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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS
2011 Cadillac CTS-V
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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS
5-Door Wagon 6.2L
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$58,306
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$62,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$1039 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V packs the Corvette ZR1's powertrain, and much of its excitement, into fashionable Coupe, Sedan, or Sport Wagon variants that are track-ready but day-to-day comfortable.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 14 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.8
Passenger Capacity
5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
58.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42
Front Tire Size
255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q42
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LSA
Displacement
6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30
Trans Type
6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78
Trans Order Code
MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
W/Magnetic Ride Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
W/Magnetic Ride Control
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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