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Cadillac Unveils CTS-V Wagon Images, Details

Wagons are a strange breed in the U.S. with more love thrown the way of SUVs and crossovers but that doesn't indicate a lack of excitement as Cadillac unveils images and details on the 2011 CTS-V wagon. It's nice to see a family hauler that is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which delivers 556 horsepower. Those long roadtrips to Six Flags just became a lot more fun for the parents behind the wheel.

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Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Details

In its second production year, a high-performance V-Series joins the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon lineup. It combines the performance and luxury of the landmark CTS-V Sport Sedan with the dramatic design of the CTS Sport Wagon.

“The CTS-V Sport Wagon is a natural extension of both the V-Series and the CTS lineup, offering an uncompromising performance car to enthusiasts who want the extra room of a wagon,” said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing. “The V-Series Sport Wagon is another hallmark of the dramatic presence and power of Cadillac vehicles.”

Along with the new V-Series, the ’11 CTS Sport Wagon lineup features the following new equipment:

  • New front fender vent design with black inner fin detail
  • Available rear-vision camera system, with a display located in the inside rearview mirror or – if equipped – in the navigation system
  • Available heated steering wheel, which is included with ventilated seats and a wood-trimmed steering wheel on the performance trim level, when ordered with the performance luxury package and on the premium trim level
  • Available 19-inch wheel and tire package with new, all-season tires on selected rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.

Like its sedan and coupe siblings, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which delivers 556 horsepower (415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A suite of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.

Like the other CTS V-Series models, the Sport Wagon incorporates a unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities. It is also visually identified by an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides clearance for the supercharger. It rides on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels available in painted or polished finishes.

And the good news is you can actually haul stuff in it. The CTS-V wagon has 25.4 cubic feet (720 liters) of space behind the rear seats and 58 cubic feet (1,644 liters) with the seats folded – virtually doubling the cargo space of the sedan.

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