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The Cadillac DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) is a full-size luxury sedan from the Cadillac luxury division of General Motors. The DTS replaces the Cadillac DeVille as that carmaker’s largest luxury car for MY 2006, following the naming and styling direction set by the earlier CTS and STS.
The design of the DTS was introduced in a unique way. A specially designed and outfitted presidential DTS limousine was used in the second inauguration of George W. Bush in the January 20, 2005 parade. While details of the vehicle, codenamed Stagecoach, are highly classified, it is presumed to be heavily armored and feature advanced communication equipment. The production DTS was shown at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show on February 9.
The DTS is manufactured at GM’s Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly factory in Hamtramck, Michigan. The Luxury models are priced at US$41,990, while the Performance version is priced at US$50,490. The DTS is the best-selling full-size luxury car in North America.
One major feature change from the Deville to the DTS was the elimination of the standard 6-passenger seating configuration for non-limousine models. However, such capability remains an optional feature.
The Cadillac DTS is the largest sedan that General Motors offers. The DTS incorporates the K-platform as denoted by the 4th letter in the VIN, and is powered by the 32V Northstar V8, which produces 275 bhp (205 kW) in luxury trim. The DTS Performance Package horsepower increases this to 292 bhp (218 kW). The DTS has standard features such as eight airbags, Xenon high power headlamps, leather seating, and power seats. Options include navigation system, Magnetic Ride Control (magnetic ride control on performance models only), moonroof, chrome wheels, heated/cooled seats even a heated steering wheel is an option. A fully loaded DTS will top out at around $55,000(US) depending on your color choice and exact options. A new DTS Platinum Edition will be released sometime in mid to late 2007 with special interior trim, badging and other luxury features. No information has yet been confirmed on the engine performance. Many people believe the L37 engine will be put in, this also is not confirmed. Also the DTS-L was released with much improved rear legroom and a longer rear C-pillar reminiscent of the older Fleetwood 75 Series. Stabli-track remains standard on all but the base trim to help handling and with 3 choice of leather seating surfaces the DTS brings a new level of luxury to the Cadillac marque. A hood ornament and a digital display are also available. Coach Builders LTD of Florida manufactures a custom convertible version of the DTS.
Along with the STS sedan, Cadillac has confirmed that both cars will be discontinued for MY 2010. In an interview with Automotive News, General Motors executives said that they will be replaced with one performance sedan. This sedan is codenamed DT7 and will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series.[ This continues a recent trend at GM that started in the late 1990s to consolidate redundant models.