2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe  -  $65,410


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $65,410
Base Invoice: $61,340
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $1,300
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 14 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: CTS-V Coupe
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed manual (Must specify a transmission. No charge option.)
Engine: Engine, 6.2L supercharged V8 (556 hp [414.6 kW] @ 6100 rpm, 551 lb-ft of torque [743.9 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Pros

Striking design in coupe, sedan, and wagon versions; top-level luxury; extra-ordinary performance from CTS-V


Model News

The CTS's 3.6L V6 engine gets a bit more power for 2012. The CTS sedan, wagon and coupe all get slightly revised exterior and interior trim.


Value Writeup

With its edgy styling, sport-tuned chassis, and luxurious interior appointments, the Cadillac CTS is well-placed to take on mid-size sport sedans from Japan and Europe. The CTS now comes in coupe, sedan and wagon forms as well as a couple of super-high performance CTS-V models that perform as well as anything in the world. The CTS has got something for every price point.


Model Highlights

The Cadillac CTS is offered in three body styles: sedan, sport wagon and coupe. For the sedan and wagon, two trim levels are available, starting with the base 3.0, which features a 270-hp 3.0L V6 and a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The CTS 3.6 is powered by a 318-hp 3.6L V6 and a standard 6-speed automatic. The coupe gets the 3.6, and all three body styles can be ordered with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

All three versions share a chassis that was developed on Germany's Nurburgring test track, giving it both good handing and responsiveness while remaining comfortable enough for daily road use--although a bit stiff for some tastes. GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard across the line.

All CTS models come well-equipped. The 3.0L features 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, an 8-way power-adjustable seat, a tilt and telescopic steering column, premium vinyl seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an 8-speaker Bose sound system as standard. 3.0 Luxury trim adds a power passenger's seat, driver's memory functions, heated seats, leather upholstery, a wood and leather steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity.

The 3.6 models feature the larger V6 engine, but also 18-inch wheels, high-performance brakes, upgraded sport-tuned suspension, a limited-slip rear differential and HID headlamps. 3.6 Premium, adds a 5.1 surround Bose 10-speaker stereo with hard-drive based music storage and USB/iPod connections. A Luxury Level Two package is also available on top of the Performance trims, adding rear parking sensors, heated and cooled front seats, folding rear seat, keyless entry and remote start.

The performance-oriented CTS-V comes with an impressive 556-horse supercharged 6.2L V8 and the choice of either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. For 2012, the CTS-V is available in either sedan or coupe versions. GM's Magnetic Ride Control suspension is standard, which gives the driver two separate firmness modes. In addition to that, GM's Performance Traction Management helps wrestle all the V's power to the ground without limiting spirited performance driving. Special bold exterior styling touches complete the package, as well as unique interior appointments that include optional Recaro seats with 14-way adjustments and special suede-like leather wraps on the steering wheel and shift knob. A GPS navigation system is standard.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
252.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
342.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LSA

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
6.2L/376

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
551 @ 3800

Trans Order Code
MN6

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.8 qts

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
99.0 ft³

Front Head Room
36.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.0 in

Front Hip Room
54.5 in

Second Head Room
34.6 in

Second Leg Room
35.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.9 in

Second Hip Room
47.7 in

Wheelbase
113.4 in

Length, Overall
188.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.1 in

Height, Overall
56.0 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
62.8 in

Trunk Volume
10.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4209 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.14 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
1.00 in

Front Tire Order Code
Q42

Rear Tire Order Code
Q42

Front Tire Size
P255/40YR19

Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 10.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.0 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.7 x 1.10 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Maintenance Years
4

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V536000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 02, 2011

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number of Units Affected
674

Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CADILLAC CTS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 21, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE POWER VACUUM BRAKE BOOST PUSHROD RETENTION NUT MAY NOT BE TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. IF THE NUT IS NOT TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION, THE NUT COULD LOOSEN AND ALLOW THE PUSHROD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL.

Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF ABILITY TO BRAKE AND a vehicle CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

CADILLAC DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POWER VACUUM BRAKE BOOST PUSHROD RETENTION NUT, AND IF NECESSARY, TORQUE THE NUT TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006.

GM'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11318. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Memory Package recalls 2 driver "presets" for 10-way power driver seat, outside mirrors and driver personalization

Underhood Appearance Package includes underhood acoustic insulation

Engine, 6.2L supercharged V8 (556 hp [414.6 kW] @ 6100 rpm, 551 lb-ft of torque [743.9 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed manual (Must specify a transmission. No charge option.)

Differential, limited slip

Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, Sport with Magnetic Ride Control

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Brakes, Brembo

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Brake, electronic parking

Exhaust, stainless steel

Wheels, 19" x 9" (48.3 cm x 22.9 cm) front and 19" x 10" (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) rear, premium multi-coat painted finish

Tires, P255/40R19 front and P285/35R19 rear, Y-rated performance

Tire Inflation Kit

Sunroof, delete

Headlamps, high intensity discharge with Adaptive Forward Lighting System, headlamp washers windshield wiper activated (CTS-V Coupe only), and flash-to-pass.

Headlamp washer system

Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia

CHMSL, V-Series

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent with washers

Wipers, Rainsense

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with single-slot CD/DVD player (audio only), MP3 playback, Bose 5.1 Surround Sound 10-speaker system and HDD-based navigation with XM NavTraffic/Real Time Weather, 8" diagonal glide-up screen with voice and text guidance, auxiliary input jack, Radio Data System (RDS), 40GB Hard Drive Device (HDD) and USB with audio connectivity

SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. (Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)

Antenna, integral front and rear

Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

Seats, front bucket includes 8-way power driver seat adjuster and articulating head restraints

Leather seat trim

Seats, heated driver and front passenger

Seat adjuster, 8-way power front passenger

Head restraints, active front

Seat adjusters, 2-way power driver and front passenger lumbar control

Seat, rear split-folding

Console, front floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment and cup holders

Armrest, front center

Console, rear center with dual cup holders

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering column, power rake wheel and telescopic with memory

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped

Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio and cruise and Bluetooth (Also includes Traction Control/StabiliTrak button.)

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge (V-Series supercharger boost gauge), engine water temperature gauge and Driver Information Center

Fuel gauge, analog

Windows, power with front Express-down/-up

Door locks, power programmable

Keyless Access, passive entry

Keyless start, switch

Remote vehicle start (Not available with (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission.)

Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power

Theft-deterrent alarm system

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III

Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger

Air filtration system, automatic cabin odor filtration

Defogger, rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with OnStar controls

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting accent, LED spotlights with lighting pipes

Cargo convenience net, trunk

Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled

StabiliTrak, stability enhancement system

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, dual-stage frontal driver, dual-depth frontal passenger with Passenger Sensing System, driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owner Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Automatic Crash Response

Stolen Vehicle Assistance

OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Rear Vision Camera (Includes (UAV) audio system with navigation.)

Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic

Side Blind Zone Alert

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger

Child seat restraint system

Tire Pressure Monitor System

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 6.2L SUPERCHARGED V8
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEELS, 19" X 9" (48.3 CM X 22.9 CM) FRONT AND 19" X 10" (48.3 CM X 25.4 CM) REAR, PREMIUM MULTI-COAT PAINTED FINISH
$0

 
WHEELS, 19" X 9" (48.3 CM X 22.9 CM) FRONT AND 19" X 10" (48.3 CM X 25.4 CM) REAR, HIGH POLISHED
$800

 
WHEELS, 19" X 9" (48.3 CM X 22.9 CM) FRONT, 19" X 10" (48.3 CM X 25.4 CM) REAR, SATIN GRAPHITE
$800

 
RADIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK RAVEN
$0

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$995

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
THUNDER GRAY CHROMAFLAIR
$995

 
BLACK DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
OPULENT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
MOCHA STEEL METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
SEATS, RECARO PERFORMANCE
$3,400

 
EBONY/EBONY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LIGHT TITANIUM/LIGHT TITANIUM, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
EBONY/SAFFRON, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH SINGLE-SLOT CD/DVD PLAYER (AUDIO ONLY), MP3 PLAYBACK, BOSE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND 10-SPEAKER SYSTEM AND HDD-BASED NAVIGATION
$0

 
WOOD TRIM PACKAGE
$600

 
LPO, HIGHWAY SAFETY KIT
$85

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$100

 
CALIPERS, YELLOW
$595

 
LPO, WHEEL LOCKS
$115

 
SUNROOF, STANDARD SIZED, POWER, TILT-TO-OPEN ONLY, POWER SUNSHADE
$700

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
SEATS, HEATED/VENTILATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$0

 
STEERING WHEEL, SUEDED RIM AND SUEDED SHIFT KNOB
$300

 
STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED PADDLE SHIFT CONTROLS
$0

 
PEDALS, SPORT ALLOY
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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