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Cadillac CTS-V Preview Hanford CA

Vroom, vroom -- in a Cadillac luxury sedan? With a whopping estimated 550 hp supercharged V-8 engine, new 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, Magnetic With a whopping estimated 550-hp supercharged V-8 engine, new 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, Magnetic Ride Control, traction management and more, Cadillac plans to blow the doors off the competition with the all-new 2009 CTS-V.

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Critical Knowledge:

  • New 6.2-liter LSA supercharged V-8 engine with estimated 550 hp

  • Magnetic Ride Control suspension technology

  • Performance traction management system

  • High-performance Brembo brakes and Michelin tires

  • New Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission

  • Exclusive 6-speed automatic transmission available for first time

  • Exterior and interior design changes

  • 19-inch wheels

  • First time offered outside North America

  • Sales to start in fourth quarter 2008

Introduction
First introduced in 2004 as a performance version of the Cadillac CTS, the CTS-V was designed to compete against sports sedans like the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG and E63 AMG.

First in the V-Series, the CTS-V was later joined by the supercharged STS-V and XLR-V in 2006, marking a trio of models capable of 0-to-60 mph acceleration in under 5 seconds, as well as enhanced overall performance and luxury features. The rear-drive, 4-door high-performance luxury sedan goes beyond the all-new CTS sport sedan for 2008, as Cadillac engineers and designers raised the performance and luxury bar even higher. The automaker refers to the CTS-V as the "brand's ultimate expression of performance and luxury."

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