Compare 2009 BMW 5-Series vs 2009 Cadillac STS

2009 BMW 5-Series
2009 Cadillac STS
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 18 28 $42,135 $45,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,250 $48,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,010 $51,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,335 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,570 $60,400
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,135
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$781 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2009 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals—without giving up any comfort. The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 102.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 196.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 116.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.79 11.7 x 1.0
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)
12.8 x 1.18 11.9 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 18.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.8
Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q12
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q12
Spare Tire Order Code
NA SGC
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P255/45WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3973
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 302 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.03
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Cadillac STS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Integral Independent
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 - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut-Type NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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