General Motors Corp. announces pricing for its ’05 Cadillac CTS entry-luxury sedan begins at $30,695, including a destination freight charge of $695.

The CTS will be equipped with a new standard engine – GM’s 210-hp 2.8L VVT V-6, which will be available in dealerships later this year.

The current 255-hp 3.6LVVT will remain an option for the ’05 CTS but now will offer a 6-speed manual as the base transmission. Pricing begins at $32,945, including destination freight charges of $695.

Regardless of the engine choice, CTS standard equipment includes a 6-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drive, StabiliTrak Stability Enhancement System, dual climate control, six airbags, a CD player and OnStar.

Optional features for models equipped with either engine include a 5-speed automatic transmission, sunroof, Xenon high-intensity headlamps, DVD navigation and XM radio.