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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa
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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
$33,401
$31,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,345
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$577 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition. 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 93.0
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 Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.3 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 1.0 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) 12.4 x 1.26 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.0 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3849 3362
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 7000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SIDI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 223 @ 5700 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code LF1 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.46
Trans Order Code MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Sedan BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent multi-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.5
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
 
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