Comparison - BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive 2018 - vs - Cadillac CTS-V 2018

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Average Price: 
73,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
86,295
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
BLACK RAVEN
#242021
CRYSTAL WHITE
#F7F7F7
PHANTOM GRAY METALLIC
#494A4E
RED OBSESSION
#A00012
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#858A90
VECTOR BLUE METALLIC
#005EA9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' latest tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.

PROS
Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
Generous trunk capacity

CONS
Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust and diverse engine options
State-of-the-art, user-friendly technology
Quiet, comfortable cabin
Huge trunk

Cons
More expensive than most

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8.

Pros
Useful plug-in hybrid
State-of-the-art tech
Great powertrains
Agile and responsive
Very comfortable

Cons
Shockingly expensive now
Interior color combos can be busy
Pricey advanced features
It’s not the 5-Series you remember

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V scorches the earth, and leaves the E63 and RS7 with some burn marks.

Pros
Shocking acceleration
Beautifully composed at speed
Lively, connected steering
Brilliantly balanced

Cons
Brash looks aren’t for everyone
Poor IIHS crash-test scores
Back seat lacks rivals’ space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the CTS-V gains an updated infotainment system interface and two USB charge ports for the rear passengers.

PROS
One of the most powerful sedans on the road
Far cheaper than comparably powered performance sedans
Ultra-sophisticated suspension delivers world-class ride and handling
Superior support from optional sport seats

CONS
Ride may be too rough for some
Tech interface may frustrate
Small trunk
Less luxurious cabin than those of competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Distinctive exterior styling
Powerful, high-tech engines
Stylish interior design
Interior materials quality

Cons
Backseat headroom is tight
CUE system's learning curve
Rear visibility
Small trunk

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
6.20L
Torque: 
480ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
630ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
Horsepower: 
456hp
at 5 500rpm
640hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
overhead valves (OHV)
Turning Circle: 
40.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.40in
197.60in
Width: 
73.50in
72.20in
Height: 
57.80in
57.20in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in
114.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
40.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
45.70in
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
35.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.90in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4372.00lbs
4141.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
16 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
16 -Way Power Driver Seat
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding With Storage And Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
600 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
16 Total Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 9.0 In.
19 X 10.0 In
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Package
Luxury Seating Package
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Cold Weather Package
Advanced Security Package
Carbon Fiber Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Winter Protection Package
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Non-Runflat Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
CTS-V-Series Outdoor Vehicle Cover
19" X 9.5" Front And 19" X 10" Rear After Midnight Premium Painted Finish Alloy Wheels
Black Chrome V-Series Grille
Base Splitter
Wheel Locks
19" X 9.5" Front And 19" X 10.0" Rear Polished Wheels
Red Brembo Calipers
Front License Plate Mounting Package
UltraView Sunroof
No Splitter
Dark Gold Brembo Calipers
Interior Options: 
Gesture Control
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster
Power Rear Sunshade W/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Leather Dashboard
Morello Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Kit
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Recaro Performance Seats
Sueded Microfiber Steering Wheel
Cabin Filter
Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats
Performance Data And Video Recorder
Premium V-Series Logo Carpeted Floor Mats