2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V Air Intake System is Guaranteed to Boost Horsepower and Acceleration

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K&N 63-3086 air intake system for Cadillac CTS-V

The K&N 63-3086 will deliver more horsepower and increase acceleration of your Cadillac CTS-V guaranteed.

As a new millennium broke, many drivers who wanted a luxury car that offered high performance turned to the first generation Cadillac CTS-V because of its impressive 5.7-liter pushrod OHV V-8 engine that generated 400-horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 395-lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. According to General Motors, thanks to the engine, the car ran from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds for the first generation CTS-V and recorded a quarter-mile time of 13.1 seconds at 109-mph while the car topped out 163-mph.

K&N 63-3086 air intake system for Cadillac CTS-V

The K&N 63-3086 AirCharger Air Intake Kit replaces the factory air filter and intake tubing, but retains the factory air box on many Cadillac CTS-V models.

The second-generation incarnation of the car boasted an engine that clocked 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a quarter mile in 12.0 seconds at 118 mph. Perhaps not trusting the Cadillac executives to give the true numbers, Road and Track Magazine staff did their own trial and matched what the execs had claimed. Not bad for a luxury car.

What would owners of a Cadillac CTS-V say if those performance numbers could be even better?

K&N’s 63-3086 air intake system is specifically designed for many Cadillac CTS-V models and will improve horsepower, throttle response and engine sound. The system is designed to replace the factory air filter and air intake tubing that has actually been restricting the car’s performance. The K&N system dramatically reduces the intake restrictions and causes a smoother airflow that allows the engine to take in more air than the factory air filter and air intakes assembly permits. More air translates to more power and acceleration throughout the engine’s RPM range.

Dyno chart for K&N air intake system 63-3086

K&N Air Intake 63-3086 shows an estimated gain of 20 horsepower at 4493 rpm.

second generation CTS-V

The second generation CTS-V boasts impressive power numbers, and the K&N intake system can create even more performance

The air intake kit includes a replacement K&N high-flow air filter and an aerodynamically engineered intake tube. The assembly connects easily in just 90 minutes or less to the vehicle’s factory air box and throttle body using common hand tools. The high-flow cotton filter captures and holds more dirt than typical paper air filters because of the depth-loading technology. The tube that hosts the filter is made from interlaced High Density Polyethylene, which can be precisely shaped to help reduce turbulence and accelerate airflow into the engine. The extra air-flow, coupled with the custom intake tube, gives the already powerful CTS-V even more punch.

K&N Cadillac CTS-V Air Intake System 63-3086 shows an estimated gain of 20 horsepower at 4493 rpm. If you’re looking to enhance the performance of your CTS-V, then look no further than the 63-3086 air intake system from K&N!

The K&N 63-3086 Air Intake System fits into the following Cadillac CTS-V models:

2015 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L V8
2014 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L V8
2013 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L V8
2012 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L V8
2011 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L V8
2010 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L V8
2009 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L V8

You can view all the air intakes that K&N makes for the Cadillac CTS-V at the Air Intake Systems for the Cadillac CTS-V page and all the air filters that K&N makes for the Cadillac CTS-V at the Air Filters for the Cadillac CTS-V page. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 50 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit