Originally Posted by rapistwit
Well an M5 is what? 5 years old now? And it is about to have 50 ponies added. I love it when car rags pit a brand new car against one that is nearing EOL. In 6 months the M5 will reclaim the crown for another 5 years.
Well what do you want them to do, pit it against a car that isn't made yet? Or would you rather them just never have comparos with new cars?
When the new M5 comes out they'll "rematch" it against the CTS-V and it'll be a new story then. But in the meantime, it doesn't take a genius to know that they can only pit a new car against a competitors current offerings.
No need to get butt hurt by it either.
Personally I'd take the CTS-V over the 09 M5 and save the $28-30k
Simply add a pulley and tune (probably for less than $3k to the CTS-V) and then will probably out accelerate the next version M5 too.
Then with the $25k left over, put that as a nice down payment on a little roadster or something.
M5 is a great car, but personally I think it's $8-10k overpriced, especially now.