Compare 2012 Cadillac CTS-V vs 2012 BMW M3

2012 Cadillac CTS-V
2012 BMW M3
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5-Door Wagon 6.2L
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $63,250 $68,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,106
$55,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,215
$60,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1054 / month
$1002 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its ZR1-derived powertrain, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V stuffs 'Vette excitement into a track-ready Cadillac coupe, wagon or sedan. Despite the weight gain, the BMW M3's still one of the most stunning performance vehicles we've driven.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 88.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 60.5
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)
62.0 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 181.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.10 13.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 14.2 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35R19 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Front Tire Size
255/40R19 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4392 3704
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 11.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100 414 @ 8300
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
551 @ 3800 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
LSA NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 4.0/244
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.40
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.58
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon BMW M3
Body Style
5 Door Wagon Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 1
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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