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2011 Cadillac CTS-V

2011 BMW 3-Series

  2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 335i RWD Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$62,360
$34,600
Invoice $58,306 $31,830
MPG
City/Highway
14/19 17/36
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • ZR1 power in a more practical package
  • Track-ready suspension and brakes
  • Smooth ride from magnetic dampers
  • Easy drivability
  • Attractive interior design

Dislikes:

  • Cluttered, crowded instrument panel
  • Steering lacks much road feel
  • Paddle-shifter use requires manual shift gate

Likes:

  • Superb six-cylinder engines
  • Intuitive handling
  • Comfortable, functional interior
  • Active and passive safety features
  • Fuel-efficient smaller engines

Dislikes:

  • Prices soar quickly with options
  • Clutch can be tricky on manual
  • iDrive system is complex, fussy
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