The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is the type of vehicle enthusiasts dream and automakers rarely have the courage to build. With 556 horsepower fire-breathing V8, manual transmission available and a large capacity truck configuration, this machine certainly will not appeal to everyone, but strike some as perhaps the best mix of power, practicality and the luxury currently on market. Mechanically identical to the Cadillac CTS-V sedan and coupe, the Sport Wagon offers a little extra income to go with your Eaton Twin-Series 6.2-liter supercharged V8. Pumping the same 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet. torque in other CTS-V, the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon offers both a six-speed Tremec manual transmission and six-speed automatic. Currently, the Cadillac does not offer manual transmission standard on Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon.
Both transmissions channel power to the rear wheels, taking advantage of a limited cast iron casing slip rear differential. Fuel economy, one of the few weaknesses of the car is rated at 14 mpg city and 19 mpg on the highway with the stick and 12/18 mpg with the automatic. The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is equipped with Cadillac Magnetic Ride Control, which uses controlled magnetorheologically to respond quickly and accurately to changing road conditions dampers. Brembo brakes – six-piston calipers in front, four-piston calipers at the back – help bring things to a stop. Inside, theCadillac CTS-V Sport Wagonn is mostly a matter Cadillac CTS-V standard, but is distinguished by black obsidian accents on the dashboard and doors and optional Alcantara covering for the shifter and steering wheel. Naturally, the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon looks the part outside. Sharing the same basic body kit seen in the coupe and sedan, the Sport Wagon rides on alloy wheels of 19 inch tires wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2.
Brembo Brakes coupe have six pistons per caliper at the front and four clip on the back. The front brakes have been redesigned for the latest model year and have a new two-piece saves weight, provides greater resistance to deformation and extends the life of the rotor.
Standard equipment includes the leather upholstery, heated seats, navigation, HID headlights, Brembo brakes and Magnetic Ride Control. Several options are available for Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, ie a package with alloy wheels 19 inch heated and ventilated front seats, Recaro polished, “Midnight Sapele wood” and a packet toggle suede steering wheel / shift.
Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Safety
All Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon models come standard with double-length curtain airbags front side, front and side, plus traction and stability control system and a tire pressure monitoring.
Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Competitors
As BMW has chosen not to take your car M5 in the US, only the competence of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is similar power, special order Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon.