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The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Compared to the BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 and Audi RS7 – The Drive

Another less relevant stat here in the United States where we don’t have speed-limit-free stretches of Autobahn is top speed, but Cadillac has decided to throw it in anyway. Cadillac claims that speeds over 200 mph can be expected, which would give it the highest top speed in its class. The next fastest car, the Audi, can hit 190 mph, followed by the BMW and Mercedes at 189 and 186 mph, respectively. Although most owners will never test that top speed, we’d like to be first in line to do so if Cadillac ever needs anyone to try it.

If this Cadillac sounds like your kind of fun, it’s only $84,990. That’s the lowest price for any car in this comparison by a lot. The next cheapest car is the M5, which starts at $103,500 before destination charges, followed by the Mercedes E63 AMG S at $107,500, and the Audi RS7 at a whopping $114,000. That makes the CT5-V Blackwing $18,510 cheaper than any other sedan in its class.

Speaking objectively, the new Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing has the biggest engine of any car here, the most power, it’s the only one offered in RWD, the only one with a stick shift, and it’s the cheapest by nearly 20 grand. A quick glance through the option lists reveals the Cadillac is lacking features like true massage seats and a perfume dispenser in the glovebox, so if you’re concerned about that sort of thing, you’ll have to consider one of the Caddy’s German rivals more seriously. On paper, though, this new CT5-V Blackwing looks incredible, like a true enthusiasts machine. Let’s hope it’s as good as it sounds.

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