Compare 2011 BMW 5-Series vs 2011 Cadillac CTS

2011 BMW 5-Series
2011 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 22 32 $41,445 $45,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 19 28 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 19 29 $48,210 $52,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,385 $60,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $57,500 $62,500
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,445
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,050
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$751 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives. Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 98.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 191.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 113.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.4 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.9 12.4 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 3849
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 2600-3000 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code
N52 LF1
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6600 270 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.53
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.33
Trans Order Code
205 MN6
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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