Compare 2018 Cadillac CTS-V vs 2018 BMW M5

2018 Cadillac CTS-V
2018 BMW M5
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 21 $82,170 $86,495
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 15 21 $95,920 $102,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,170
$95,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,495
$102,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1442 / month
$1710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V scorches the earth, and leaves the E63 and RS7 with some burn marks. The 2018 BMW M5 is equal parts performance monster and luxury cruiser.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97 98.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 195.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 117.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 64
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 18.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.37 x 1.10 15
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.35 x 1.41 15.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 20.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.2 - 15.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.3 41.3
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.37 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/35R19 P275/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R64 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30ZR19 P285/40YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
R64 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4141 4370
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10 19 X 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 19 X 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 249
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/376 4.4 L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
640 @ 6400 600 @ 5700
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
630 @ 3600 553 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
LT4 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.14
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 3.20
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.64
Trans Order Code
M5U 2TB
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.56 5.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Sedan BMW M5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Magnetic Ride Control Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Magnetic Ride Control Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.4
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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