Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2011 Cadillac CTS-V vs 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Change
2011 BMW 3-Series Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 5-Door Wagon 6.2L
Switch Style

Body Style

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
5-Door Wagon 6.2L 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa
Switch Style

Body Style

Drivetrain

Emissions

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,306
$31,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,360
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1039 / month
$577 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.5 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.0 178.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 55.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.0 x 1.26 12.3 x - TBD -
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) 14.7 x 1.10 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35R19 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Front Tire Size 255/40R19 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4398 3362
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code LSA NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100 230 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 (Est) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 (Est) 18
Transmission
Trans Order Code MN6 NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 2.46
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Wagon BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) W/Magnetic Ride Control NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) W/Magnetic Ride Control NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
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
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.