: Cadillac News: Report: 2012 Cadillac CTS with 3.6L won't get six-speed manual, V mode



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The list of vehicles with an available manual transmission may become a bit smaller for 2012, as Inside Line is reporting that certain 2012 Cadillac CTS (http://autoblog.com/model/cts/) models will lose the ability to specify a third pedal. IL cites sources from within General Motors (http://autoblog.com/make/gm/) who say that models equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 will only be offered with an automatic transmission next year. The high-performance CTS-V sedan, coupe and wagon will still be offered with a manual transmission, as will CTS variants equipped with the torque-deprived 3.0-liter V6.

The General wouldn't specify why the 3.6-liter-equipped models would lose the manual option, but we're thinking that a low take rate at the dealership had something to do with the decision. And while we never like to see that owners lose out on the manual-equipped version of any vehicle, at least the CTS-V will retain row-your-own ability.


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[Source: Inside Line (http://www.insideline.com/cadillac/cts/2012/2012-cadillac-cts-36-liter-wont-offer-six-speed-manual.html)]Report: 2012 Cadillac CTS with 3.6L won't get six-speed manual, V models safe (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/18/report-2012-cadillac-cts-with-3-6l-wont-get-six-speed-manual/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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