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2010 Cadillac CTS Sportwagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

From the second we laid eyes on the production CTS Sportwagon, we dreamed of a V-badged 556 horsepower, supercharged V8 variant. While the move makes sense to us based on awesomeness alone, General Motors has to come up with one of those dreaded business cases to make the anabolic wagon happen. Bob Lutz has been a vocal proponent for the CTS-V wagon, but even the Maximum one didn't seem to have much faith that the Supersportwagon would happen. Lutz did, however, say that if there were significant demand, the CTS-V wagon could see the light of day. If a report from Straightline is to believed, the General may be encouraged enough based on initial interest in the Sportwagon to build the V variant of our dreams.

Straightline quotes GM sources who say the super wagon has been given the green-light for production, and Inside Line reiterated as much on Twitter. However, GM hasn't announced anything official as of right now, so we'll refrain from picturing ourselves doing grocery hauling powerslides in what could be hottest wagon since... well... ever.

[Source: Straightline]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      It would be awesome to show up at a track event with one of these. All your wheels and gear in the trunk. No trailer needed!
        • 5 Years Ago
        You guys saying RWD is just as good in the snow are basing your assumptions on straight flat roads with a little snow. You are wrong, whether you think you have the whole story or not.

        I've driven straight flat roads with RWD in the snow, no big deal. That's not everywhere.

        There are hills in my area right after stop lights/signs that RWD cars CANNOT make with 1" of snow or sleet the ground. And the plows can't always keep up.

        You go part way up, you start spinning, you go backwards. Light foot, careful, doesn't matter.

        Any RWD car will end up front-ending the car behind it at several intersections I know of. FWD or AWD or accident waiting to happen.

        You don't accelerate to your death faster in AWD cars there. You just go up the hill drama-free. In RWD cars, you stay home in the winter there. Period.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Apparently when you want to reply to "Nunya" you get posted down here, awesome...
        • 5 Years Ago
        GM does a surprising about (to me anyway) of winter test validation with their high-powered RWD cars. There have been a number of CTS-V's and ZR1's at their Kinross proving grounds over the last two winter seasons that I've been up there. They seem to spend a lot of time on the snow & ice...
        • 5 Years Ago
        No problem. The reply system is confusing. And I've seen pictures of the CTS-V sedan in the snow with snow tires. So the wagon wouldn't have a problem in the snow either. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome!! This is on the top of my list if I ever come into money somehow.

      I was skeptical of that "junk in the trunk" look at first, but isn't that the point of any wagon? It's really growing on me. Cadillac's design language looks better when it's stretched out (ie Cadillac Sixteen) and the CTS's angled lines flow really well along that long roof line. LOVE IT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Quit-it with the tilted camera from the ground images. I'm nauseous looking at them...oh wait is the image-angle or the car?

      :) The only thing that's a bit off-putting for me is in the profile view is the rear-most window - it looks like it needs to be extended back about 6".
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...love the LOOK of this car...

        Couldn't get the "love" out of my head it seems. :-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I LOVE the love of this car, almost more than the sedan. But I do think you're right about the the placement of back window. Maybe it's a structural/crash standards thing??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Makes sense, CTS-V Sedan competing against the M5, CTS-V Wagon with the M5 Wagon and CTS-V Coupe competing against the M6.
        • 5 Years Ago
        To Brian, who said:

        "They only WISH they would compete against them. They'll be competing against Lincoln in reality. Cadillac is a near-luxury brand, it carries zero prestige. And with a luxury brand, you're buying the badge as much as the car."

        I know where you're coming from.. And I understand your frustration.. But I hope you're kidding about Lincoln. Lincoln is up and coming and they're bringing nice products to the table - but they don't have serious performance vehicles. The EcoBoost MKS will be a good performer - and I think it'll be a good luxury sports vehicle with excellent power - but we're talking 0-60 in around 4 seconds when it comes to the CTS-V Series.

        So, no - Cadillac will not be competing with Lincoln here. They're competing with BMW. And while Cadillac is not exactly up to par with BMW in regards to build quality, interior materials and general refinement, should that surprise anybody when their vehicles cost tens of thousands of dollars less?

        "Cadillac" has the ability and the know-how to build whatever they want. Look at Hyundai with their Genesis (which the new one is getting a supercharger) and Equus. It just goes to show that with money, anybody can do anything. I'm sure Microsoft could build a car just as great as the M5 by paying the right people to put the vehicle together.

        Unfortunately, Cadillac is owned by GM - and GM doesn't have any money. So this is what we get.. And personally, I think it's pretty damn good. Would I like a Cadillac on par or better than Lexus, Mercedes, BMW or even Hyundai? (Sad, I know) - Yes. Absolutely. We're just going to have to be patient while GM builds up and actually starts making a profit. Their vehicles are really very good at this point. About as good as anything Toyota, Honda or Nissan are putting out. So it's only a matter of time...

        Sal Collaziano
        • 5 Years Ago
        They only WISH they would compete against them. They'll be competing against Lincoln in reality. Cadillac is a near-luxury brand, it carries zero prestige. And with a luxury brand, you're buying the badge as much as the car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cmicasa the GREAT... that is exactly what I wanted to say to Sal ever since he started posting his nonsense. Sal, I used waste some of my free time on your Cadillac forum... however after your posts here, I don't... I hope you have to drive a Hyundai.

        About the CTS-V... Cadillac challenged BMW when the new V just came out, at that new track upstate New York. BMW answered with a 7speed SMG M5 and one of their F1 drivers... and got beat... fair and square. On top of that the CTS-V doesn't sacrifice ride and comfort for performance when it doesn't need to.
        I'm not hating on the M5 or BMW at all... I personally love it. The M5 is a different approach to speed, a European one. The CTS-V approach might not be for everyone, but that doesn't make it inferior...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks Rob, first true LOL of the day!

        • 5 Years Ago
        U kno Sal??? U seriously need to back off with your wishy-washy commentaries that ALWAYS seem to slip a compliment to Hyundai. Ironically.. I U just started a Hyundai Forum and probably work for them as well. Stop being a sell out. Us Cadillac Forum goers find it in bad taste.

        I own a CTS-V... and can truly attest that it's "build Quality" surpasses both the BMW M5 and the E63 AMG. I will give the Germans props for slightly better leather grades but the their interior designs are pathetic when compared to Cadillac's. Not surprisingly, I have had my car since Feb, and have yet to have any issue with it.. not one. Can't say that for a coupla friends of mine who have M5/M6s, RS4s, or AMGs. Can;t even say it for the "S-Class Knock-off" the Genesis U hold so dear. Thank the lord Hyundai has that long warranty, not to mention their promise to do damn near ANYTHING to get us to buy. What's next for them??? If I buy a Hyundai they will pay my kids' college tuition 10 years from now?

        Oh.. and the CTS, whether in Sedan, coupe, Wagon, Crossover, or V... is the "Cadillac of performance Luxury cars"
        • 5 Years Ago
        Blarg-a-darg, robble, floo floo zippafrump. There, I just contributed something more useful than you did, Brian.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I need to change my pants, this is so good!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh! So Cadillac is making Saabs now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey Brian, you really should change your user name to "Broken Record".

      Yeah, we get it, GM, Ford, and Chrysler have built some crap cars in the past and are still building a few less than desirable cars. We're all very sorry that you were burned by them in the past, but for the love of God, would you please just let it go already.

      You are making me want to trade my Honda in for a CTS just so I can run you over with it, repeatedly.

      By the way, people who buy a car just for the prestige of a badge are nothing more than lemmings.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope it does as well in the marketplace as the SRT-8 Magnum!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Want So Badly.
        • 5 Years Ago

        can I get an amen
        the CTS wagon is by far the only one I really want
        the 5-series adn such take second stage for me
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd love to have one of these, but the MPG is just too, too horrible.

      I guess I'll have to settle for a regular CTS wagon. I'd be happier if GM offered a DI turbo V6 in it, of course, they'd have to develop a DI turbo V6 first.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the idea of this car but I think this jumping the gun a little. The regular CTS wagon hasn't been out long enough and GM is going to produce a car solely for the purpose of making journalists and enthusiasts who are not likely to buy the car happy. Clearly GM has learnt nothing from the G8's failure
      • 5 Years Ago
      CTS-V same color my quarters.
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