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Report: 2012 Cadillac CTS with 3.6L won't get six-speed manual, V models safe

Cadillac CTS Sportwagon – Click above for high-res image gallery The list of vehicles with an available manual transmission may become a bit smaller for 2012, as Inside Line is reporting that certain 2012 Cadillac CTS models will lose the ability to specify a third pedal. IL cites sources from within General Motors who say that models equipped with the 3.6-litre V6 will only be offered with an automatic transmission next year. The high-performance CTS-V sedan, coupe and wagon will still be offered with a manual transmission, as will CTS variants equipped with the torque-deprived... Read More

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