Detroit Preview: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V |

Posted on 11-01-2008 by Vlad Balan

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With just a few days ahead of the Detroit auto show, Cadillac released official information on the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. The high performance sedan will be powered by a 6.2L LSA supercharged V-8 engine generating an estimated 550 hp (410 kW) and 550 lb.-ft. (745 Nm) of torque, fitted with a sixth-generation Eaton supercharger which minimizes the added noise previously associated with supercharged engines, and tightly controls intake air temperature for optimal performance. Customers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V is scheduled to go on sale in the fourth-quarter of 2008 and it’s main competitors are the German high performance sedan BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG.

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