A look at the new Cadillac CT5 which will be pitted against the BMW 3 Series was offered at the New York Auto Show recently.
This means you’re going to have more to choose from when you’re looking at this class and want to experience a fantastic drive in a car that offers you the dynamic drive that makes driving fun while offering you a luxury feeling on the road.
Powertrains and Performance
Both of these sedans are offered with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the drive. The BMW model is a bit more powerful which 18 more horsepower and37 more lb.-ft. of torque than what you’ll find in the Cadillac model. Looking at the upgraded powertrains is where you’re going to see a more significant difference in what’s offered. The Cadillac model makes use of a V6 while the BMW uses a straight six-cylinder engine to offer you the upgraded power you’re looking for. When you look at these two engines, the Cadillac CT5 has 31 lb.-ft. of torque more than the BMW 3 Series, but the BMW offers 47 more horsepower for the drive.
Looking Forward to What’s Coming
These two models are new to the market with the Cadillac CT5 making its way to the market for the 2020 model year. Right now, neither car offers you a manual transmission, but both of them are expected to receive one in the future. Both make use of a torque-converter automatic transmission to help deliver the torque you want right away to give you the drive you’re looking for. These two models also offer you RWD and give AWD as an option.
Size and Practicality
When you look at the Cadillac CT5 and the BMW 3 Series together, you’ll notice the Cadillac model is a bit larger. Once you get inside both cars, you’ll see a cabin that’s the same size. This new CT5 is meant to replace the outgoing CTS and ATS at the same time and it simply splits the difference between the two to give us a car that has the size we want, but that added size over the BMW 3 Series might be a mark against the Cadillac model.
The Market is Changing for Cadillac
According to the Cadillac plan, the CT5 is the new compact sedan that we’ll enjoy and the CT6 will fill the position as the midsize sedan that you want to drive on the road. The next sedan we’ll see will be the CT4 which will be a subcompact sedan that will be built to compete with the BMW 2 Series, Audi A3, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. This may leave room for a new flagship model to be added to the mix to be an excellent choice for you when it’s time for a great drive.
The BMW Lineup is Already in Place
While the Cadillac team works to upgrade their lineup and bring us more vehicles, the BMW mix has been in place for a while and continues to be improved and upgraded in ways that will make it easy for you to have a great drive. This means the new 3 Series is an improvement on the outgoing model that was part of the mix in the past and it will be a car that you can enjoy driving when you want a fun and dynamic vehicle to take with you on the road.
Which Luxury Sedan Should You Choose
We know about the fun and active drive of the BMW 3 Series, but we also know that Cadillac has successfully offered us some amazing cars to drive with the power and sporty drive we love to enjoy on the road and at the track. Are you going to choose the BMW 3 Series which has been on the market for a long time or the new Cadillac CT5 that has been added by a brand that you’ve trusted for many generations? The choice is yours and you can be certain both of these cars are ready to give you the fun and impressive drive you’re looking for.