Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

Unlike some high-performance luxury cars, Cadillac bakes most of the important equipment into the CTS-V standard so buyers won’t have to spend a lot more to access the sedan’s ultimate potential.

What Is It?
The Cadillac CTS-V is a high-performance midsize luxury sport sedan based on the basic chassis and body shell of the CTS sedan. And to battle the best sport sedans from Europe, Cadillac installed a brutally powerful supercharged 6.2-liter V8. The sophisticated engine generates 640 hp at 6,400 rpm and 630 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm.

That’s just 10 fewer horses than the fire-breathing Corvette Z06. Cadillac backs this mill with an eight-speed automatic that can be manually shifted by steering-wheel-mounted paddles. Yes, the aforementioned Corvette makes a manual transmission available, but Cadillac representatives say so few would choose the option on the CTS-V

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Cadillac CTS Sedan

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

5 Series in Its Sights
In the past the CTS was a ‘tweener, larger than a BMW 3 Series but smaller than the larger 5 Series. With the entry-level ATS now in Cadillac’s portfolio, GM engineers had the freedom to size and position the 2014 Cadillac CTS more squarely against the 5 Series. Thus the 2014 CTS is larger than the outgoing generation, stretching 4.2 inches longer and riding on a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase. It’s longer, in fact, than both the 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, with a wheelbase that’s right between the two.

Whereas the current 5 Series is derived from its larger 7 Series brother, the 2014 CTS is built on the lighter ATS platform. The result is that the 5 Series is porkier than it should be, and the CTS is more efficient with its mass. It’s hard to describe the 3,971-pound

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Cadillac XTS Sedan

2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport

The New Name for Fast
This is the first of Cadillac’s new Vsport models, which aim to bridge the gap between the brand’s standard offerings and its ultra-high-performance V-Series lineup. In this case, Vsport means an upgraded V6, standard all-wheel drive and a retuned suspension.

And this isn’t just any V6; it’s a 3.6-liter powerhouse that develops 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. General Motors engineers borrowed heavily from the tricks they learned from cars like the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 in the Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V.

This engine is 90 percent new compared to the conventional 3.6-liter V6, and is structurally jacked up everywhere to handle the big boost. The net result is that there’s brutal shove on top from nearly any speed. The torque drop-off at the 5,600-rpm redline is fairly pronounced, but that’s of little consequence. By that time, the six-speed

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Public safety log for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017


7:55 a.m. – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call about the theft of a vehicle from Bensel Road, Hermiston.

9:13 a.m. – A resident outside Hermiston reported the male he gave a ride to the previous night came to his home, threatened him and left.

11:58 p.m. – Staff at First Assembly Of God Church, 1911 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton, reported the theft of plates.

12:31 p.m. – Stanfield police received a report of two vicious dogs at Mamie Street and Teale Court.

1:30 p.m. – A resident on Sky View Drive, Boardman, reported she has a protection order against a female who showed up at the residence.

2:14 p.m. – A Pendleton caller on Northwest 23rd Street reported an explosion or boom but saw nothing in the area.

3:50 p.m. – An Adams resident on Oro Street reported dogs

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Don Draper’s 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Fetches A Fair Sum At Auction

Recently, we told you many of the essential props to AMC’s hit drama “Mad Men” would be hitting the auction block, including the 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville driven by main character Don Draper.

And, no surprise here, the car has official sold during the Screenbid auction for a cool $48,980. That number includes the $39,500 price of the 1965 Cadillac, and a 24 percent (!) commission for Screenbid. A high price tag, as Road Track reports Hagerty normally values Coupe de Villes of its stature around a mere $13,000.

The 1965 Coupe de Ville found plenty of screen time, as the show wrapped up its seven-season run. The vehicles found in the series played an essential part in portraying 1960s America on Madison Avenue, making the already pristine 1965 Cadillac quite noteworthy.

Other small pieces found their way to auction, too, such as ashtrays, pieces of furniture, clothing

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Feel Like A Modern Day Boss Hog In This 2003 Cadillac DeVille Convertible: eBay Find

There are a number of coachbuilding companies in the United States that will take your standard four door sedan and transform it into the open-top cruiser you always wished it was. Not every car was meant to be turned into a convertible, but we think this 2004 Cadillac DeVille sedan found for sale on eBay wears the ragtop pretty well.

The auction has since ended with the seller’s $14,995 asking price not being met after 3 offers. The full-size sedan has relatively low mileage, having travelled just 82,000 miles, and its Pearl White exterior appears to be in near-perfect condition. The interior is less well taken of and the additional exposure to the elements from the convertible top appears to have taken a toll on the white leather.

$15,000 is too much for a DeVille DTS of this year whether it has a convertible top or not. We have our doubts

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Pimpin’ 1967 Cadillac DeVille Turquoise Show Car: eBay Find

Listen to me very carefully; toward the back of your closet, behind your sequin-laden disco getup, next to your moon boots, there is a dirty old turquoise zoot suit. I want you to dust it off and put it on; it’s time to boogy.

This fully restored, turquoise 1967 Cadillac DeVille show car surfaced on eBay recently, with a few particular points of interest: GM Autoride self-leveling suspension, Kicker car amp with massive subwoofers and four hidden outdoor speakers, and freaking flamethrowers in the glass packs.

Oh, and a rebuilt engine, or something. Whatever.

This 1967 Cadillac DeVille also has a new, updated air-conditioning system to make use of contemporary refrigerant, and a full ownership history with documents. New turquoise paint that matches the pristine turquoise carpeting and two-tone seat upholstery.

The car is listed with a gargantuan $65,000 price tag, which we have a hard time justifying. Judging from the

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Purple 1966 Cadillac Is A Blast From The Past: eBay Find

The ostentatiousness of the 1960s is alive and well in this 1966 Cadillac DeVille convertible currently for sale on eBay. With a claimed 65,000 original miles on its odometer, this big, purple convertible is filled to the brim with the best luxury features of the era.

Power windows and locks, plus a power top, make it easy to get fresh air into this behemoth’s cabin. Meanwhile, power steering and brakes, as well as a built-in air conditioner, ensure that the driver of this beast never breaks a sweat while cruising around town.

The seller notes that the car has been restored, but doesn’t say when the work occurred. Nonetheless, photos of the undercarriage show a clean, rust-free frame. With an opening bid of $99,500 on this “no reserve” auction, we think the seller will have a hard time finding a buyer for this well-optioned 1966 DeVille convertible.

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Cadillac ATS Sedan

After a day driving around Georgia and lapping the brand-new Atlanta Motorsports Park, we can say, yup, the ATS is legit. Just to be sure, we hooked up our test equipment to a pre-production model while we were there.

No More Cimarron Jokes
Make no mistake, the 2013 Cadillac ATS is a completely brand-new, from-scratch rear-wheel-drive design (all-wheel drive is optional). True, the three available direct-injected engines have been seen before in various iterations, and the fantastic CUE infotainment system debuted in the XTS. But as a whole, this is a brand-new Caddy.

And it’s light. There’s lots of high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steel, and the chassis is scalloped out and utilizes lightening holes to shed pounds where possible. There’s also an aluminum hood, magnesium engine mount brackets and aluminum front suspension arms. End result? The base model tips the scales at 3,315 pounds, while the 3.6 V6 test car comes in at

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County man attacked by roommates

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Colquitt County man was injured when he was attacked Sunday by his roommates when he tried to collect the rent they owed.

A Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched at 11:50 p.m. to Colquitt Regional Medical Center to investigate an assault.

There, Elmer Villatoro, with the assistance of a translator, told police that the three men, who were all intoxicated, attacked him in the area of their residence in the 300 block of Dogwood Drive.

Villatoro also was intoxicated, police said, and told them that the men who attacked him over the rent also took his cell phone so he could not call for assistance. He got a ride to Regency Village Drive, where he was picked up by an ambulance.

Villatoro had swelling to the face and head and he was bleeding from his mouth, police said.

Due to the head injuries and Villatoro’s impairment from alcohol, police said,

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