2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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Supercar Shootout! - Epic 5-Car Drag Race
We line up five of the world's hottest new exotic cars for a
once-in-a-lifetime drag race.
Shot By: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason, Terren Lin
Edited By: Mike Suggett
Read the story here:
Little Luxuries - Lux SUVs Comparison
Big on amenities, not in size - We test the hottest lux SUVs from Audi's Q5
to Volvo's XC60.
Read the story here:
Lamborghini LP 560-4 Vs. Cadillac CTS-V Twin Turbo
Since my friend believes his twin turbo
CTS-V is unbeatable, I had to show him what a little Italian car can do.
But don't worry if you're a CTS-V fan...The car is getting a stronger rear,
and more Boost...So stay tuned!!
Filmed in Mexico well over a year ago.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG vs. Cadillac CTS-V, Jaguar XFR - CAR and DRIVER
U.S.A takes on Europe in our latest 500-plus-hp lexury sedan comparison
2009 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2010 Jaguar XFR, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG -
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG - First Drive Review
2009 Cadillac CTS-V Automatic - Short Take Road Test
Cadillac CTS-V vs BMW M5 by autocar.co.uk
US super-saloon the Cadillac CTS-V takes on the mighty BMW M5, more videos
hi-res pics and full details at
2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0T Review and Road Test
It's been decades since Cadillac produced the "Cadillac" of anything.
However, when car buffs dismiss the only American luxury brand left, they
fail to see Cadillac's march forward. 2002 brought the first RWD Cadillac
since the Fleetwoood. A year later the XLR roadster hit, followed in 2004
by Cadillac's first 5-Series fighter, the STS. Not everything was rosy. The
original CTS drove like a BMW but lacked charm and luxury fittings. The XLR
was based on a Corvette, which made for excellent road manners, but the
Northstar engine didn't have the oomph. The STS sounded like a good idea,
but the half-step CTS wasn't much smaller and ultimately shoppers weren't
interested in a bargain option. That brings us to the new ATS and CTS.
Ditching the "more car for less money" mantra, the ATS has been created to
fight the C/3/IS leaving the CTS free to battle the E/5/GS head-on. Can
Caddy's sensible new strategy deliver the one-two punch fans have hoped
for? I snagged a CTS 2.0T for a week to find out.
I found the outgoing CTS a little discordant, but 2014 brings an elegant
more aggressive refresh. GM's Art and Science theme has matured from
"cubism gone wrong" to shapes that flow and jibe with a larger grille and
softer creases. The 5-Series continues to go for elegant and restrained, I
find the XF and A6′s design a mixture of plain-Jane and snazzy headlamps
while the Infiniti Q5o and Lexus GS are going for flowing elegance.
The demur side profile continues with a simple character line to draw your
eye from front to rear. One thing you'll notice during that eye-movement is
the distinct RWD proportions that separate the CTS, E, 5, GS, XF and Q50
from the long-nosed Audi A6 and near-luxury FWD options. Out back the CTS'
rump is a bit less exciting but employs all the latest luxury cues from
hidden Exhaust tops to light piped
tail lamps. I was hoping Caddy's fins would be further resurrected, but
the "proto fins" on the XTS are absent. Pity. Obvious from every angle is
an attention to build quality absent from earlier generations with perfect
panel gaps and seams.
Unfortunately, the first thing you'll notice out on the road is the coarse
sound from under the hood. GM's 2.0L engine is no less refined than BMW or
Mercedes' four-bangers, but the difference is you can hear the engine in
the CTS. In fact, based on the overall quietness of the cabin (a
competitive 67 dB at 50 MPH), I can only conclude that Cadillac designed
the engine to be heard. I don't mind hearing the 3.6L V6, but most luxury
shoppers would prefer not to be reminded they chose the rational engine
every time they get on the freeway. On the bright side, because GM does not
offer start/stop tech, shoppers are spared the inelegant starts and stops
that characterize 528i city driving.
While I'm picking nits, the 6-speed found in the 2.0T and most 3.6 models
lacks the ratio spread and shift smoothness of the ZF 8-speed automatic
found in most of the competition.
The reason I label those flaws as mere nits is because of how the CTS
accomplishes every other task on the road. Acceleration to 60 happens a
4/10ths faster than an E350, a
half-second faster than the 528i,
a full second faster than a GS350,
and practically years ahead of the A6 2.0T. Part of this has to do with the
engine's superior torque curve and higher horsepower numbers, but
plenty has to do with curb weight. At 3,616 lbs, the CTS 2.oT is 200lbs
lighter than the BMW or Lexus, 400lbs lighter than an E350. The comparable
Audi A6 would be the front-wheel-drive 2.0T model with the CVT at 3,726. If
you think that's an unfair comparison, the 2.0T with Quattro is 3,900lbs
and does little to correct the A6′s front-heavy weight balance.
How Fast is the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe?
The auto engineers at Consumer Reports take a pre-production Cadillac CTS-V
Coupe for a spin at the test track. Learn more about the Cadillac CTS-V on
Cadillac CTS-V vs BMW M5 Drag Race
We pit our favorite super sedan from Munich, the BMW M5, against Motowns
all-new CTS-V. Its off to the drag strip to see how these two monster
sedans compare in the real world.
Cadillac CTS-V vs Jag XFR - Drag Race
In a recent comparison, Cadillac's all-new 556 horsepower CTS-V sedan
dominated the BMW M5 in a drag race battle. But there's a new competitor in
the super sedan segment - Jaguar's 510 horsepower XFR. Can it take
the crown away from Cadillac's CTS-V?
King of Sport Sedans Dethroned? - Cadillac CTS-V Vs Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
Having already conquered both BMW and Jaguar, Cadillac's CTS-V now faces
off against Mercedes-Benz's all-new E63 AMG in the ultimate battle for
sport sedan supremacy.
Read the story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason
Edited by: Mike Suggett
2012 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2013 BMW M5
Last time around, the Cadillac CTS-V won our match-up. Now, there is an
all-new BMW M5. Which will win this epic head-to-head battle? Get the full
road test and specs here: http://bit.ly/M7JXLx