Cadillac considers launching CTS-V Sport WagonEnlarge Photo
When GM vice chairman, Bob Lutz announced that Cadillac will build a and stated that "You'll be able to get the CTS-V any way you want." the rumor mill was put in motion. Currently the wagon is available with the same V6 engine as the CTS sedan. However, it is predicted that a new Cadillac CTS-V wagon will soon be available with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, 556 horsepower and 551 ft-lbs of torque.
The Cadillac CTS-V sedan now reaches 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and the CTS-V wagon with its heavier frame is anticipated to hit 0-60 mph in about 4.1 seconds.
The power and versatility of the CTS Sport Wagon is comparable to similar offerings from Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Car and Driver reported that the Sport Wagon has excellent handling, brakes, steering and described the 25 to 53 cubic feet of cargo space as beautifully lined and an exact replica of the cargo compartment of the Mercedes E-class wagon.
Cadillac already has a secure market for the Cadillac CTS Wagon in Europe where half of the mid-size vehicles sold are wagons - approximately 250,000 annually. In the US, Chrysler previously shattered the perception of the stodgy, land-slug wagon by dropping a 6.1 liter Hemi V-8 engine into the Dodge Magnum, thereby elevating the station wagon to a new place of glory.
If, or more specifically, when, the CTS-V Wagon becomes a reality, Cadillac will unleash a super vehicle that combines the practical with the elegant and plenty of brawn!