Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Challenges BMW M5 Touring E61

Discontinued in 2014, the CTS-V Wagon was one of Cadillac’s most controversial V-Series models, though it had the speed, the muscle and the looks to go against the Germans.

With a 564 PS 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine, race-bred Brembo brakes and a fancy dual-mode Magnetic Ride Control suspension, the CTS-V Wagon was pretty quick off the line. On top of that, it had no fewer than 747 Nm (550 lb-ft) of torque – which is something that definitely made the E60/E61 M5 cringe, since the BMW had 507 PS and just 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque.

So what are we looking at here? First of all, it’s a rolling start..which still shouldn’t make that much of a difference. And by that, we mean that the CTS-V should be able to take the lead as we’ve seen it in other drag racing videos where it went up against the E60 M5 and beat it fair and square from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and beyond.

In fact, off the line, the CTS-V should be about 0.8 seconds quicker to 100 km/h (62 mph), and that’s nothing to laugh at. Though there were instances where the E60 M5 started to gain on the Caddy at higher speeds, which is more or less what we’re seeing here too.

On paper, this should be a walk in the park for the CTS-V Wagon, yet the E61 M5 Touring starts pulling away at high speeds, and does so convincingly.


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