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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#6241 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [kdshapiro]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:13 pm)
So Rocky what is the MSRP of a 2008 CTS-V with every available option? You can't bash the $53K 335 until you tell us this one little thing.
Taking an educated guess it will be under $55,000. You get M5 power (min.) M5 size, and options ? There are no options except a dealer installed shock system. That likely won't be available anymore since the rumor mill says adjustable Magnaride will be standard, but we will see. The Super-V test car had 600 hp. which would mean it would blow the doors off of anything BMW makes including the beloved over-priced yuppie M5.
I love picking on you guys. A $50K Cadillac smoking a $100K M5, is priceless.....
Bottomline the 2008-2009 CTS-V with
#6242 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [kdshapiro]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:19 pm)
edit - it is true if you configure Mercedes, Porsche and BMW, with every available option under the sun you will get very high MSRP numbers. Nobody I know does this sort of thing, except for rockylee, at this price point.
My god you'd think they would be standards when you are spending that kind of dough. You can have your pleather 335i and I'll be riding in extreme comfort sipping on a starbucks laping not only you in your pleather, stripped, over-priced 335i, I, will be laping both of your buddy's in there 08' M3's and M5's
-Life. Liberty. and the Pursuit. of blowing the doors off BMW's not only in straight-line performance, but also around the curves
"Ain't I a stinka"
#6243 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [kdshapiro]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:22 pm)
Because you get a Caddy, which for a lot of people is not a postive thing.
Well BMW drivers can't handle the Detroit Muscle of Cadillacs, so that is understandable. They are better off sticking with their kia sourced I-6.
#6244 of 16984 Re: 2008 CTS-V??? [quasiactuary]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:23 pm)
ROTFLMAO, Nahhh.... that will be a Honda Jet car.
#6245 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [dandrews1]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:26 pm)
Land Rover, is on the up and up I see
#6246 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [allargon]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:32 pm)
Agreed... We haven't even seen the pre-production version of the 2008 CTS set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next year. The above statements read as if someone believed Lutz, Wagoner and co. hook, line, and sinker when they said that the new CTS will turn GM around. An inline V6 with turbo and all the fancy gadgets and gizmos would only serve to make the CTS competitive not ahead of the class.
BMW, would only make Motor Cycles if GM, did such a thing.
If the CTS has the driving dynamics of the BMW 3 series with the interior of Audi and the electronics of Acura and Lexus along with the comfort of the TL and the pricing of Infiniti then it will truly be at the top of its class.
Yuk, a Audi interior. I hate the current CTS, interior but it looks better than that dog. The 07' Volvo S80 interior would of been a better reference than Audi.
Like it or not, we can only compare the 2007 CTS.
There are spy photo's on the internet including this site with pics of exterior and interior. But agree we can't compare performance quite yet.
Host, why is the Cadillac STS part of the entry level luxury performance sedan list up above? Did the database burp, or did my eyes deceive me?
The V-6 STS, really isn't a entry level performance car. It's more of a boulevard cruiser.
#6247 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [kdshapiro]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:34 pm)
As rocklee pointed out $53K for a loaded 335i puts it in STS territory. So I guess it's not really a far reach for the entry level luxury performance sedans category.
It should be under performance Luxury Sedans forum. The V-6 STS, you could argue is in this segment. But it really isn't a performance car is it with-out the V-8. Even I can admit that.
#6249 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [rockylee]
Oct 03, 2006 (7:49 pm)
In the real world most people do not fully option out most cars. But you are still living in the future: "I can't wait for 2008". Come back to 2006.
As you might know HP isn't everything. It will be fun to see a 500hp M5 leave the 2008 CTS-V in it's rear view mirror.
#6250 of 16984 Re: Only one question for this thread.... [rockylee]
Oct 03, 2006 (7:50 pm)
If you really believe the CTS-V will be as nimble as the 3 series. Have at it. I don't need 600hp to fill the tank every other mile. I hope you can afford the gas. I'll take the 335i and really enjoy my ride.