2016 Cadillac CTS vs 2016 BMW 5 Series

2016 Cadillac CTS 2016 BMW 5 Series

Cadillac Press Release Highlights

The third-generation Cadillac CTS sedan is based on the high-performing rear-drive architecture of the award-winning ATS sport sedan, moving Cadillac into the prestigious class of midsize luxury sedans. It will be the segment's lightest car, enabling the most agile driving dynamics in the class. A range of power-dense powertrains underpin its performance, including the all-new Cadillac Twin-Turbo engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. A longer, lower and more athletic-looking proportion is introduced on Cadillac's landmark sedan and evolves the brand's Art & Science design philosophy.
• CTS Vsport - Twin-Turbo is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 430 lb.-ft. of torque (583 Nm)
• Approximately 90 percent of peak torque available from 2,500rpm to 5,500 rpm
• 0-60 mph in an estimated 4.6 seconds
• Naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6 rated at an estimated 321 horsepower
• New paddle-shift eight-speed automatic in rear-wheel-drive models
• Six-speed automatic with all-wheel drive
• 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at an estimated 272 horsepower and paired with a six-speed automatic.
• Lower curb weight than the preceding model and weighs about 200 pounds (90 kg) less than the BMW 528i.
• Nearly 50/50 weight balance
• Magnetic Ride Control - Cadillac's real-time damping system, is available on base models.
• The CTS Vsport features:
o A quicker steering ratio
o Brembo disc brakes with aluminum calipers and high-performance brake pads,
o Heavy-duty track cooling package
o Driver-selectable track mode with specific steering rate and Magnetic Ride Control calibrations for greater track performance
o Electronic limited-slip differential that enhances capability on the track - including optimal acceleration out of turns.
• Suspension and driver control highlights also include:
o Multi-link MacPherson strut suspension with a double-pivot design
o Five-link independent rear suspension
o Available all-wheel-drive
o Premium electric, variable-assist power steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
o Available Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping system
o Choice of 17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
• A number of aluminum components are used with the suspension system, while the rear suspension is mostly steel.
• CUE, Cadillac's infotainment system - uses smartphone-influenced controls and commands to access information and entertainment data.
• Eight-inch, high-resolution color touch screen with haptic feedback allows users to swipe and drag preferences.
• Available 12.3-inch high-resolution, configurable LCD instrument cluster display complements the CUE display and supports the active safety features.
• Bluetooth connectivity with natural voice recognition is standard with CUE, along with USB and SD card ports.
• Cadillac's first 20-way adjustable front seats
• Motorized cup holder lid in the center console
• Heated and cooled (ventilated) front seats and heated steering wheel
• Electronically locking glove box
• Electronic park brake
• Adaptive remote start feature that also activates the climate control system
• Standard Bose eleven-speaker sound system and available Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system with 13 speakers.
• Automatic Parking Assist - enables the car to park itself in parallel spaces.
• Ultrasonic rear park assist is standard.
• OnStar is standard for one year - can automatically call for help in the event of a crash. OnStar service also includes myCadillac and OnStar myCadillac mobile apps.
• Active safety features provide alerts and intervene when necessary to help avoid crashes.
• Ultrasonic sensors, as well as radar and cameras, support the CTS's advanced safety features to help prevent crashes.
• Front and Rear Automatic Braking - helps the driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.
• Safety Alert Seat technology - uses vibrating pulses in the driver's seat to alert the driver to an imminent collision or to vehicles in the car's blind spot.
• Automatic safety belt tightening - automatically takes slack out of the safety belts when buckled and offers real-time, active adjustments during driving to ensure optimal tension and comfort.
• Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control
• Panic Brake Assist
• Forward Collision Alert
• Automatic Collision Preparation (with brake prefill)
• Lane Departure Warning
• Side Blind Zone Alert
• Rear Cross Traffic Alert
• Rear Vision Camera With Dynamic Guidelines
• Adaptive Forward Lighting
• Active pedestrian protection system (in global regions where required).
• 10 standard air bags, including front-passenger dual-stage low-risk deployment

BMW Press Release Highlights

For 42 years, the 5 Series Sedan has provided the perfect balance of elegant luxury, classic style, and of course, sporty performance. With the addition of the unique Gran Turismo, both body styles offer intelligent appointments, outstanding comfort, and exceptionally handsome looks perfect for the discerning driver. Now another new chapter in this success story is poised to begin. The most advanced BMW 5 Series ever: as a Sedan, Touring, ActiveHybrid, Gran Turismo and M5 Sedan. In addition to impressive elegance and performance, these vehicles also have a range of diverse qualities that makes them indispensable in everyday use. Precise modifications to the design, the addition of a new inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine for the Sedan, and even more of available equipment all raise the appeal of the BMW 5 Series family a notch higher.
• BMW 535d Sedan – new 3.0-liter diesel engine develops a maximum output of 255 HP, generates peak torque of 413 lb-ft.
• BMW 550i Sedan and BMW 550i Gran Turismo – 4.4-liter engine generates 445 horsepower and maximum torque of 480 lb-ft.
• BMW 550i Sedan: 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
• BMW 535i Sedan and 535i Gran Turismo retain “N55” 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
• BMW 528i Sedan - BMW TwinPower turbo “N20” four-cylinder gasoline engine
• The BMW 535i Sedan can be fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission as a no cost option.
• All BMW 5 Series models receive the 8-speed automatic transmission provided as standard equipment.
• The Sport Automatic option, standard for the 2014 BMW 550i Sedan models, stands out with impressive shift dynamics and now includes Launch Control.
• Double-wishbone front axle and the integral rear axle are made largely of aluminum.
• Standard equipment Driving Dynamics Control switch on the center console. Pressing the button changes the driving mode, altering the responses of the accelerator and steering
• Adaptive Drive system, which includes Active Roll Stabilization and Dynamic Damper Control. Electronically controlled anti-roll bars help to reduce the car’s body roll through quickly taken corners and in sudden changes of direction.
• Integral Active Steering adjusts the steering angle of the rear wheels.
• Optional Comfort Access system - allows the tailgate or trunk to be opened hands-free
• New rear-seat entertainment system with tablet-style displays
• Harman Kardon Surround Sound system
• Ambient light option with a facility which allows the interior lighting to be alternated in tone between orange and white.
• BMW ConnectedDrive - offers an extensive suite of office functions, including internet-based services. The dictation function, for example, provides a convenient way of entering text for SMS messages and emails during a journey. The array of search, travel, office and social media services can be accessed via the car’s integrated SIM card or the customer’s smartphone.
• The newly-standard iDrive4.2 Navigation system makes use of an optimized menu display and allows access to Advanced Real Time Traffic Information. A new iDrive rotary controller with an integrated touchpad allows the input of characters for destinations, phone numbers, and other functions within the iDrive4.2 operating system.
• Traffic jam assistant - at speeds of up to 60 km/h, the system lets the car simply "glide along" with the other cars in dense traffic situations, making traffic jams less stressful.
• BMW Head-Up Display - full-colour display projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, allowing them to fully concentrate on driving.
• BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot - can detect people and larger animals at night – even at a significant distance – and illuminate them.
• BMW Selective Beam - driving at night is more comfortable and safer. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers.
• Park Assistant - makes it easier for you to find a suitable parking space and actively helps you park.
• Camera systems - Park Distance Control, Surround View, Rear View Camera: Enjoy a clear view in the area around your vehicle when maneuvering into parking spaces and at road exits.
• Active Protection - BMW ConnectedDrive preventive occupant protection system.
MSRP for the 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo:
• 528i Sedan: $50,425
• 550i xDrive Sedan: $67,125
• 528i xDrive Sedan: $52,725
• ActiveHybrid 5: $62,325
• 535i Sedan: $56,025
• 535i Gran Turismo: $60,925
• 535i xDrive Sedan: $58,325
• 535i xDrive Gran Turismo: $63,225
• 535d Sedan: $57,525
• 550i Gran Turismo: $68,825
• 535d xDrive Sedan: $59,825
• 550i xDrive Gran Turismo: $71,125
• 550i Sedan: $64,825

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2016 Cadillac CTS

  • 2016 Cadillac CTS Front View
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  • 2016 Cadillac CTS Rear Side View
  • 2016 Cadillac CTS Interior

2016 BMW 5 Series

  • 2016 BMW 5 Series Front View
  • 2016 BMW 5 Series Front Side View
  • 2016 BMW 5 Series Side Front View
  • 2016 BMW 5 Series Side View
  • 2016 BMW 5 Series Side Rear View
  • 2016 BMW 5 Series Rear Side View
  • 2016 BMW 5 Series Interior

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