Cadillac CTS-V Sport 

  • built in USA
  • 2011
  • 556 HP 6.2L
Five hundred foot-pounds of torque and the desire for great handling don't make things any easier, either.
by MotorTrend
Zero to 60 mph times under 4.0 seconds are common to all three models, and being very similar in wheelbase and weight, they all handle about the same, too, which is to say, surprisingly well.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport


CTS-V Sport
4.1 s


CTS-V Sport
9.1 s

1/4 mile

CTS-V Sport
12.3 s
Jaguar XFR
13.1 s

Nurburgring time

CTS-V Sport
Corvette Z06

Data points Key details of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport


CTS-V Sport
556 HP


CTS-V Sport
553 ft-lb
M3 (E46) Coupe
269 ft-lb
Charger SRT8
348 ft-lb

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Other options in our well-equipped Tuscan Bronze Performance Collection test wagon included the $3095 performance luxury package, $2090 summer tire performance package, and $2145 navigation package.
by MotorTrend
Dive bomb the middle pedal and the brakes - with rotors sized 15.0 inches in front and 14.7 inches at the rear - work the Michelin rubber for all it's worth; our best stop from 60 mph took 107 feet.
by MotorTrend
I loved every single full-throttle downshift, each of which felt as if the car was getting slapped in the butt by a big shovel.
by MotorTrend (Dec, 2012)


The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 is a thing of wonder.
by MotorTrend
The CTS comes standard with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, but our test car's optional 3.6-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission are a special pair among drivetrains.
by (Oct, 2012)
This V-Wagon also gets the six-speed manual transmission instead of the much-less-good six-speed automatic.
by MotorTrend


While the cabin is high on premium materials and luxury features, what it doesn't have in abundance is space.
by (Oct, 2012)
That's most true in the front seats, where the standard sport seats are comfy for most, and the leather-and-microfiber Recaros are even better.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2012)
The first package adds stylish LED ambient lighting, heated and cooled front seats, power-adjustable heated steering wheel, and a rear-view camera.
by MotorTrend


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 (Oct, 2012)
Ride quality on the street is firm but smooth in comfort mode, taking the edge off bumps but never feeling floaty.
by MotorTrend


The available automatic transmission shifts smoothly in normal driving, enhancing the easy, quiet, relaxed feel of the CTS-V when time isn't of the essence.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2012)
As you'd expect with car of the CTS-V's caliber, there are a wide range of standard features and even more in the way of upgrades.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2012)
exclusive features over the standard CTS Sport Wagon include three-inch cannon exhaust tips, V-Series badging and handsome 19-inch rims (nine-inches wide in front, 9.5-inches rear).
by AutoBlog (Feb, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Cadillac
Type of car Production car
Year 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.86 lb/hp
Maximum hp 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 553 ft-lb
Max RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

1/4 mile 12.3 s
0-60mph 4.1 s
0-100mph 9.1 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:12.10


Drivetrain RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Manual
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

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,371 lb
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