Compare 2011 BMW M3 vs 2011 Cadillac CTS-V

2011 BMW M3
2011 Cadillac CTS-V
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
5-Door Wagon 6.2L
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,430
$58,306
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$62,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$1039 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success. The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V packs the Corvette ZR1's powertrain, and much of its excitement, into fashionable Coupe, Sedan, or Sport Wagon variants that are track-ready but day-to-day comfortable.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 96.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 192.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 113.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 25.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 58.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 15.0 x 1.26
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)
13.8 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.5 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/40ZR18 285/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 4398
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3900 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LSA
Displacement
4.0/244 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
414 @ 8300 556 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Supercharged Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.63
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs W/Magnetic Ride Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs W/Magnetic Ride Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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