2011 Cadillac CTS-V Overview
Like its less-powerful sibling the CTS, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V adds a coupe body style to an already formidable ride that packs a monster under the hood.
The 2011 CTS-V is a high-performance vehicle that adds an all-new coupe body style to its sedan style. The CTS-V is a more powerful version of the CTS and features a monstrous 556-horsepower, 6.3-liter V-8 that is mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. A limited-slip differential and adaptive suspension come standard and the CTS-V aims to beat most competitors off the line with a whopping 551 pounds-feet of torque. Because you will need to stop on a dime, the 2011 CTS features new Brembo performance brakes with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rears. Expect to get 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway with the CTS-V.
The “V” features more aggressive styling in the front that hints at its performance driven nature, with a bigger wire-mesh grille which helps cool the supercharger and a few other subtle visual cues. Sport seats are upholstered in leather with microfiber inserts and optional Recaro racing seats add that fast-and-furious touch. Xenon HID headlamps with adaptive forward lighting, heated front seats, 19-inch wheels, and heated mirrors come standard.
The standard features list in the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V runs very long. It includes an auxiliary audio input jack, rearview camera, remote vehicle start, Bluetooth® connectivity, XM Satellite Radio, 10-speaker Bose 5.1 surround sound system, USB port, an 8-inch glide-up touch screen navigation system with voice and text guidance, hard drive, and one year of OnStar with the Directions and Connections plan. A power tilt sunroof and wood trim are optional. The CTS-V sedan seats five and maintains every ounce of raw power, as does the CTS-V wagon which adds cargo space and practicality to a 0-60 mph time of about 4 seconds, which makes it one of the (if not the) fastest production wagons in the world.
As for safety, the CTS-V is plush with numerous features designed to keep you and yours safe at all times. An electronic stability system with traction control, four-wheel disc brakes, tire pressure monitor, rear parking assist, daytime running lights and a host of airbags all come standard. When it comes time to take the CTS-V into the shop, know that standard maintenance such as scheduled oil changes, replacement of engine and cabin air filters, tire rotations and more are covered for four years or 50,000 miles.
If you want a perfect blend of sharp, sleek styling, raw power and suburb reputation, then the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V is an easy call.