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

2011 Cadillac CTS-V
2011 BMW 3-Series
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5-Door Wagon 6.2L
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 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 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 South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
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
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 AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,306
$31,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,360
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1039 / month
$577 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
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)
14.7 x 1.10 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.1
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/40R19 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35R19 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398 3362
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
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
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
551 @ 3800 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
LSA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 (Est) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 (Est) 28
Transmission
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
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.23
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
W/Magnetic Ride Control NA
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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