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Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Single-handedly Changing America's Perception About Station Wagons If you've spent any time on German roads, one thing you'll notice – right after the speed limit signs with a slash mark through them – is that station wagons are popular. Nearly every manufacturer builds multiple models ranging from sub-compacts to near full-size behemoths. Mercedes-Benz E-Class and C-Class wagons are everywhere. Ditto for BMW 3 and 5 Series Tourings. Volkswagen, Fiat, Citroen, Seat, Skoda and Peugeot all sell lots of wagons. Perhaps it's a legacy of the Lamborghini Espada or the undeniable... Read More

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    Featured: Such Sweet Sorrow: Cadillac's CTS-V gets an Irish wake
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    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The honkin', stonkin' second-generation CTS-V, powered by Cadillac's brawny supercharged 6.2-liter V8 has been a very good thing. And now that the 500 final coupes – the only CTS-Vs designated 2015 models – have been built (just five remain unsold as of this writing), it is indeed a good ...

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    Video: Watch GM engineer's Cadillac CTS-V wagon blow its airbag during autocross run
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    So many things can go wrong before a wedding that a entire movie and reality television genres have been created because of it. An unintentionally exploding side-curtain airbag is probably low on the list, put that's the unlikely snafu that caught out driver Brad Doerr. Doerr was, though, doing an unlikely thing just a couple hours in advance of his ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits Cadillac CTS-V vs Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG in wagon-off
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    Station wagons, as pointed out by ex-Autoblogger Jonny Lieberman, are boring. "It's the penalty you pay for falling in love and having children," he says. Sure, just so long as your children like to go fast, at least when the chosen conveyance to move those booster seats from Point A to Point B is either the wagon version of the Cadillac CTS-V or ...

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    Video: Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Wagon breaks own Texas mile speed
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    John Hennessey recently returned to the Texas Mile with his 700-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon for another shot at high-speed glory. The long-roof rocket managed to clip off a top speed of 189.7 miles per hour in the standing mile, which beat out last year's figure by a safe margin. That speed is certainly a feather worth sticking in the Hammer ...

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    Poll: Should Cadillac make the CTS-V go "Supersonic"?
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    Last month, following an IM conversation between myself and Autoblog's Test Fleet Manager, Steve Ewing, I tweeted this. I love the Supersonic Blue paint GM offers on the Chevrolet Corvette, you see, and I think it'd look killer on the Cadillac CTS-V. I hadn't given it much thought until yesterday, when I attended a Cadillac event at the Monticello Motor ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #236
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    Hillclimb Records, Lambo SUV Or Sedan, Nissan Power88, Wrangler Demand Episode #236 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, one day later than usual. Chris, Zach and Dan start with a chat about the hillclimb records that were smashed at Pikes Peak and Mt. Washington and then we move on to consider whether Lamborghini should create an SUV or sedan. Nissan and ...

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    Video: Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has its top speed probed by The Smoking Tire
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    The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is, beyond the shadow of a doubt, an extremely capable family hauler and performance car. By anyone's standards, it's out-of-this-world quick, but when you consider it weighs nearly 4,400 pounds, its supercar-embarrassing acceleration and grip are that much more amazing. So, it feels fast and will haul a load of groceries ...

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    Video: Motor Trend gets dirty with the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, Porsche Panamera Turbo and BMW X6 M
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    True to its word, Motor Trend has released a follow-up video to its three-way drag race between the Cadillac CTS-V Sportwagon, the Porsche Panamera Turbo and the BMW X6 M, though this isn't exactly your run-of-the-mill comparison test. Given the quirkiness of the vehicles at hand, MT took all three vehicles out to a dry lake bed for a little fun in the ...

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    Video: Hennessey pits Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon against last year's Nissan GT-R
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    Hennessey is once again bringing its super station wagon out to the drag strip. The Texas tuner has taken Cadillac's 556-horsepower fast family-hauler and tweaked it so that the 6.2-liter V8 now produces 650 hp. We previously showed you how it fared against an (outdated) Porsche 911 Turbo, and now Hennessey has brought the CTS-V Sport Wagon back to the ...

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    Video: Hennessey V650 Wagon vs. Porsche 911 Turbo pits apples against (old) oranges
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    While the Nürburgring circuit seems to be today's venue of choice for sports car bragging rights, the drag strip remains king when it comes to acceleration contests. With that in mind, the folks over at Hennessey Performance have released a video of their latest hopped-up Cadillac V650 Wagon taking on Porsche's venerable 911 Turbo. As expected, the ...

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    Chicago 2011: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Black Diamond Edition is drool-worthy darkness
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    General Motors is showing off its sexy new Cadillac Black Diamond Edition CTS-V Sport Wagon at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, complete with its exotic SpectraFlair paint and snazzy yellow brake calipers. As you may recall, GM partnered up with JDSU for the special hue, and each Black Diamond Edition Caddy gets a three-coat paint process. Along with the ...

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    Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
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    Single-handedly Changing America's Perception About Station Wagons 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon - Click above for high-res image gallery If you've spent any time on German roads, one thing you'll notice – right after the speed limit signs with a slash mark through them – is that station wagons are popular. Nearly every manufacturer builds ...

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    Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon racer rendered by reader
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    Like us, reader Tristan Hipps is a fan of the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon. After perusing the recently-released images of the CTS-V Coupe race car, Hipps decided that he wanted to see what a wagon version might look like. I think we can all agree that it looks damn sexy... Hipps stated that he "just tweaked the photos" of the CTS-V coupe to produce ...

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    Automobile Magazine names 2011 All-Stars
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    Automobile has compiled a list of the 2011 model year vehicles deserving of all-star recognition. To show off each choice, the buff book has enlisted illustrator Daniel Stolle to turn each vehicle into a child's toy. The list of 2011 Automobile All-Stars features: BMW 3 Series Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Dodge Ram 1500 Ford Mustang ...

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    Automobile Magazine names 2011 Automobile of the Year finalists
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    Have you prepared your Car of the Year bingo board? The end of 2010 is upon us and this means two things: 1) We are a step closer to fulfilling the Mayan's end of the world prophecy, and 2) Automotive publications, both in print and online, are beginning to share their "Best of" vehicle picks. Automobile Magazine has just announced finalists for its ...

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    Video: Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon walkaround with Clay Dean
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    We have no idea how it'll fare when it goes on sale, but we enjoy imagining the day when we start seeing the CTS-V Sport Wagon on the streets. Since that's still a ways off, for now we'll be happy getting our next fix from Cadillac Design Director Clay Dean, who takes us on a walk around the hottest wagon that isn't named "E63." Perhaps the most useful ...

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    New York 2010: Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is fantasy writ large
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    The world's automakers are introducing around 20 new vehicles this week at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Some of those cars are pretty interesting, but here's the juice: In 20 years, there is exactly one car being shown here today that people will still be whispering about. That car? The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon. You're reading this correctly. Cadillac, ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #172: YUGOMANIA!
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    Sam and Dan kick off Episode #172 of the Autoblog Podcast with guest Jason Vuic, author of a historical treatise on the Yugo. Alex Nunez joins us afterwards for news items. We cover sights coming to the New York Auto Show, including the next Mercedes R-Class, Infiniti QX56, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon and Sonata Hybrid, among other topics. We babble for an ...

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    Officially Official: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon unleashed!
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    Here in America, drivers who prefer station wagons to crossovers and SUVs are in a distinctly fringe minority. In spite of that, Cadillac has heard the cries from the wilderness and delivered the car we've been clamoring for. The CTS-V Sport Wagon is now finally official and production starts later this year. Ever since AMG built a handful of Hammer ...

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    Peekaboo: Cadillac CTS-V Wagon spied in L.A.?
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    Well, it sure looks like it. All credit for this one goes to one Aaron P., who emailed the following to us: Hmm. Seems like Aaron got awfully close for this pic, a curiously *perfect* upskirt teaser, but regardless of the circumstances behind it, reports of the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon being given the green light date back to September of last year. It's ...

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