The next-gen 3/4series isn't due until the '06MY. The new M5/M6 is due later in theDivexxtreme said:Now, for your other comments.
No. The M3 does not come in a 4-door, and it hasn't in over 6 years. And no, the CTS-V has NOT beaten the M3. There hasn't been a independent test yet, remember? Also, the CTS-V has 400 HP. The current M3 has 333 HP. The extra HP makes up for the extra weight of the CTS-V when it comes to acceleration.
The next-gen M3 will have at least 400HP and will weigh over 400 lbs less than the CTS-V. The next-gen M5 will have 500HP and weigh approximately the same as the CTS-V. That is why I guarantee BMW has absolutely NOTHING to worry about from Cadillac. Sorry to burst your bubble.
'05MY. Assuming the '06 CTS-V still has the LS6 and not the new LS7, at test
against the new M3/M4 should be close. The BMW will have the weight advantage but I
don't think it will have any torque advantage over the CTS-V. It is rumored to be getting
a 4.0L V-8. Torque will probably be in the low to mid 300s.
When the CTS-V gets the LS7( '07 ?), then the test against the new M5 will be interesting.