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Power to Weight

Paired to its 20-hp edge over the 400-hp 2013 550i, the Cadillac's weight advantage suggests another *smurf*-whipping is in store for the BMW when it comes to acceleration. It wasn't to be. The Vsport's 5.1-second sprint to 60 (4.8 seconds with one foot of rollout as on a drag strip) pips the BMW by only a tenth.

Oddly, the Vsport's quarter-mile sprint of 13.3 seconds at 106.3 mph couldn't match the 2013 550i, as the Cadillac trailed by a tenth of a second and 2 mph by the time it cleared the stripe. Trap speed is all about horsepower, so something doesn't add up. It could be that German horses are simply stronger. Wouldn't be the first time we've noticed this.

Read more: http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/cts/2014/road-test.html

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C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.5 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 18.5 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.8 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.9 sec @ 111 mph

Car & Driver: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-cadillac-cts-vsport-twin-turbo-v-6-test-review

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I wonder what the C/D figures for the 550i are, if they have any yet.

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Definitely some disparity in performance times between Edmunds and some of the other magazine(s); believe Motor Trend and Car and Driver got similar (and quite a bit lower) numbers. Time will tell as others join the 'testing' fray.

Thanks for the link Bruce.

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Car & Driver said about the 2014 550i:

Mechanical changes are similarly under the radar, but they will make humiliating neighbors at the stoplight even easier, thanks to the upgraded 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 in the 550i. Just as in the current Gran Turismo, the 550i sedan now receives 445 horsepower, enough to propel it to 62 mph in a claimed 4.6 seconds.

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Road & Track weighs in:

12.7 SECONDS @ 112.8 MPH

  • 0–10 MPH 0.4
  • 0–20 1.0
  • 0–30 1.6
  • 0–40 2.4
  • 0–50 3.3

0–60 - 4.4 SECONDS

  • 0–70 5.6
  • 0–80 6.8
  • 0–90 8.4
  • 0–100 10.1
  • 0–110 12.0

Read more: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/first-drives/performance-tests-first-drives-the-road-test-detroit-tiger-65-4-roa1113

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It's beginning to look more and more that Edmunds either needs to give the V-Sport another 'shot' or they need some driver training. Maybe traction problems (that day), bad atmospheric conditions or something other; that sure is a pretty big difference in numbers.

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