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GM has revealed details and full specs with its new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon that will premiere at the 2010 NYIAS at the end of this month.

The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon joins the company's range of performance cars after the CTS-V Sedan and CTS-V Coupe models. 

In the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon customers will have the same supercharged 6.2-litre V8 capable of unleashing 556 horsepower and 747 Nm of peak torque that is mated to a Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual gearbox, with an optional Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-speed automatic also available.

The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is harnessing its ponies in a civilised manner through the Magnetic Ride Control package, plus a set of high performance Brembo brakes and the 19 inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot

Sport PS2 tires.

Market availability will start in US towards the end of the year so the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon price will be announced at a later date. 

GM press release :

NEW YORK – Cadillac today unveiled the CTS-V Sport Wagon show car, foreshadowing the next addition to its V-Series performance line. It combines the performance and luxury of the landmark CTS-V Sport Sedan with the dramatic design of the CTS Sport Wagon.

“The CTS-V Sport Wagon is a natural extension of both the V-Seriesand the CTS lineup, offering an uncompromising performance car toenthusiasts who want the extra room of a wagon,” said Don Butler, vicepresident for Cadillac marketing. “The V-Series

Sport Wagon is another hallmark of the dramatic presence and power of Cadillac vehicles.”

The exterior is finished in Midnight Silver, first seen on theCadillac Sixteen Concept, and accented by lustrous LiquidSilver-finished wheels and a black chrome finish on the grille’s meshinsert. The rear fascia, upper spoiler and center high-mounted stoplamp are also unique to the show car.

Inside, the CTS-V Sport Wagon show car is trimmed inexclusive black leather with Alcantara accents. The upper section ofthe instrument panel and upper door panels are covered in the samepremium leather, accented with midnight Sapele wood, while themicrofiber material and stitching is applied to the lower door panels,pillars, console lid, headliner and steering wheel center. The show carfeatures fine-grain black leather-trimmed Recaro seats with Alcantaraseat inserts. The seat inserts are divided in the center and accentedwith dark gray stitching, while the V-series logo is laseretched into the seatbacks. Obsidian Black accents grace the centerstack, console, steering wheel and door panels. 

The show car’s bespoke color and trim elements hint at the potentialdirection of color and trim in future Cadillac models. These elementsare not yet intended for production, but represent Cadillac’s desire togauge customer reaction to new color and trim options.

Production CTS-V Sport Wagon

The CTS-V Sport Wagon will go into production in late 2010,with initial sales in North America, followed by export marketsincluding Europe and the Middle East. The new model rounds out the V-Series offerings, which include all variants of the CTS family’s sedan, coupe and sport wagon body styles.

Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagonis powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which delivers 556 horsepower(415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or asix-speed automatic. A suite of technical and performance elementscomplement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembobrakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on19-inch forged aluminum wheels.

Like the other CTS V-Series models, the Sport Wagon incorporatesa unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable itshigh-performance capabilities. It is also visually identified by anaggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hoodthat provides clearance for the supercharger. It rides on 19-inchforged aluminum wheels available in painted or polished finishes.

The rest of the exterior carries the dramatic design of the new CTS Sport Wagon; the details of which include:

  • Signature V-shaped deck and tailgate motif
  • Large, vertical taillamps with light-pipe technology
  • Power-opening liftgate (via key fob or in-vehicle button)
  • CHMSL-integrated roof spoiler
  • Integrated roof load management system with available cross bars for a seamless appearance
  • Cargo management system with adjustable in-floor containment
  • Available panoramic UltraView sunroof.

At the rear is a pair of 3-inch (76 mm) chrome exhaust outlets,which caps a performance dual-exhaust system made of high-gradestainless steel that will maintain a lustrous appearance longer thanordinary stainless.

Of course, cargo capability is a hallmark of wagons and the V-SeriesSport Wagon delivers with 25.4 cubic feet (720 liters) of space behindthe rear seats and 58 cubic feet (1,644 liters) with the seats folded –virtually doubling the available space of the sedan.

Supercharged performance

The 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine powers the CTS-V Sport Wagon – the same acclaimed engine found in the V-SeriesSedan and Coupe models. Rated at 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551lb.-ft. of torque (747 Nm), it is the most powerful engine offered inCadillac’s history.

The engine features an intercooled Eaton Twin Vortices Series™(TVS™) supercharger.  This unique supercharger design employs twinfour-lobe rotors, twisted 160 degrees. Typical superchargers featurethree lobes twisted 60 degrees. The fourth lobe and added twist, whencombined with unique air inlet and outlet ports, create smoother, moreefficient airflow into the engine. In addition to improved overallefficiency, this supercharger has superior noise and vibrationcharacteristics compared to more ordinary designs.

A pair of six-speed transmissions is offered in the CTS-VSport Wagon – a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with a dual-disc clutchand a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mountedshift controls. The steering wheel-mounted controls require no shiftlever movement and allow immediate tap up/tap down gear selection.Performance Algorithm Shifting provides the automotive transmissionwith a performance-oriented shift pattern during sustainedhigh-performance driving. As with many Cadillac models, the driverneeds only to slide the shifter into the manual “gate” to put thetransmission into a performance mode.

Torque is channeled through the six-speed transmissions to ahigh-performance rear axle that features a limited-slip reardifferential within a cast iron housing for greater thermal managementand asymmetrical half-shafts to smoothly manage the superchargedengine’s incredible torque. The unique design includes alternatelysized half-shafts that also help dynamically balance the oscillation oftorque from side to side, effectively eliminating “power hop.”

Magnetic Ride Control

The V-Series achieves exceptional levels of road-holdingperformance, but also maintains the poise of a luxury car in “regular”driving conditions. The technical enabler of this dual-mode drivingcharacter is Cadillac’s landmark Magnetic Ride Control. It is standardon the CTS-V Sport Wagon and is the world’s fastest-reactingsuspension technology. It uses shocks controlled by advancedmagneto-rheological technology, rather than mechanical valves, togreatly accelerate response time and precision.

Electronic sensors at all four wheels literally “read the road”every millisecond, making constant adjustments to damping to createvirtually instantaneous and extremely precise control of body motions.This is of particular benefit for a high-performance car because ithelps keep the car very composed during hard cornering, acceleration,braking and other dynamic maneuvers.

The Magnetic Ride shocks also enable a broader range of dampingcontrol to optimize the ride and handling for all driving conditions.In the CTS-V Sport Wagon, an extra measure of control isoffered, with two selectable modes (Tour and Sport), enabling thedriver to tailor the suspension for grand touring or more spiritedperformance driving.

Cadillac pioneered Magnetic Ride Control, bringing it to productionfirst in 2002, following decades of research on magneto-rheologicalscience. Today, the technology appears only on a short roster of theworld’s most elite vehicles, including Cadillac V-Series models, the Escalade luxury SUV and the STS and DTS luxury sedans.

Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires

The CTS-V Sport Wagon incorporates sophisticated braking andtire systems, in partnership with two companies renowned forhigh-performance technology: Brembo and Michelin. Brembo brakes are atall four corners and include powerful, six-piston calipers in the frontand four-piston calipers in the rear.

Large vented rotors enable strong initial braking force whileoptimizing heat resistance and eliminating fade. The brake rotors fromBrembo are manufactured with “dual-cast” technology that combines castiron and aluminum, resulting in superior performance and weightreduction.

The CTS-V Sport Wagon also includes an electric parkingbrake, which allows for optimal dead pedal placement, which isimportant for high-performance driving.

Michelin partnered with Cadillac engineers to develop an exclusive Pilot Sport PS2 tire specifically engineered for the CTS-V. The tires support high levels of grip in track conditions, while also affording excellent performance on the road.

Comfort, style and technology

The interior of the CTS-V Sport Wagon is shared with the sedan, including streamlined instrumentation, LED lighting and hand-cut-and-sewn accents.

The CTS-V Sport Wagon production model will come standardwith performance seats featuring perforated sueded microfiber insertsdesigned to hold the driver and front passenger in place duringcornering. Recaro performance driving seats are optional and provideexcellent support for spirited driving. These 14-way adjustableperformance seats include pneumatic bolster controls in the seatcushions and backrests.

Complementing the performance seating are a thick steering wheel anda gauge package designed for easy, at-a-glance reference duringperformance driving. Large instruments have bold readouts, including anLED-lit “tracer” function in the tachometer that flashes as the enginenears the red line. The gauge layout includes a boost gauge and alateral acceleration display.

Obsidian Black accents grace the center stack, console, steeringwheel and door panels. The production steering wheel and shifter areavailable in Alcantara, providing the luxurious character of suede.These accents are elegant to the touch and aid the driver duringsupport high-performance driving. Just like every CTS, the V-Series includes a hand-stitched instrument panel, door trim and center console.

Leading-edge infotainment features extend to the V-Series.Standard features include an advanced navigation system with adeployable screen, Bose 5.1 digital surround audio, factory-installedBluetooth phone integration and a 40-gigabyte hard drive that allowsthe customer to store a large library of music files. The systemuploads files via a USB port or the in-dash DVD/CD drive and allowsstored tracks to be searched and selected through the radio controls.

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Model: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
Body style / driveline: 4-door sport luxury wagon, RWD
Construction:unitized welded steel body with direct-mounted front cradle andrubber-isolated, multi-link independent rear suspension
EPA vehicle class: wagon
Manufacturing location: Lansing Grand River Assembly, Lansing, Mich.


  6.2L Supercharged V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.06 / 103.25 x 3.62 / 92 mm
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: roto-cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery: 1.9L supercharger with intercooler; sequential fuel injection
Ignition: direct-mount ignition coils
Compression ratio: 9.1:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 556 / 415 @ 6100*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 551 / 747 @ 3800*
Recommended fuel: premium required
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6200
Estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy):
14 / 19


  Tremec TR6060 Hydra-Matic 6L90
Type: six-speed manual; fully synchronized with single overdrive six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch
Gear ratios (:1):   
First: 2.66 4.03
Second: 1.78 2.36
Third: 1.30 1.53
Fourth: 1.00 1.15
Fifth: 0.80 0.85
Sixth: 0.63 0.67
Reverse: 2.90 3.06
Final drive ratio: 3.73 3.23

Chassis / Suspension

Configuration RWD
Differential: limited-slip
Front:independent SLA; 29-mm hollow stabilizer bar; elastomeric handling andride bushings; 65-N/mm spring rate; Magnetic Ride Control withelectro-magnetically controlled shocks
Rear :independent SLA; 24-mm hollow stabilizer bar; elastomeric trailing armbushing; 90-N/mm spring rate; Magnetic Ride Control withelectro-magnetically controlled shocks
Steering type: power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 16.1:1
Steering turns, lock-to-lock: 2.7
Turn circle (ft / m): 37.9 / 11.55
Chassis control: four-channel StabiliTrak w/ brake assist

Wheels and tires

Wheel size and type: front: 19 x 9-inch; forged alloy, 5-lug
rear: 19 x 9.5-inch, forged alloy, 5-lug
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
front: 255/40ZR19 (96Y) high-performance summer tire
rear: 285/35ZR19 (99Y) high-performance summer tire


Type: four-wheel disc with four-channel ABS, hydraulic brake assist and dynamic rear brake proportioning
Rotor type and thickness (in / mm)  
Front : 15 x 1.26 / 380 x 32, vented, co-cast
Rear: 14.7 x 1.1 / 373 x 28, vented


Wheelbase (in / mm): 113.4 / 2880
Length (in / mm): 191.3 / 4859
Height (in / mm): 59.1 / 1502
Width (in / mm): 72.6 / 1842
Track (in / mm): front: 61.8 / 1570
rear: 62 / 1575
Curb weight (lb / kg): 4390 / 1995
Weight distribution (% front / rear): 52 / 48


Headroom (in / mm): front: 38.8 / 986
rear: 37.2 / 944
Legroom (in / mm): front: 42.4 / 1078
rear: 35.9 / 913
Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 56.7 / 1441
rear: 57.4 / 1390
Hip room (in / mm): front: 55.1 / 1400
rear: 54.1 / 1375


Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3
EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L): 96.5 / 2732
EPA cargo volume (cu ft / L): 25.4 / 720 (behind rear seats)
58 / 1644 (rear seats folded)
Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg): TBD
Fuel tank (gal / L): 18 / 68
Engine oil (qt / L): 6.3 / 6
Cooling system (qt / L): 12.42 / 11.75

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