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Compare 2010 BMW 5-Series vs 2009 Cadillac STS

2010 BMW 5-Series
2009 Cadillac STS
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 18 28 $42,275 $45,950
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 17 25 $44,390 $48,250
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 17 26 $47,150 $51,250
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 16 25 $49,265 $53,550
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 15 22 $55,750 $60,600
5 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 535i xDrive AWD 16 23 $51,475 $55,950
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 19 28 $51,520 $56,000
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i Gran Turismo RWD 15 21 $58,790 $63,900
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 15 22 $60,905 $66,200
M5 4-Door Sedan 11 17 $78,845 $85,700
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4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
STS-V 4-Door Sedan 13 19 $76,069 $81,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,275
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,950
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$766 / month
$781 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals-without giving up any comfort. The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 102.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 116.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 196.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.9
Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 18.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKP
Spare Tire Order Code
NA SGC
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/50SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKP
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/50SR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 4125
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 302 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Cadillac STS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut-Type NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Integral Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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