: Cadillac News: Cadillac beams over Escalade beating Mercedes-Benz C300 in drag race

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09-29-11, 03:10 PM
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Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/) really is ready to challenge all comers in the luxury automobile segment, then Mercedes-Benz (http://autoblog.com/mercedes-benz) is a great target to shoot for. As such, perhaps it's not surprising that Caddy put together a video showing how it can easily dispatch one of the German automaker's products. The battleground is a straight stretch of asphalt with a starting line, finish line and hit-the-gas-now light tree. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a little bit of America versus Germany automotive action, no? Problem is, from our vantage point, Cadillac isn't exactly fighting fair.

General Motors' luxury arm picked out a Mercedes-Benz C300 (http://www.autoblog.com/mercedes-benz/c-class/) as its desired target. There's really nothing in Cadillac's stable right now that lines up directly with the C300 (the CTS is too large and the ATS (http://autoblog.com/tag/ats) isn't here yet), so the American automaker decided to trot out... an Escalade (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/escalade/).

Now, we're all for vehicles of different shapes and sizes lining up in one-on-one motorsports combat, but there's nothing fair about this fight. The C300 is an entry-level luxury sedan powered by a modest 228-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine (it's not even the most powerful 'regular' C-Class - that distinction belongs to the 302-hp C350). In the other line sits a gurgling, much more expensive luxury SUV with its 6.2-liter 403-horsepower V8 power plant loping eagerly under the hood.

Why not put an Escalade Hybrid up against an SLS AMG (http://autoblog.com/mercedes-benz/sls+amg)? If the 'Slade managed to beat that, then we'd really have something to talk about, eh?

Click past the jump (http://www.cadillacforums.com/2011/09/29/cadillac-beams-over-escalade-beating-mercedes-benz-c300-in-drag/#continued) to watch Cadillac show up a Mercedes-Benz that didn't deserve it.Continue reading Cadillac beams over Escalade beating Mercedes-Benz C300 in drag race (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/29/cadillac-beams-over-escalade-beating-mercedes-benz-c300-in-drag/)
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09-29-11, 03:38 PM
It's funny more than it's fair ... I like it


10-01-11, 06:40 PM
Nothing wrong with the comparo. It's a huge-ass SUV vs. a Mercedes sports sedan. Just like many here thinks it looks bad to outfit a base CTS without a big engine and many amenities, it looks worse for a fat Cadillac to beat any Mercedes sports sedan. I think it's a riot.