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Here are the main changes:

NEW! Air filtration system, automatic cabin odor
filtration
1 - Included and only available in (Y41) Luxury Level
Two Package.
2 - Included in (Y41) Luxury Level Two Package.

NEW! Engine, 3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT (270 hp [201
kW] @ 7000 rpm, 223 lb-ft of torque [302 N-m] @ 5700
rpm)

Performance Package, 19" (48.3 cm) Summer Tire,
includes (T4F) HID headlamps, (CE4) headlamp
washers, (KB7) steering wheel mounted paddle shift
controls (MX0 transmission only), (T3U) fog lamps,
(PJ2) 19" x 8.5" polished wheels, (Q0M) P245/45ZR19
Y-rated performance summer tires, (V03) performance
cooling system ([MX0] 6-speed automatic transmission
RWD only), (FE3) sport performance suspension,
(G80) limited slip differential and (J55) performance
brakes
1 - Model 6DP69 only. Not available with (Y42) 18"
All-Season Tire Performance Package.

NEW! Tires, P245/45ZR19 Y-rated summer
performance blackwall
1 - Included and only available in (Y43) 19" Summer Tire
Performance Package (Model 6DP69).

NEW! LPO, Splash Guard Package includes front
and rear splash guards

NEW! Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair5

NEW! Vanilla Latte6

All the wheels except the V are different and the FE3 ones are now 19". It looks like the base engine is a 3.0L with a surprising 270hp. The 3.6 DI remains the same.
 

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I still find it puzzling as to why they don't offer Heads Up Display. This seems like the perfect car for it. I love it on my '02 Vette.
 

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3.0 liter, eh? Glad I got the 3.6 base engine. That 3.0 gets you 7 more HP at the expense of 30 lb-ft of torque. I'll take the torque.
 

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Sweet, hopefully the wagon info will be coming shortly!

3.0 liter, eh? Glad I got the 3.6 base engine. That 3.0 gets you 7 more HP at the expense of 30 lb-ft of torque. I'll take the torque.
I have a feeling this will improve gas mileage on the "base" model and is probably what's driving this change.
 

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Does anyone know whether the "Tuscan Bronze Chromaflair" color resemble the former, discontinued "Radiant Bronze" from 2008? Just curious! :bouncy:
 

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If you look at the standard equipment sheet and click on the new 3.0 engine RPO code, it shows a spec sheet with the engine rated at 260 hp, not the 270 stated on the equipment sheet. I am willing to bet it's 260 and not 270. While VVT can do a lot of things, it's hard to make more power than an engine 20% larger, regardless of the amount of valve and ignition timing used and the amount of torque traded. Not impossible, of course, but I'd bet it's 260.
 

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I believe GM pushed back the production date for the Wagon from May 4th to the 3rd week in July...Bummer! Anyone hear the same or different?
That's too bad, was really looking forward to seeing this vehicle sooner than later. I read in the newspapers that Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly was closing for 2 weeks beginning on May 4, so I just suspected that on May 18, they would have just picked up with where they left off on May 4. However, current financial crisis aside, I wonder if they will really push back so far into July because Cadillac has stated that the CTS Wagon release is to be in Spring so they can do a proper model introduction and then be able to focus on the '10 SRX release in Summer (Although SRX intro might then get pushed back accordingly).

On an encouraging note, the Cadillac print ads are now featuring the CTS Wagon as a new member of the CTS family, so it looks like the marketing is picking up!
 

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Not a big deal.. but I was hoping the 2010 CTS sedan would have been available with:

- Rearview camera system (per the CTS Sport Wagon)
- Electronic parking brake (per the CTS-V and many competitor vehicles)
- 19" wheels equipped with all-season tires (for the 'Y42' FE2 Performance Package)

For info, note the upcoming 2010 Buick LaCrosse will be available with all of the above features, as well as power-folding mirrors, power rear sunshade, 120V power outlet, heated steering wheel, continuously variable real time damping, side blind zone alert and head-up display.
It's interesting that GM chose to make all of those features available on a Buick sedan but not the Cadillac CTS sedan. Maybe model year 2012, huh?

RAB.
 

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GM is positioning Buick as the technology brand, and Caddy as the sport luxury brand. Expect Buicks to have more bells and whistles than Cadillac going forward.
 

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For info, note the upcoming 2010 Buick LaCrosse will be available with all of the above features, as well as power-folding mirrors, power rear sunshade, 120V power outlet, heated steering wheel, continuously variable real time damping, side blind zone alert and head-up display.
It's interesting that GM chose to make all of those features available on a Buick sedan but not the Cadillac CTS sedan. Maybe model year 2012, huh?

RAB.
I read somewhere that Buick is targeting Lexus as a competitor, where the CTS is more specifically targeted as a sports luxury sedan.
 

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Not a big deal.. but I was hoping the 2010 CTS sedan would have been available with:

- Rearview camera system (per the CTS Sport Wagon)
- Electronic parking brake (per the CTS-V and many competitor vehicles)
- 19" wheels equipped with all-season tires (for the 'Y42' FE2 Performance Package)

For info, note the upcoming 2010 Buick LaCrosse will be available with all of the above features, as well as power-folding mirrors, power rear sunshade, 120V power outlet, heated steering wheel, continuously variable real time damping, side blind zone alert and head-up display.
It's interesting that GM chose to make all of those features available on a Buick sedan but not the Cadillac CTS sedan. Maybe model year 2012, huh?

RAB.
Adding features to promote a brand is a strategy that GM has used many times in the past looks like it is Buick's year!
 

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Not a big deal.. but I was hoping the 2010 CTS sedan would have been available with:

- Rearview camera system (per the CTS Sport Wagon)
- Electronic parking brake (per the CTS-V and many competitor vehicles)
- 19" wheels equipped with all-season tires (for the 'Y42' FE2 Performance Package)

For info, note the upcoming 2010 Buick LaCrosse will be available with all of the above features, as well as power-folding mirrors, power rear sunshade, 120V power outlet, heated steering wheel, continuously variable real time damping, side blind zone alert and head-up display.
It's interesting that GM chose to make all of those features available on a Buick sedan but not the Cadillac CTS sedan. Maybe model year 2012, huh?

RAB.
Adding features to promote a brand is a strategy that GM has used many times in the past - looks like 2010 is Buick's year!
 
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