• E60 M5 with tune, intake, and muffler delete takes on a stock automatic Cadillac CTS-V

      The Cadillac CTS-V is a very strong car. With it's supercharged LSA 6.2 liter V8 it put outs a respectable 556 horses. It is necessary to mention the CTS-V in this video is stock and automatic. On paper the advantage is in the Caddy's court versus the M5 with its smaller naturally aspirated motor. What this race video below shows however is how potent the S85 V10 in the E60 M5 truly is especially on the top end.

      There is a run from a stop as well where the M5 impressively pulls away from the easier to launch automatic CTS-V. We do not need to be reminded how easy the Cadillac is to upgrade and with a few bolt on's the result would be reversed. Still, for a very mildly modified M5 the result is impressive. With some boost, that V10 would become an incredibly potent mill. Check out the video below and thank you to BimmerBoost member TZ04XJR whom the M5 belongs to.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: E60 M5 vs 2012 CTS-V started by TZ04XJR View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bgreaves Click here to enlarge
        That is a surprising result with such mild enhancements on the M5. I would think the Caddy would have still crushed the M5. Your car seems like its putting out more than 500whp...
        Nah not more than 500 whp and really not all that surprising. Stock for stock they are really close. M5 doesn't need some stinking blower to be fast... Click here to enlarge
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Fast M5.

        CTS's are so $#@!ing ugly.
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        if the V was heat soaked he ran without 40-50whp...literally...and the more pulls he does the worse off it gets. The LSA sc on those things get so heat soaked in the ic its stupid....ask me how i know....but that M5 was fassssst...if that M5 is in the tristate swing my way, see how you do against my caddy Click here to enlarge
        I saw your build thread, your V looks like an animal bro! I'm down in TX, but I would run you in the M from a 190mph roll Click here to enlarge Haha..

        If we were closer, I would have several serious runs for you, all 700+whp. It's all good though, I'm looking forward to some vids of your ride in action. Be safe out there.

        -TZ
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        I saw your build thread, your V looks like an animal bro! I'm down in TX, but I would run you in the M from a 190mph roll Click here to enlarge Haha..

        If we were closer, I would have several serious runs for you, all 700+whp. It's all good though, I'm looking forward to some vids of your ride in action. Be safe out there.

        -TZ
        ill be in beeville for the texas mile in october
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bgreaves Click here to enlarge
        That is a surprising result with such mild enhancements on the M5. I would think the Caddy would have still crushed the M5. Your car seems like its putting out more than 500whp...
        All stock 09+ CTS-V's I've run on my tune yielded the exact same result. I put down 453whp in 106 degree temp on a DynoJet. I trapped 120.19 mph my last time at the track with a 2.43 60ft.

        -TZ
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        All stock 09+ CTS-V's I've run on my tune yielded the exact same result. I put down 453whp in 106 degree temp on a DynoJet. I trapped 120.19 mph my last time at the track with a 2.43 60ft.

        -TZ

        that sounds about right...stock Vs in the heat trap 114-115 at the track

        beware over there...not sure where in texas but there is a guy with my setup and a 416 LS3 fully built running the 2.9L whipple AND spray....black sedan...id only assume hes in the realm of 1000whp
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        ill be in beeville for the texas mile in october
        Nice! I should be there if I'm not out of town for work. I'd love to take a look at your V. I live in the large city just north of there, I usually make it down for the event.


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        that sounds about right...stock Vs in the heat trap 114-115 at the track
        Yea it's always hot down here. I love my ventilated seats! Haha