: 2009 CTS-V or BMW 550I?

01-12-12, 07:17 PM
2009 CTS-V or BMW 550I

Buying soon. I'm checking both sides of a bias vote, but true thoughts please?

I currently own an 07 Escalade Premium and 05 CTS-V.

I'm on the Bimmer forum as well asking the same question.

I've been a 14 yr. loyal BMW guy owning an 2001 M5, M3 and 740I as well.

01-12-12, 07:46 PM
1 vote for the CTS-V. If it was a F10 BMW, then it would be closer.

01-12-12, 09:14 PM
I've also own many BMW's. In the last 5 or 6 years, I really dislike the styling of all the models. I feel the current BMW's are overpriced for the performace you get.

01-13-12, 12:23 AM
CTS-V all the way. I'd "consider" the new M5, BUT that base price is a deal breaker.

01-13-12, 07:39 AM
There was an exact thread just like this.. with the exact same thread name infact.

bottom line
V2 VS E60 550i
pick the V2.
V2 vs F10 550i
pick the V2, unless you want a car with creature comforts vs an all out performance car.

Cadillac Cust Svc
01-13-12, 01:45 PM
Best of luck with your new vehicle purchase, GNENSEC! If we can be of any assistance, please let us know!
Sarah (In for Breanne)
Cadillac Customer Service

01-13-12, 07:18 PM
The other thing that I didnt cover was that the V2 is a special vehicle, it has character, it's fun to drive, it's show-offish, it'll probally be more reliable (or at least the powertrain is bullet-proof) and in the long run, hold it's value better.

01-14-12, 10:50 AM
Was invited to test drive the F10 550.
Decent power but too well insulated.
I like some rawness in my cars. There was absolutely no engine/exhaust sound heard.
Felt like I was driving a small 7 series.
No thanks, get the Caddy...