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#2238 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [rockylee]
Mar 14, 2007 (6:54 am)
The Ultra (at 5 liters and perhaps 400 hp) would make some sense in the CTS as an option over the DI 3.6. The big question here is what Cadillac does with the sigma lineup in the future. The 2008 CTS is going to be somewhat bigger than the current CTS (wider), so adding the V8 as a top of the line trim to the CTS would allow the STS to move more up market and could become a V8-V12 model for the future.
As I see it the Ultra is a replacement for the northstar, so I do not see them as different engines in the long term. I do understand that the ultra is all new, and hopefully much better.
#2239 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [bumpy]
Mar 14, 2007 (6:58 am)
Ok it does look like something that younuns will buy. How much will it be?
#2240 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [62vetteefp]
Mar 14, 2007 (9:00 am)
I would guess the base versions would theoretically be in the upper $20s, but the vast majority would actually go out the door in the low-mid $30s, and a loaded 135i might get close to $40k.
#2241 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [bumpy]
Mar 14, 2007 (9:54 am)
Ahh the price of Luxury!!!
And that is how this discussion got started!!
#2242 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [sls002]
Mar 14, 2007 (10:34 am)
The only V8 we will see in this new CTS, is in the CTS-V with a supercharged 7.0 V8 putting out 550-600 hp.
Mar 14, 2007 (10:38 am)
in plain english, the CTS-V will get the Corvette V8.
GM's not taking any shortcuts this time around. Expect to see fur flying when this 5-series killer comes out in the fall.
Yes, it IS a 5 series/E-Class/A6 competitor. Cadillac has wisely decided to not do small cars in the U.S. Ever. Get over it. Move on. The CTS is just properly priced without the badge markup. And it's going to blow a hole in the sales of those old stodgy designs. Almost 55K CTS sales last year - that's pretty respectable.
#2244 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [rockylee]
Mar 14, 2007 (10:45 am)
7.0 V8 putting out 550-600 hp.
What's the gas milage on that one Rocky?
Mar 14, 2007 (10:51 am)
Somehow I don't think gas mileage will matter to the average buyer...
#2246 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [rockylee]
Mar 14, 2007 (11:35 am)
And where is GM going to get this 7-liter blower? The super Corvette is only getting a supercharged 6.2L. If GM wants any real prestige for the CTS-V, it should be the car to introduce the Ultra V8, in twin-turbo form.
#2247 of 6195 Re: Long autonews article [andres3]
Mar 14, 2007 (11:50 am)
Who the heck cares? I doubt the person who will buy a car with a 600 hp engine has fuel economy as the highest priority. "Gee, I wonder if my 1970 Plymouth Superbird with the 426 Hemi gets better fuel economy than a Toyota Yaris?"