2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V Air Intake Kit Improves Airflow, Horsepower, and Throttle Response

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2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V K&N intake system.

2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-Vs will benefit from the addition of the K&N intake system.

If you own a Cadillac vehicle, then you know performance, luxury, and style. Thanks to K&N and their 69-4530TS intake system for the 2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V models, the owners of these vehicles can take care of their investment for years to come.

You may not be aware of it, but the Cadillac Motor Division of General Motors, manufacturer of the Cadillac CTS-V, was actually an independent automobile manufacturer before General Motors acquired it in 1909. It actually was formed out of the remains of the Henry Ford Company after a dispute Ford had with investors in 1902. It is among the oldest automobile brands in the world and second oldest in America. Only Buick, later to be a fellow division of General Motors, is older.

Named after Antoine Laurnet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan, the company’s emblem is based on his coat of arms.

K&N 69-4530TS Typhoon air intake system for 2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V

The K&N 69-4530TS Typhoon air intake system straightens the natural airflow to enhance horsepower and improve throttle response.

By 1909, Cadillac was recognized as one of America’s primary luxury car manufacturers. It was the first to develop the concept of interchangeable parts, which helped to establish the modern mass production of automobiles. The achievement resulted in Cadillac winning the Royal Club of England’s Dewar Trophy. It won the Dewar Trophy again in 1912 for being the first to incorporate electric starting and lighting into a production automobile. It also was the first to develop the clatter less manual transmission, the steel roof, and the V-8 engine, which set the standard for the American automobile industry. It also was the first to develop a V-12 and V-16 engine, which was 7.41-liters (452 cubic inches), and featured a 45-degree overhead valve and generated 165 horsepower.

The company’s first automobiles, the Runabout and Tonneau, debuted in October 1902. They were two-seat carriages similar to the Ford Model A and powered by a 10-horsepower, single cylinder engine. The vehicle was exhibited at the New York Auto Show in January 1903, which led to more than 2,000 orders.

At the dawn of the 21st Century, Cadillac introduced a new design philosophy it calls “Art and Science.” The design introduced sharper form and crisper edges to the cars, which led to the CTS, the XLR roadster, the BLS, and the DTS. The models include rear- and all-wheel drive sedans, roadsters, and SUVs. The BLS and DTS were front-wheel drive models that are no longer in production. Cadillac introduced the CTS-V to compete directly with BMW’s M5. An automatic version of the CTS-V set a record speed for production sedans when it lapped a German test track in 7:59.32.

K&N Filters believes that drivers of the Cadillac CTS-V deserve to experience the best performance possible, so they offer the K&N 69-4530TS air intake kit. Designed to replace the factory air filter and air intake housing, it is a freer-flowing, mandrel-bent aluminum tube air induction system that is designed to dramatically reduce airflow restrictions by smoothing and straightening the natural airflow. This allows the engine to take in air easier than the factory air intake system permits, which improves power and acceleration throughout the RPM range of the engine. The K&N intake kit also enhances engine sound.

The 69-4530TS system features a chrome topped K&N air filter and a heat shield and the assembly is designed to fit into the factory air box. The design of the system permits air to be directed through the silver-powder coated intake tube and into the throttle body of the engine ensuring a dynamic power gain. The K&N air intake system works flawlessly with the factory mass air sensor and crank case vent line.

The oversized cone-shaped air filter can be used for up to 100,000 miles before servicing is necessary, depending on driving conditions.

K&N Filters also offers the K&N 99-5000 air filter cleaning kit is formulated to clean the air filter when servicing is necessary making it reusable over and over again. It actually may be the only air filter that you will ever have to buy for this vehicle.

A screwdriver, pliers, ratchet set, and wrenches are all you will need to install the K&N 69-4530TS air intake system. It takes about 90 minutes to install the air intake kit into the existing factory mounting points of the Cadillac CTS-V air box.

The K&N 69-4530TS Typhoon air intake system fits 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