• Oct 5, 2010
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

This is sort of like a dream come true. We're already madly in love with the Cadillac CTS-V in both its sedan and sexy coupe forms, and in just a few months, we'll have a five-door station wagon version that still packs the V's 556-horsepower supercharged V8, rear-wheel drive and a proper manual transmission. It's like General Motors made this one just for us (we aren't complaining). Want one? $62,990, including destination charges.

So, what does $63K get you other than some family haulin' lunacy on wheels? Leather, heated seats, navigation, HID headlamps, a premium Bose sound system and Cadillac's premium care maintenance service for four years or 50,000 miles. Optional goodies include the $3,400 Recaro heated and ventilated front chairs (you want these – trust us), $800 19-inch polished aluminum alloys, $600 for slightly fancier wood trim and $300 for suede on the steering wheel and shifter.

Realistically, you can get a perfect CTS-V Wagon with a six-speed manual and the Recaro seats for $66,390. That, folks, is one heck of a bargain. As great as it is, we're thinking that GM won't manage to sell a whole bunch of this very niche product, so we're thinking it's an easy pick for a future collectible. Hit the jump to read GM's official press blast.



[Source: General Motors]
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Cadillac CTS-V Wagon: Starting At $62,990

DETROIT –The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon will be available at U.S. Cadillac dealers later this year, with pricing from $62,990, including destination. With a 556-horsepower V-8, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds.

"The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is a limited production offering for connoisseurs who are interested in the unique combination of V-Series performance with wagon style and capability," said Don Butler, vice president, Cadillac marketing.

Like the CTS-V sedan and CTS-V Coupe, the CTS-V Wagon features a supercharged 6.2L V-8 delivering 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft of torque (747 Nm). Power is delivered to the rear wheels through either a standard six-speed manual, or a six-speed automatic transmission. Other high-performance features include standard Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, and 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.

The CTS-V Wagon combines V-Series performance with the practicality of a wagon and the appointments of a luxury sedan. The CTS-V Wagon can accommodate up to 58 cubic-feet of cargo, and features a full range of luxury amenities, such as:

- Heated, leather-appointed seats
- In-dash navigation system with 40-gigabyte hard drive
- Xenon HID headlamps with adaptive forward lighting
- Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio system
- Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance Service for four years / 50,000 miles

Available options on the CTS-V Wagon include:

- $3,400 Recaro heated and ventilated, high-performance driver and front-passenger seats
- $800 19-inch, polished aluminum wheels
- $600 midnight Sapele Wood trim package
- $300 Suede steering wheel and shifter

The CTS-V Wagon is now available for ordering from Cadillac retailers in limited quantities for 2011.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Simplecar was talking about NAV as an option, and I don't blame him.

      He's within his right to NOT want standard navigation. Most in-car navigation systems cost 10x the price of a standalone Garmin / TomTom. Also consider cell phones with data and GPS connectivity. Why would I want a nav device I can't take with me?

      All the German manufacturers do a great job of letting you customize the vehicle to your taste. So I think Simplecar was inferring that NAV should be a removable option.

      Air Conditioning isn't an option. It's standard on vehicles of this price, right? Well, except for specialty vehicles, like that new lightweight Boxter. So maybe he was trying to correlate price and interior options, considering this to be a specialty vehicle.

      He might not speak to his intent, but he means well (mostly). Give him a break.
        • 4 Years Ago
        On a $60K+ car, being able to delete the Nav system isn't making any significant price change. And if he wants to simply be able to "remove" the unit from the car, I'd say that the cost and design compromises required to do so, would be counter-productive overall. As you said, most cell phones these days have a Nav option so having the one in your car removable would be redundant, no?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's so sexy I may just have a crisis.
      • 4 Years Ago
      62 grand.

      That is barely less than I paid for my house, and I owe significantly less than that much on it now.

      For a station wagon with capabilities that are largely wasted on american roads with old speed limits, and barely any maintenance.

      Housing market is what it is, but the depreciation on a car like this is going to be huge.

      I am getting more and more discouraged about the fact that everything coming out is either boring junk, or far too expensive.

      I am not begrudging this car it's existence. I am surprised to see Caddy with the cojones to build and sell this, where others refuse to sell their hot wagons in the US.

      But last I checked the economy isn't exactly booming, and it might be nice to get some product attention in an affordable range. Cruze isn't enough, and is boring as a monotone lecture.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not a fan of the furry interior.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Me too, but it's done with taste and it's not over done.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Some of it I like, some I don't. The furry center of the steering wheel is way over the top, IMHO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, I think I just found a new meaning for life. This is pretty much exactly what I have been waiting for. My holy grail of cars....
      • 4 Years Ago
      So here I spent all this money on suspension and stroked engine with my SRT8 Magnum and then GM goes and just builds one. Damn you Cadillac! Damn you to hell!!





      I love you.
        • 4 Years Ago
        American sport wagons with big V8's, big brakes & improved suspension from their humbler base models... not similar? I totally agree with you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like this car. Although Caddy should get Bowers and Wilkins to do their sound system. And yes, I know Jag uses them but Bose whores itself out to a number of automakers. I like how the nav for the most part stays hidden away. Is there an option to remove it if already own a Garmin that I can take from vehicle to vehicle and not use it when I know where I'm going?

        • 4 Years Ago
        @John H: What in the world does the X6 have in common with this car? You would have to compare it to an M5 estate which cost _way_ more than $65K
        • 4 Years Ago
        Another :facepalm: post by SimpleBrain.


        I would almost be curious to know why someone that pontificates about the evils of screens in car interiors would be doing with a GPS unit that *GOSH* has a screen on it... but then again, I kind of don't want to know what silly reply you might have and instead just call your hypocritical ass out on this instead and leave it at that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        SimpleCar,

        We all know you aren't the target market. Therefore your needs don't really apply here. Enjoy your Mirage.

        Thanks,
        GM
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SimpleCar
        People finance new cars for several reasons:

        #1 - I don't have 65k in the bank to buy it now
        #2 - GM gives you 0% for 72 months if you can wait
        #3 - You are buying a new car that nobody else abused
        #4 - You are getting the longest warranty possible since you bought the car first
        #5 - Try finding a pre-owned CTS-V wagon...you won't find any for at least a year or longer

        I bought my CTS-V sedan with the 0% for 72 months. You really can't beat free money.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Enough with this navigation garbage, WE GET IT you dont like them, and i highly doubt people are cross shopping this car and a scion, and choosing the scion becuase of a lack of customization on cadillacs part, give me a break.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Car interiors are just too compromised in terms of dimension and noise suppression from the outside. Doesn't really matter what high end system is installed, because they pale in comparison to their home audio counterpart.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nav is standard and integrated in the dash. No there is no option "to remove" it.

        Seriously?
        • 4 Years Ago
        For the same $60+k, you can get a base X6. Why don't you do the comparo there?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Someone paying $62k for a car likely isn't utilizing portable nav systems. At this point it SHOULD be standard. Comparing it to being optional on a Scion is pointless. That's a cheap car of course it's gonna be an option. Nav should be standard on a $60k+ luxury performance vehicle.
        • 4 Years Ago
        When I'm paying 62+ grand for a car, I would like some customization, Tourian. I can get that on a much cheaper Scion. You would expect it at this price level.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just like all other hot wagons this will sell in very small numbers and soon disappear from the US market.
      • 4 Years Ago
      NOW this is a CAR to take the kids to school in and to drop them off at the Arena for hockey in! Nice job GM, a wagon I lust to own and drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $3,400 for seats upgraded seats? Wow. That's seems like Porsche-style option gouging to me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They're 14 way adjustable Recaros. A regular non-adj. Recaro goes for 800+. The sportster CS that's still not power adj. goes for at least 1350-1400 each. That's 2800 before shipping. 300 more for this is not out of line.

        And the sport seat in 911s(not even the GT3 seat) goes for 2000+ each. This is not Porsche range.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hot!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Almost makes this grown man want to tape a poster to his wall.....
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