September 7, 2013, 10:29 am
Originally Posted by DRL650
I also should have not said the M get's destroyed at the track, The few run's I have seen the V just edges out the M, Yes it could be the driver as these two rides are so close in the specs. My brother in law has a new M6 Coupe and I really love the car, I ran him yesterday and just edged him out we went from 40 to about 110 on a closed air strip. two runs and just beat him by a nose, He needs more seat time in his M. If no rain today we will go again. I will try to borrow a go pro for some video. I really want to buy a M Coupe in White or maybe Space Grey again?
I grabbed this data from C&D see below. Not arguing with you, just showing you these two cars are really neck and neck, The problem I have with the M6 is this is BMWs newest and best where as the V is old and the new V is going to be a beast which will put the M back down a notch, I like the competition. The M is about 40k more also.
I'm not saying that the CTS-V isn't fast or a great car, but lap times 3 years apart don't really mean much, even drivers change over 3 years not to mention temperature and track conditions. You've really got to go head to head, switch drivers and do it again, to get any reasonable comparison. You just don't see many of those comparisons in the car magazines, truly analytical with respect to performance.
There's a fairly current R&T head to head of the M5 and CTS-V, the M5 was faster even though they liked the CTS-V better. And then there is C&D's head to head of the M5 and M6 where the M6 was faster and they like the 'drive' of the M6 better.
They're all subjective today, more interest in selling magazines and collecting page views.
I spent a great deal of time in a CTS-V when I was shopping for my last car, a 550. While the CTS-V was much faster I just couldn't stand the fit and finish, and the seats were horrid. Flash forward 3 years and I tested the CTS-V again and ended up in the M6 (The seats in the M6, the active ones, are almost as horrid as the ones in the CTS-V).
Yes, the CTS-V is much less expensive, but the M6 has this unique blend of comfort and performance that the CTS-V just can't touch, in my opinion. I like to call it 'Raw vs. Refined'. You originally mentioned quarter's, and in the quarter the M6 is faster, period.