Cadillac CTS-V Models and CTS-V History

Squarely targeting Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles as well as BMWs M cars, Cadillac introduced the V line as a sample of American high-performance luxury. The first recipient this new sport treatment became the Cadillac CTS-V in 2004. Styled with a unique mesh grille and riding on a more performance-minded suspension, the headline feature of the 2004 Cadillac CTS-V was the use of an eight-cylinder powerplant. Borrowed from the Chevrolet Corvette, a 5.7-liter LS6 V-8 engine has been added to the Cadillac generating a perky 400-horsepower.


Power towards the rear wheels of the premium sport sedan was regulated through six-speed manual transmission. The 400-horsepower Cadillac sedan could accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds. Brembo brakes, Stabilitrak and 18-inch wheels within Goodyear tires are standard with the CTS-V sedan. Inside, the 2004 Cadillac CTS-V included a high feature instrument display for the driver as well as the use of auto racing-inspired suede-like surfaces. In 2006, the powerplant of the CTS-V was changed to a 6.0-liter engine that produced the same amount of horsepower as its predecessor. After a 2008 hiatus, the CTS-V returned in 2009 as an all-new vehicle. With a new-generation version of the Cadillac mid-sized sedan available, the CTS-Vs performance was greatly enhanced.


Powered by a 556-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine, the 2009 CTS-V became the most powerful Cadillac production car. Larger disc brakes and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension were also included on the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. Starting in 2011, the CTS-V line-up was expanded to include a sport wagon and later a coupe.

New and Used CTS-V Prices, Cadillac CTS-V Model Years and History

A luxury rocket ship disguised as a four-door sedan, the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8 that pumps 556 hp out to the rear wheels.
A powerful luxury sedan, Cadillac has provided the 2009 CTS-V with 556 hp and 551 lb-ft of torque, so you can be sure that on the road you will be a leader and not a follower.
A wolf in luxurious sheep's clothing, the 2007 Cadillac CTS-V is a five-passenger high-performance luxury sports sedan powered by a 6.0L V8 engine producing 400 hp.
With a Corvette power plant under the hood, the 2006 Cadillac CTS-V is a premium sports sedan pumping out 400 hp which are reeled in by a six-speed manual transmission.
A luxury sports sedan with seating for five, the 2005 Cadillac CTS-V may look like an aggressively styled CTS but it backs up the appearance with the power from a 6.0L V8 under the hood.
The 2004 Cadillac CTS-V is a brand-new luxury sports sedan that takes the relatively tame CTS and shoehorns a 400 hp 5.7L V8 from a Corvette into the engine bay.