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2012 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Review

The CTS-V Sport Sedan quickly established itself among the world’s highest performing luxury sedans, becoming the first production four-door on street tires to break the legendary eight-minute barrier at Germany’s famed Nürburgring. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo It is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8 that delivers 556 horsepower(415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A collection of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo A unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities is one of the V-Series’ distinguishing features, along with an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides clearance for the supercharger. The CTS-V rolls into 2012 virtually unchanged, offer…

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Review

BMW has announced the introduction of its newest hybrid, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. Based on the BMW 535i Sedan, the ActiveHybrid 5 brings together BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine, an electric drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission for the first time. 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 photo The latest generation of BMW ActiveHybrid technology also adds precisely controlled energy management to the mix. All of which gives the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 an exceptional balance of performance and fuel economy for a benchmark performance/luxury sedan. 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 photo Its drive system generates combined output of 335 hp (DIN), allows the car to be driven on electric power alone up to 37 mph (60 km/h), and accelerates the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds (preliminary). The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 will arrive in US showrooms in March 2012. 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 photo The 300 hp inline six with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in the BMW ActiveHyb…

2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Review

The new 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe luxury car The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is the most dramatic model in the V-Series range of high-performance luxury models, blending a personal 2+2 layout with a drivetrain vetted on Germany’s famed Nürburgring. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe photo Like the Sedan model that established the CTS-V legacy, the V-Series Coupe is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8 that delivers 556 horsepower (415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A collection of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe photo A unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities is one of the V-Series’ distinguishing features, along with an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides cl…

2012 BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid 750Li Specs And Features

Pricing Information
MSRP: $101,000
Invoice: $92,920 Technical Specs
Engine
Standard Engine: 4.4L V8
Standard Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic
Cylinders: 8
Horsepower @RPM: 455@5500
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy: 17/24
Combined Fuel Economy: 20
EPA Class: Large
Number of Valves: 32
Torque @RPM: N/A
Fuel Type System: Hybrid Gas/Electric / Sequential Electronic Fuel Injected, Sequential Port Fuel Injected Sequential, Multi-Port Fuel Injected
Turbo (Yes/No): Yes
Overdrive Transmission: Yes
Battery Output: N/A
Compression: 10.0:1
Displacement: 4395/268
Bore X Stroke: 3.50×3.48
Cruising Range: 434 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt: N/A
Power to Weight Ratio: 10.6
Final Drive Ratio: Yes
Valves Configuration: 4 Overhead Cam
Supercharged: No
Electric HorsePower RPM: Not Listed
Electric Torque Feet Per Pound: N/A
Electric Torque RPM: N/A
Electric HorsePower BHP: Not Listed
Standard Features Anti-Theft & Locks
Vehicle Theft Tracking Notification
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Double-Locking, Alarm, Engine Immobilizer and Interior Monitoring
Veh…