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2017 Cadillac CTS-V: Everything You Need to Know

U.S. News & World Report - Cars Logo By George Kennedy of U.S. News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 10: <p>There was once a time when the notion of a high-performance luxury sedan was associated solely with the well-known German brands. It was dominated by cars like the <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/mercedes-benz/e-class/2017">E-Class</a> AMG, <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/audi/a6/2017">S6</a>, and <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/bmw/5-series/2017">M5</a>. But Cadillac had enough, rolled out the <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/cadillac/cts/2017">CTS-V sedan</a>, and shocked the world.</p><p>The CTS-V is in its third generation, but the lineage started with the first-generation model, sold from 2004 to 2007. It featured a 5.7-liter V8, and then a 6.0-liter V8. The second-generation CTS-V arrived for the 2008 model year, boasting a 6.2-liter supercharged V8.</p><p>Each generation of the CTS sedan has made leaps in luxury and refinement over its predecessor. The same is true of the advances in performance in each successive generation of the CTS-V.</p><p>Read on to learn about the latest high-powered haymaker from Cadillac.</p>

The Luxury Midsize Sedan With the Heart of a Corvette

There was once a time when the notion of a high-performance luxury sedan was associated solely with the well-known German brands. It was dominated by cars like the E-Class AMG, S6, and M5. But Cadillac had enough, rolled out the CTS-V sedan, and shocked the world.

The CTS-V is in its third generation, but the lineage started with the first-generation model, sold from 2004 to 2007. It featured a 5.7-liter V8, and then a 6.0-liter V8. The second-generation CTS-V arrived for the 2008 model year, boasting a 6.2-liter supercharged V8.

Each generation of the CTS sedan has made leaps in luxury and refinement over its predecessor. The same is true of the advances in performance in each successive generation of the CTS-V.

Read on to learn about the latest high-powered haymaker from Cadillac.

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