CADILLAC CTS-V SPORT WAGON
Cadillac unveiled the CTS-V Sport Wagon show car, foreshadowing the next addition to its V-Series performance line. It combines the performance and luxury of the landmark CTS-V Sport Sedan with the dramatic design of the CTS Sport Wagon.
The exterior is finished in Midnight Silver, first seen on the Cadillac Sixteen Concept, and accented by lustrous Liquid Silver-finished wheels and a black chrome finish on the grille’s mesh insert. The rear fascia, upper spoiler and center high-mounted stop lamp are also unique to the show car.
Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8, which delivers 556 horsepower and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A suite 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.
MERCEDES BENZ R-CLASS WAGON
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the slow-selling people carrier, has received a frontal facelift for the 2011 model year, in line with other models from Mercedes-Benz.
Whether it looks better than before is debatable, although it seems the interior and the rest of the “sports tourer” minivan has been left untouched. Even the engines are expected to be carried over, namely the 3.5L V6 in the R 350 and the 5.0L V8 in the R 500.