Compare 2009 Cadillac STS vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2009 Cadillac STS
2008 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,034
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,845
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$781 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives. The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 99.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.18
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)
11.7 x 1.0 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q12 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q12 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45WR18 P225/50VR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3973 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
DI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.46
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
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 NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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