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    http://media.gm.ca/media/us/en/cadil...edan/2014.html

    This states at top of page, news for united states even though its a Canada site. .ca and not .com

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by 98Catera_2010 View Post
    http://media.gm.ca/media/us/en/cadil...edan/2014.html

    This states at top of page, news for united states even though its a Canada site. .ca and not .com
    It could be a typo. There was a magazine article (I can't remember the name) and a GM engineer was quoted as saying the 18's provided a better balance of ride and handling compared to 19's and of course there is less unsprung weight. Regardless at this moment there is no 19" wheel option on the CTS Vsport at this time. GM might do a mid-year change and offer them but I highly doubt it.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Congrats! Looking forward to reading your experiences with the V-Sport. That interior is awesome.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by ryannel2003 View Post
    It could be a typo. There was a magazine article (I can't remember the name) and a GM engineer was quoted as saying the 18's provided a better balance of ride and handling compared to 19's and of course there is less unsprung weight. Regardless at this moment there is no 19" wheel option on the CTS Vsport at this time. GM might do a mid-year change and offer them but I highly doubt it.
    I have another post in this forum about my ongoing search for winter tires/rim options for my new Vsport. It is a bit frustrating that Cadillac doesn't have an option ready as we are getting snow dumped on us and the car has little to no traction. I made a short run to the store yesterday and it was like driving in a teflon frying pan with tires made of butter.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    To answer some questions, yes these are the 18" standard rims and I do not believe there is a 19" option. I'm happy with the ride quality on the 18's and I think they look great. The tires are the Pirelli P-Zero's.

    Driving impressions are "This thing is awesome!" I love the CUE system, just took a little getting used to, like any other system. The sound experience is nowhere near as rumbly as the V wagon, but it does have impressive power. General gestalt is that this clearly faster than the M3, but seat-of-the-pants impressions are not worth much. I love it as a commuter, but would love to take it out into the Texas hill country sometime with one of the local car clubs ... It will take some time to get out there as I am lucky to have a busy job
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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Great looking V-sport.  I love the color combo. This car needs awd, then count me inn

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    I'm not a big pinstripe fan, but that pinstripe looks good on that car. Just a little classic luxury flair. It'll look even better two years from now when there are a dozen black CTS Vsports around here.

    And you know what? The 18s look big enough. It contributes to the car's sense of lithe athleticism.

    Congrats on a fine machine that I'm sure will provide years of comfort and joy.

    Even if it isn't a supercharged V8 wagon from an alien invasion fleet.

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    Great color combo, and the pin stripe looks just tight on it.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Its not just carbon fiber look...its real carbon fiber...I was talking to Cadillac..."all of the materials are real" leather and suede accents are real leather...really great detail in the 2104 cabin!!!

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Congrats Dude, great looking ride.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Can you comment on handling and nimbleness vs the M3?

    I am debating between Vsport and the new 2014 M3. Power seems comparable, but M3 weighs 500 pounds less and has an optional dual clutch transmission. I wonder if the new M3 will be more fun to drive.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacVic View Post
    Can you comment on handling and nimbleness vs the M3?

    I am debating between Vsport and the new 2014 M3. Power seems comparable, but M3 weighs 500 pounds less and has an optional dual clutch transmission. I wonder if the new M3 will be more fun to drive.
    Two different car classes. The new CTS is the size of a 5 series.

    An M3 is more comparable to the (not yet released) ATS-V.

    An M3 more fun to drive?!? Duh.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by Slee_Stack View Post
    Two different car classes. The new CTS is the size of a 5 series.

    An M3 is more comparable to the (not yet released) ATS-V.

    An M3 more fun to drive?!? Duh.
    I don't care about class distinctions. I need a car without a sunroof. My choices are MB, Cadillac and the new M3. Within this set, I am looking for the most fun car to drive. Car and Driver rated 2014 CTS 3.6 25/25 on this metric while rating the current M3 as 24/25. Hence, I am wondering if anything, including the new M3, can be more fun to drive than the even more fun to drive CTS Vsport.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Wait for the New York Auto Show. Cadillac may unveil the ATS-V there. Consider that the ATS is a smaller, lighter, more nimble version of the CTS chassis, and that the ATS-V will have at least as much power. I'm betting it will hit the streets very soon after the M3 does. If you're willing to wait for the new M3 you might want to see how Cadillac intends to beat it.

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    Re: Intro and ... Proud owner of a new 2014 CTS V-Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacVic View Post
    I don't care about class distinctions. I need a car without a sunroof. My choices are MB, Cadillac and the new M3. Within this set, I am looking for the most fun car to drive. Car and Driver rated 2014 CTS 3.6 25/25 on this metric while rating the current M3 as 24/25. Hence, I am wondering if anything, including the new M3, can be more fun to drive than the even more fun to drive CTS Vsport.
    Again, different class...as in size.
    A 'fun-to-drive' metric for a midsize is different than for a compact.
    A 550 vs. CTS-VSport is a more sensible comparison.
    Do you want a bigger car or a smaller car?
    Is the most important aspect sports car performance and handling? Then this still sounds like a rhetorical question.

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