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      07-25-2010, 09:37 AM   #19
M3Bliss
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Originally Posted by quality_sound View Post
I don't see how any one of them "kicked some serious ass." They're all damn near even.
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.
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