Cadillac CTS-V: The Super Sedan to Look for in Salvage Car Auctions

Cadillac is a brand that has always been associated with luxury, power and style. By launching the CTS-V in 2003, Caddy made a bold statement in the American automobile segment and suddenly, people were in awe of this world-class super sedan. All across the US, be it a car auction site or an auto expo, all eyes look out for this premium segment vehicle. Along the years, several improvements have been made to help the CTS-V close down on its European competition. Let us take a look at the 2016 CTS-V, the car that is definitely the most powerful Cadillac ever built, in more detail.

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The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is 4-door, midsize luxury sport sedan and can accommodate up to five passengers. The car includes 19-inch alloy wheels, magnetorheological suspension dampers, Brembo brakes, a rear differential with electronic control, automatic control for high-beam headlight, heated side mirrors and automatic windshield wipers. Luxury takes a new definition with the simulated suede microfiber and leather seat upholstery along with a 20-way power front seats (complete with manually adjustable seat cushion length and power lumbar adjustment), dual-zone climate control, high-definition gauge cluster and a power tilt and telescoping steering. With some additional investments, you could incorporate design elements made of book-matched carbon-fiber weave such as the rear spoiler, hood vent, air splitter up front and rear end air diffuser, to generate increased downforce.


The prodigiously designed CTS-V has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood, same as the one which powers the Corvette Z06. The engine delivers 640 units of hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. Together with the 8-speed transmission assembly, and the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, the Cadillac reminds of the golden era of the original muscle cars. The CTS-V also has an electronic limited-slip differential to send power to the rear wheels, and offers four driving modes: Snow, Tour, Sport and Track. Each of these modes is categorised based on varying amounts of transmission, throttle, steering, stability control calibration and suspension. Additionally, the 2016 CTS-V lunges forward to attain the 60 mph mark from a dead stop in just 3.7 seconds.

What’s exciting

Cadillac's CTS-V has a sophisticated design that is also surprisingly sporty, with a driver-oriented layout and easy to decipher controls. The car has an impeccable hand-stitched, leather and suede-like microfiber accents, which further accentuates the luxury facet of the Caddy’s reputation as a car manufacturer. Innovative engineering has gone into the CTS-V, and thereby, it supersedes the previous versions by 25 percent in responsiveness and stiffness. The design also incorporates copious use of aluminum to reduce a further 100 pounds from its previous fighting weight. The car also imbibes an improved version of the Cadillac’s ingenuine CUE system which makes the controls a treat to understand and operate.

Wrapping Up

The CTS-V is not just a pretty face. In addition to being what one could refer to as a hallmark of luxury, the beast is capable of reaching a top speed of 200 mph. The exhaust note is one mean entity at full throttle, and when cruising, the car has a cylinder deactivation system to shut down one half of the V8's cylinders to further increase the control during sharp turns, making it one of the most sought after cars across online car auction sites. Although the CTS-V carry a hefty price tag, there’s no need to be disheartened by this. Search for Cadillac cars for sale at AutoBidMaster, a salvage auto auction website, and bid for them at your desired price. You can learn more about our bidding process, services, and inventories by giving us a call at +1 (503) 298-4300 or filling out our contact form.