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:
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.
The 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.