The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V is what happens when GM engineers take the civil Cadillac CTS sedan and cross it with the Concorde. The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V has been stuffed with GM's new 6.2L supercharged LSA engine, which produces an astonishing 556 hp and 551 lb-ft of torque. The 4-door sedan features a mesh grille and lower intake, a sculpted hood with a prominent bulge, 19-in wheels, wider fenders and 4 exhaust tailpipes. The CTS-V Cadillac Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) suspension system, which also appears in the new 2009 Corvette ZR1, uses shocks controlled by electro-magnets rather than mechanical valves. The MRC gives the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V the fastest-reacting suspension on the world, according to GM. Transmission choices for the CTS-V are a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddles. The 2009 CTS-V also features powerful Brembo brakes, which you will need when you experience the thrilling ride created from all that power. If you love sports cars but you need the room a sedan offers, this is the car for you.Read more Read less
The Cadillac CTS sport sedan got a complete redesign inside and out for 2008. The CTS is carried over largely unchanged for 2009. A 6.2L supercharged V8-powered CTS-V high-performance model will be added to the lineup late in the year. Prices rose about 10 percent from last year.
Performance and handling; handcrafted interior; fuel efficiency (direct-injection).
Cadillac's CTS stands out from the luxury sports sedan segment on the basis of its very attractive handcrafted interior and its available high-tech features, which include adaptive headlamps and advanced audio and navigation options. The direct-injected engine and available all wheel drive makes it one of the most efficient high performance sedans in its class. The CTS is also a tremendous luxury/performance value with base prices starting at $34,780.