Edmunds Spends A Day With The 2014 CTS Vsport In Michigan: Video5
The crew at Edmunds were lucky enough to already conduct a full instrumented test of the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan.
Edmunds testing included acceleration, slalom, skidpad, braking and a couple laps around the Milford Road Course, also known as the “Lutzring”. And despite being 250 pounds lighter than the outgoing CTS and packing a 420 hp 3.6-liter twin turbo V6 under its hood, Edmunds could not match GM’s claimed 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds (but we have yet to see the publication match any times). After several runs, the quickest acceleration test churned out a 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds.
The CTS Vsport put down an impressive speed of 68 mph through the slalom and a standout lateral g reading of 0.93. Under heavy braking the car stopped from 60 mph in a nearly unbelievable 103 feet, only a foot further than a 2012 Porsche Carrera S. Around MRC, the Vsport moved around as expected, in that it stayed flat and composed. And we’re not even talking about the impending CTS-V. Customers should start seeing the 2014 CTS and CTS Vsport in Cadillac showrooms by October.
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I am very impressed! GM has done it again. As for not matching the 0-60, I think GM should fix this, the regular 3.6L makes 0-60 in 5.7 secs you’d think that by adding 2 turbochargers it would boost that significantly but nope it is only 5.1 secs.
2.0T 0-60 in 6.5 secs.
3.6L 0-60 in 5.7 secs.
3.6L Twin Turbo 0-60 in 5.1 secs.
6.2L Supercharged 0-60 in 3.9 secs.
just curious what engine is the 5.6L, have not heard of that one?????
Oh my god, I was thinking 6.2L and I don’t know why I typed 5.6L. That was really stupid of me!
Two chargers have nothing to so with boost. What they do is use two smaller turbocharges vs one large for faster spool up.
We have to remember this is the first model and first year for this engine and the power will only go up.
I also would not be surprised if GM offers a Turbo Upgrade as they did for my HHR. Two Map Sensors and a flash and it added 65HP in first and second gear and 40HP in third and fourth gear.
It put the boost up from 15-16 to 23 PSI. Right now traction is an issue.
We will see more power here soon enough.
Alright boys, break out the programmers and close those waste gates should be good for 500hp easy !!!