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BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Super Sedan Showdown - Is the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V a true benchmark in the super sedan category? Measured against the pure performance of the 2008 BMW M5 and the value of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, we knew the truth would come out. (more)
#5 of 22 Re: Article Comments - Super Sedan Showdown [porschecarrera]
Dec 03, 2008 (5:42 am)
7:59 is a lap record for a production sedan. Obviously, there are many classes of vehicles that test and develop at the Nurburgring. Here is Cadillac's May 9, 2008 press release regarding the Nurburgring time:
"2009 CTS-V Blisters Nurburgring.
Breaks 8-minute barrier - potentially the fastest documented lap time for a production sedan
In testing today at Germany’s Nurburgring, Cadillac’s upcoming new 2009 CTS-V completed a lap of the legendary Nordschleife in 7:59.32. This blistering time appears to be the fastest ever publicly documented for a production sedan."
No other manufacturer has yet come out to challenge this statement.
#6 of 22 What about...?
Dec 03, 2008 (9:49 am)
I understand IL's logic in including the C63, but if you are going to test one of the smaller sport-sedans (that compete closer to its price point) against the CTS-V, why not include the M3 (which already beat the C63 in a comparison test). Sure, throwing the Caddy against two BMW's would have seemed odd, but I've seen the IL editors explain there way out of much weirder pairings (R8 vs Cherokee SRT-8 anyone?). The normal CTS has been compared with the 335i, so why not in this instance?
Dec 03, 2008 (2:49 pm)
"So there you have it. My favorite wasn't even in this test."
Neither was mine. I'll take an M3 sedan with 6-speed manual.
#8 of 22 nice try
Dec 03, 2008 (8:02 pm)
Nice try to boost GM's reputation when the company is about to tumble. Looks like GM wants to do some back door dog barking to save some face, but unfortunately no one is buying it.
Dec 05, 2008 (5:43 pm)
blea blea blea, lick your wounds and tuck your tail. You got your doors blown again. Too bad they can build a car that will out perform your Euro sedans without breaking a sweat. Go Caddy, maybe that is why they are winning everything.
#10 of 22 Re: nice try [aintmisbehavin]
Dec 06, 2008 (6:21 am)
those are not my sedans, i wish they are
#11 of 22 Re: It's all about the look.... [draw007]
Feb 06, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Sorry go spend another 30k for the inferior car. Not to mention cost american workers their jobs!!!! good call. If you like germany so much go live there!
#12 of 22 Re: It's all about the look.... [lovecars5]
Feb 11, 2009 (1:01 pm)
I burst out laughing when I read draw007's post. Accusing the Caddy of being overpriced when comparing it to a MB, a German Chevrolet that's optioned out for the U.S market then priced for the gullible??
Mar 14, 2009 (4:43 pm)
the truth hurts.