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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
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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
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 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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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