2016 Cadillac CTS-V vs. BMW M5 vs. Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG: Specs Comparison13
By now, you probably have seen and heard all about the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan. Its supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 making 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque mated to GM’s new 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission, super-stiff architecture with third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, and near-perfect balance, the 2016 CTS-V is a beast through and through. But how does it compare to its competition? In a word, very, very well.
Now that the third-generation CTS-V is a properly portioned sedan for the market, rather than a vehicle that straddled the compact and midsize segment like its predecessor, the CTS-V has two vehicles squarely in its crosshairs: the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.
Right off the bat, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is (much) is more powerful than its rivals and has the most cogs in its gearbox. It’s also quite a bit lighter and has a highest top speed than the M5 (Mercedes-Benz doesn’t disclose the top speed of its E63 AMG). It’s also half -a-second faster to 60 mph than the M5, but the Benz is 0.1 and 0.2 seconds quicker than the Caddy.
But what numbers don’t tell us is how it feels to drive the new CTS-V as opposed to the BMW and the Benz. But if the standard third-gen CTS is any indication, then it will probably provide a much better driving experience than its German opponents… especially with all of the enhancements to the CTS’ overall structure and chassis. Which is to say that we simply can not wait to drive this thing when it launches in 2015. Until then, ths spec-level comparison will have to do.
|METRIC||2016 CADILLAC CTS-V||2015 BMW M5||2015 BMW M5 COMPETITION||2015 MERCEDES-BENZ E63 4MATIC||2015 MERCEDES-BENZ E63 S 4MATIC|
|ENGINE CONFIGURATION:||16-VALVE OHV V8||32-VALVE DOHV V8||32-VALVE DOHC V8||32-VALVE DOHC V8||32-VALVE DOHC V8|
|ENGINE DISPLACEMENT (LITERS):||6.2||4.4||4.4||5.5||5.5|
|ENGINE ASPIRATION:||SUPERCHARGER||TWIN-TURBO||TWIN-TURBO||TWIN TURBO||TWIN TURBO|
|POWER (HP @ RPM):||640 @ 6400||560 @ 6000 – 7000||575 @ 6000 – 7000||550 @ 5250 – 5750||577 @ 5500|
|TORQUE (LB-FT):||630 @ 6300||500 @ 1500 – 5750||500 @ 1500 – 5750||531||590|
|DRIVE WHEELS:||REAR||REAR||REAR||REAR-BIASED ALL WHEEL-DRIVE|
|0-60 MPH SPRINT (SECONDS):||3.7||4.2||4.2||3.6||3.5|
|TOP SPEED (MPH):||201||155||155||NOT AVAILABLE||NOT AVAILABLE|
|TRANSMISSION TYPE:||AUTOMATIC WITH TORQUE-CONVERTER||DUAL-CLUTCH||DUAL-CLUTCH||AUTOMATIC WITHOUT TORQUE CONVERTER|
|CURB WEIGHT (POUNDS):||4145||4387||4387||4387||4431|
|CITY FUEL ECONOMY (MPG):||TBD||14||14||16||15|
|HIGHWAY FUEL ECONOMY (MPG):||TBD||20||20||23||22|
|STARTING PRICE (USD):||TBD||$93,600||$100,900||$93,600||$100,600|
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It is too early to determine; I want to see side by side on the track, it will be hilarious
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Lap times will come down to how well the CTS traction management programing. is.
Benz has one advantage and that is the AWD but that will help only out of the corners. The added weight and the power it takes to run it would hurt it at top end and other places. Also odds are the Benz Is speed limited like most of the large German sedans.
I think we will find the handling dynamics of the new Cadillac will be on par or better than the other two cars for now.
The biggest complaints will be about trim and Cue as they normally do.
On area the turbo car will have an advantage is they also will have more even low end torque but the Cadillac will have more of it higher up.
Seeing that the regular CTS already decimates the regular 5er and E-Classe in handling, I expect the same will happen with the V vs. M5 and E63 AMG.
About the trim: the interior of the CTS cabin is on par or better than the other two. Where Cadillac can improve is in the details, like the trunk lining, the trim covering the sills, etc.
When the comparison tests come out, easily hands down to the CTS-V as the winner. Germany, Jaguar and Lexus are on notice at this point. The next M5, E63 AMG, SR6 and XFR-S will be playing catch-up in few years and may not succeed.
I know that I am overly ambitious about the outcome but considering HP/weight ratio of this car compared to the current model, this thing is going to be a beast.
And that 0-60 of 3.7 seconds, IMO is conservative. I think this car is a 3.2-3.5 second car due to advancements in technology like the 8 speed tranny, launch control, its light-weight and etc. And don’t forget Algorithm Sifting Performance on this car also along with the carbon-fiber package.
Cadillac has yet to develop a twin clutch transmission. They aren’t going to beat anyone once the follow up models release.
It is all in the programming in the software for lightning fast shifts for the car to go 0-60 below 3.7 seconds. The twin clutch is not necessary.
If you read reviews on Car and Driver, Motor Trend and Autoblog, 0-60 times have indicated that auto-manufacturers underestimate their times. You think however you want but I still think 3.7 is a conservative number.
This will probably shut them hellkitties hellcats
When tests and characteristics or specifications in comparison to these sedans cars high technology sports. The Cadillac cts-v 2016 is as winner of the competition and while the bmw m5 f10 package competition, mercedes-Benz e63 and e63 amg model-s, and jaguar xfr-s. It remains far behind and they may not succeed.
Meanwhile in the auto show in Detroit, which opened its doors in January 2015 the Cadillac cts-v 2016 will be made his debut and will be on exhibition.
Fuck your opinions. Like everything its in the price tag.
I love how Cadillac is attacking a model that is almost 5 years old now. the fact that Cadillac has targeted German sedans that have been and will continue to be superior is hysterical. The information given about the M5 competition package is also wrong. Top speed is closer to 200 (201-202 if I’m not wrong, because competition package removes top speed limiter), and also the zero to sixty time is the times recorded without launch control, since bmw limits M cars on how many times launch control can be used within a certain period of time (actual zero to sixty times are closer to 3.7 recorded by motortrend).
Great numbers in comparison. So, basically it will come down to how fast will it shift, the power delivery of the engine and how well will the suspension help put the power to the ground. Well, all of those were pretty much lifted from the Z06. The tranny is lightning fast, there is power throughout the range and the new generation of the magnetic shocks reads the road 1000x/second. There is no reason this car should not dominate its competition. The price will determine whether it is a bargain too. Hopefully it will be priced considerably under those cars. If so, the only people who won’t consider buying it over the others would be haters like Caelan who just want to dump on the brand and not even try to use logic and reason to give the car a chance.
One bad thing about it is that the models are old rivals, and they will soon be completely new. an entirely new mb e class of must immediately.automotive world is very tough. It’s difficult to keep up with the top, and if They’re one step off the ice, or would you be auto market failure. gm one big flaw is that he is late. GM has a better track to persist and lead to the schedule itself.
automotive world is very tough
Things are not looking good for Caddy…
The old CTS-V held a strong niche. This won’t. Let me see- Price it at $93,600 and don’t sell any units because at that price who wouldn’t want a BMW or Mercedes? Undercut those two, and now you’ve just shot yourself in the foot per caddy’s brand strategy.
So Caddy will probably “slightly” undercut those two, devaluing the brand and reminding everyone the CTS-V is not as good -or- they will way undercut them and cause larger brand reprocussions.
Marketing isn’t that hard, and I don’t think this car is quite good enough. I think it needs more.
If Cadillac wants to compete with the Germans, they can’t have a “competitive product”- no, they need to clean the floor with the competition. They need to do what Chevy did with the Camaro in 2010- being a product so superior to the competition, that the competition can’t sell a darn thing and has to do massive redesigns just to stay competive with YOU.
I don’t care if the price has to be $110k to break even, or if they have to use it as a flagship loss leader temporarily… The CTS-V needs to be so far ahead of the Germans that they deliberately need to catch up to you. Its not enough to be “slightly better” or “competitive”, when the brand doesn’t carry the same refinement and reputation.
I own both a Cadillac and a BMW. I technically “like” the cadillac more, but it is NOT as refined engineering-wise as the BMW, and does NOT carry the same prestige when others reference it.