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'09 CTS AWD previously, '18 CTS AWD
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I have '09 CTS4 with 19,000 miles. While going up hills with the engine around 1800 to 1900 RPMs on the highway and trying to accelerate from 65 to 70 I notice a bit of hesitation (or chugging?) as it builds speed. If I maintain speed I don't notice hesitation. I've also seen this at lower speeds when the engine is in the same rpm range. Should I just force a downshift?
 

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Cadillac CTS4 3.6 aut., 2008, thundergrey/casmere
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Most engines have more or less "dead spots" in the RPM-range, I think mine does the same - shift to sport and hit the floor, this should help:)
 

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08 CTS4 DI Hot Lava Edition PDZ AWD FE2
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I agree with this as it seems the Cadillac will shift into a high gear to maximize economy so minor speed changes take it a second to react.
 
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