2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - Road Test Specs

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe CTS-V Coupe

(6.2L V8 Supercharger 6-speed Manual)


Model year2011
ModelCTS-V Coupe
Style2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)
Base MSRP$62,165
Options on test vehicleRecaro Performance Seats ($3,400); Thunder Gray Paint ($995); Wood Trim Package ($600); Gas-Guzzler Tax ($1,300).
As-tested MSRP$69,285


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeSupercharged, port-injected gasoline V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,162/376
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.1
Redline (rpm)6,250
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)556 @ 6,100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)551 @ 3,800
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.02; II = 2.36; III = 1.53; IV = 1.15; V = 0.85; VI = 0.67; FD = 3.73; R= 3.06


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.1:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport PS2
Tire typePerformance front - performance rear
Tire size, frontP255/40R19 96Y
Tire size, rearP285/35R19 99Y
Wheel size19-by-9 inches front -- 19-by-9.5 inches rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front15.0-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with 6-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear14.7-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with 4-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.9
0-45 mph (sec.)2.9
0-60 mph (sec.)4.2
0-75 mph (sec.)5.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.2 @ 117.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)107
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)69.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.90
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.1
@ Full throttle (dB)80.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)72.1

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWow! As usual, GM's supercharged 6.2-liter V8 amazes. Difficult to launch well, but still quite consistent. The V Coupe finds rubber on both the 1-2 and 2-3 upshifts. No launch control is odd.
Braking commentsImmediate, consistent pedal stop after stop.
Handling commentsSlalom: Competitive driving mode works quite well at managing slip angles during rapid transitions. Still, CTS-V is easy to control and communicates well with all aids off. Best runs made using "Sport" suspension setting. Skid pad: Competitive mode helps big coupe rotate off throttle more effectively than with everything off. Moderate understeer is easily balanced with throttle. Fun and remarkably nimble for a 4,200-pound car.

Testing Conditions

Temperature (°F)63
Relative humidity (%)78
Wind (mph, direction)3.8, head/cross

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 city/19 highway/16 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)13.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)N/A
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,200
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)54.2/45.8
Length (in.)189.3
Width (in.)74.1
Height (in.)56.0
Wheelbase (in.)113.4
Track, front (in.)61.8
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Turning circle (ft.)37.9
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)35.0
Headroom, front (in.)36.9
Headroom, rear (in.)34.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)50.9
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.6


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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