No they don't. Here's their conclusion on it:
"The only real problem - and it affects your whole impression of the
Coupe - other than the over-powering smell of plastic, is the lazy,
snooze-o-matic six-speed auto 'box. Even with the fantastic spread of
power, and whatever mode you have it in, it takes its own sweet time to
find and mesh with the gear you want. At first, it feels like there
might be something up with the throttle or fuel management, the car's
otherwise torpedo-like progress being temporarily delayed between each
shift. But we know it's the gearbox, as it was exactly the same story in
the CTS-V saloon.
You kind of get used to it after a while, and
can drive around it as the engine's so tractable. But all it takes is a
quick blast in a comparable Jaguar, Mercedes or BMW to know that it
just ain't right. Which is a shame for the driver, but an even bigger
shame for Cadillac.
this affliction, the whole car would be a much more fun place to be.
There is a six-speed manual 'box too, which we haven't tried, but I
can't see that being suitable. Cars of this ilk in 2010 should have a
state-of-the-art auto or semi-auto transmission to be taken seriously,
not manual selectors. And, as a relative newcomer to the market, it
should have at least the equal,if not the best, of them all.
that many people in the UK will find out anytime soon. With the
Cadillac dealer network in England down to just one last outpost in
Manchester, it's unlikely that, unless your name is Rio or Dimitar and
you call Old Trafford the office, you will get the chance or the urge to
Cadillac has just been rebranded in the US - for the
umpteenth time in the last few years as the company searches for a
tagline that resonates with the public - and now runs under the banner
‘The new standard for the world.' I'm not sure which world they are
talking about. If it's the world as in the World Series of baseball,
which is only open to US teams, that's probably right.
However, if it's the world including the rest of us, it's close, but for the moment, wrong."