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Compare 2009 Cadillac STS vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2009 Cadillac STS Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 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 AWD 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 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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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 Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,034
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,845
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$781 / month
$743 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
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
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
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) 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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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