Now let's travel back to 1902. The French Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit had long since become the American city of Detroit, and the name of the Marquis of Cadillac had been kept mostly in the history books all along, but suddenly became popular in light of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the city's founding. At that time Detroit was not yet the center of the American auto industry, but among the many industrial enterprises was the Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Company, whose co-founder and vice president was the eminent engineer Henry Leland. His interests were wide-ranging (he began as a gunsmith with Samuel Colt), but Henry's main specialty was the accuracy of his manufacturing processes and interchangeability of parts. This is what interested Ransom Eli Olds: Oldsmobile commissioned Leland to develop an engine structurally identical to the standard Dodge Brothers engine for their cars, but a quarter of the power - 3.7 hp instead of 3. Under the 1901 contract, Leland & Faulconer supplied 2,000 engines to Olds Motor Works, but Leland did not stop. Without changing the engine design, he increased the valves, intake and exhaust ports, changed the characteristics of the camshaft... And the engine spun up to 900 rpm vs. 500 rpm, and power increased immediately to 10.25 hp! Unfortunately, Oldsmobile, though delighted with the work, could not accept it - such an increase in power would require redesigning the car itself and re-equipping production. And the first large-scale automaker in the world could not afford such a risk. The engine remained in Henry Leland's personal car, but it soon found a much more interesting application.
CTS. Abbreviation for Catera Touring Sedan. When Cadillac developed its own compact rear-wheel drive model to replace the Catera imports from Germany, it was called that abbreviation by analogy with the then existing STS (Seville Touring Sedan) and ETC (Eldorado Touring Coupe) as the names of certain modifications. But, this time, the abbreviation itself became the name.
CT6, XT5, XT4. Alphanumeric soup was an attempt to mimic Infiniti, Lexus, BMW and other brands that traditionally use similar naming methods. In this case, the letters stand for the type of car (CT - sedan, XT - crossover), and the number stands for the relative position in the lineup. The ATS and CTS are also expected to soon be replaced by cars with indexes like CT4 and CT5, which will make the current Cadillac lineup more logical. Do not forget to use Cadillac VIN decoder in order to avoid potential problems when buying a used car.
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