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DSCOTY '09: Performance Saloons
What is Dieselstation's favorite new performance saloon for the 2009 model year?
Audi S6 [ 3 ] ** [7.89%]
BMW 7-series [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Cadillac CTS-V [ 23 ] ** [60.53%]
Jaguar XF [ 6 ] ** [15.79%]
Maserati Quattroporte [ 6 ] ** [15.79%]
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clarkma5
post Mar 12 2009, 09:18 AM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '09 competition, please see this thread.

Audi S6
Base MSRP:
$75,900
Available Engines: 5.2 liter DOHC 40-valve V10 with 435 HP and 398 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: All-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 14 City/19 Highway
Curb Weight: 4486 lbs.







BMW 7-series
Base MSRP:
$80,300 (750i), $84,200 (750Li)
Available Engines: 4.4 liter DOHC twin-turbocharged 32-valve V8 with 400 HP and 450 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 15 City/22 Highway (750i), 14/22 (750Li)
Curb Weight: 4564-4640 lbs.







Cadillac CTS-V
Base MSRP:
$58,575
Available Engines: 6.2 liter OHV supercharged 16-valve V8 with 556 HP and 551 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive with limited-slip differential
EPA Fuel Economy: 13 City/19 Highway (6MT), 12/19 (6AT)
Curb Weight: 4222-4255 lbs.







Jaguar XF
Base MSRP:
$49,200 (Base), $63,700 (Supercharged)
Available Engines: 4.2 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 300 HP and 310 ft.-lbs. of torque, 4.2 liter DOHC supercharged 32-valve V8 with 420 HP and 413 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/25 Highway (Base), 15/23 (Supercharged)
Curb Weight: 4017-4194 lbs.







Maserati Quattroporte
Base MSRP:
$119,750 (Base), $125,750 (S), $133,700 (Sport GT S)
Available Engines: 4.2 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 400 HP and 339 ft.-lbs. of torque, 4.7 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 425 HP and 361 ft.-lbs. of torque (433/361 on Sport GT S)
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive with limited slip differential
EPA Fuel Economy: 12 City/18 Highway (4.2), 11/18 (4.7)
Curb Weight: 4375-4389 lbs.





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post Mar 12 2009, 09:48 AM
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When I saw the CTS-V on the list, I quit reading the other options. M5-beating performance at roughly M3/C63 pricing, combined with the underdog cool that the CTS-V has, just couldn't NOT win.
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post Mar 12 2009, 11:35 AM
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I voted for the XF, mostly due to the supercharged model. Honestly I think the CTS-V is the best here, but I already know it's gonna win, and though the XF isn't as capable and costs more, I am a little more drawn to it for some reason.
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post Mar 12 2009, 11:38 AM
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XF or CTS-V? Oh shit. I dunno. sad.gif

Ok, the XF is cool, but the CTS-V is IN YOUR FACE and can lap the 'Ring in under 8:00 minutes. That's a win.
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post Mar 12 2009, 11:41 AM
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The CTS-V is Salma Hayek to Jaguar's Kathy Griffin. I have also seen both cars in person and though the XF does look nice in black especially, the CTS-V has a certain charm that the E39 M5 had.
Performance wise there is no contest.
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post Mar 12 2009, 11:44 AM
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This was the easiest so far.

The Quattroporte is too old IMO to be seriously considered.

The BMW 7 series is OK, but it doesn't really get me excited...same with the S6.

The CTS-V is a cool car, but just isn't my style...

The XF is great looking, has a space-age interior and is just an amazing departure from the stagnant pool of despair that was Jaguar pre XK and XF.
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post Mar 12 2009, 12:01 PM
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QUOTE(Bjorn @ Mar 12 2009, 03:44 PM) *
stagnant pool of despair


Bjorn gets the Literary Award of the Day.
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post Mar 12 2009, 12:34 PM
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cts-v, because it's that fucking good.
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post Mar 12 2009, 07:25 PM
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CTS-V No contest
though that interior is waaay too busy IMO
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post Mar 12 2009, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE(moe @ Mar 12 2009, 03:34 PM) *
cts-v, because it's that fucking good.

You changed your rambling?
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post Mar 13 2009, 01:52 AM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Mar 13 2009, 07:05 AM) *
You changed your rambling?


yeah, i ramble way too much on ds.
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post Mar 13 2009, 10:26 PM
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Just one more thing .. CTS-V is the only car available with a real gearbox.
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post Mar 14 2009, 08:11 PM
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CTV, American done right
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post Mar 18 2009, 12:04 AM
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The CTS-V is just what I need.
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maxima302
post Mar 18 2009, 07:25 AM
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I really want to love the XFs interior, but I just don't. The Maserati is now beautiful car with these styling updates. But the CTS-V is perhaps the most badass looking Caddy ever!
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post Mar 18 2009, 07:50 AM
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ermm.. XF - we don't get the Caddy in Oz
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