Bruce’s Cadillac

Current Cadillac

Bruce’s current Cadillac is a 2008 Cadillac STS-V which I found in Houston and brought back to Plano.

STS-V at Dealer

The STS-V features the LC3 DOHC VVT supercharged 4.4L Northstar V8, Brembo brakes, performance shocks/struts, and luxury appointments.  As delivered it makes 469 hp at the crank.  With my current mods my STS-V is making over 500 hp.

Previous Cadillac

Bruce’s previous Cadillac is a 2005 Cadillac CTS.  I purchased it new from Crest Cadillac in Plano, Texas in 2005.

It is light platinum exterior, with neutral leather interior.

Video of a walk-around that covers some upgrades and mods to the CTS:

I composed the musical accompaniment to the video; it is all computer synthesized.

SPECIFICATIONS

(See General Motors of Canada for Canadian product differences.)

Overview

Model: CTS
Body style / driveline: entry-luxury, rear-wheel drive, 4-door sports sedan
Construction: unitized welded steel body with direct-mounted front cradle and rubber-isolated, multi-link independent rear suspension assembly
EPA vehicle class: midsize car
Manufacturing location: LansingGrand River Assembly, Lansing, Michigan
Key competitors: BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, Lexus ES 300, Lincoln LS

Engine

2.8L VVT V-6 3.6L V-6 VVT (LY7)
Type: 2.8L V-6 VVT (variable valve timing) 3.6L V-6 VVT (variable valve timing)
Displacement (cu in / cc): 170 / 2792 217 / 3564
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 89 x  3.5 / 74.8 x  2.94 3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material: cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT) DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT)
Ignition system: individual coil on plug, individual cylinder knock control individual coil on plug, individual cylinder knock control
Fuel delivery: returnless sequential fuel injection returnless sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 10.0:1 10.2:1
Horsepower (hp / kw @ rpm): 210 / 156@ 6500 rpm 255 / 190 @ 6200
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 195  / 265 @ 3200 rpm 252 / 342 @ 3200
Recommended fuel: unleaded regular unleaded regular
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 7000 auto, 7200 manual 7000
Emissions controls: dual close coupled catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation, inlet and exhaust cam phasers with internal exhaust gas recirculation (no EGR/AIR reqd.), evaporative emissions system dual close-coupled catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation, inlet and exhaust cam phasers with internal exhaust gas recirculation (no EGR/AIR reqd.), evaporative emissions system
Estimated fuel economy:
MPG (city / hwy / combined) automatic: 18 / 27 / 21
manual: 17 / 27 / 20.4
automatic: 18 / 27 / 21
manual: 17 / 27 / 20.4
MPIG (city / hwy / combined) manual 5-speed: 22 / 35 / 26
manual 6-speed: 21 / 35 / 25
automatic: 21 / 36 / 26
manual: 20 / 35 / 25
L/100km (city / hwy / combined) manual 5-speed: 13.1 / 8.1 / 10.8
manual 6-speed: 13.6 / 8.0 / 11.1
automatic: 13.4 / 7.9 / 10.9
manual: 14.1 / 8.1 / 11.4

Transmissions

Hydra-Matic 5L40-E Aisin AY6
Type: 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic with lockup torque converter fully synchronized 6-speed manual with single overdrive
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.42 4.15
Second: 2.21 2.33
Third: 1.60 1.53
Fourth: 1.00 1.15
Fifth: 0.75 1.00
Sixth: —- 0.79
Reverse: 3.02 3.67
Final drive ratio: 3.42 3.42

Chassis/Suspension

Standard/Luxury Package Sport Package
Front: independent, short/long arm, coil-over shock, anti-roll bar independent, short/long arm, coil-over shock, anti-roll bar
Rear: independent, modified multi-link, coil springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bar independent, modified multi-link, coil springs, automatic load-leveling shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Traction control system: full-range full-range
Steering type: power-assisted rack and pinion power-assisted rack and pinion, TRW Speedpro variable assist system
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 3.37 3.37
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 35.5 / 10.8 35.5 / 10.8

Brakes

Type: power-assist – vacuum with anti-lock control and traction control power-assist – vacuum with antilock control, traction control, StabiliTrak stability control, with high-performance brake linings
Rotor diameter x thickness(in / mm): front: 11.9 x 1.3 / 303 x 32 vented disc rear: 11.7 x 1 / 298 x 26 vented disc front: 11.9 x 1.3 / 303 x 32 vented disc rear: 11.7 x 1 / 298 x 26 vented disc

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 16inch x 7-inch cast aluminum 17inch x 7.5-inch cast aluminum
Tires: Goodyear Eagle RS-A, P225/55HR16, all season Goodyear Eagle RS-A, P225/50VR17, all season

Dimensions

Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm): 113.4 / 2880
Overall length (in / mm): 190.1 / 4829
Overall width (in / mm): 70.6 / 1793
Overall height (in / mm): 56.7 / 1440
Track (in / mm): front: 60 / 1524; rear: 60 / 1524
Curb weight (lb / kg): 3.2L manual: 3568 / 1618; 3.6L automatic: 3694 / 1676
Weight distribution
(% front / rear):
53 / 47

Interior

Head room (in / mm): front: 38.9 / 989rear: 36.9 / 937
Leg room (in / mm): front: 42.4 / 1077
rear: 37 / 940
Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 56.6 / 1438rear: 56.2 / 1427
Hip room (in / mm): front:  53.4 / 1356rear:  53.8 / 1366

Capacities

EPA passenger volume
(cu ft / L):
98 / 2775
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 12.8 / 362
Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg): 1000 / 454
Fuel tank (gal / L): 17.5 / 66.2
Engine oil (qt / L): 6 / 5.7
Cooling system (qt / L): 11.7 / 11.1

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