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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Review

High-Performance Luxury Coupe

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

In short: A fast and luxurious sports coupe.

Armored in angular sheet metal that reflects its sporty personality, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe brings an aggressive edge to the long-running American automaker's lineup. However, more than just hollow posturing, the CTS-V Coupe has the horsepower to justify its athletic looks. Boasting the most powerful engine in Cadillac's 108-year history, a 556-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the CTS-V Coupe is capable of rocketing from 0 to 60 in an astounding 4 seconds flat.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty;
5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile premium care maintenance


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Base Price: $62,165 / As tested: $69,440

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine
Horsepower: 556 hp @ 6,100 rpm
Torque: 551 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
4,209 lbs
Wheelbase: 113.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.5/74.1/56 in
Turning circle: 37.9 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: 4-wheel independent suspension system with magnetic ride control

Traction: StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control

0-60 mph: 4 seconds
Top Speed: 175 mph (governor limited)

EPA City:
14 mpg
EPA Highway: 19 mpg

Safety:
driver and front passenger front and side impact airbags; front and rear head curtain side airbags

Likes: fun to drive

Dislikes: mpg; rear visibility

 

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PNW080411 (Updated: 11/02/11 NW)

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