2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

1 Apr 2010 | 2,164 views | No Comment
CTS-V Wagon, Ho! cadillac cts v wagon The station wagon just got a whole lot sexier--and faster. Leave it to Cadillac to fill that bill with its all new  CTS-V Sport Wagon show car, the forerunner of a hot production station wagon that soon will fill out the CTS lineup. This one’s designed to haul a whole lot more than cargo--and you know what we’re talking about. It’s got the same dynamite engine that fills the engine room of the other CTS-V models: A supercharged 6.2 liter, 556 horsepower V-8. The engine features an intercooled Eaton Twin Vortices Series™ (TVS™) supercharger, and Cadillac says that the  supercharger design employs twin four-lobe rotors, twisted 160 degrees. Typical superchargers feature three lobes twisted 60 degrees. The fourth lobe and added twist, when combined with unique air inlet and outlet ports, create smoother, more efficient airflow into the engine. In addition to improved overall efficiency, this supercharger has superior noise and vibration characteristics compared to more ordinary designs, Cadillac says. A pair of six-speed transmissions is offered in the CTS-V Sport Wagon – a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with a dual-disc clutch and a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted shift controls. All V-series Cadillacs feature the company’s Magnetic Ride Control, which the company says is the world’s fastest reacting suspension technology, using shock absorbers which use magnetorheological technology instead of mechanical valves to greatly enhance how quickly the system responds to input. “The CTS-V Sport Wagon is a natural extension of both the V-Series and the CTS lineup, offering an uncompromising performance car to enthusiasts who want the extra room of a wagon,” said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing. “The V-Series Sport Wagon is another hallmark of the dramatic presence and power of Cadillac vehicles.” If the color of the CTS-V Sport Wagon looks familiar and you’re sure you’ve seen it before, you’re right.  It’s the same color--Midnight Silver--that graced the landmark Cadillac Sixteen Concept, a car which heralded so many of the styling elements that have won Cadillac acclaim in the production cars that followed it. Accents  include Liquid Silver-finished wheels and a black chrome finish on the grille’s mesh insert. The rear fascia, upper spoiler and center high-mounted stop lamp are also unique to the show car. cadillac cts v wagon interior Inside,  you’ll find lots of black leather with Alcantara® accents. The upper section of the instrument panel and upper door panels are covered in the same premium leather, accented with midnight Sapele wood, while the microfiber material and stitching is applied to the lower door panels, pillars, console lid, headliner and steering wheel center. The show car features fine-grain black leather-trimmed Recaro® seats with Alcantara seat inserts. The seat inserts are divided in the center and accented with dark gray stitching, while the V-series logo is laser etched into the seatbacks. Obsidian Black accents grace the center stack, console, steering wheel and door panels. . The CTS-V Sport Wagon will go into production in late 2010, with initial sales in North America, followed by export markets including Europe and the Middle East.

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