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GM NEEDS to offer PERFORMANCE ORIENTATED ALL WHEEL DRIVE as an OPTION on the SS Sedan.
We already have the Corvette for ultimate performance.
We already have the CTS-V for a performance sedan.
We already have the Camaro for "affordable" performance.
GM NEEDS to offer a V8 sedan with the OPTIONS of both AWD and DCT.

As a owner of multiple C6's, I need a daily driver that offers all season utility and comfort.
Can you imagine an Audi S4 type sedan with GM reliability, serviceability, and price?

The auto trans option should be a performance dual clutch trans as well.

If the SS Sedan offers a LSx V8 combined with a DCT transmission, this thing will be the "go to" year round vehicle for any educated auto enthusiast that wants a daily driver.

If GM does offers AT LEAST an OPTION of AWD, and prices this thing right, they will sell every one they can bring over here.
I am publicly committing here and now to purchase a V8 GM sedan when GM pulls their head out of their ass and offers AWD as an OPTION.
 

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GM NEEDS to offer PERFORMANCE ORIENTATED ALL WHEEL DRIVE as an OPTION on the SS Sedan.
We already have the Corvette for ultimate performance.
We already have the CTS-V for a performance sedan.
We already have the Camaro for "affordable" performance.
GM NEEDS to offer a V8 sedan with the OPTIONS of both AWD and DCT.

As a owner of multiple C6's, I need a daily driver that offers all season utility and comfort.
Can you imagine an Audi S4 type sedan with GM reliability, serviceability, and price?

The auto trans option should be a performance dual clutch trans as well.

If the SS Sedan offers a LSx V8 combined with a DCT transmission, this thing will be the "go to" year round vehicle for any educated auto enthusiast that wants a daily driver.

If GM does offers AT LEAST an OPTION of AWD, and prices this thing right, they will sell every one they can bring over here.
I am publicly committing here and now to purchase a V8 GM sedan when GM pulls their head out of their ass and offers AWD as an OPTION.
By the time you add a quality AWD system as well as a true DCT flappy paddle gearbox you'd end up with a pricey DD.

I've had all kinds of vehicles in the past including a B6 S4(with all-seasons) and I can honestly say that my G8 with snows on handles better than any of them in adverse conditions. Even though its RWD, its so balanced that I've never had any problems.
 

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Not gonna happen. Ever. The ATS would make a good platform to run AWD on, not the VF.
I agree, it is not very likely that we will see AWD on the Chevrolet platform. The Cadillac lineup is better suited to absorb the high price point that this would create. It is already offered on the V6 CTS so it is more of a question as to why it is not carried over to the CTS-V.

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By the time you add a quality AWD system as well as a true DCT flappy paddle gearbox you'd end up with a pricey DD.
That's why they should be OPTIONS.
A C6 started around $40k and could be optioned all the way up to $120k+.
 

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It is already offered on the V6 CTS so it is more of a question as to why it is not carried over to the CTS-V.

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That V6 is overly complicated and the V6, AWD CTS is a slow pig due to the fat curb weight and low power. For comparison, the much lighter G37x sedan blows is away for much less money.

You are 100% correct. The CTS-V should have offered AWD as an OPTION.
Now that AMG, BWM, and Audi are are offering their Hot Rod sedans with AWD, maybe GM will as well.
I would buy a AWD CTS-V in a heartbeat.

Not gonna happen. Ever.
Then, GM will continue to lose sales to the other manufacturers that are making the right decision to offer AWD as an OPTION.
 

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Now that AMG, BWM, and Audi are are offering their Hot Rod sedans with AWD, maybe GM will as well.
I don't know if any AMG's or M's from Merc and BMW that offer awd. Audi does, but thats what Audi is built around.
 

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I don't know if any AMG's or M's from Merc and BMW that offer awd. Audi does, but thats what Audi is built around.
Yup. Check the new AWD E63. I'm sure the M5 will have AWD in the next year or so.
Even Subaru and Mitsu offer AWD performance sedans.
I just want a "Trailblazer SS sedan."
 

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Yup. Check the new AWD E63. I'm sure the M5 will have AWD in the next year or so.
Even Subaru and Mitsu offer AWD performance sedans.
I just want a "Trailblazer SS sedan."

I think you just need to accept the SS for what it is. A proper full-size, rear wheel drive, performance sedan with a powerfull V8.

If having awd is that critical, you're looking at the wrong car. Its kinda like wanting a Audi S4 but wanting a rwd option.
 

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Not going to happen. The CTS-V ceiling will take precedence. With the price increase to add AWD, it would out price it's competitors by far.
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Regardless of what would be good, the volumes that would sell would not make it viable.

Holden did make an AWD version of the VY/VZ Commodores, known as the Adventra (wagon), Cross6 and Cross8 (twincab ute and cab-chassis truck) and the Coupe4 (Monaro).

These have great resale value now but did not sell well when new. The GFC and GM's issues meant that development did not flow through to the VE.

So I don't think that the small percentage of what will be a small volume of SS's sold would justify the development costs, even if you threw in demand from Australia. We don't have towns built above the snowline, so AWD is not seen as advantageous in most situations.
 
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