New 2014 Cadillac CTS Priced from $46,025 or $7,000 More than Outgoing Model

General Motors has just released pricing information on the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan before it arrives in dealerships across the States this fall. The mid-size luxury model starts at $46,025 for the entry-level version fitted with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four delivering 272hp, which makes it close to $7,000 more expensive than the current base CTS with a 270hp 3.0-liter V6. Keep in mind, though, that the new CTS is 5-inches longer but also 244 pounds lighter, and in base trim, also quite faster than its predecessor hitting the 0-60mph (96km/h) mark in 6.1-seconds (vs. 7.6 seconds). Cadillac didn’t say how much the next engine option will cost with the 321hp 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 in rear- or all-wheel drive configurations, but it did reveal the price for the range-topping (until the presentation of the “V-Series”) Vsport model sporting a 420hp twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 connected to an 8sp auto and rear-wheel drive that starts from $59,995. For comparison, the base BMW 528i with a 240hp 2.0-liter turbo begins ts at $48,725, and the (pre-facelift) 550i with a 400hp twin-turbo V8 from $63,625. All aforementioned prices for the Cadillac and BMW models include a $925 destination fee. Cadillac will offer three collections of option packages for the 2.0L and 3.6L models named Luxury, Performance and Premium. All 2014 CTS cars will come equipped with the CUE infotainment system featuring an eight-inch fully reconfigurable touch screen, a 5.7-inch display in the instrument cluster, and 11-speaker Bose premium audio system with HD radio capability as standard.PHOTO GALLERY