2011 Cadillac CTS-V 

  • $64k built in USA
  • 2011
  • 556 HP 6.2L
The same quiet, efficient, four-lobe blower design is used, though it's a bit smaller and makes less boost (8.7 psi versus 10.5).
by MotorTrend (Aug, 2008)
Opt for the new-for-2009 supercharged CTS- V , and the CTS then becomes a rival to the fastest four-doors in the world.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Cadillac CTS-V


3.9 s
Taurus SHO
5.2 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R

Data points Key details of the Cadillac CTS-V



556 HP
Taurus SHO
365 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The stiff, one-piece calipers provide perfectly precise modulation, making deceleration as easy and impressive as acceleration.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2009)
And though it's true that the E63 offers substantially more grunt than the M5 (465 lb-ft at 5,200 rpm versus 383 lb-ft at 6,100 rpm), it's still outmatched in both output and responsiveness by the CTS-V.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2009)
Measured application of the throttle results in perfectly linear acceleration – and when you finally hammer the go-pedal, all that twist plants your backside into the seat unlike any other sedan on the market.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2009)


The six-speed manual's gate feel could be crisper.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2003)
The Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual offered on the Cadillac CTS- V is an excellent case in point—precise engagements, reasonably short throws, a sweet clutch, and gear ratios well matched to the supercharged and intercooled 6.2-liter V-8.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)
Whether you opt for the manual or automatic, the CTS- V isn’t likely to persist.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)


Having logged seat time in manual and automatic versions of the CTS- V , we’re inclined to believe the automatic may be the better choice, particularly for the slightly older guys who are most likely to step up to a car in this price range.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)
The leather-wrapped steering wheel includes standard integrated controls for cruise and audio system.
by MotorTrend (Jun, 2008)
It’s widely known that the denizens of this shop prefer manual transmissions to automatics.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)


When we backed up our hard-driving impressions with roadwork on the winding two lanes through the French and German countryside, we also discovered a pleasing ride, nicely weighted controls, and a quiet, feature-rich cabin.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2003)
While the cabin is high on premium materials and luxury features, what it doesn't have in abundance is space.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
Many of the CTS’s controls and switchgear are exclusive to the CTS and look expensive with a nice feel.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2009)


Ride quality is very good thanks to the Magnetic Ride Control suspension system, and the big, powerful engine is surprisingly quiet around town.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2012)
Tires play a significant part in the ride and handling equation, which is why it was unfortunate that our rear-wheel-drive CTS arrived with Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires on its 19-inch wheels.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
Quick responses, direct and accurate steering, a solid and imperturbable structure, and lively rear-wheel-drive handling give the CTS sports-sedan credentials that were once exclusive to sedans from Germany.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2009)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Cadillac
Price $64,290
Type of car Production car
Year 2011
City mileage 12 MPG
Highway mileage 18 MPG


Drivetrain RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.66:1
  2. 2: 1.78:1
  3. 3: 1.3:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.8:1
  6. 6: 0.63:1


Displacement 6,162 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

0-60mph 3.9 s
Top gear time 1:33.40

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.62 lb/hp
Maximum hp 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 551 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,200 RPM
Weight distribution 53%/47%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,237 lb
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