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The CTS-V is a limited volume vehicle, with about 1,000 sold in the first four months of this year.
http://thewheeldeal.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/05/01/endangered-cadillac-2009-cts-v-series/

It's a speculative piece whose main topic has already been beat to death around here, but although the source of the production figure isn't cited, if it's anywhere near the truth, our cars are/will be pretty rare indeed. :thumbsup:

By way of comparison, roughly 7,000 Z06's and 18,000 M5's were made last year. I think only about 2,000 ZR1's are scheduled to be produced this year.
 

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http://thewheeldeal.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/05/01/endangered-cadillac-2009-cts-v-series/

It's a speculative piece whose main topic has already been beat to death around here, but although the source of the production figure isn't cited, if it's anywhere near the truth, our cars are/will be pretty rare indeed. :thumbsup:

By way of comparison, roughly 7,000 Z06's and 18,000 M5's were made last year. I think only about 2,000 ZR1's are scheduled to be produced this year.
18000 M5s? Where did you get that number?

I haven't been following the E60M5 production numbers, but E39M5 production was approximately 2000 units/year at the dotcom-boom peak; my guess is you meant 1800/year for the E60M5.

I'd be surprised if even M3 production rates got anywhere near 18000/year.

I've got an '00 M5 (1/2000) and an '02 Audi S6 Avant (1/1200). It's looking more and more like the next car will be a used E55 or E63 wagon (1 of a hundred or so a year.) I just find the wagon too useful.
 

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"I’ve never been a huge fan of the CTS – it always feels assembled to me from parts that aren’t fully integrated with each other."

What does that mean? The writer is clearly a pawn for Lexus (or another foreign brand). Really, I mean did he actually drive the car? Everything about the V is "fully integrated".
As I was the original poster on the potential death of the V, I concur with the writer's overall stance that under the current administration, with their hands on approach to GM, I believe that the pressure will be on to justify the V's existance.

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18000 M5s? Where did you get that number?

I haven't been following the E60M5 production numbers, but E39M5 production was approximately 2000 units/year at the dotcom-boom peak; my guess is you meant 1800/year for the E60M5.

I'd be surprised if even M3 production rates got anywhere near 18000/year.

I've got an '00 M5 (1/2000) and an '02 Audi S6 Avant (1/1200). It's looking more and more like the next car will be a used E55 or E63 wagon (1 of a hundred or so a year.) I just find the wagon too useful.
From here, but I mis-read it: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclub/p/pcgl/pressDetail.html?outputChannelId=6&id=T0012022EN&left_menu_item=node__2247

Mea culpa.

That 18,000 figure is total sales (presumably worldwide) from 2005 to Sept 2008. Certainly from better days, but still a simple average of 6,000 a year to that point.
 

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Makes U wonder.. at 6K per year.. what their numbers are for 209 since the economy supposedly tanked. 1000 Vs this year is actually damn nice for a Super-Sedan that is finnaly getting some serious respect.

In a proper world and hopefully soon... GM would be able to advertise cars like the CTS-V along side cars like the fuel efficient Converj and Volt. STRONG marketing so that the world will kno what the hell they are.

Such is the reason for the fate of the XLR in my opinion. A great car that GM nevr let anyone kno about. That and of course not upgrading the Northstar to have even more ballz outside the S/C version:rolleyes:
 

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I could care less about the sales figures of the BMW, Mercedes, and what ever.

But I am very interested in the production volume of the 2009 CTS-V.

Seems like Scott or Tony, or so insider could actually find the number out.... is the number top secret ?
are they building far fewer than they had hoped? What is going on with the numbers on the 2009 V
 

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If 1000 in the last four months is true, that is really not a bad number for a $60-70k car (dependent on trim) in this type of economy.
 
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