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ENJOY YOUR TIME IN THE ENERGIZING CADILLAC CTS-V!

By NITISH S. RELE – motoringtampabay@gmail.com
This super sedan is all about power, oodles of it, and luxury that only a Cadillac can offer. For 2019, the CTS-V stays mostly as is with a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine blasting off 640 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 630 pounds-feet of torque at 3600 rpm. The rear-wheel-drive car, which can take off from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds with top speed of 200 mph, is coupled to an 8-speed auto gearbox with magnesium paddle shifters. Magnetic Ride Control adjusts the four-wheel independent suspension as per road conditions, resulting in a smooth but firm ride. It also keeps body roll to a minimum. You can select tour, sport, track and snow/ice drive modes.
As expected of any Cadillac, the CTS-V boasts an upscale and luxurious interior with exceptional fit and finish, gloss levels and materials. An 8-inch touchscreen in the center stack includes capactive controls, haptic feedback, gestures and voice recognition (yes, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available). Then there is the 12.3-inch reconfigurable instrument cluster and you have an infotainment system that should be the envy of the competition. The driver and passengers are coddled by supple leather bucket seats with suede inserts. To accommodate drivers of all heights, Cadillac has equipped the CTS-V with a power tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel. Standard goodies include head-up display, sport alloy pedals, 20-way power and heated/cooled front seats, dual auto a/c, wireless charging, hands-on CUE (Cadillac User Experience) and a suede headliner.
Standard safety features include dual front and side airbags, side curtain airbag, front knee airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, blind spot monitor, lane departure warning/alert, rear/curb view camera, remote start, active front head restraints, forward warning and front/rear park assist and obstacle detection, stability and traction control, extreme limited slip differential, tire pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights.
The striking and nimble super sedan is quick off the mark, responding to any driving conditions with confidence and poise. The CTS-V is a ride you would enjoy owning as long as you have $86,995 (base price) and ample change in your bank account!

CTS-V
Tires: P265/35ZR19 front; P295/30ZR19 rear
Wheelbase: 114.6 inches
Length: 197.6 inches
Weight: 4,141 pounds
Fuel capacity: 19 gallons
City: 14 mpg
Highway: 21 mpg
Web site: www.cadillac.com

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