Cadillac CTS-V 

  • $58k
  • 2009
  • 556 HP 6.2L
  • 190 mph
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

0-60mph

CTS-V
3.9 s
Taurus SHO
5.2 s

Top speed

CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

CTS-V
8.7 s

1/4 mile

CTS-V
11.9 s
Charger SRT8
12.8 s

Nurburgring time

CTS-V
7:59.32

Data points Key details of the Cadillac CTS-V

Price

CTS-V
$58k
911 GT3 RSR
$652k
C16 Corvette
$116k

Horsepower

CTS-V
556 HP
Taurus SHO
365 HP

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Performance

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)

Powertrain

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)

Transmission

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)

Interior

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)

Handling

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

general

Brand Cadillac
Price $57,920
Type of car Production car
Year 2009
City mileage 14 MPG
Highway mileage 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain Overhead valve (OHV)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 190 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s
0-60mph 3.9 s
0-100mph 8.7 s
0-200kph 14 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:59.32
Laguna seca lap time 1:43.90
Hockenheim short lap time 1:14.50

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Automatic
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
Axle ratio 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,356 lb
Width 72.5 in
Height 58 in
Length 191.6 in
Front track width 61.8 in
Wheelbase 113.4 in
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