Cadillac's hot rod luxury sedan gets even more power and tech goodies in the upcoming edition. The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V ($TBA) delivers a supercharged 550 horsepower, while its Magnetic Ride Control (shocks controlled by electro-magnets instead of mechanical valves) and racing-inspired Performance Traction Management program keeps you tight. The high-performance sedan also features new front and rear fascias, 6-piston Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin's Pilot Sport 2 (PS2) summer tire, and either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Inside, you get 14-way adjustable Recaro driving seats, hand-stitched everything, and a navigation system with a 40GB hard drive, pop-up screen, and Bose digital surround audio. [More Photos]
It might not be the flashiest of cars, but odds are you've wanted one before. The 2008 Honda Accord ($TBA) is the eighth edition of Honda's flagship, and offers an available i-VTEC V-6 that produces 268 horsepower and boasts Variable Cylinder Management with fuel-saving 4- and 3-cylinder modes, available Satellite-Linked Navigation with voice activation and Bluetooth, a myriad of safety improvements, an optional 6-speed manual transmission, and optional 18-inch wheels.
For any Uncrate readers out there in need of a faster 7-series Bimmer than the guy down the street, your wait is over. The drool-worthy BMW Alpina B7 ($TBA) features a 4.4-liter, 90-degree V-8 engine that produces 500 horsepower and propels the B7 from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. The B7 also features ALPINA 21-inch wheels wrapped with Z-rated performance tires, while the sport-tuned suspension includes Active Roll Stabilization. A specialized aero kit adds the finishing touch to the most killer sedan we've seen in a while. [via]
With Volkswagen's introduction today of the new 2006 Jetta GLI ($TBA), it looks like the company finally came to its senses and will be offering a model without the ridiculous chrome on the frontend — and we couldn't be happier. The new GLI model (pricing not yet announced) features a 2.0 T turbocharged four-cylinder that's good for 200-hp and is available with a six-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic shifting. In addition to the standard Jetta features, the GLI has an upgraded suspension, blue-tinted windows, optional 18-inch alloy wheels, alloy pedals and trim, and a three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and telephone controls and DSG shift paddles.