E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > CTS-V Experiences



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-29-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
wakeboarder109
Lieutenant Colonel
 
wakeboarder109's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335xi --> 06 BSM 330i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 804

Posts: 1,719
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to wakeboarder109
CTS-V Experiences

Anyone here own or know someone who has owned a first generation CTS-V? I found a what appears to be a good deal on one and wanted some thoughts. Thanks in advance.

Greg
wakeboarder109 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-29-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
NYC6
Banned
 
Drives: '10 135i PPKI/06 C6 Z51 Vette
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: LI/NY

Posts: 2,078
iTrader: (0)

I dont have any first hand exp but I do own a C6 Corvette and am a member on several Corvette sites where I come across many people who have owned them or still do.
They come with the LS6 engine(C5 Z06) and its a very powerful, reliable plant. Mostly hear good things about them. Good luck.
NYC6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-29-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
wakeboarder109
Lieutenant Colonel
 
wakeboarder109's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335xi --> 06 BSM 330i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 804

Posts: 1,719
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to wakeboarder109
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYC6 View Post
I dont have any first hand exp but I do own a C6 Corvette and am a member on several Corvette sites where I come across many people who have owned them or still do.
They come with the LS6 engine(C5 Z06) and its a very powerful, reliable plant. Mostly hear good things about them. Good luck.
Thanks. That what I've gathered from the reviews I've read.
wakeboarder109 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-29-2011, 03:28 PM   #4
wakeboarder109
Lieutenant Colonel
 
wakeboarder109's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335xi --> 06 BSM 330i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 804

Posts: 1,719
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to wakeboarder109
anyone take one down in a stock 335?
wakeboarder109 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-29-2011, 03:56 PM   #5
///M3THOD
Major
 
///M3THOD's Avatar
 
Drives: F06 GranCoupe, CLS63
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: ATL/Buckhead

Posts: 1,473
iTrader: (26)

I owned a first gen CTS-V, it was an 05 w/ an LS6. They went to the LS2 in 06/07 models.

I loved that car, very comfortable, spacious and livable.. but a monster when you wanted it to be.

My car had Kooks headers, catless mids, and a Magnaflow exhaust.. as well as a Vengeance Cam. It put down around 410rwhp/tq. So yeah, I probably could have taken down a 335. With just headers/HF cats/ exhaust you would be floating right around 360-370rwhp.

They respond very well to mods. A bolt on eaton style S/C kit, about 4.8k, would give you a 100rwhp with some headers.

Couple of things to look out for, the car was notorious for wheel hop on launch and consequential diff damage. They cheaped out on the diff on the 04/05 models and supposedly improved them for the 06/07 models, but thats debatable. Many, if not most cars had their rear ends replaced and that includes the later models. However, the V being an American car, has very reasonable parts and to swap the whole diff is cheap compared to anything on our cars.. hundreds instead of thousands.

There are mods that improve this, as well as the lowering of unsprung weight by ditching the OEM runflats for lighter tires.

On the LS6 equipped cars the lifters sometimes would wear and need replacing to avoid the "tap, tap, tap, tap" valvetrain noises.

I liked the LS6 motor better because it was a race derived motor, coming out of the C6 Z06, as opposed to being sourced from a truck. Thats my personal opinion, there are those who would disagree. The LS2 had slightly larger displacement and slightly higher numbers though.

Last edited by ///M3THOD; 06-29-2011 at 04:07 PM.
///M3THOD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-29-2011, 03:56 PM   #6
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,174
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
They're known to have terrible axle hop, and (even I'm sick of hearing this) the interior is awful. Isn't a used E39 M5 about the same price, weight and power?
Red Bread is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-29-2011, 03:57 PM   #7
b0bab0i
Captain
 
Drives: 03 TiAG z4 3.0i w/ hardtop
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCal

Posts: 957
iTrader: (0)

Watch out for Rear diff problems on first gen CTS-V's
b0bab0i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-29-2011, 09:20 PM   #8
blue2fire
Brigadier General
 
blue2fire's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 135i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Location, Location, Location

Posts: 4,289
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wakeboarder109 View Post
anyone take one down in a stock 335?
Not likely. It is still made like crap though.
__________________

BMW CCA
Member #420568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon Murray View Post
Being a fan of Honda engines, I requested that they consider building for the F1 a 4.5 liter V10 or V12. I asked, I tried to persuade them, but in the end could not convince them to do it, and the McLaren F1 ended up with a BMW engine.
blue2fire is offline   Cayman Islands
0
Reply With Quote
      07-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #9
Precision
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2002 BMW 330CI
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New England

Posts: 190
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by benmoooon View Post
Watch out for Rear diff problems on first gen CTS-V's
The rear as a whole is garbage. A stock v can take down a stock 335 but the last time I checked there was no aftermarket solution for the issue yet.
__________________
Thirty Past Three
Precision is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-06-2011, 10:19 PM   #10
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 4,765
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
They're known to have terrible axle hop, and (even I'm sick of hearing this) the interior is awful. Isn't a used E39 M5 about the same price, weight and power?
+1

It may not be as mod friendly for power but I would most definitely go with that instead.
TK-421 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
Robert
Major General
 
Drives: 135i, current is350
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

Posts: 6,893
iTrader: (1)

Had the opportunity to have seat time in one few days ago (not driving) The interior is sub par compare to its 70k dollar rivals. Car is a beast no doubt but didnt have a chance to drive it. Since it's in the luxury segment I figure interior design and quality of material count
__________________
- There's nothing in my pocket other than knives and lint
Robert is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST