A high-performance V-Series joins the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon lineup for 2011. It combines the performance and luxury of the landmark CTS-V Sport Sedan with a dramatic design.
Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which delivers 556 horsepower and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A suite of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain.
The CTS V-Series Wagon incorporates a unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities. It is also visually identified by an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides clearance for the supercharger. It rides on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels available in painted or polished finishes.
At the rear is a pair of 3-inch chrome exhaust outlet caps on a performance dual-exhaust system made of high-grade stainless steel. It will maintain a lustrous appearance longer than ordinary stainless.
Of course, cargo capability is a hallmark of wagons and the V-Series Sport Wagon delivers, with 25.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 58 cubic feet the seats folded — virtually doubling the cargo space of the sedan.
The CTS-V Sport Wagon also incorporates sophisticated braking and tire systems, in partnership with two companies renowned for high-performance technology: Brembo and Michelin. Brembo brakes are at all four corners and include powerful, six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear.
Base model estimated mpg: 12/19
Estimated starting price: $63,000
Compiled by Motor Matters

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