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Old 10-07-2012, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
Did you follow the link I provided? Cadillac lists the competition as the M5 and the E63 for the 2013 CTS-V Sedan. Last year (or technical 2011 due to the early model year), when there wasn't a 2011/2 M5 sedan, so they listed the M3 and the E63 as the competition for the 2012 CTS-V Sedan.
I'm pretty sure this is correct and why Cadillac has it listed as an M sedan not an M5 or M3. The CTS-V is created as a mid-size sedan to compete against the E63 AMG and the M5. When the M5 went out of production they still wanted to show it against an M car so they selected the only sedan left the M3. Now the M5 is back and it's now the first choice. Benz has had the C and E class at the same time and this is where you can see more clearly that it's the larger of the two sedans that is the primary target of the CTS-V. On top of that you have the CTS-V commercial that name only two competitors the E63 and the M5.

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