I spotted the similar cover stories while buying something to read on an unexpected free lunch hour. The tests were conducted in Germany (including the Nordschleife) so I guess they pooled their resources for the trip. C/D ranking: M3, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, Audi RS5. M/T ranking: M3, RS5, CTS-V. The Caddy needs (deserves!) a better transmission: The current unit is reviled by everyone from these guys to the Top Gear crew. I hope GM is listening. Linkies: Motor Trend article Car and Driver September 2010 Not to punch a gift horse in the mouth, but: Reading two issues of C/D in as many months only served to confirm how much that rag has deteriorated, in the decade-plus since I canceled my subscription. Prose content aside, publishing dozens of medium-resolution photographs on the web site does not make up for the tiny, badly Photoshopped castoffs in the print edition. For crying out loud, the RS5 was a different shade of red in every single shot.