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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition

After the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition revealed just yesterday, Cadillac brought their own "Black" edition based on the CTS-V models, sedan , coupe and station wagon models. The new Black Diamond Edition adds an extra a $4,850 over a standard CTS-V model, but it offers much better personalization list.

"The CTS-V Black Diamond Edition is like a finely crafted, tailored tuxedo," said Michelle Killen, Cadillac exterior paint designer. "The base color may be a simple black, but the details and richness of the material set it apart."

"Auto makers and consumers are looking to differentiate the color black, an ubiquitous color in automotive,” said John Book, Custom Color Solutions product manager at JDSU. “Black Diamond offers the discerning Cadillac customer a special option color that stands out and remains true to their sense of luxury and style."

"We’ve already established V-Series as a serious sub-brand for Cadillac," said Rich Pinto, Cadillac creative designer. "Black Diamond further establishes V-Series in the market as a performance-minded line of vehicles with a luxury twist."

Hit the jump to read more about the new Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition.

Exterior and interior

Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition

The new CTS-V Black Diamond Edition will be painted in a special dark tri-coat paint embedded with SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment. This special pigment uses aluminum flakes encapsulated in a glass-like substance called magnesium fluoride. The result is a paint that has a diamond-like sparkle as light hits the surface from different angles.

Next to this special paint the Black Edition will also get Satin Graphite 19-inch wheels with yellow Brembo brake calipers, # Recaro seats that feature 14 adjustable elements, French-stitched leather and microfiber suede inserts in the center sections of the cushions and seatbacks, Midnight Sapele wood trim known for its durability and distinctive grain.

Engine

Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition

Under the hood there is nothing change. Like with all the standard CTS-V models, the Black Edition will be powered by a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers a total of 556 hp and 551 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine can be coupled to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.

Competition

Depending on the body version, the list of competitors includes models like BMW M5 , Mercedes E63 AMG or the Audi RS5 . The BMW M5 is powered by a powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 engine that will deliver around 555 hp and 680 Nm torque, while the E63 AMG gets a 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 518 HP.

Prices

Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition

The new Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition goes on sale at a price of $69,190 for the manual or $70,490 for the automatic, a $4,850 premium over the standard CTS-V’s price. Sales will begin this March.

ModelTransmissionPrice
Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition sedanmanual$69,190
Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition sedanautomatic$70,490
Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition coupemanual$69,190
Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition coupeautomatic$70,490
Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition wagonmanual$69,190
Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition wagonautomatic$70,490


9 comments:

I like the combination used for its interiors its yellow and black seats blended well, though I’m not very impressed with its exterior it seems very familiar from their style and design model cars.

Absolutely exotic enterior, and is very nicely shaped and looks very aggressive, but interior is one of the most luxurious for Caddilac.

Great! I like the elegance which makes it a very convincing hybrid car appearance. Aside from its elegant it possess the car good appealing quality that you will inspire with.

Nice job Cadillac, maybe hire someone who isnt colorblind....?

Wow!I simply loved the interior it look so classy and incredible! The single-framed grille makes the car look so aggressive! Thumbs up for this!

Oh no! What does a banana (color) doing in the seatssmiley I think it doesn’t match to its original black-theme exterior though the performance is great!

Prices for the Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond start at $69,190 for the manual and $70,490 for the automatic (a $4,850 premium over the base price-tag). Come on,grab and choice for the best.

Its hard to pay 70G for a drivetrain. Please perfect interior fit and finish and I will consider. Looks like Bruce Waynes Caddy. Beautiful car. Looks like Bruce Waynes Caddy lol!

Banana colored seat inserts ? Maybe dark saddle brown but not yellow. Cadillac. Black is black. Clean and elegant. Keep it simple and elegant.

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