Compare 2004 BMW 5-Series vs 2004 Cadillac Seville

2004 BMW 5-Series
2004 Cadillac Seville
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $36,380 $39,800
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,020 $44,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Automatic 545iA 18 26 $50,210 $55,000
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 545i 17 24 $50,210 $55,000
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4-Door Sedan Luxury SLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Luxury SLS 18 26 $42,067 $45,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,380
$42,067
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$45,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$766 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 104
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 201.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x .8 11.61 x 0.43
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x .9 11.85 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr speed-sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 40.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QPX
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P225/60SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QPX
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P225/60SR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3969
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LD8
Displacement
2.5L/152 4.6L/280
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 275 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Cadillac Seville
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Independent

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