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2005 Cadillac STS

2005 Cadillac STS
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Last year was the end of an era for the Cadillac Seville. Instead, Cadillac is bringing in the all-new 2005 Cadillac STS, a performance-oriented luxury mid-size sedan that has truly eye-opening technological innovation, distinctive bold design differences, and a hold on top your seat performance-tuned attitude that really puts it into a class by itself.

Available Models
The 2005 Cadillac STS comes with either a high-powered V6 engine or a higher-powered V8 and these come with slightly different trim levels, the V8 adding to the already generous list of standard comfort and style elements. V8 models are available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive editions.

Interior Features
The four-door Cadillac STS has an upscale interior featuring Tuscany leather seats, eucalyptus wood and aluminum trim but the real interior story is in its state-of-the-art innovation. This includes Keyless Access with push button start, Adaptive Remote Start, which adjusts interior settings before you get in, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which maintains a constant distance from the car in front, Intellibeam, which automatically flips the headlights to low-beam when it senses lights coming and a reconfigurable, four-color Head-Up Display (HUD) that allows you to keep your eyes on the windshield while driving.

Add to this a Bose personalized 5.1 Surround Sound system with 15 speakers, integrated six-disc CD/DVD changer with DVD-A, CD and MP3 capability and an eight-inch VGA-quality touch screen, advanced navigation, OnStar, Bluetooth capability and advanced voice recognition and you start to get the picture.

Exterior Features
The 2005 Cadillac STS has all-new design based on the Sigma architecture shared with the CTS and the XLR. Highlights include vertically stacked headlamps and light-emitting diode (LED) tail lamps, wire-mesh airfoil grille, horizontal spine lines, and a dihedral-shaped hood. Seven-spoke 17-inch or available nine-spoke 18-inch wheels combined with a flush wheel-to-body relationship, ensures well-grounded appeal and presence. The STS is the largest of the Sigma-based cars with an overall length of 196.3 inches (498.6 cm) and a wheelbase of 116.4 inches (295.6 cm).

Cadillac has upped the ante on power for the mid-size luxury sedan with the STS. The base V6 is a 4.6-liter Northstar capable of 255-horsepower from its 3.6L VVT (variable valve timing) motor. Alternatively buyers can choose the 320-horsepower Northstar 4.6L V-8 VVT. Both are mated to acclaimed five-speed automatic transmissions with Driver Shift Control and both have Magnetic Ride Control and StabiliTrak for supreme handling ability.

StabiliTrak uses accelerator pedal position, brake master cylinder pressure, steering wheel angle, lateral accelerometer and yaw rate sensors to combine for exquisite road-handling ability. The two-mode Magnetic Ride Control has performance or touring selections for a smooth and quiet ride on a range of rugged surfaces.

Safety and Security
The Cadillac STS is a very safe sedan. Antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, dual front airbags, front side airbags, curtain-side airbags, a rear-obstacle detection system, wiper-activated headlights, cornering lights and fog lights all combine with the performance handling and up-level communications technology to improve the safety and security the driver and passengers.

2005 Cadillac STS - Vehicle Highlights

All-new luxury performance sedan
Distinctive and bold exterior design
Upscale interior with Tuscany leather seats, eucalyptus wood and aluminum trim
Rear-wheel-drive Sigma architecture with AWD availability
Two engines: 255-horsepower (190 kw) 3.6L V-6 VVT (variable valve timing) and 320-horsepower (238 kw)Northstar 4.6L V-8 VVT
Magnetic Ride Control and StabiliTrak
Keyless Access with push button start, Adaptive Remote Start, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Intellibeam, reconfigurable, four-color Head-Up Display (HUD)
Bose personalized 5.1 Surround Sound system with 15 speakers, integrated six-disc CD/DVD changer with DVD-A, CD and MP3 capability
Eight-inch VGA-quality touch screen, advanced navigation, OnStar, Bluetooth capability, advanced voice recognition

Fast Stats
MSRP from
3.6L V6
4.6L V8
255 @ 6200
320 @ 6400
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy

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