Compare 2010 Cadillac STS vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2010 Cadillac STS
2008 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,268 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,268 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $47,613 $50,385
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $47,613 $50,385
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $52,868 $55,945
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $53,246 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $65,001 $68,785
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $65,001 $68,785
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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
$44,268
$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 2010 Cadillac STS drives well-the STS-V is a trailblazer-but the cramped backseat and well-worn styling haven't kept pace in the luxury class. 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
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
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 Volume (ft³)
102.9 99.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKP NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QKP NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 230 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.46
Trans Order Code
MX7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - 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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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