Let’s make a bet. Let’s bet that if a Cadillac CTS-V Wagon raced a BMW M3 on the highway and if the race was spotted by a police officer, the squad car would ignore the unassuming station wagon to pull the flashy Bimmer over for a driving award. It’s hard to see it any other way, as a Cadillac CTS-V Wagon would simply disappear into the herd of traffic. But that’s if such a race were to ever happen, as the CTS-V Wagon is so incredibly rare, so overlooked, that it’s the least produced car in the entire General Motors lineup. The same could be said for the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon and its sales numbers relative to the rest of the line. But which one’s better? Motor Trend investigates.
Senior Feature Editor Jonny Lieberman hosts this video, showing off the superior driving prowess of the CTS-V Wagon as it carves through the mountains of California. Progressing later into the video, he rockets from the starting line in the Mercedes, exceeding speeds of 150 miles an hour, kills a bird, and noticeably beats the V-Wagon in a half-mile drag race. But does that justify the significantly higher price of the Caddy, which performed better in the mountains? You’ll have to watch and see.