Cadillac CTS-V takes on BMW M5

BMW M5 | March 21st, 2009 by 13
bmw m5 vs cadillac cts

This is a never ending comparison and for the past year or so, we have published several articles on it, starting with the Cadillac CTS-V …

This is a never ending comparison and for the past year or so, we have published several articles on it, starting with the Cadillac CTS-V being faster on track than the BMW M5, then we debated on whether one should choose the CTS-V over the M5 and last but least, a showdown between MB C63 AMG, CTS-V and M5.

The folks at MotorWeek took the afermentioned cars for a road test and let’ see which one they chose:

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Cadillac confirmed itself as a true uber-sport sedan builder in 2004 with the factory-tuned CTS-V. Now caddy has kicked it up a notch with their all-new 2009 CTS-V. And what better way to test out its prowess than to pit it against Germany’s tuner sedan flagship, BMW’s M5. This match-up was too big for our town, so we’ve come to Georgia’s Roebling Road Raceway for a heavyweight smack down.

The BMW M5 enters this fray with the confidence of experience, having defended its title against any number of young street brawlers over the years, including the original CTS-V.

TheĀ BMW M5 is the more solid-feeling and composed of the two. Its more refined suspension and flexible power band show it to be truly at home on the track.

The Caddy puts up impressive numbers and is the more immediately entertaining of the two, but you get the feeling you’re conquering the track rather than cooperating with it.

Full Article Here

13 responses to “Cadillac CTS-V takes on BMW M5”

  1. BmwM5Fan says:

    seriously i dont give a damn, what cadillac is thinking about its self. M5 is a v10, and thats all to it. Nothing to be compared, v8 will never sound as v10, even though v8 is also good, but still.

  2. L1ndja says:

    @BmwM5Fan: I agree with you fully on that thats what i want to hear..

  3. Gord says:

    The review pretty much sums it up.

    While the CTS-V is faster, the M5 was more refined and crisp.

    The author of that article said the M5 had technique while the CTS-V has brute power.

  4. mpower says:

    M5 >>>>>>

  5. Giom says:

    If I’d buy the CTS-V, I’d always look over to the M5 with great envy and wished I had the money to buy that instead.

  6. Tailgate1234 says:

    The CTS may have great numbers, but the standard Cadillac front and rear styling, in my opinion, is hideous, and the inside is way too busy. For those that like Cadillacs, and there are a lot out there, the CTS may be a winner, but not for me.

  7. Nick Iliff says:

    I can show you a timeslip from my stock M5 doing a 12.5 quarter. Just as a point of interest versus the CTS’ time.

  8. Nick Iliff says:

    Oh, and I get 19.5-20.5 mpg at 70-75mph on the highway. Whoever is getting 17 needs to lay off the go-pedal.

  9. Nick Iliff says:

    Just read that they tested a 6-speed manual. That explains the quarter mile time.

  10. Doug says:

    @Nick Iliff: Are you hypermiling with your M5 :D ?

  11. haziqdaF1fanatic says:

    American cars are always having some qualities problem…..and some were unreliable….

    The reason why the BMW’s are expensive is that they have rock-solid quality….compared to cadillac…and I prefer the BMW design more of the Cadillac….and it said that the M5 came with 6-speed gearbox??? It should be 7-speed SMG….and talking about weight….of course as you can see that the BMW is heavier than the CTS-V…but it still looks the same though….

    So overall….I would choose the BMW…///M5….

    The Ultimate Driving Machine…..

    Just wait for the 2010 BMW M5….It could flush away the CTS-V!!!

  12. WWO says:

    But CTS-V got the fastest lap in Nurburgring, Germany in it’s class (with automatic gear box). My point is that fully equiped CTS-V is half price than BMW M5. And the performance is just a little bit better.

  13. well the next M5 is gonna be a V8 aswell..and it will wipe off the smile on CTS-V fans..M5 is old now but still right there with the Caddi..just imagine what will happen when the 2011 M5 hits the out.

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