Compare 2011 Cadillac STS vs 2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 Cadillac STS
2011 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $53,279 $56,380
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,679
$41,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,280
$45,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$751 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
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.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 100.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 193.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 116.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.4
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)
11.7 x 1.0 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3973 3792
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Engine
Fuel System
DI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 230 @ 2600-3000
Engine Order Code
LLT N52
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 240 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.14
Trans Order Code
MX0 205
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
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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