Loosing value is probably the biggest problem of the brand new cars. Just several months, after you buy a new car, its value drops with near 50 per cent. However, residual values specialist ALG added the numbers, worked its magic and announced the residual value of the CTS line will rise. Lower incentives, tighter controls on inventory and an emphasis on design are likely to increase the value of the vehicle.

According to ALG's research, 36 months into owning your 2011 CTS Sport Sedan you will lose 45 percent of the price you paid when you drove it out the dealership's doors brand new. The 2011 CTS Sport Wagon will lose 46 percent of its value over the same period.

"Competitive products, innovative styling and a value driven pricing strategy are contributing to a resurgence of the Cadillac brand," comments Matt Traylen, ALG chief economist.

"The introduction of the Coupe broadens the potential CTS customer base and elevates the Cadillac brand as a whole with emotional appeal, dynamic performance and enthusiast credibility.", he added.

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe come with a direct injected 3.6 liter V6 engine developing 304hp. The power unit is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission, so the fuel consumption is not so bad for such engine - 27 mpg (8.7 l/100km) highway. The top-of-range version has 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 564hp. The model comes equipped with 14-Way adjustable Recaro sport seats (option), pop-up navigation system, integrated iPod/MP3, Bluetooth, rear camera system, adaptive forward lighting system and 40 GB hard drive.

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe is priced at $38 990.

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source: Autoevolution