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      07-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Thumbs up M3 Beats Out RS5 and CTS-V Coupe in C&D Shootout

As reported on M3POST HOMEPAGE.

This is going to be good. I guess this is a teaser video of their comparison. Data below from M3Bliss.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...ac_cts-v-video

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t_drive_review


Quote:
Originally Posted by M3Bliss

Here are the overall grades of the cars that the magazine uses to determine the winner of the contest:

BMW M3 | CTS-V | RS5

VEHICLE

DRIVER COMFORT 10 7 8
ERGONOMICS 8 8 8
REAR-SEAT COMFORT 4 2 3
REAR-SEAT SPACE 5 5 4
TRUNK SPACE 5 5 5
FEATURES/AMENITIES 10 10 9
FIT AND FINISH 9 7 10
INTERIOR STYLING 8 8 9
EXTERIOR STYLING 8 8 9
REBATES/EXTRAS 2 1 0
AS-TESTED PRICE 18 20 15
SUB TOTAL 87 81 80

POWERTRAIN
1/4 MILE ACCELERATION 19 20 19
FLEXIBILITY 4 5 3
FUEL ECONOMY 10 7 9
ENGINE NVH 10 7 10
TRANSMISSION 9 7 9
SUB TOTAL 52 46 50

CHASSIS
PERFORMANCE 20 18 20
STEERING FEEL 9 10 7
BRAKE FEEL 9 10 8
HANDLING 10 9 7
RIDE 8 9 8
SUB TOTAL 56 56 50

EXPERIENCE
FUN TO DRIVE 25 22 19

GRAND TOTAL: 220 205 199

Even factoring out the subjective "Fun to Drive" category the victory was decisive. The overall owner experience is more than just numbers hence the grading categories. Enjoy.




Left column is the RS5, center is the M3, and the rightmost is the CTS-V.

Here are the numbers from the test. I don't see a link on their website for the comparo yet.




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