Compare 2013 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Cadillac CTS

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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,525 $69,050
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,560 $40,805
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $42,869 $45,850
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $41,093 $43,950
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $46,796 $50,050
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $45,020 $48,150
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,765 $38,905
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $38,669 $40,920
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $36,944 $39,095
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $42,751 $45,240
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $40,956 $43,340
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $47,429 $50,190
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,844 $41,105
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,407 $44,050
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 26 $39,621 $42,150
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 26 $37,048 $39,205
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,094 $46,090
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,317 $44,190
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,292 $51,650
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $46,516 $49,750
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,070
$38,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,900
$40,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$680 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. Strikingly handsome, fun to drive, well-built, and competitive on pricing and features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS continues the brand's good reputation.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.500 34.60
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.300 50.90
Front Leg Room (in)
42.000 42.40
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.50
Second Leg Room (in)
32.000 35.00
Front Head Room (in)
38.000 36.90
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.70
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 56.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.200 99.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.400 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.900 188.50
Height, Overall (in)
54.500 56.00
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.600 63.00
Wheelbase (in)
108.700 113.40
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.500 74.10
Track Width, Front (in)
59.100 62.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.000 10.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 12.40 x 0.90
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.300 x - TBD - 12.40 x 1.20
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.100 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.100 36.40
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.000 19.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/45R17 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYO
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45R17 P265/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYO
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 4096
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 318 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 275 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LFX
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.940 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.460 2.37
Trans Order Code
ZMT MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.230 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.230 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.850 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.320 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.700 1.55
Summary
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Cadillac CTS Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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