So besides all the boring GM industry news and Cadillac’s CEO departing with the brand to go join HUMMER, here is some fun and exciting news. GM has announced the pricing on the new 2009 Cadillac CTS-V with sales set to begin on Nov.1
That’s right – on Nov1. you can buy the car that Clarkson thinks smashes the M5 and that InsideLine says is faster and sharper than the E 63 AMG and the BMW M5. Not to mention you will end up owning the fastest sedan to ever go around the famous Nurburgring in Germany and you can be proud to say it’s American.
Okay enough with all that. Pricing for the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V starts at $59,995. That’s not too shabby when comparing it to the BMW M5 that starts at $85,100 and the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG that starts at $88,575. Now go enjoy the high-res pics after the jump.
Follow the jump for the high-res gallery and press release.
2009 Cadillac CTS-V:
Cadillac’s All-New 2009 CTS-V Ready For Launch
DETROIT ““ The 2009 CTS-V, Cadillac”s 556-hp expression of ultimate performance and luxury, begins production this month with initial sales beginning around November 1. The latest in the brand”s V-Series of high performance models, the new CTS-V is intended to reach the top of the world”s most desirable luxury cars, at a starting price of $59,995 in the US market.
“The launch of the new CTS-V presents a compelling proposition for luxury and performance enthusiasts,” says Mark McNabb, North America vice president, Cadillac/Premium Channel. “The CTS-V is a strong statement about Cadillac design and technology and a new member in the club of the highest performing luxury cars.”
The CTS-V, based on Cadillac”s critically acclaimed CTS sports sedan, expresses the full extent of the brand”s dramatic design and technology. Designed to enter the stratosphere of the world”s fastest and most exclusive luxury sedans, CTS-V includes advanced performance technology such as a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine and Magnetic Ride Control, the world”s fastest reacting suspension.
The new CTS-V comes standard with a nearly complete collection of features, including a hand-crafted cabin, a 6-speed manual transmission and a Bose surround sound system with a 40-gigabyte hard drive with a USB port. In addition there are a few options available, including a new 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted shift buttons, 14-way adjustable Recaro performance seats, microfiber interior accents and a large “Ultra-View” sunroof.
“Along with the new Escalade Hybrid, the CTS-V is a key aspect in Cadillac”s ongoing renaissance, with dramatic designs and very sophisticated technologies for luxury consumers,” McNabb said. “These two new high-tech Cadillac models pave the way for a series of new Cadillac models coming in 2009, including the upcoming CTS Sport Wagon and SRX Crossover.”