Originally Posted by xlroadster
Wrong. CTS is the ONLY sedan in its' class to still offer a 6-speed. Note I said "class", comparing it to the A6, E, and 5er.
Except for the BMW 5-series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL. The manual is only available on the base trim 3.0 CTS and for how long? Similar story with the ATS, manual only in RWD with the 4 pot. No V6, no AWD.
The CTS doesn't really compare with either the 5/E or 3/C that well. It's sort of half way in between. Its dimensions are closer to the 5/E than the 3/C. If bigness is what makes cars comparable (typical for "old American" mentality), then the CTS is in the same class as the 5/E. Of course, by that logic the Cadillac DTS is in the same class as the Mercedes S-Class. The CTS isn't a complete embarrassment compared with the 5 series or E class like the DTS is to the 7/S, but like the Infiniti G it's more comparable in luxury/refinement to the 3/C.