Compare 2006 Cadillac STS vs 2006 BMW 5-Series

2006 Cadillac STS
2006 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 18 27 $38,353 $41,020
4-Door Sedan V8 17 26 $44,431 $47,520
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525i 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xi 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,353
$38,855
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,020
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
116.7 99.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.3 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.21 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q11 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
Q11 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3960 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 3200 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.46
Trans Order Code
M82 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA

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