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Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman got behind the wheel of the track-ready 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport and burned rubber straight to the No. 1 spot on this week's list of most-watched videos. Get Bragman's impressions as he takes a few turns in a Caddy that hauls more than grandpa's golf clubs. Also debuting this week is Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder's lukewarm assessment of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, clattering into the No. 3 spot. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport
2. $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge Features
3. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel
4. 2014 Nissan Versa Note

5. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

By Matt Schmitz | September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Video

Pop quiz: Why would anyone take a Caddy for hot laps around a race track? If you answered, "Because they can," you've likely made the acquaintance of the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport. Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman did just that on a recent visit to GM's Milford Proving Ground in Michigan. Bragman says the all-new longer, lower and wider CTS platform boasts clean, distinctive exterior styling and a luxurious interior while its lightweight chassis handles extremely well against the forces created by the "track master's" 420-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 16, 2013 | Comments (1)

2014 Cadillac CTS Video

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Not only does the 2014 CTS position Cadillac better than ever to compete with luxury midsize sedans from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says it's the strongest candidate to accelerate GM into the 21st century. Drawing heavily from 2011's Ciel concept, the redesigned CTS aims for cutting edge with newfangled LED running lights under the headlights, abundant high-quality interior stitching, real metal and wood trim, and lots of tech features — though the forward-looking thing might go a tad far with the motorized cupholder cover.

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All that combined with a substantially reduced weight — particularly in the Vsport trim, powered by a 420-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 — may bode well for a CTS coupe comeback, though the future of the unpopular wagon remains hazy. Check out the video below.

By Matt Schmitz | March 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

Beefed-Up Chevy Corvette V-8 Could Power Next Caddy CTS-V

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When the 2014 Cadillac CTS debuts at the New York International Auto Show in March, Motor Trend reports the high-powered CTS-V will have a supercharged or turbocharged version of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette's 6.2-liter V-8. Cadillac parent GM is still deciding which route to take. GM's naturally aspirated LT1 V-8, which goes under the seventh-gen 'Vette's hood, already boasts direct injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation. A turbocharger or supercharger could push output well beyond the 2014 Corvette's 450 horsepower and 450 pounds-feet of torque.

We'd expect it to beat that figure, given that the current CTS-V has a 556-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. The current engine, dubbed the LSA, is "sort of a sister engine" to the outgoing Corvette ZR1's LS9 V-8, GM powertrain spokesman Tom Read said. Still, it has fixed valve timing, port fuel injection and no cylinder deactivation. The new Corvette's LT1 V-8 is the first 'Vette engine to employ such technologies.

By Kelsey Mays | February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V

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If you’re in the rare position to use your car as both a family taxi and a toy, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V sedan is for you, says Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim. This four-door sedan can easily handle a smaller family and its trunk is large enough for stroller duty. But the fun is really had behind the wheel with its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, making a breathtaking 556 horsepower, Carrie says. Come to Mama!

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By Jennifer Newman | October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Factory Muscle Still Turns Heads

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Among a gathering of collector, muscle and custom cars totaling in the thousands, I thought the factory-fresh 2012 Cadillac CTS-V sedan I was driving would go unnoticed. The unmodified sports sedan — Cadillac’s answer to Germany’s BMW M and Mercedes-Benz AMG performance cars — surely wouldn’t get a second glance sitting next to dream-worthy hot rods, flawless restorations, evil rat rods and more recent models with ludicrous amounts of power added on.
 
My assumption was blown out of the water.

By Joe Bruzek | July 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cadillac Adds New Touring Package to 2012 CTS Lineup

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Components typically reserved for Cadillac’s exclusive and expensive V club are now a bit more accessible to 2012 CTS buyers. Features usually found in V-trim Cadillacs are newly available on 2012 CTS models through a Touring Package.

Available on coupes, sedans and wagons, the CTS Touring Package includes equipment like Recaro seats, suede seat and steering-wheel inserts, high-intensity-discharge headlamps and specific V-themed spoiler and wheels.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 29, 2011 | Comments (1)

Cars.com Reviews the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport WagonThe high-performance Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is virtually in a class of its own — there isn’t a performance station wagon of this caliber in the U.S. Despite the rear hatchback, the CTS-V  Wagon still has the chops to give the venerable BMW M3 a run for its money, according to Cars.com senior editor Joe Wiesenfelder. Its blistering speeds are well-controlled by a dynamic chassis and solid bakes. The V-Series designation also gets you more comfortable seat options and a more precise six-speed manual transmission not found on the regular V-6 model.

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By Colin Bird | March 29, 2011 | Comments (2)

Cars.com Podcast: 2011 Audi A4, Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

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Short and very sweet is how we’d describe this week’s podcast. Editors Joe Wiesenfelder, David Thomas and Mike Hanley talk about a luxury sedan they all admire and a supercharged V-8 station wagon they simply lust after.

Why are these two cars so good? Download the podcast to find out.

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By David Thomas | March 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Cadillac Launches Black Diamond Edition CTS-V

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We’ve seen White Diamond Edition models from General Motors before on the Chevrolet Suburban, but we haven’t seen anything featuring the color black. In spring, we will get a black tri-coat-painted CTS-V sedan, coupe and wagon, which Cadillac is calling the Black Diamond Edition trim.

Like the Suburban, the trim is mainly an appearance package. The black paint is the biggest deal here: there are small aluminum flakes in it that give the car a sparkly look.

In addition to the paint, there are special 19-inch wheels with Brembo brake calipers that are painted yellow.

By Colin Bird | February 3, 2011 | Comments (4)

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