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I think it will be a wonderful car. New engine, new suspension tuning to take advantage of the wider track, new interior, sharper exterior, and all improvements on an otherwise excellent model.

The pricing details will make a lot of difference, but I am very excited.

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I do not know much about them BUT great looking car!

What motor is in the CTS?

How reliable?

what are weak areas?

If it does not have a Northstar I would be interested.

Tired of oil leaks. Worrying about Head Bolt problems ect.

Frank

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The current CTS offers the 3.6L DOHC VVT V6 engine making 255hp, or a similar 2.8L V6 making 210hp.

The 2008 CTS will offer a direct injection version of the 3.6L making around 300hp, and the current 3.6L DOHC VVT V6 making 258hp in 2008. In Europe the 2.8L and a new 2.9L Turbo-diesel will be offerred.

So far the 3.6L engine has been very reliable. It is a fairly new design, and benefits from many newer technologies including the variable valve timing, and in 2008 direct injection. It was designed to be a very flexible engine, and is fast becoming a mainstay of new GM models in a variety of tunes. Introduced in 2004, we don't know that much about long term reliability yet; ask me in 2014 or so. All in all it seems to be a very nice engine.

Weak points: fairly new engine. Few aftermarket performance parts.

The 3.6L also benefits from the 5-speed automatic in the current model, and will switch to the new 6-speed automatic in 2008; a 6-speed manual is also available.

The 400hp CTS-V takes a year off for 2008, but should be back in 2009 with even more power and using the new CTS features.

OVERVIEW

The 3.6L V-6 VVT was launched in 2004. It was the first engine in the global V-6 family of engines, and was jointly developed for global applications, drawing on the best practices and creative expertise of GM technical centers in Australia, Germany, North America, and Sweden. The engine's design is based on the philosophy that a true family of global engines provides the best value and performance for the customer and the best return on investment for General Motors. The 3.6L V-6 VVT applies the most advanced automotive engine technology available, from state-of-the-art casting processes to full four-cam phasing to ultra-fast data processing and torque-based engine management. It delivers a market-leading balance of specific output, high torque over a broad rpm band, fuel economy, low emissions and first-rate noise, vibration and harshness control, with exclusive durability enhancing features and very low maintenance.

Production facilities for the 3.6L V-6 VVT are located in St. Catharines, Canada and Port Melbourne, Australia.

Info on the 2008 CTS is available here: http://www.cadillac.com/allnewcts

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Love the exterior but haven't driven one, I plan on renting one soon just to do a review, I would suggest you do the same if possible.

Welcome to the board, Joe

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So how much torque will the 3.6 VVT direct injection DOHC pump out? Actually...what does it pump out now? That's pretty sad that my northstar is going to have the same horsepower as the 3.6. Fiddle sticks.

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3.6L DOHC VVT V6 in CTS/SRX/STS: 255 hp (190 kW) at 6200 rpm 252 ft·lbf (342 N·m) at 3100 rpm

2006 DTS Northstar DOHC V8 FWD L37: 292 hp (218 kW) at 6300 rpm 288 ft·lbf (390 N·m) at 4500 rpm (performance)

2006 DTS Northstar DOHC V8 FWD LD8: 275 hp (205 kW) at 6000 rpm 295 ft·lbf (400 N·m) at 4400 rpm

1996 Northstar FWD L37: 300 hp (224 kW) at 6000 rpm 295 ft·lbf (400 N·m) at 4400 rpm

Northstar DOHC VVT V8 RWD LH2 available in STS/SRX/XLR: 320 hp (239 kW) at 6400 rpm 315 ft·lbf (427 N·m) at 4400 rpm

Northstar S/C 4.4L in STS-V: 469 hp (350 kW) at 6400 rpm 439 ft·lbf (595 N·m) at 3900 rpm

3.6L DOHC VVT DI: 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque (projected)

2004–2005 CTS-V 5.7 L (5710 cc) LS6 V8 400 hp (298 kW) at 6000 rpm 395 ft·lbf (536 N·m) at 4400 rpm

2006– CTS-V 6.0 L (5970 cc) LS2 V8 400 hp (298 kW) at 6000 rpm 395 ft·lbf (536 N·m) at 4400 rpm

Escalade L92 6.2L V8 403hp at 5700 rpm 417 lb-ft of torque at 4300 rpm

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In general, I prefer full sized Cadillacs. That said, I think the 2008 CTS is a very nice looking car. I am particularly impressed with the attention paid to the interior on this car. I would like to see one in person before making up my mind, but I am predisposed to like it.

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WOW Bruce. Those are impressive numbers!

When I was a kid I'd have to have spent a lot of aftermarket dollars to reach those kind of numbers on a daily driver.

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