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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon 6.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
5-Door Wagon 6.2L 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $63,250 $68,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,106
$55,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,215
$60,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1054 / month
$1002 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With its ZR1-derived powertrain, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V stuffs 'Vette excitement into a track-ready Cadillac coupe, wagon or sedan. Despite the weight gain, the BMW M3's still one of the most stunning performance vehicles we've driven.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.5 88.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 55.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.5
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.0 181.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 58.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.10 13.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.0 x 1.26 14.2 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 38.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 12.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35R19 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Front Tire Size 255/40R19 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4392 3704
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4 11.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100 414 @ 8300
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code LSA NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 4.0/244
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 2.40
Trans Order Code MN6 NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 4.06
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.58
Trans Type 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Wagon BMW M3
Body Style 5 Door Wagon Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.5 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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