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clarkma5
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.





Mitlov
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.
clarkma5
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.
Razor
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.
dukenukem
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.
Bjorn
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.
Razor
QUOTE(Bjorn @ Mar 12 2009, 03:44 PM) *
stagnant pool of despair


Bjorn gets the Literary Award of the Day.
moe
cts-v, because it's that fucking good.
4wheelfreak
CTS-V No contest
though that interior is waaay too busy IMO
dukenukem
QUOTE(moe @ Mar 12 2009, 03:34 PM) *
cts-v, because it's that fucking good.

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


yeah, i ramble way too much on ds.
dukenukem
Just one more thing .. CTS-V is the only car available with a real gearbox.
Aircooled
CTV, American done right
Flaw
The CTS-V is just what I need.
maxima302
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!
Easton
ermm.. XF - we don't get the Caddy in Oz
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