2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Miami
For 2012, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe gains a standard blind spot warning system and active head restraints. It’s impossible to review the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and not immediately talk about the engine, a 556 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V-8. A Tremec 6-speed manual is available in all three, though my test car was equipped with the optional Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic. A collection of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.
Handling of the '12 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
The brilliance continues with the CTS-V's exceptional ride quality--even more shocking, given that it rides on 19-inch wheels and delivers more than 1g of lateral grip. Combined credit goes to its sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, and a suspension that uses shocks filled with magnetic fluid that react very quickly to road conditions. The adjustable suspension was compliant over road imperfections, as well as confidence inspiring on twisty roads. The ccoupe also has some great throttle reponse. Puttering around town, the CTS-V feels like a normal upscale midsize car, but get more aggressive with your right foot and this Cadillac will take off quicker than the Millennium Falcon. The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe comes standard with high-performance antilock brakes, stability control and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard are a rearview camera, a blind-spot warning system and GM's OnStar emergency communications system.
2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Cabin
A large and easy to read satellite navigation screen dominates the center console, which is finished in gloss black wood trim and flanked by vents with just a hint of chrome. The CTS-V comes with a long list of standard features including HID adaptive headlamps; rear parking sensors; heated front seats; dual-zone climate control; and Bluetooth. An available navigation system has a retractable screen that rises and lowers from the top of the dash, displaying full information on a beautiful LCD screen or showing a strip of information even when it's lowered. Real-time traffic is available, and USB control of media players is standard.
CTS-V Coupe Model Lineup
The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V is a four-passenger high-performance version of the CTS Coupe.
Standard equipment includes 19-inch wheels, summer performance tires, high-performance brakes, a limited-slip differential, magnetically controlled adaptive suspension, automatic and adaptive xenon headlamps with washers, foglamps, rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system and automatic wipers. Comfort and convenience features include keyless ignition/entry, remote ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a cabin odor filtration system, heated eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather/faux-suede upholstery, a split-folding rear seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Electronic features include Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a navigation system, real-time traffic and weather, a pop-up touchscreen interface and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with a CD/DVD player, satellite radio, digital music storage and an iPod/USB audio interface.
Options include a tilt-only sunroof, heated and ventilated Recaro sport seats, and faux suede covering the steering wheel and shifter.
The 2012 CTS-V coupe is a very sleek and powerful car. With its 556 hp V-8 engine, it will get you to your destination very quickly while making people's heads turn in the process. If you like fast cars, then take a look at this one. Click here to learn more about the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.