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Is it possible to order the sun/pano roof available as a stand alone option? Why no 19" rims standard?
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It was done to save weight. Bigger wheels weigh more, and engineering the suspension for bigger wheels adds weight as well. The CTS is 200lbs.+ lighter than the other cars in its class.
 

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It was done to save weight. Bigger wheels weigh more, and engineering the suspension for bigger wheels adds weight as well. The CTS is 200lbs.+ lighter than the other cars in its class.
Thanks for the info...I don't buy Caddy's rationale as there's plenty of lightweight 19's available. The 18's simply look out of place on a car emphasizing aggressive sport. Are they an option?

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And no, the sunroof only comes with the premium trim.
So they make you pay for the $70,000 pkg to get a sunroof? That's a big jump from $59,995 just to get the privilege to get a sunroof plus forcing one to purchase lot of other stuff that may be unnecessary. Thanks
 

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There are other options that come with the Premium package besides the sunroof, still probably not worth the extra money but I enjoy them.
 

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There are other options that come with the Premium package besides the sunroof, still probably not worth the extra money but I enjoy them.
Yes, I mentioned that and agree with you. A CTS Vsport with a pano/sunroof should be about $62ish and would be perfect!
 

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I am not aware of ANY factory rims one would classify as "lightweight". They have warranty and safety concerns that the aftermarket doesn't have to worry about.
 

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You're in luck because $62k is what they go for.
That would be wonderful. When I was on the mobile build your own, the car came out at $70k, thanks to you I'll go back and reconfigure. I do want cooled seats in addition to the roof.

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I am not aware of ANY factory rims one would classify as "lightweight". They have warranty and safety concerns that the aftermarket doesn't have to worry about.
Several manufactures offer these as option and many of them are forged.
 

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That would be wonderful. When I was on the mobile build your own, the car came out at $70k, thanks to you I'll go back and reconfigure. I do want cooled seats in addition to the roof.

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That's list price. Only suckers pay full MSRP.



Several manufactures offer these as option and many of them are forged.
Check the actual weights.
 

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If you want 19" wheels it is an option, you loose the summer only tires though. It looks like they charge $2,395 for it.
Thanks for the info, that's quite a premium to go from 18's to 19's but I'd imagine they look good.

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Wish the Engineers would fix the Smelly A/C it sucks !!!!
I don't know about the CTS but in two previous MB's the issue was linked to the evaporator drip pan not angled enough to let the condensation drain properly which caused mold. If you haven't tried it already, turn the ac on with the fan on hi and make sure recirculate is off, then very carefully spray some Lysol into the fresh air intake just below the windshield (you should open the hood to be safe), this will at least kill some of the fungus growing and relieve the smell. The Lysol should come out of the AC vents so don't sit in the car for several minutes afterward. Hope this helps.
 

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The 62k mentioned earlier is what you should be able to get a 70k msrp car for.
 

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The 62k mentioned earlier is what you should be able to get a 70k msrp car for.
Now it make sense...thanks for the clarification.

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How are you guys handling the run-flats? We had them on a prior BMW and they made the ride much harsher than it needed to be.

Are the tires that come on the 19's run flats as well?

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How are you guys handling the run-flats? We had them on a prior BMW and they made the ride much harsher than it needed to be.

Are the tires that come on the 19's run flats as well?

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The run-flats are indeed, "harsh", no question about it.

As for the 19" option, GM is pretty much obligated to provide run-flats.... you're still left with no spare, no fix-a-flat/compressor setup, etc.

Another thing to consider - if the 19's are lower profile tires than the 18's (and I'm fairly certain they are), the ride quality is going to suffer even further. This would assume of course, the optional 19" tires are the same brand and type as the 18's.
 
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