Cadillac has announced that the highly anticipated 2009 Cadillac CTS-V will be priced at $59,995 in the US.

Cadillac has announced that the highly anticipated 2009 Cadillac CTS-V will be priced at $59,995 in the US, with sales starting early next month.

Featuring a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine that produces 556hp and 551 ft-lbs of torque, the CTS-V has a more powerful engine than competitors such as the BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG, and the Audi S6. More important is the fact that the cheapest of these competitors, the Audi S6, starts $72,350 and has 121hp less than the new Cadillac. Performance figures for CTS-V include a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a sub 8 minute lap time around the famous Nürburgring.

Among the few options offered are a 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted shift buttons, 14-way adjustable Recaro performance seats, microfiber interior accents, and a sunroof.

North America vice president of the Cadillac Premium Channel, Mark McNabb, calls the new CTS-V “a compelling proposition for luxury and performance enthusiasts” and says it “is a key aspect in Cadillac’s ongoing renaissance.”

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Cadillac's All-New 2009 CTS-V Priced at $59,995 USD