: Edmund's Inside Line tested CTS-V vs. new E63 AMG



Z06ified
12-23-09, 09:33 AM
Nice car, but the new E63 can't hang with the CTS-V:

http://blogs.insideline.com/straightline/2009/12/il-track-tested-2010-mercedes-benz-e63-amg-vs-2009-cadillac-cts-v.html

cts-v2009
12-23-09, 10:16 AM
Thanks

i saw also they compared S65 vs Porsche panemera turbo ...

Porsche ( 12.00 at 111 mph vs our v 12.4 at 115 (:

BacDoc
12-23-09, 10:51 AM
IIRC C&D gave the nod to the Merc for fit and finish (and the V had points deducted for quieter Euro exh). But at $100k+ you better get fit, finish, your balls polished, and a spa package.

Florian
12-23-09, 11:03 AM
But at $100k+ you better get fit, finish, your balls polished, and a spa package.

Do you have the RPO codes for those options?


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BacDoc
12-23-09, 11:16 AM
Check the Tiger box.

4gear70
12-23-09, 12:44 PM
:histeric:
Yes, or the Gig-gi-dy box. :quagmire:

RWFJR
12-23-09, 02:23 PM
Thanks

i saw also they compared S65 vs Porsche panemera turbo ...

Porsche ( 12.00 at 111 mph vs our v 12.4 at 115 (:

Yea...and the Porsche Turbo cost twice as much as our V2's...

Plus it's got an ugly butt. I would not date a girl with a butt like that!!!

Gotham CTS-V
12-23-09, 02:33 PM
Looks like the V edged it out in all performance aspects.

nradcad
12-23-09, 06:49 PM
no video = FAIL.

EXTM
12-24-09, 06:21 AM
CTS-V is the king.. period.

let the haters eat the dust!

cbloveday
12-24-09, 07:02 AM
I saw for the first time in person a panamera yesterday on the highway. I approached it from the rear and pulled up along side the guy and gave him a thumbs up as I slowly went by. He just looked at me like I was from another planet. Either, he thought he was too good to acknowledge me or scared.
I thought the 4 door porsche looked good.

CIWS
12-24-09, 07:06 AM
I approached it from the rear and pulled up along side the guy and gave him a thumbs up as I slowly went by. He just looked at me like I was from another planet. Either, he thought he was too good to acknowledge me or scared.


Or had no clue why you were doing that. Just because he's now driving a "Porsche" doesn't mean he understands a thing about driving performance vehicles. :)

I've already seen more of those cars now, or should I say more often, than I do the V cars. That really surprises me.

cbloveday
12-24-09, 07:17 AM
Yes I thought about that. But then I remembered when in my m6. I'd get alot of thumbs ups and "nice" from motorist of all denomination.
One would think the driver would acknowledge one way or another. I got a blank stare. I was always told that it is proper to "Thank" a person when complimented.
Oh well, I do like the porsche, just wish it had more base power.

cts-v2009
12-24-09, 11:00 AM
according to someone who tested drive panemera turbo recently ... cts-v will kill it at any speed from rolling ... also he mentioned that cts-v can beat it easily at high speed ... above 120 mph if the race was from 0

thebigjimsho
12-24-09, 02:45 PM
If you look at the C&D article that has the CTS-V comparo and the Panamera Turbo in the 24 Hours of Dayton, the acceleration times are VERY close once you get past the launch.

NeedCTS-v
12-24-09, 04:40 PM
I found this to be an interesting comment. I noticed a big difference in absolute traction when I first got my car depending on whether I was doing a hard right vs. left. I had the alignment checked and was told that the left rear was out almost 30 degrees.

"Handling Comments: Massive grip on the skid pad, but a distinct difference in handling numbers clockwise to counterclockwise (0.89g vs. 0.95g for a 0.92g average)."