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    Cadillac CTS-V 2009-2013

    2009 CTS-V: CADILLAC'S ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF PERFORMANCE AND LUXURY

    DETROIT – As the new CTS sport sedan earns accolades and new owners, Cadillac takes the next leap forward by premiering the 2009 CTS-V, the brand’s ultimate expression of performance and luxury.

    Launching in the fourth quarter of 2008, the all-new CTS-V intends to combine the serious performance of an elite sports car with the poise and elegance of a prestigious luxury sedan. Part of Cadillac’s acclaimed V-Series of high-performance models, CTS-V delivers an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW). More than just power, CTS-V also includes a comprehensive suite of technical and design enhancements, including Magnetic Ride Control, an industry-first Performance Traction Management program and the addition of a new automatic transmission with paddle-shift control.

    “The CTS-V represents the full extension of our design, technology and performance capabilities,” says Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “The V-Series takes the award-winning CTS sport sedan and elevates it to a position within the club of the world’s most exclusive and capable cars.”

    As an all-new version of the CTS sport sedan was prepared for 2008, Cadillac engineers and designers began to scheme a new CTS-V that would reach much higher in terms of performance and luxury. Through the original CTS-V, Cadillac proved it could develop a very potent, high-performance sedan. The challenge for the 2009 model was enhancing every aspect in a comprehensive manner, along with reaching higher performance limits.

    Several key technical and design elements combine to transform the already highly capable CTS into the new V-Series. Like the existing CTS, the V-Series is the product of an intensive development process across North America and Europe, including famed test tracks and millions of miles of road. Supporting Cadillac’s ongoing global expansion, the 2009 CTS-V is planned to be offered outside North America for the first time, including exports to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

    Sophisticated technical enhancements

    The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V features the world’s fastest-reacting suspension technology, Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). It uses shocks controlled by electro-magnets, rather than mechanical valves, greatly accelerating response time. Electronic sensors at all four wheels literally “read the road” every millisecond, making constant adjustments to damping to create virtually instantaneous and extremely precise control of body motions. This is of particular benefit for a high-performance sedan, helping to keep the car very composed during hard cornering, acceleration, braking and other dynamic maneuvers.

    MRC technology first appeared on the Cadillac STS performance sedan and has been used on some of the world’s most celebrated cars, including the Chevrolet Corvette and a select few European sports cars.

    Enabling the precise control expected in a high-performance sedan, the CTS-V features Performance Traction Management system, borrowed from championship racing teams. This technology uses advanced electronics to manage engine torque for optimal traction during acceleration. In situations such as acceleration from a stop or exiting corners, Performance Traction Management regulates torque delivery for the best possible launch.

    Performance Traction Management uses the same sort of electronics as stability control programs such as Cadillac’s StabiliTrak system, but applies it in a different manner. Rather than monitoring and controlling wheel slip to assist in stopping or slowing the car, PTM regulates torque delivery to instantly match the available tire grip for maximum acceleration.

    CTS-V also includes sophisticated braking and tire systems, in partnership with two companies renown 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. Michelin worked with Cadillac engineers to develop its acclaimed Pilot Sport 2 (PS2) summer tire for CTS-V and its 19-inch wheels.

    And, of course, there is the matter of power. It has increased nearly 35 percent for the ’09 CTS-V, via a new 6.2L LSA supercharged V-8 engine generating an estimated 550 hp (410 kW) and 550 lb.-ft. (745 Nm) of torque. The engine delivers this power with remarkable refinement. A sixth-generation Eaton supercharger minimizes the added noise previously associated with supercharged engines, and tightly controls intake air temperature for optimal performance.

    Transmission choices include either a six-speed manual or an exclusive, six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It is the first automatic offered on the CTS-V.

    Accentuated design elements

    The 2009 CTS-V extends Cadillac’s acclaimed design language, both inside and out. The V-Series includes all the elements of the CTS sport sedan’s well received cabin, while adding some elegant and purposeful accents.

    V-Series will offer Recaro performance driving seats, providing excellent support for spirited driving and adding to the luxurious and purposeful interior. These new, 14-way adjustable performance seats include pneumatic bolster controls in the seat cushion and backrest.

    A microfiber material is added to the steering wheel, seats and shifter, providing the soft feel and luxurious appearance of suede without suede’s inherent drawbacks of difficult care and moisture sensitivity. These accents on the steering wheel, seat inserts and shifter are elegant to the touch and help support high-performance driving.

    The car’s integrated center stack is trimmed with a new Obsidian material that is also applied to the center console and door trim. Just like every CTS, the V-Series includes a hand-stitched instrument panel, door trim and center console. Leading-edge infotainment features, including a 40-gigabyte hard drive, advanced navigation system with a “pop-up” screen and Bose digital surround audio, extend to the V-Series, as well as factory-installed Bluetooth capability.

    The exterior of the new CTS-V amplifies the assertive stance and elegant details of the standard car, and communicates the car’s remarkable capabilities. The dihedral Cadillac grille is larger to enable more air intake and features a satin finish. The raised hood encompasses the supercharged engine, and new front and rear fascias identify the vehicle as a V-Series. The car’s 19-inch wheels enhance its stance on the road.

    The founding member of the V-Series, CTS-V was initially offered in 2004 and sold primarily in North America through the 2007 model year. The supercharged STS-V and XLR-V were added in 2006 to make the V-Series an exclusive trio of models all capable of zero-to-60 acceleration in less than five seconds with enhanced overall performance and luxury features.



    2009 CADILLAC CTS-V: PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

    Overview

    Model:
    2009 Cadillac CTS-V

    Body style / driveline:
    rear-drive four-door high-performance luxury sedan

    Construction:
    unitized welded steel body with direct-mounted front cradle and rubber-isolated, multi-link independent rear suspension assembly

    EPA vehicle class
    midsize car
    Manufacturing location:
    Lansing Grand River Assembly, Lansing, Michigan
    Key competitors:
    BMW M-5, Mercedes Benz E55 AMG, Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

    Engine
    Type:
    6.2L supercharged V-8 (LSA)
    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:
    cast aluminum
    Valvetrain:
    overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder;
    0.492-in (12.5 mm) lift
    Supercharger:
    Gen. 6 R19 with single brick intercooler; 1.9L displacement w/4-lobe rotor design
    Fuel delivery:
    SFI; center feed
    Ignition:
    direct-mount ignition coils; extended-life dual platinum-tipped spark plugs
    Compression ratio:
    9.0:1
    Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):
    550 / 410 @ 6200 (est)
    Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):
    550 / 745 @ 6200 (est)
    Recommended fuel:
    premium recommended but not required
    Maximum engine speed (rpm):
    TBD
    Additional features:
    pan-mounted oil cooler; cast pistons; high-flow cylinder heads; block-mounted piston squirters; steel crankshaft w/ 8-bolt flange; close-mounted converters; acoustic engine cover; E67 engine controller

    Estimated fuel economy:
    TBD
    Transmissions
    Type:
    Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual; fully synchronized with single overdrive
    Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch
    Gear ratios (:1)
    First:
    2.66
    4.02
    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

    Front suspension:
    independent SLA; 29-mm hollow stabilizer bar; elastomeric handling and ride bushings; 65-N/mm spring rate; Magnetic Ride Control with electro-magnetically controlled shocks

    Rear suspension:
    independent SLA; 24-mm solid stabilizer bar; elastomeric trailing arm bushing; 90-N/mm spring rate; Magnetic Ride Control with electro-magnetically controlled shocks

    Wheels:
    19 x 9-inch; forged alloy, 5-lug (front)

    19 x 9.5-inch, forged alloy, 5-lug (rear)

    Tires:
    255/40R19 Michelin PS2; summer Z-rated (front)

    285/35R19 Michelin PS2; summer Z-rated (rear)

    Brakes:
    four-wheel disc with four-channel ABS, hydraulic brake assist and dynamic rear brake proportioning

    front rotors:
    vented; co-cast; 380 mm x 32 mm

    rear rotors:
    vented; 373 mm x 28 mm

    front calipers:
    aluminum; six-piston

    rear calipers:
    aluminum; four-piston
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    It's an interesting car, Gt1Street, thanks.

    And a bit off-topic. Were there really times on UCP when only 1 picture was allowed to be attached? To understand what I mean, just look through the first page of this thread. Poor ol' Matt

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    I guess that back in 03 it was...
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    Quote Originally Posted by faksta View Post
    It's an interesting car, Gt1Street, thanks.

    And a bit off-topic. Were there really times on UCP when only 1 picture was allowed to be attached? To understand what I mean, just look through the first page of this thread. Poor ol' Matt
    Yes. For a little while it was one attachment per page, then it was bumped to 4, and now it's at 6. IIRC this is the first thread that's ever been made on UCP.

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    Seems like its thread no. 10...
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    the price, still unofficial, seems to be under 70k $, quite a bargain. and it already proved to go as fast as the M5 and E63. unfortunately, both cars are going to be renewed in no more than a couple of years, but it could be enough for the Caddy to built a strong reputation. I for one still don't know if I like it though...the price could be low, but ?m sure the German's are better built and more refined
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    the price, still unofficial, seems to be under 70k $, quite a bargain. and it already proved to go as fast as the M5 and E63. unfortunately, both cars are going to be renewed in no more than a couple of years, but it could be enough for the Caddy to built a strong reputation. I for one still don't know if I like it though...the price could be low, but ?m sure the German's are better built and more refined
    The problem is that in Europe no one really wants a Cadillac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    The problem is that in Europe no one really wants a Cadillac.

    No matter how good this is.
    make it German, and all would want it
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