Cadillac STS-V

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Cadillac STS-V
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Overview
Manufacturer Cadillac
Production 2006–2009
Assembly Lansing, Michigan
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Platform GM Sigma platform
Related Cadillac STS
Cadillac CTS-V
Powertrain
Engine 4.4 L Northstar LC3 V8
Transmission 6-speed 6L80 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 116.4 in (2957 mm)
Length 197.6 in (5,019 mm)
Width 72.6 in (1,844 mm)
Height 58.2 in (1,478 mm)

The Cadillac STS-V is a high-performance executive car of the V-Series produced in a single generation since 2005 (MY 2006) by Cadillac.

Introduction[edit]

The STS-V premiered with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.8 seconds with roll-out and 5.1 seconds without roll-out. [1] The STS-V was introduced at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show. It was available for sale in late 2005.

Specifications[edit]

The STS-V sports a supercharged 4.4 L version of the Northstar V8, certified by the SAE to produce 469 hp (350 kW) and 439 lb·ft (595 N·m). This engine is mated to a driver-adjustable automatic transmission with two shifting modes, larger brakes by Brembo, larger 10 spoke alloy wheels (18"x8.5" front, 19"x9.5" rear), Pirelli run-flat tires, a faster steering ratio, and a stiffer suspension than the standard STS. The engine block and cylinder heads are aluminum, the camshafts are cast iron, and the crankshaft is forged steel. Suspension is fully independent and there are four settings for the traction control system and stability control. Also, different from the standard STS, the STS-V has a cooler for the rear differential oil located on the underside of the car behind the 3rd member.

Engine[1][edit]

Performance[edit]

  • 0-60 mph (97 km/h) : 4.8 s
  • Quarter mile (~400 m): 13.1 s

Appearance[edit]

The STS-V's primary visual difference from the standard STS was a wire mesh grille and a 'power-dome' hood.

In addition to the grille, the front differences include the bumper, the fog light and turning signal cluster, and the hood which is slightly domed to fit over the supercharger.

In the rear, the bumper is different from the standard STS and includes a wire mesh insert at the bottom which is made of the same mesh material used in the front grille. The rear spoiler is taller and wider, and encompasses the third brake light.

For the interior, the STS-V also has upgraded leather and suede trim contracted from the German company Dräxlmaier, whose prior credit includes the Maybach 57/62. Interior color choices were Ebony and Gray, both of which are offered on the standard STS as well, and a two-tone Ebony/Tango Red scheme which was unique to the STS-V.

Production[edit]

STS-V Production Numbers

2006 - 1,306 Total - 55 were exported to various countries

2007 - 642 Total - 65 were exported to various countries

2008 - 459 Total - 32 were exported to various countries

2009 - 96 total - 4 were exported to Gulf States (BAHRAIN,OMAN,QATAR,UAE)

Total productuion 2,503 Units


Annual changes
Model year MSRP Curb weight
2006 $77,090 4,343 lb (1,970 kg)[2]
2007 $77,715 4,295 lb (1,948 kg)[3]
2008 $78,775 4,233 lb (1,920 kg)[4]
2009 $79,465 4,233 lb (1,920 kg)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cadillac STS-V specifications". Cadillac. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  2. ^ DeMatio, Joe. "2006 Cadillac STS-V". Automobile Magazine. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  3. ^ Russ, Carey. "2007 Cadillac STS-V Review". The Auto Channel. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ "2008 Cadillac STS-V". Motortrend. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Cadillac STS-V specifications". Cadillac. Retrieved 2007-08-12.