Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon to be unveiled at New York motor show
31 March 2010

This is the 556bhp Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, which will go on sale at the end of this year.

The car is powered by the same 6.2-litre V8 with 551lb ft of torque as its coupe and saloon stablemates, and comes with the choice of six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic.

See the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon pictures

It also gets the same performance enhancing kit as the other CTS-V cars, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.

It's load carrying capacity is almost twice that of the saloon - 720 litres seats up, or 1644 seats down.

Cadillac has confirmed the car will be sold in Europe and the Middle east, as well as the US.

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30 March 2010

Blimey, that's a bit beefy.

Nothing like incorporating a blindspot the size of a house when your designing your C pillars...

30 March 2010

I've have always rather liked the edgy Cadillac design language - but from these pictures it doesn't seem to translate to estate cars too well.

30 March 2010

One of the few modern designs which is better resolved as a saloon than an estate. Looks like a bread van. A fast bread van, mind...


30 March 2010

I can live with the styling but I'm sorry, 556BHP?? I'm afraid I could not consider an estate car with less than 600. After all how would I get my garden clippings to the dump with only 556.

 

30 March 2010

I really like it, edgy design and large C pillars included. With 556bhp there's not much going to be coming up your blind side really. I would like to see pictures of the interior to make sure it has included the iffy plastics that go with American cars.

30 March 2010

Just when you think Caddilac are going to produce a Swan they produce an ugly Duckling!, do American car designers not look at whats selling round the global markets?

Peter Cavellini.

30 March 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]I would like to see pictures of the interior[/quote]

Here you go Jon...

cts v sportwagon interior

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30 March 2010

Problem is, the majority of customers in America still can't cope with the concept of the station wagon, so Caddy made the CTS wagon look like its SRX crossover, with the tiny rear side window. If they'd only kept the saloon's tail-lights and given it wraparound rear glass like the previous-gen Subaru Legacy estate, it would have looked much better. I really like the CTS saloon (though it's neither long enough to compete with the BMW 5 nor short enough to compete with the 3, and it shows in its odd side profile proportions), but this just looks awful. And why don't they just put the LS9 in and be done with it? 638bhp in an estate...

Personally, I'd buy an E39 540i M Sport Touring (probably metallic dark blue) and convert it to M5 spec (it has been done) and I'd then take it to Ascari in Banbury, who can tune the S62 V8 up to 625bhp...

30 March 2010

Personally, I really like it and I would have it in a heartbeat of most of the boring German stuff. I mean really, How special is an M5 when most of the diesel jockeys drive round with an M bodykit on anyway? to the untrained eye, you may as well be dring a 2.0d.

I'm glad the caddy will be sold over here - although, I really do wish they would discover the virtues of the disel engine. I mean, how hard really is it for GM, one of the biggest car companies in the world to find a suitable diesel in their parts bin.

30 March 2010

[quote fhp11]

Personally, I really like it and I would have it in a heartbeat of most of the boring German stuff. I mean really, How special is an M5 when most of the diesel jockeys drive round with an M bodykit on anyway? to the untrained eye, you may as well be dring a 2.0d.

I'm glad the caddy will be sold over here - although, I really do wish they would discover the virtues of the diesel engine. I mean, how hard really is it for GM, one of the biggest car companies in the world to find a suitable diesel in their parts bin.

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Well, GM don't really do diesels. There's the horrible, rattly old nail of a thing Vauxhall/Opel use, there's the huge (and immensely heavy) Duramax V8 and that's it. If only they hadn't sold Subaru, they could have used their flat-four diesel (and perhaps persuaded them to do a flat-six diesel as well).

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Oh, hang on, Isuzu have a 3-litre single-turbodiesel V6 to which GM owns the rights. They could try using that, albeit with two turbos to bring power/torque up to the required levels, but I suspect it would be too agricultural to compete with Jaguar and the Germans.

Also, the whole point of the M5 is its subtlety. If you don't understand that, fine, but thousands of others do. However, Cadillac have never been about subtlety - possibly my favourite car of all time is the late-50s Eldorado, with its enormous fins.

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