2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

August 16, 2008 by  

Cadillac has presented the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance which offers ample interior space and includes a range of 6-cylinder engine choices. The CTS Sport Wagon is based on the Cadillac CTS sport sedan and the CTS Coupe Concept and will be available at Cadillac dealerships in spring 2009.

The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon has the same 113.4-inch (2,880 mm) wheelbase as the CTS sport sedan, 0.3-inch (7 mm) shorter but with a 25 cubic feet (720-liter) cargo area.

At the exterior, the CTS Sport Wagon features a V-shaped deck and tailgate motif, large vertical taillamps with light-pipe technology, power-opening liftgate (via key fob or in-vehicle button), CHMSL integrated in subtle roof spoiler, integrated roof load management system with cross bars for a seamless appearance, cargo management system with adjustable in-floor containment, 19-inch wheels and larger available panoramic rear sunroof.

Inside, the wagon features streamlined instrumentation such as a 40 GB internal hard drive and a pop-up navigation screen, LED lighting, hand-cut-and-sewn accents with French stitching with Sapele wood accents.

The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 direct injection engine delivering 304 hp (227 kW) with no loss of fuel efficiency and a 25 % drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions and runs on less expensive regular unleaded petrol. The fuel consumption is at 26 mpg, similar to the CTS sport sedan.

The V6 engine is mated to the fuel-saving 6-speed transmission which includes an Aisin six-speed manual or an electronically controlled Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic. AWD comes as an option.

Another version of engine powering the sport wagon is the base 3.6-liter VVT engine delivering 263 hp (196 kW) and 253 lb-ft (343 Nm) of torque. The 2.9-liter turbo-diesel, dual overhead cam, four-valve V6 engine meanwhile is being developed for the CTS models primarily in European and Asian markets which could deliver 250 hp (184 kW).

The CTS Sport Wagon uses an independent short/long arm ( SLA) front suspension system and a multi-link rear suspension. Other advance chassis technologies are Cadillac’s StabiliTrak electronic chassis control system that integrate with the standard four-channel ABS with the full-function traction control, hydraulic brake assist and engine drag control systems, a structure-enhancing tower-to-tower brace under the hood, large four-wheel disc brakes and premium steering.

Below are the preliminary specifications of the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon from the press release:

  • Vehicle type: four-door, five-passenger rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive wagon
  • Wheelbase (in / mm): 113.4 / 2880
  • Length (in / mm): 191.3 / 4859
  • Width (in / mm): 72.6 / 1842
  • Height (in / mm): 59.1 / 1502
  • Track (in / mm): 61.8 / 1570 (front); 62 / 1575 (rear)
  • Engines: 3.6L VVT V-6 (263 hp / 196 kW) 3.6L V-6 VVT DI (304 hp / 227 kW)
  • Transmissions: Aisin six-speed manual or Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic
  • Suspension: four-wheel independent: MacPherson strut front; multilink rear, progressive rate coil
    springs, monotube shock absorbers
  • Steering: variable-assist rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes: four-wheel disc; aluminum or iron dual-piston front calipers; aluminum or iron single-piston rear calipers
  • Wheels: 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch aluminum
  • EPA luggage capacity (cu ft / L): 25 / 720 (behind rear seats)
  • EPA total volume (cu ft / L): 121.9 / 3452


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