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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    Hey Cadillac, V-Sport needs awd

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by angelbones View Post
    So this generation is supposed to compete with the BMW 5 series right? Well I hate to say it, but Bimmer is doing a good job at advertising their 5 series twin turbo 6-cylinder that gets 34 mpg. Will the new CTS get that and in a TT V6? I hope so, but I'm dubious.
    Does the BMW really get that? I am dubious about that.

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    Yeah, I call BS on that.

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    BMW does not offer a M5 AWD. I do agree it would be really unique to have a V4 option !!

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    This is a great thread discussing the actual merits of the V sport.

    Over in the 2G V forum, there is an open debate about people confusing V-sport and V-series.

    It is stoked by the confused going over there and posting about the "new 2014 CTS-V with a 420 hp TT!". Sigh.

    I like the idea of a mid-level trim that the V-sport represents. 420 hp 3.6TT should respond nicely to mods as long as the transmission can handle the extra power. It'll get way better mileage than my V wagon. My only issue with the V sport is the badging. It should be badged "V-sport" rather than a differently stylized "V" from the V-series' "V".

    The unwashed masses WILL be confused by the badging.

    Luckily, enthusiasts like us won't be. Regardless, I'll likely be test-driving it....or at least borrowing one when I'm in the dealer for service. Should be fun to drive! Too bad there's no manual option.

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    I never understood when Cadillac discontinued the STS V they did not offer a V appearance package on the N* STS instead of everybody rushing out to buy E&G grills. The V cars are awsome, but not very practical in the north.
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    Very true. It seems like they just gave up on the STS, which is too bad. It's a great car. I know it wasn't selling that well and the CTS was, but they should have tried some updates to it and tried some different price points with different packages.

    Quote Originally Posted by corvette00 View Post
    I never understood when Cadillac discontinued the STS V they did not offer a V appearance package on the N* STS instead of everybody rushing out to buy E&G grills. The V cars are awsome, but not very practical in the north.

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    remember GM was going bankrupt at the time?
    (or coming out of bankruptcy)
    i think that had something to do with it
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    Yeah, good point. They should have used some Government Motors money to put into revising the STS......ha ha.

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    but that was my point ... they had to cut their losses and move on forward with projects that were going to be winners
    (while the STS and STS-V were great cars they were not winners)

    it's a shame for sure, but that's just how it happened
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    Point well taken. I was kidding about the bail out money thing.

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    Because the STS is more or less just a rear drive DTS. And the STS-V, besides straight-line acceleration, lacked any real performance. And from a practical standpoint, it was just a CTS with a few more inches of rear legroom. Once the second gen CTS hit the market, there was really nothing to convince either consumer or enthusiast to buy an STS over a CTS.

    Now with the ATS, CTS and XTS, they have most of the bases covered. Once their full size rear driver hits the market, they will have a complete lineup. Even if it is an expensive one.

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    good way to put it jimmy
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    Quote Originally Posted by carter's_sts
    Very true. It seems like they just gave up on the STS, which is too bad. It's a great car. I know it wasn't selling that well and the CTS was, but they should have tried some updates to it and tried some different price points with different packages.
    I own 05 STS and was original owner. While a great car (188,000 miles ) I can see why GM did what they had to. They needed a bigger car and Sts way to close to CTS in size etc. I personally think the XTS is going be changed up once new flagship arrives in 2015 or '16. It could keep the XTS name ( not a bad idea ) but it will be totally different.

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    Re: 2014 CTS VSPORT Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post

    I like the idea of a mid-level trim that the V-sport represents. 420 hp 3.6TT should respond nicely to mods as long as the transmission can handle the extra power.
    It's needed in this class. Its just way too much of a jump from the 3.6 naturally aspirated to the V. Mercedes has the 550 in between the 350 and the AMG. I like that Caddy is going this route. I wondered if they would go with a destroked LS engine of around 5.5 litre.

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