Check out the latest and the fasted Cadillac production which knocks the BMW M5 off its perch.
For many years now Cadillac has been considered a sedate automaker, but with cars like the CTS-V, they may have been able to change this perception just a little bit. Still, it’s not quite certain whether this car will be able to topple the BMW M5 from its mantle in the segment of luxury performance sedans. Fortunately, the CTS-V has a powerful 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine with 640 horsepower & 630 lb/ft of torque. If you find those figure looking a bit familiar then perhaps that is because it has the same engine as the Corvette Z06.
Even though this car has a much larger frame as compared to the Corvette, it has managed to go from 0 to 60 mph in a measly 3.6 seconds. In comparison, the BMW M5 needs 3.7 seconds to achieve the same speed. The quarter mile time for this luxury sedan is at 11.6 seconds which is quite remarkable in this segment. What helps is that the car has 6-piston Brembo brakes in the front & 4-piston Brembo brakes in the back. It also has the Magnetic Ride Control shocks & Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Handling and ride feel is excellent in this super sedan.
Magnetic Ride Control is one of the newest selling points for the CTS-V. But that is merely scratching the surface when it comes to early testing. The sedan comes with 4 driving modes, Race, Sport, Touring and Snow. All of them have distinct settings for the throttle, shocks, traction control and transmission. The car does have a few drawbacks though. The CUE infotainment system is quite unimpressive & isn’t easy to use. The interior of the M5 has an edge over the CTS-V as well.
Even though the CTS-V managed to beat the M5, BMW & Mercedes are both on the verge of releasing challengers for this Cadillac monster. We’ll just have to wait & see if it will still reign supreme.
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