Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cadillac CTS vs BMW 5 Series

Cadillac CTS to step into the ring with BMW 5 Series.   


 The new CTS has been redesigned, revamped and injected with steroids to compete with the new BMW 5 Series.

The New CTS will house 3 different options for engines.  The first; a 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder Turbo at 272 Horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The second;  a 3.6L V-6 naturally aspirated 321 Horsepower at 275 lb-ft of torque. The third, the main contender, set to unleash with a 3.6L V-6 Twin Turbo with 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.

It goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. High-end performance equipment includes front Brembo brakes, an electronic limited slip differential and a magnetically adjusting suspension.
Already named 2014 car of the year, Cadillac’s main target is BMW drivers of the 3 series, 5 series and another new contender in the works to compete against the new BMW 7 series.

The new CTS will have a competitive interior to the BMW series as well,  with new slick designs and a modern display. 

At a glance
Engine: 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 420 horsepower and
430 pound-feet of torque.
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic.
Speed: 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
Gas mileage per gallon: 17 city, 25 highway.
Price as tested: $61,090.
Best feature: Confident drive and looks.
Worst feature: The clunky Cue infotainment system.
Target buyer: The commuter looking for an alternative to

the BMW 5 Series. 

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