It looks like some sites just can’t tell time. Photos of the new CTS leaked onto the web over night because some sites (*cough* Edmunds) posted them and some details early.
What we know from their early post is that the new CTS looks like this. We also know the 2.8l VVT is dead, being replaced by the 3.6l we already know and love in 258hp trim.
The upgrade engine is the previously rumored direct injection 3.6 pumping out a stout 300hp.
Either engine will be available with a 6-speed manual (yipee!) or 6-speed auto. All-wheel drive will also become an option for the first time.
Also take a look at the new interior that is, as expected, very close to the styling buck shown by Bob Lutz on 60 Minutes those many months ago.
Expect lots of high-res photos in our image gallery as well as full press-release goodness in a couple hours.
Also, don’t forget to look at the next post down for a live video feed of the CTS reveal in Detroit that starts at 9:40am EST.