BMW is the master of the road around the globe. Buyers simply love the brand because it offers the best of luxury and performance at affordable rates when compared with the likes of Audi, Mercedes and Porsche.
The BMW M5 continues to be the unbeatable king when it comes to offering the buyers a unique blend of speed, comfort and affordability, all mixed in one grand package. However, for the first time in many years, the company might face competition from an unexpected brand. When everyone was expecting car manufacturers like Audi or Ford to beat BMW, it is the Cadillac CTS-V that might probably dethrone it in the long run.
Experts have already spent enough time with the CTS-V. The end result is exceptionally positive and everyone who has had the opportunity to drive the vehicle is mighty impressed with it. The car’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine has a powerful role to play in this phenomenal success. It delivers an amazing 640 horsepower which is a bit higher than what the BMW M5 offers.
The engine has 630 lb/ft torque which is on par with the Corvette Z06. At the price point that Cadillac sells the CTS-V, it should be a great option for buyers who may not be able to afford a Z06, but love to experience a powerful engine that offers 0 to 60 mph at just 3.6 seconds. The M5 is a step behind yet again because it takes 3.7 seconds to achieve the same speed.
While the company has confirmed that it will touch a top speed clocked much higher than 200 mph, they have not revealed the official numbers so far. For superior control on the road despite its speed, the Cadillac CTS-V is equipped with magnetic ride shock controls, Michelin pilot sports tires and six piston Brembo brakes. The magnetic ride control is fully customizable and offers four different driving modes, based on the road.
You can choose between race, sport, touring and snow driving modes. The ride control shocks, traction and throttle will vary accordingly, so that it is much easier to drive on these varying road conditions. While critics claim that the Cue infotainment system is not up to the mark, Cadillac is expected to revamp it before the vehicle is officially launched. So far, it has been a tough competition for the BMW M5, except for specific features.
The CTS-V 2016 edition is priced at $84,990 for the base model which makes it more affordable than the M5.