable heads-up sounds intriguing.
#486 of 1325 final drive(s)
Apr 08, 2004 (5:58 am)
“. .V8 STS also offers a choice of three different final drive ratios . .” - Edmunds
Well now, that is interesting.
Shades of the late 1960s. I wonder what the ratios will be? And what resulting acceleration / highway mileage trade-offs will result. And 3 different EPA ratings?
Hmmm . . .
Guessing that every car mag will ONLY test the final drive ratio that provides the quickest acceleration . . .
Apr 08, 2004 (7:52 am)
Here are the axle ratios. V-6: 3.42. V-8: 2.73, 3.23, 3.42. AWD V-8: 3.23 only.
You're right, the remote start will adjust the climate control and heated/cooled seats and activate the defogger or defroster according to the temperature the driver has set.
Apr 08, 2004 (9:02 am)
Wow, that's a lot of drive ratios! Why are there so many?
#489 of 1325 more info - from caddy's web site
Apr 08, 2004 (9:09 am)
Optionally available high-performance European brake linings (Sport Package)
0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds
Michelin P255/45R18 Pilot Sport (Sport Package) on 8” wide rims
Interesting-er and interesting-er. . .
Ready to test drive one when the AWD V8s appear . . . . . .
Wondering now what the STS-V will be like . . .
Apr 08, 2004 (9:14 am)
. . . wondering why Lincoln decided NOT to take a similar path with their LS. . .
'03 LS driver . . .