Compare 2009 Cadillac CTS-V vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2009 Cadillac CTS-V
2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 15 24 $54,474 $58,575
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4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $50,034 $53,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,474
$50,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,575
$53,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$976 / month
$897 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The uniquely styled 2009 Cadillac CTS-V pairs track times of an exotic sportscar with luxury-sedan comforts; in nearly all respects, Cadillac beats the top performance sedans from Germany at their own game. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 89.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 186.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 108.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.26 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.02 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
57.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR19 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR19 P255/35ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3850 3649
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100 451 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
NA - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
551 @ 3800 443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LSA NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 6.3L/379
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.86
Trans Order Code
MN6 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.15 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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