Poll: BMW 7 Series, Cadillac CT6 or Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

It’s time for another AutoGuide.com poll! Are you ready to make your voice heard?

That’s great, because today we’re comparing three alluring luxury sedans from three well-respected manufacturers. Two of them happen to be from Germany while the other hails from the good ol’ U-S-of-A.

Starting things off is the 2016 BMW 7 Series. Redesigned with a carbon-fiber core and countless other enhancements for the new model year, this car is an alluring option in the segment. In 750 xDrive guise, drivers are treated to four-corner traction and a healthy V8 engine. With twin-turbochargers onboard, this 4.4-liter unit delivers 450 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Nice!

Next, we move on to the Cadillac CT6, the latest luxury volley from Detroit. This stylish and lightweight four-door boasts a fully laden curb weight of less than 4,100 pounds, meaning its comparable in weight to the much smaller CTS. Undoubtedly, the engine you want is a brand-new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. It cranks out 404 ponies and 400 lb-ft of torque, every bit of which is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Finally, we come to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a mighty fine flagship sedan, with a class-leading cockpit and a stout drivetrain. Like the 7 Series, the S550 4Matic features a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Piston-swept are measures 4.7-liters, and overall this propulsion unit is good for 449 horses and 516 lb-ft of low-speed twist. A seven-speed transmission is your only option.

So, that’s a quick rundown of this poll’s contenders. What do you think? Which of these cars is your favorite? Vote down below and let us know, and if you need more information to help make a decision, compare these models head to head right here.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Steve-O Steve-O on Mar 03, 2016

    Love the Caddy, but I cannot vote for a 6cy no matter how many turbos they strap to it over a couple 8s. I'd have the Benz... Most power wins every time in my book, equal HP to the BMW and bunch more torque, yes please...

  • Poor Boy Poor Boy on Mar 09, 2016

    The Caddy's power to weight ratio more than offsets the bigger engines offered by the other two cars and combined with the mysterious Dart Vader front end design outlined by the LED light strips puts it "over the top" of it's competition. Made in America!