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DSCOTY '08: Sport Sedans
What is Dieselstation's sport sedan of the year?
Cadillac CTS [ 11 ] ** [25.58%]
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (excluding C63 AMG) [ 11 ] ** [25.58%]
Pontiac G8 [ 15 ] ** [34.88%]
Saab 9-3 Sedan [ 6 ] ** [13.95%]
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post Feb 7 2008, 10:53 PM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '08 competition, please see this thread.

Cadillac CTS
Base MSRP:
$32,745
Available Engines: 3.6 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 263 HP and 253 ft.-lbs. of torque, 3.6 liter direct injection DOHC 24-valve V6 with 304 HP and 273 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive or All-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 17 City/26 Highway
Curb Weight: 3861-4101 lbs.







Mercedes-Benz C-Class (not including C63 AMG)
Base MSRP:
$31,600
Available Engines: 3.0 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 228 HP and 221 ft.-lbs. of torque, 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 268 HP and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual (3.0 Sport only) or 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shfting mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive or All-wheel drive (3.0 only)
EPA Fuel Economy: 18 City/26 Highway (3.0 6MT), 18/25 (3.0 7AT), 17/25 (3.0 7AT AWD & 3.5),
Curb Weight: 3527-3615 lbs.







Pontiac G8
Base MSRP:
$26,910
Available Engines: 3.6 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 256 HP and 248 ft.-lbs. of torque, 6.0 liter OHV 16-valve V8 with cylinder deactivation technology and 361 HP and 385 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 5-speed automatic with manual shifting mode (V6 only) or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode (V8 only). (6-speed manual transmission available after launch according to GM Media Services.)
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive (w/ limited-slip on V8)
EPA Fuel Economy: 17 City/25 Highway (V6), 15/24 (V8)
Curb Weight: 3885-3995 lbs.



Photo is of concept, not production model:




Saab 9-3 Sedan
Base MSRP:
$28,080
Available Engines: 2.0 liter turbocharged DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 210 HP and 221 ft.-lbs. of torque, 2.8 liter turbocharged DOHC 24-valve V6 with 255 HP and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque (280/295 on AWD).
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode (2.0T only) or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode (V6 only)
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive or all-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 19 City/29 Highway (2.0T 6MT), 19/26 (2.0T 5AT), 16/26 (V6 FWD 6AT), 15/24 (V6 FWD 6MT) (AWD mileage N/A)
Curb Weight: 3210-3570 lbs.





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post Feb 8 2008, 02:03 AM
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Mercedes for me. It looks like absolute sex with the AMG package, has a solid interior, and drives well enough to give the 3-series chills.
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post Feb 8 2008, 04:19 AM
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Nothing here appeals to me as the C-Class does. CTS would be my second choice, though.
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post Feb 8 2008, 04:46 AM
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I took the C-class, however I do love me's a Saab.

The C-Class is just such a step forward for MB, and has all sorts of cool little things...like tail lights with vents in them that reduce rear end lift without increasing drag...
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post Feb 8 2008, 07:59 AM
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I'm torn between the Merc (with a sport AMG package ofcourse) and the G8 (the Vauxhall here). I'll take the Merc though biggrin.gif
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post Feb 8 2008, 08:24 AM
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The C-Class is the only one I hate. I like the rest. I chose the 9-3, mostly on promise of the XWD model.
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post Feb 8 2008, 08:30 AM
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I'd like to add that I was very very impressed with the CTS interior. Sat in it during the auto show, and is probably one of the best I have seen in American cars. In comparison to that, the C class feels underwhelming.
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post Feb 8 2008, 08:31 AM
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i am guessing there is another proper sports sedan category coming up..
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post Feb 8 2008, 10:24 AM
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The fuel economy for the G8 is rated at 17/25 for the V6 and 15/24 for the V8 motor.

Edit: Also, where did you get that price for the Saab? Their website says it starts at $28,825 for the 2.0T.
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post Feb 8 2008, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE(fiber optic @ Feb 8 2008, 10:24 AM) *
The fuel economy for the G8 is rated at 17/25 for the V6 and 15/24 for the V8 motor.

Edit: Also, where did you get that price for the Saab? Their website says it starts at $28,825 for the 2.0T.

Thanks for the fuel economy. The price on the Saab was a mistake (I copy and pasted the family sedans post to start with and forgot to get a price for the Saab).
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post Feb 8 2008, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Feb 8 2008, 11:31 AM) *
i am guessing there is another proper sports sedan category coming up..


Yeah I guess that's the "Performance Saloons". I really have no idea what to vote for, so I'm not going to...
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post Feb 10 2008, 03:42 PM
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really tough call between the merc and the cts. i've seen a lot of them on the streets here and found that the mercs rear end looks really ungainly. at the same time, i find the caddy's grill looks way too big in person
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post Feb 11 2008, 07:03 PM
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G8! It looks bad ass smile.gif The Merc is freaking disappointing the VW interiors are nicer! I sat in one and it was just blah. sad.gif CTS is very nice but its a bit too luxurious for my taste smile.gif
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