2008 Cadillac STS-V  -  $81,250


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $81,250
Base Invoice: $74,605
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $1,700
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 13 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: STS-V
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic for RWD, tap-up/tap-down (Must specify a transmission)
Engine: Engine, Northstar supercharged 4.4L V8 DOHC MFI, Variable Valve Timing (469 hp [349 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 439 lb-ft of torque [595 N-m] @ 3900 rpm)

Model Highlights

The 2008 Cadillac STS is available in two primary models, V6 or V8, designated by their type of engine. The V6 model gets an all-new direct-injected 3.6L DOHC V6, making 302 horsepower--nearly 50 more horsepower than last year--and 272 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the power increase, the engine also runs cleaner than the one it replaces, with a 25-percent reduction in cold-start hydrocarbons; the direct injection system also allows the increase in power without a drop in fuel efficiency. The V8 model is powered by a 320-horsepower, 4.6L "Northstar" V8 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission is now offered through the model range; its steep first-gear ratio enables especially strong off-the-line performance.

Both models can be specified with an all-wheel drive system for improved all-weather stability and traction, but there's also a sophisticated StabiliTrak electronic stability control system that helps restore stability. In all-wheel-drive V8 models, StabiliTrak has a special front-wheel steer feature in which the system will use a steering motor to turn the front wheels into a skid when the rear wheels lose traction in order to more quickly restore control.

Inside, the steering wheel can now be trimmed in Sapele Pommele, an exotic wood used for furniture and musical instruments.

The STS offers several leading-technology options. Most notably, a Lane Departure Warning system, which monitors lane marking and warns the driver when the vehicle drifts out of its lane, and a Side Blind Zone Alert System, which uses radar beams to scan the lanes adjacent (about 11 feet on both sides and about 16 feet rearward) and flashes an indicator light when the space is occupied. Another standout feature is the Intellibeam automatic high-beam system available on the V8, which automatically switches between high and low beam based on the distance of oncoming traffic.

The top-option "infotainment" system on the STS has 15 Bose speakers, a six-disc, MP3-compatible CD/DVD changer, an eight-inch screen, and an advanced navigation system, plus Bluetooth hands-free capability and voice recognition.

The STS Platinum model, new for 2008, has a very distinctive look and feel, with 18-inch chrome wheels, a brighter grille, and an exclusive Glacier Gold finish outside, plus a hand-cut, sewn, and wrapped instrument panel and door trim, Tuscany leather seats, olive ash burl wood and chrome accents, plus a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

At the top of the range stands the limited-edition STS-V, a super high-performance version of the STS, bringing a 469-horsepower, 4.4L supercharged version of the Northstar V8, huge Brembo brakes, larger wheels and tires, and larger front and rear stabilizer bars. The STS-V's engine is hand-built by a single craftsman from start to finish. Inside it also gets leather-wrapped surfaces throughout plus olive ash burl wood trim and aluminum accents. According to GM, the STS-V can accelerate to 60 mph in less than six seconds.


Model News

For 2008, the Cadillac STS gets a much more powerful standard engine--a 302-horsepower, direct-injected V6--and a new six-speed automatic transmission standard across the model line. And making its debut for 2008 is a new STS Platinum Edition, which adds distinctive materials inside, with Tuscany leather and special chrome and wood accents.

Two advanced-technology options, Lane Departure Warning Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert, help increase driver awareness and safety, and a head-up display and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are now available on V6 models. Separately, the available Intellibeam headlamps switch between high and low beam as oncoming vehicles approach and pass. There's also a new Performance Handling Package, which adds an upgraded braking system, 18-inch alloy chrome-plated wheels, and summer performance tires, plus an active front steering feature on V8 AWD models. Flashy new polished aluminum 14-spoke, 18-inch wheels are also newly available.

Otherwise there are a number of cosmetic changes, including new side marker lamps, a new grille and lower front fascia and intake, a new body-colored rear fascia, and polished aluminum exhaust tips.


Pros

Overall performance; smooth ride; available leading-edge technology features; optional all-wheel drive; unique front-wheel steer feature; strong safety; ahead-of-the-pack acceleration (STS-V).


Value Writeup

The 2008 STS is Cadillac's high-technology flagship sedan, and in terms of performance and features is every bit a rival to the top sedans from Germany and Japan. With all-wheel drive, the STS makes a surprisingly good all-weather car despite its performance edge, and with the new front-wheel steer system the AWD V8 model promises to be especially nimble. Inside, the STS has a look and feel that entirely justifies the price, and convenience and safety features that match the best in its class.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
221.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
323.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LC3

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.4L/269

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
469 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
439 @ 3900

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.6 in

Front Hip Room
54.6 in

Second Head Room
37.9 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.4 in

Second Hip Room
55.6 in

Wheelbase
116.4 in

Length, Overall
197.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in

Height, Overall
58.2 in

Track Width, Front
66.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.9 in

Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4394 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Performance

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Performance

Front Tire Order Code
Q19

Rear Tire Order Code
Q19

Front Tire Size
P255/45WR18

Rear Tire Size
P275/40WR19

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V108000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 04, 2008

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
4586

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 4,586 MY 2008 CADILLAC STS AND STS-V PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, 'TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS' (TPMS). THE STANDARD REQUIRES AN INDICATION TO THE DRIVER FOR CERTAIN TPMS MALFUNCTIONS. WHEN THE SYSTEM DETECTS A MALFUNCTION, THE LOW TIRE WARNING LIGHT SHOULD FLASH FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE AND THEN STAY ON THE REMAINDER OF THE IGNITION CYCLE. A DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER MESSAGE WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Consequence
THESE INDICATIONS OF A SYSTEM MALFUNCTION DO NOT WORK. PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCK RECEIVER MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM.

CUSTOMERS 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.

Engine, Northstar supercharged 4.4L V8 DOHC MFI, Variable Valve Timing (469 hp [349 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 439 lb-ft of torque [595 N-m] @ 3900 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic for RWD, tap-up/tap-down (Must specify a transmission)

Driver Shift Control

Differential, limited slip

Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive

Cooling system, heavy-duty

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent, performance-tuned

Automatic Level Control, self-adjusting

Steering, power, speed-sensitive, rack-and-pinion

Premium Steering Gear, ZF

Brakes, Brembo

Brake Assist

Exhaust outlets, dual chrome-plated tips

Wheels, 18" x 8.5" (45.6 cm x 21.5 cm) front and 19" x 9.5" (48.2 cm x 24.1 cm) rear, painted pearl nickel finish aluminum

Tires, P255/45R18 front and P275/40R19 rear, Pirelli, W-rated, EMT, blackwall

Sunroof, power, tilt-sliding with express-open and sunshade

Grille, chrome-plated, stainless-steel wire mesh

Spoiler, rear (Unique appearance.)

Headlamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID), windshield wiper-activated with flash-to-pass feature, includes (CE4) headlamp washer system

Headlamps, Intellibeam, automatic low/high beam control

Headlamp washer system

Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia

Tail lamps, LED illumination

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted

Wipers, Rainsense

Washer nozzles, heated

Audio system with navigation, AM/FM stereo with Bose 5.1 Studio Surround sound system, 6-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer and DVD-based advanced navigation Bluetooth phone interface, includes seek-and-scan, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock, AudioPilot automatic volume control, weather band, digital signal processing, rear passenger A/V jacks and 15 speakers

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation. (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Antenna, integral

Seats, front bucket with articulating head restraints

Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger 8-way power

Seat adjusters, 4-way power driver and front passenger lumbar control

Seats, heated driver and front passenger

Seats, heated rear outboard seating positions

Seat trim, Nuance full-leather with perforated Preferred sueded fabric material inserts

Armrest, front center

Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders

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

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering column, power tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, heated and leather-wrapped with kinetic aluminum trim

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio, HVAC system and voice recognition controls

Instrumentation, analog

Driver Information Center, with display in gauge cluster including tire pressure and 5 language capability (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)

Head-Up Display, 4-color, reconfigurable, with digital readouts for vehicle speed, selected gear, Adaptive Cruise Control indicator, audio system information, high-beam indicator, fuel level and 5 language capability (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Windows, power with front and rear Express-Down/Up and passenger lockout

Door locks, power programmable

Retained accessory power, audio system, power windows and power sunroof may be used for up to 10 minutes after ignition is turned off and doors remain closed

Keyless Access, includes 2 remote transmitters which enable automatic door unlock and open by pulling door handle

Keyless ignition, engaged with push button start

Adaptive Remote Start

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

Memory Package, recalls 2 driver "presets" for 8-way power driver seat with easy exit, outside mirrors, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel with easy exit and audio system/climate control settings

Personalization features, ability to set exterior lighting, door lock, and remote start features

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Rear Parking Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Side Blind Zone Alert

Parking brake release

Decklid, power release

Trunk release, power

Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III

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

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

Glovebox, passenger-side, lockable

Interior trim, leather-wrapped, includes IP, front and rear door trims and center console

Wood trim, Olive Ash burl with Kinetic aluminum accents

Map pockets, front and rear door storage

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with OnStar controls

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, telescoping

Lighting, interior with illuminated entry and exit feature, courtesy lights and entrance lights in base of door and under instrument panel

Cargo net, includes tie-downs

Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled

StabiliTrak, 4-channel

Daytime Running Lamps

OnStar, 1-year of Directions & Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-By-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)

Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (front passenger airbag status indicated on the inside rearview mirror) (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 childs 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 Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions with front pretensioners and child restraint provisions

Child seat restraint system

Door locks, rear child security

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,700

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, NORTHSTAR SUPERCHARGED 4.4L V8 DOHC MFI, VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC FOR RWD, TAP-UP/TAP-DOWN
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST SOLID PAINT
$0

 
BLACK CHERRY
$0

 
BLUE CHIP
$0

 
BLACK RAVEN
$0

 
GOLD MIST
$0

 
RADIANT BRONZE
$0

 
MOONSTONE
$0

 
LIGHT PLATINUM
$0

 
SUNSET BLUE
$0

 
THUNDER GRAY CHROMAFLAIR
$995

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$995

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH ARTICULATING HEAD RESTRAINTS
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, NUANCE FULL-LEATHER SEATS WITH SUEDED FABRIC INSERTS
$0

 
EBONY, NUANCE FULL-LEATHER SEATS WITH SUEDED FABRIC INSERTS
$0

 
EBONY/TANGO RED, NUANCE FULL-LEATHER SEATS WITH SUEDED FABRIC INSERTS
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO WITH BOSE 5.1 STUDIO SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, 6-DISC IN-DASH CD/DVD CHANGER AND DVD-BASED ADVANCED NAVIGATION
$0

 
SUNROOF, DELETE
$-1,200

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$100

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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