GM Sigma platform

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GM Sigma platform
2010 Cadillac CTS wagon--DC.jpg
2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon
Overview
Manufacturer Cadillac
Parent company General Motors
Production 2002-present
Assembly
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size (E)
Layout Longitudinal Front engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Body style(s)
Vehicles
Related GM Zeta platform
Powertrain
Engine(s)
Transmission(s)
Dimensions
Wheelbase
  • 113.4 in (2,880.4 mm)
  • 116.4 in (2,956.6 mm)
Length 188.5–197.6 in (4,787.9–5,019.0 mm)
Width 70.6–74.1 inches (1,793.2–1,882.1 mm)
Height 55.9–67.8 in (1,419.9–1,722.1 mm)
Curb weight 3,568–4,343 lb (1,618–1,970 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor GM V platform (RWD)
Successor GM Alpha platform

Sigma is General Motors' mid-size rear-wheel drive automobile platform. The architecture debuted in 2002 with the 2003 Cadillac CTS and is adaptable for all-wheel drive and extended wheelbase versions.

The long-wheelbase Cadillac STS replaced the front-wheel drive GM G platform Cadillac Seville. The CTS was a replacement for the rear-wheel drive V-body Cadillac Catera.

The Sigma platform has a four-wheel independent suspension with control arms in front and multi-link in the rear. GM's High Feature V6 and Northstar V8 are most common, though the small-block V8 has also been used. GM's 5-speed 5L40/5L50 automatic transmission is used throughout the range.

All Sigma vehicles are built at the purpose-built Lansing Grand River factory in Lansing, Michigan.

Vehicles based on this platform:

Sigma II[edit]

The Sigma II platform debuted with the 2008 Cadillac CTS, and is larger and wider than its predecessor. However, it is more flexible; sharing more parts with the larger Zeta platform than it does with the Sigma I platform. Despite this parts sharing, Sigma II remains exclusive to Cadillac vehicles. For the 2011 model year coupé and station wagon body styles were introduced. Engines for this platform range from the High Feature V6 engine to the supercharged LSA V8 in the Cadillac CTS-V.

Applications: