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2015 CADILLAC XTS
New for 2015:
OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (includes 3G/threemonth trial)
Revised rear-seat armrest with radio controls and sunshade controls
(standard on Platinum and Platinum Vsport)
Power-adjustable, 22-way front seats with heat, ventilation and massage
(available on Platinum Collection)
Available lane keep assist (FWD models)
Nineteen-inch painted aluminum wheel design – painted finish on Luxury
Collection/polished finished on Premium Collection
Available power-folding outside mirrors
Exterior colors: Cocoa Bronze Metallic and Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic (late
availability)
Interior color/trim combination: Kona Brown with Jet Black accents and Open
Pore Sapele wood trim
2015 CADILLAC XTS ADDS LUXURY, SAFETY FEATURES AND ONSTAR WITH
4G LTE CONNECTION
The Cadillac XTS is one of the most technologically advanced production cars in the
brand’s history, delivering the space, elegance and dramatic presence that are
brand signatures, all in a unique package tuned for a new generation of luxury
customers.
New for 2015, OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot provides a
mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on
whenever the car is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
XTS is offered in a well-equipped standard model and three optional Collections:
Luxury, Premium and Platinum. The XTS Platinum represents the highest level of
technology and luxury, including a unique front appearance, wheels and interior
colors, materials and trim.
The XTS Vsport takes performance to a higher level, driven by an exclusive TwinTurbo engine and all-wheel drive. It is available in the Premium and Platinum
Collections.
Standard and available features across the lineup include:
Magnetic Ride Control, rear air springs, HiPer Strut front suspension and
Brembo front brakes – all standard
Available advanced all-wheel-drive system with electronically controlled
limited-slip differential
Standard 19-inch wheels and available 20-inch wheels
Capless fuel tank filler for easier, cleaner refueling
Folding rear-seat head restraints that enhance rear visibility
Safety alert seat that pulses to alert the driver
Intervening braking system that lessens or avoids the risk of collisions (not
available on standard model or Luxury Collection)
Short- and long-range radar systems that support adaptive cruise control,
front/rear automatic brakes and rear cross traffic alert (not available on
standard model or Luxury Collection).
XTS is the only luxury sedan with standard Magnetic Ride Control – the world’s
fastest-reacting suspension – while the advanced all-wheel-drive system uses
Haldex technology with an electronic limited-slip differential to transfer power frontto-back, and side-to-side, along the rear axle. It is available on all three
Collections.
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 is 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 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.
XTS design and exterior features
XTS’s hardware and spatial dimensions are the foundational layers that support
exceptional surface detail. Multidimensional elements, including the grille,
headlamps and accent lighting, coalesce to give the XTS a presence and attention
to detail unlike any Cadillac that has come before it.
The XTS’s surface details also convey a more nuanced design philosophy, bringing
elegance with refined, graceful forms and surfaces working harmoniously with
established Cadillac linear forms. Additional features include:
Unique “Twin-Turbo” grille and deck lid identification on Vsport models
Heated outside mirrors with auto-dimming feature, power folding, turn-signal
indicators and puddle lamps are standard on all models
Premium chrome/satin-chrome grille finish on Platinum Collection
Intellibeam automatic headlamp control is standard on Luxury, Premium and
Platinum Collections
Illuminating door handles are standard on all Luxury, Premium and Platinum
Collections
Capless fuel-filling system is standard on all models
High-intensity discharge headlamps with Twilight Sentinel are standard on all
models
Adaptive Forward Lighting is standard on Premium and Platinum Collections
LED center high-mounted rear stop lamp is standard on all models
Rainsense automatic windshield wipers are standard on Luxury, Premium and
Platinum Collections
Nineteen-inch polished aluminum wheels are standard on the Premium
Collections
Twenty-inch painted aluminum wheels are standard on Vsport Premium and
20-inch aluminum wheels with polished finish and chrome inserts are
standard on the Platinum Collection and Vsport Platinum.
Eight exterior colors are offered: Radiant Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Crystal Red
Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, Graphite Metallic, Black Diamond Tricoat, Dark
Adriatic Blue Metallic and Cocoa Bronze Metallic (not available through entire model
year).
XTS interior features
Like the exterior, the XTS’s cabin extolls a multidimensional philosophy in a bold,
elegant design that is also very efficient in the ways it encompasses passengers and
cargo. It represents Cadillac’s expression of luxury also in its use of authentic
materials and unprecedented connectivity. Platinum Collection models feature a
fully wrapped leather interior with microfiber sueded headliner, as well as premium
wood trim on the steering wheel, console, center stack, instrument panel and door
panels.
Seating trim is offered with Soleil Keisel leather seating surfaces or premium Opus
full leather – both with perforated detailing. Heated and ventilated seats are also
offered. Additional interior features include:
Revised rear-seat armrest with radio and sunshade controls is standard on
the Platinum Collection
New 22-way power-adjustable front seats with heat, ventilation and massage
are available on the Platinum Collection
Adaptive remote start is standard on all models
Audio system with Bose® premium eight-speaker sound is standard on the
standard model and Luxury Collection
Bose® Studio Surround Sound with 14-speaker system with energy-efficient
amplifier is standard on Premium and Platinum Collections
Rear-seat entertainment system is available on Premium and Platinum
Collections
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with free trial period) and HD radio are standard on
all models
Tri-zone automatic climate control is standard on Premium and Platinum
Collections. Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard on the base
model and Luxury Collection
Leather-wrapped IP and door trim top pad, along with the center console, is
standard on the Platinum Collection
Color, reconfigurable 12.3-inch gauge cluster with driver information center
is standard on Premium and Platinum Collections
Head-up display with color readouts is standard on the Premium and
Platinum Collections
Illuminated entry and courtesy lighting is standard on all models
Accent lighting, including LED spotlights with light pipes, is standard on
Luxury, Premium and Platinum Collections
Soleil Keisel leather seating surfaces with mini-perforated inserts are
standard on the Standard model, Luxury and Premium Collections
Opus full-leather seats with mini-perforated inserts are standard on the
Platinum Collection
Heated driver/front passenger and outboard rear passenger seats and vented
driver/front passenger seats are standard on Luxury, Premium and Platinum
Collections
Leather-accented steering wheel with wood accents and tap up/tap down
transmission controls is standard
Heated steering wheel is standard on Luxury, Premium and Platinum
Collections
Power rear window shade and manual rear side window shades are available
on the Premium Collection and standard on the Platinum Collection
Real wood trim is incorporated on all models.
Six interior color/trim combinations are offered:
Jet Black and Nutella Sapele wood trim; Soleil Keisel leather seating surfaces
Shale with Cocoa accents and Nutella Sapele wood trim; Soleil Keisel leather
seating surfaces
Medium Titanium with Jet Black accents and Raven Sapele wood trim; Soleil
Keisel leather seating surfaces
Kona Brown with Jet Black accents and Open Pore Sapele wood trim; Soleil
Keisel full leather seats
Jet Black with Light Wheat accents and Lineate wood trim; Opus full leather
seats
Very Light Platinum with Dark Urban and Cocoa accents, and Nutella Sapele
wood trim with inlay; Opus full leather seats.
Cadillac CUE details and new OnStar with 4G LTE
Standard on the XTS, Cadillac CUE pairs entertainment and information data from
up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a
vehicle infotainment system that reduces complexity through customized
information, voice commands and fewer buttons and larger icons. The
comprehensive, in-vehicle experience is designed to be unique for each consumer,
from the “simple user” to the fully connected “super user.”
At the heart of CUE, the vibrant, eight-inch-diagonal LCD multi-touch sensitive
screen – with proximity sensing and haptic feedback – is seamlessly integrated in
the top of the central instrument panel. It displays CUE’s home page, which
resembles a smartphone screen, with large, easy-to-target icons that execute
commands. Capacitive technology on the screen and faceplate enables consumers
to use the same “swipe,” “pinch” or “spread” gestures common to most popular
smartphones and tablets.
A navigation system is also available with the Luxury Collection and is standard
with the Premium and Platinum Collections.
Additionally, a 12.3-inch (312 mm) reconfigurable instrument cluster is standard on
Premium and Platinum Collections. 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’s technological
character, CUE is part of a more comprehensive and layered approach to the car’s
design, capabilities and performance.
Complementing CUE to enhance the XTS’s connectivity is new OnStar with 4G LTE
and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and
passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and
comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network – 10 times faster than
3G and 100 times faster than the previous generation of OnStar hardware. And
with OnStar, it also offers stronger, broader coverage than smartphones on the
same network and it’s easy to use: If the vehicle is on, the connection is on.
At the time of purchase, one year of OnStar Directions and Connections includes all
of OnStar’s advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash
Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as Turn-by-Turn navigation.
Five years of OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing
owners to remotely start and lock/unlock a car (if properly equipped), and activate
the horn and lights from anywhere with a data connection. It also includes OnStar
Vehicle Diagnostics, which runs monthly checks of a vehicle’s engine, transmission,
anti-lock brakes and more, and Dealer Maintenance Notification, which sends a
diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer, simplifying service scheduling.
XTS powertrains
The Cadillac Twin-Turbo 3.6L V-6 headlines the XTS’s powertrain lineup and is
standard on Vsport models, delivering SAE-certified 410 horsepower (306 kW) and
369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm) – making it one of the most power-dense six-cylinder
engines in the segment. A pair of smaller turbochargers and an efficient charge air
cooler help provide more immediate power delivery, while peak torque is sustained
over a broad range – 1,900 to 5,600 rpm – for a confident feeling of power when
accelerating or overtaking traffic on the highway.
The twin-turbo engine is a comprehensive upgrade on the 60-degree, 3.6L DOHC V6 that is offered as the standard engine in the XTS. However, almost every
component is unique:
All-new cylinder block casting
Strengthened connecting rods
Machined, domed aluminum pistons with top steel ring carrier for greater
strength
10.2:1 compression ratio
Patented, integrated charge air cooler system with low-volume air ducts
Two turbochargers produce more than 12 pounds of boost (80 kPa)
Vacuum-actuated wastegates with electronic control valves
All-new direct injection fuel system
Tuned air inlet and outlet resonators, aluminum cam covers and other
features that contribute to exceptional quietness and smoothness.
The cylinder heads are also unique to the Cadillac Twin-Turbo. They feature a hightumble intake port design that enhances the motion of the air charge for a moreefficient burn when it is mixed with the direct-injected fuel and ignited in the
combustion chamber.
The XTS’s standard 3.6L V-6 is rated at 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 264 lb.-ft. of
torque (355 Nm). Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater
efficiency and a more favorable front-to-rear weight balance. Examples include a
composite intake manifold that saves approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) over the
weight of a comparable aluminum intake and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust
manifold design that saves approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine.
The engines are matched with six-speed automatic transmissions with tap-shift
control.
XTS driving experience
A layered approach to the driving experience relies on new and established
technologies – all rooted in a stiff structure. The body is infused with strategically
placed, ultra-high-strength steel for strength and crash protection, and serves as
the foundation for the advanced chassis system.
A smart all-wheel-drive system with Haldex technology – with an electronic limitedslip differential that splits torque between the rear wheels – complements an
advanced HiPer Strut front suspension and standard Magnetic Ride Control realtime damping to give the XTS sure-footed, confident and comfortable ride and
handling traits. The rear suspension comprises a linked H-arm design with “air
springs.”
HiPer Strut is based on the MacPherson strut front suspension design and features
dual-path top mountings that separate the transfer of spring and damper loads to
the body structure. It improves ride-and-handling characteristics in four significant
ways:
Provides more linear and communicative steering through improved camber
control
Improves impact isolation on bumps and rough surfaces
Reduces torque steer
Improves vehicle sensitivity to tire irregularities and wheel imbalance.
Magnetic Ride Control delivers precise body motion control – “reading” the road
every millisecond and changing damping in just five milliseconds. It replaces
conventional mechanical-valve shocks with electronically controlled shocks filled
with a magneto-rheological fluid containing minute iron particles. Under the
presence of magnetic charge, the iron particles align to provide damping resistance
almost instantly.
A premium electric, variable-assist power steering gear is employed with all frontwheel-drive models. It is designed to deliver excellent response and on-center
characteristics, while enhancing efficiency by drawing energy only when the wheels
are turned.
StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models, along with variableeffort steering and four-wheel disc brakes (front Brembo brakes) with four-channel
anti-lock brakes – all features that add important layers of control to the driving
experience. Like Magnetic Ride Control, XTS borrows the Brembo braking
technology from Cadillac’s V-Series of high-performance models.
The brake disc rotors are manufactured with a process that protects against rust. It
involves super-heating the rotors to more than 1,000 degrees F (560 C) for an
entire day in a special oven, where the nitrogen-rich atmosphere promotes nitrogen
atoms to bond to the rotors’ surfaces, hardening and strengthening them.
XTS safety
Cadillac XTS provides a standard NHTSA 5-Star overall crash safety rating, the
highest safety rating available.
In addition, Cadillac provides available advanced safety in the based on Cadillac’s
“control and alert” strategy that employs advanced technologies – including radar,
cameras and ultrasonic sensors – to help prevent crashes. The safety features
bolster driver vision and awareness of road hazards, and can even help the driver
avert potential crashes. In certain situations, Cadillac’s advanced crash-avoidance
systems, such as automatic braking, can pre-fill and automatically apply braking in
response to potential hazards.
Among the most sophisticated of the features is front and rear automatic braking.
It relies on radar, camera and ultrasonic technology to help the driver prevent front
and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete
braking, if necessary.
Many of the advanced safety features are bundled in the Driver Awareness and
Driver Assist packages. The Driver Awareness package is standard with the
Premium and Platinum Collections and available on Luxury. It includes:
Safety alert seat
Lane departure warning
Lane keep assist (new for 2015) – FWD models only
Side blind zone alert
Rear cross-traffic alert
Forward collision alert.
The Driver Assist package is standard on the Platinum Collection and available on
the Premium Collection. It includes all of the Driver Awareness package content,
plus full-speed range adaptive cruise control and front and rear automatic braking.
Additional safety features include dual-stage frontal air bags, knee air bags, sideimpact air bags, head-curtain air bags and seat side-impact air bags for outboard
rear passengers. Also, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines is standard on
Luxury, Premium and Platinum Collections. Head-up display and full-speed adaptive
cruise control are available.
The XTS also offers automatic parking assist (FWD models), which enables the car
to park itself in parallel spaces. It uses ultrasonic sensors to locate a suitable space
and maneuver the car into the space. The driver is required to only engage reverse
and apply the accelerator and brake pedals.
Adaptive forward lighting, which turns the headlamps with the direction of the front
wheels, and Intellibeam, which automatically deploys high-beam headlamps when
needed and instantly turns them down when oncoming traffic is detected, are
standard on Premium and Platinum Collections.
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2015 CADILLAC XTS SPECIFICATIONS
Overview
Model:
Body style / driveline:
Construction:
EPA vehicle class:
Manufacturing location:
Cadillac XTS FWD/AWD
front-drive/all-wheel-drive, front-engine, four-door, fivepassenger sedan
integral
full-size sedan
Oshawa, Ontario
Engine
Type:
Displacement (cu in / cc):
Bore & stroke (in / mm):
Block material:
Cylinder head material:
Valvetrain:
Ignition system:
Fuel delivery:
Compression ratio:
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):
Recommended fuel:
Emissions controls:
EPA-estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy):
3.6L V-6 VVT DI
217 / 3564
3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
cast aluminum
cast aluminum
DOHC with four valves per
cylinder; continuously variable
valve timing
individual coil-on-plug;
individual cylinder knock
control
direct fuel injection
11.5:1
305 / 227 @ 6800
(SAE certified)
264 / 355 @ 5200
(SAE certified)
regular unleaded
dual close-coupled catalysts
and single underfloor catalyst;
variable valve timing,
evaporative system
18 / 28 (FWD)
17 / 26 (AWD)
3.6L V-6 Twin-Turbo VVT DI
217 / 3564
3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
cast aluminum
cast aluminum
DOHC, four valves per
cylinder, continuously variable
valve timing
individual coil-on-plug;
individual cylinder knock
control
direct fuel injection
10.2:1
410 / 306 @ 6000
(SAE certified)
369 / 500 @ 1900-5600
(SAE certified)
premium required
dual close-coupled catalysts
and single underfloor catalyst;
variable valve timing,
evaporative system
16 / 24
Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed
automatic
3.6L
Hydra-Matic 6T75 six-speed
automatic
3.6L twin-turbo
4.48
2.87
1.84
1.41
1.00
0.74
2.88
2.77
4.48
2.87
1.84
1.41
1.00
0.74
2.88
3.16
Transmission
Type:
Application:
Gear ratios: (:1):
First:
Second:
Third:
Fourth
Fifth:
Sixth:
Reverse:
Final drive ratio:
Chassis / Suspension
Suspension (front):
Suspension (rear):
Steering type:
Steering ratio:
Steering wheel turns, lock-tolock:
Turning circle (ft / m):
high-performance coil-over strut, hollow direct-acting stabilizer
bar, Magnetic Ride Control suspension
linked “H”-arm with air springs and Magnetic Ride Control
electric variable-assist rack-and-pinion (FWD); hydraulic power;
variable-effort rack-and-pinion (AWD)
15.3
2.64
38.7/11.8
Brakes
Type:
Rotor diameter x thickness
(in / mm):
split, dual-circuit four-wheel-disc with power assist
front: 13.6 x 1.2 / 345 x 20 (vented)
rear: 12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23 (vented)
Wheels / Tires
Wheel size and type:
Tires:
19 x 8.5-in painted aluminum with chrome inserts (standard)
19 x 8.5-in painted aluminum wheel (Luxury)
19 x 8.5-in polished aluminum (Premium)
20 x 8.5-in polished aluminum with chrome inserts (Platinum)
P245/45R19 all-season blackwall
P245/40R20 all-season blackwall
Dimensions
Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm):
Overall length (in / mm):
Overall width (in / mm):
Overall height (in / mm):
Track (in / mm):
Curb weight (lb / kg):
111.7 / 2837
202 / 5131
72.9 / 1852
59.4 / 1510
front: 62.3 / 1582
rear: 62.5 / 1587
4006 / 1877 (FWD)
4215 / 1912 (AWD)
Interior
Seating capacity:
Headroom (in / mm):
Legroom (in / mm):
Shoulder room (in / mm):
Hip room (in / mm):
5 (2 front / 3 rear)
front: 39 / 991
rear: 37.8 / 960
front: 45.8 / 1164
rear: 40 / 1016
front: 57.9 / 1470
rear: 56.3 / 1430
front: 55.1 / 1400
rear: 54.3 / 1379
Capacities
EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):
Passenger volume (cu ft / L):
Cargo volume (cu ft / L):
Trailer towing maximum
(lb / kg):
Fuel capacity (gal / L):
Engine oil (qt / L):
Cooling system (qt / L):
122.2 / 3458
104.2 / 2949
18 / 509
1000 / 454
19 / 70 (FWD)
20 / 74 (AWD)
5.5 / 5.2
9.9 / 9.4
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