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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2008 BMW M5
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2009 Cadillac STS-V is a more affordable rival to BMW's M5 and the Mercedes E63 AMG, with an overall look and feel that isn’t quite up to the standards of those German rivals. The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 66.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.9
Wheelbase (in) 116.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.85
Rear Tire Order Code Q19
Front Tire Size P255/45WR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code Q19
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P275/40WR19
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4394
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 469 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 439 @ 3900
Engine Order Code LC3
Displacement 4.4L/269
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36
Trans Order Code MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53
Trans Type 6
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac STS-V
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Performance
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Performance
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2
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