On the latest episode of Motor Trend’s Ignition, Carlos Lago heads to the Hyundai Proving Grounds with the new 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport. Powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 420 horses, many believe this may be the best vehicle that the automaker has yet to produce. But when stacked against its German rivals, how does it hold up?
Cadillac has targeted the likes of the BMW 550i and Mercedes-Benz E550, aiming to best them in performance. Even though the CTS Vsport may not have a V-8 engine, it’s much lighter than the competition. “I am completely blown away,” commented Lago. And what made him say this? The new Cadillac was able to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, do the quarter mile in less than 13 seconds at 111.9 mph, and had one of the best stopping distances he’s recorded in a sedan at 98 feet.
Adding to the overall impression of the vehicle was the strength of the powertrain. You can drive in and out of corners as hard as you want, and it will just grip the road. Lago doesn’t think this car needs stability control, as it’s almost impossible to understeer, unless you do something wrong. So just how did he feel the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport compared to its German rivals? Watch the video below to find out.
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