Compare 2015 BMW M3 vs 2015 Cadillac CTS-V

2015 BMW M3
2015 Cadillac CTS-V
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 26 $57,540 $62,000
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $65,356 $69,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,540
$65,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,000
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1033 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Minus the V-8 and almost a couple hundred pounds, the 2015 BMW M3 is the best performer yet to wear the vaunted badge.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.00
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.40
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 34.60
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 50.90
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 36.90
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.00
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.50
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.70
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.00
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 63.40
Wheelbase (in)
110.7 113.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 74.10
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.90
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 188.50
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 10.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.6 14.70 x 1.10
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 15.00 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 37.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR18 P285/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18 P255/40YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 4217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 10 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1850 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LSA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
425 @ 5500 556 @ 6100
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.11 2.66
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.78
Trans Order Code
ZMT MN6
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.14
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.00
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 (Est) 11.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8

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