A supercharged 6.2L V-8 is the power behind the CTS-V Wagon – a unique vehicle that blends the dramatic design of the CTS Sport Wagon with a drivetrain vetted on Germany’s famed Nürburgring. It delivers 556 horsepower (415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.
A collection of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, as well as a track-proven brake system with two-piece front rotors. They offer greater resistance to warping and potentially longer rotor life, as well as reduced weight.
A unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities is one of the V-Series’ distinguishing features, along with an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides clearance for the supercharger.
Continuous improvements have helped keep the CTS family at the top of customer consideration lists and earned it critical praise. That tradition continues in 2014, as the CTS-V Wagon offers three new exterior color choices – Phantom Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic and Red Obsession Tintcoat (available at an extra cost) – and a new Sport Blue interior package.