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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 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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (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
Front Tire Size
- 255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- Q42
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- 285/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- Q42
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 Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 12.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
- 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 556 @ 6100
Engine Type
- Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System
- SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
- LSA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 14 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 19 (Est)
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.66
Summary
Body Style
- 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
- Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
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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