Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon (2011) [Reviews]

Cadillac has announced the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Car Show, the addition next to its future performance V-Series line. It combines performance and luxury landmark CTS-V Sport Sedan with the dramatic design of CTS Sportwagon.

"Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is a natural extension of the V series and CTS range offers uncompromising performance, car enthusiasts who want the extra space and the wagon," said Don Butler, director of marketing Cadillac. "V-Series Sport Wagon is another hallmark of the dramatic presence and power of Cadillac vehicles."

The exterior is finished in midnight silver for the first time in the Cadillac Sixteen Concept, and accentuated by bright Liquid Silver-finished wheels and a black chrome finish on the screen of the network. The rear bumper, the top and a center high-mounted spoiler lamp are also unique in stopping the car show.

Inside, the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Auto Show is full of exclusive leather-trimmed black Alcantara. The top of the door panels and dash top are covered in the same premium leather accented with wood sapele midnight, while the microfiber material and stitching is applied to the lower door panels, the pillars, console lid, roof and the center of the wheel. The car show features fine grain black leather-trimmed seats with inserts of Alcantara Recaro. The seat inserts are located in the center and accented with dark gray stitching, while the V-Series logo is laser engraved on the back seat. Obsidian black with accents of the center console, steering wheel and console door panels.
The custom show car color and trim refers to the possible direction of finishes and colors in the future Cadillac models. These products are not intended for production, but the desire to represent Cadillac to assess customer reaction to new colors and finishing options.

Compressor performance

The 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 drives the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon - the same engine found in the acclaimed V-Series sedan and coupe models. Rated at 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft. of torque (747 Nm) is the most powerful engine offered in Cadillac's history.

The engine is equipped with an intercooled Eaton vortex series Twin ™ (TVS ™) supercharger. This concept of single compressor, uses two four-lobe rotors, twisted 160 degrees. Typical compressor has three bedrooms twisted 60 degrees. The fourth lobe and added twist, when combined with the single air intake and exhaust, creating smoother, more efficient airflow into the engine. In addition to improving the overall efficiency, the compressor noise and superior vibration characteristics compared to more common designs.

A pair of six-speed transmissions are available in the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon - a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with twin-disc clutch and a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission with steering controls wheel change. The steering wheel controls do not require movement of gear lever and allows for immediate pressure up / tap down gear selection. Performance Algorithm Shifting allows the transmission of the car with a pattern of change based on performance during sustained high-performance driving. As with many Cadillac models, the driver simply slide the switch to the instruction manual "door" to set the mode transmission performance.

The torque is channeled through a six-speed transmission for high-performance rear-wheel limited slip differential has a cast iron thermal management and more asymmetric shafts easily handle the supercharged engine has a couple amazing. The unique design includes alternating the size of the drive shafts, which also contribute to a dynamically balanced swing torque from side to side, effectively eliminating a "power-hop."

Magnetic Ride Control

The V-Series reached exceptional levels of driving performance, but also maintains the balance of the luxury car in "normal" driving. The facilitator of the technique of two driving modes is of a Cadillac Magnetic Ride Control history. That is standard on the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon and technology in the world of fastest-reacting suspension. It uses shocks controlled by advanced magneto-rheological technology, rather than mechanical valves, speeding response time and accuracy.

Electronic sensors on all four wheels literally "read the road" every millisecond, making constant changes to damping to create virtually instantaneous and extremely controlling precise movements of the body. This is particularly useful for high performance cars, because it helps keep the car very composed when cornering hard acceleration, braking and other dynamic movements.

Magnetic Ride shocks also enable a wider range of damping control to optimize ride and handling in all driving conditions. The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is an additional degree of control available with two selectable modes (Tour and Sport), allows the driver to adjust the suspension for Grand Touring or driving performance more lively.
Cadillac pioneered Magnetic Ride Control, with the first production in 2002, after decades of research on magneto-rheological science. Today, technology is only shown in a short list of the world's finest vehicles, including Cadillac V-Series models, the Escalade luxury SUV and the STS and DTS luxury sedan.

Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon includes sophisticated braking and tire systems, in collaboration of two companies known for high-performance technology: Brembo and Michelin. Brembo brakes are all the corners, and are efficient, six-piston calipers front and rear four-piston.

Ventilated rotors of large size allows a strong initial braking force while optimizing heat resistance and eliminating fade. Brembo brake discs made of a '"dual-cast technology that combines cast iron and aluminum, the superior performance and weight loss.

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is also an electronic parking brake, which allows good dead pedal position, which is important for high-performance driving.

Michelin worked with Cadillac engineers to develop an exclusive Pilot Sport PS2 tires designed specifically for the CTS-V. Rings supported by high-grip track conditions, giving excellent road performance.

Comfort, style and technique

Interior Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon has been split into sedan, including streamlined instrumentation, LED lighting and hand-cut and stitched accents.

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon model of production will come standard with performance seats with perforated suede microfibre inserts designed to keep the driver and front passenger in place during cornering. Recaro performance seats are optional and provide excellent support for the conduct lively. These 14 seats and performance include adjustable pneumatic tightening of controls in the seat cushions and folders.

Complementing the performance of seats is a thick steering wheel and gauge package designed to facilitate, at a glance reference during the conduct of performance. Main instruments are identified fats, including an LED on "tracer" function in the tachometer that flashes as the engine approaches the redline. Setting gauge includes a boost gauge and a display of lateral acceleration.
Obsidian black accents grace the center console, console, steering wheel and door panels. The production of the steering wheel and gearshift lever are available in Alcantara, a lush suede. These accents are an elegant touch and help support the driver while driving high performance. Like every CTS, the V-series is hand-stitched instrument panel, door panels and center console.

Cutting-edge infotainment features extend to the V-series. Standard features include an advanced navigation on the placing of the display, a Bose 5.1 surround sound audio, Bluetooth phone integration factory installed, and 40-gigabyte hard drive that allows the client to store vast library of music files. The system will load the files via the USB port or an in-dash DVD / CD-ROM and allows you to record songs can be searched and selected the radio controls.

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