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I’ll have to reserve judgment on the new CTS. I have read fairly extensive articles (sic) in Motor Trend , Car & Driver, and Automobile magazine. If you read the articles in MT and C&D, the new CTS is more luxurious, better handling, better looking, and has more balz.

If you read the CTS comparo article in “Automobile” a Eurocentric auto rag, the CTS still lags the Bimmer and MBenz. Oh, they say it’s improved and we are getting there, but no cigar. I was particularly dismayed that the DI motor ran a relatively slooowwwww 15.1 sec quarter at a sedate 96 mph. The 6 cylinder (non-M series) Bimmer ran a 13.6 sec, 104 mph quarter. Isn’t that amazing that the 300 hp Bimmer runs at about the same pace as a stock 400 hp CTS-V. I’m still trying to figure why the laws of physics differ on the other side of the pond.

That’s my take and I’m sticking to it.:want:
 

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The 6 cylinder (non-M series) Bimmer ran a 13.6 sec, 104 mph quarter. Isn’t that amazing that the 300 hp Bimmer runs at about the same pace as a stock 400 hp CTS-V.

....:hmm:
 

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European rags run European cars on the quarter kilometer and American cars on the quarter mile. :bonkers:
 

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The Bimmer is turboed right N/A<Turbo all day
 

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BMW 335i - 3362 lb
2008 Cadillac CTS - 3872

Right there is your answer. The CTS is the size of the 5 series.
 

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BMW 335i - 3362 lb
2008 Cadillac CTS - 3872

Right there is your answer. The CTS is the size of the 5 series.
It actually says 4032 pounds loaded in the C&D mag...400 pounds heavier than the BMW 335i and 252 pounds more than the current CTS!! :tisk:
 

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That 4032 is the AWD version. The two wheel drive is around 3850.
 

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Compare it to the 5 series, not the 3. The car mags always put the CTS in the wrong class, it's performance and size are more in line with the 5.
 

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caleigh, check pms :D
 

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I’ll have to reserve judgment on the new CTS. I have read fairly extensive articles (sic) in Motor Trend , Car & Driver, and Automobile magazine. If you read the articles in MT and C&D, the new CTS is more luxurious, better handling, better looking, and has more balz.

If you read the CTS comparo article in “Automobile” a Eurocentric auto rag, the CTS still lags the Bimmer and MBenz. Oh, they say it’s improved and we are getting there, but no cigar. I was particularly dismayed that the DI motor ran a relatively slooowwwww 15.1 sec quarter at a sedate 96 mph. The 6 cylinder (non-M series) Bimmer ran a 13.6 sec, 104 mph quarter. Isn’t that amazing that the 300 hp Bimmer runs at about the same pace as a stock 400 hp CTS-V. I’m still trying to figure why the laws of physics differ on the other side of the pond.

That’s my take and I’m sticking to it.:want:
why dont u go buy a Bimmer then?:alchi:
im quite happy with my 3.2 never imnd 3.6 and after all its a.... cadillac... a LUXURY car!!!!1
 

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2008 CTS SPECS
......................................6DM69 .............6DP69
......................................Sedan .............Sedan
Curb weight, manual, lbs. (kg)..... 3861 (1751)....... 3861 (1751)
Curb weight, automatic, lbs. (kg).. 3872 (1756)....... 3874 (1757)
Cargo volume, cu. ft. (liters)..... 13.6 (385.2)...... 13.6 (385.2)
Fuel capacity, gallon (liters)....... 18 (68)............18 (68)
Seating capacity.................... 2/3 ...............2/3
 

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Compare it to the 5 series, not the 3. The car mags always put the CTS in the wrong class, it's performance and size are more in line with the 5.
It is compared to the 3 series because of price and they're both entry level cars...5 series is not entry level.
 

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335i is a rocket, but I bet will cost you +5g's more than an 08' 3.6 DI. Don't start quoting MSRP's because I know BMW doesn't discount as much as Cadillac. Mine was stickered at ~34K and I got it for $29K plus OTD.

Actual pricing with dealer incentives (or lack thereof) of the 335i is almost in line with the CTS-V. I almost feel that the 3.6L DL is in the same league price-wise as the 328i. Those beemers are not cheap, IMO.

I was considering the 335i, but they just don't have any slack with pricing. This is making me lean towards a slightly used V as my next vehicle.
 

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Hello, the 335i has bi-turbo and a lot more performance than the 3.6 CTS!
 

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I keep reading about the CTS to BMW 3 series comparisons, so I went to theire respective web pages (not magazines) for a comparison of a BMW equiped as close to my 2008 CTS with PDQ & Y42 packages. Here's what I came up with:

Item 2008 CTS 2007 335i
(PDQ, Y42) (Equivalent)

Length 191.6 178.2
Width 72.5 71.5
Wheelbase 113.6 108.7
Frt Legroom 42.4 41.5
Rear Legroom 35.9 34.6
Interior Vol. 98 cu. Ft. 93 cu. Ft.
Trunk Vol. 13.5 cu. Ft. 12 cu. Ft.
Fuel Required Regular Premium
Tires 235/50-18 225/45-17
Weight 3872 3605
0 - 60 (sec) 5.9 5.6
Fuel Mileage 18/28 20/29
Price $45,445 $48,780

I have nothing against BMW's, I used to have a Roadster, but the CTS has more room, bigger trunk, and in my opinion, the exterior is better looking (I don't like the Bangle look) and the stitched leather dash looks better than the BMW. As far as performance, I have no problem giving up 0.3 sec 0-60 time for a bigger car that is over $3000 less expensive.
 

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I keep reading about the CTS to BMW 3 series comparisons, so I went to theire respective web pages (not magazines) for a comparison of a BMW equiped as close to my 2008 CTS with PDQ & Y42 packages. Here's what I came up with:

Item 2008 CTS 2007 335i
(PDQ, Y42) (Equivalent)

Length 191.6 178.2
Width 72.5 71.5
Wheelbase 113.6 108.7
Frt Legroom 42.4 41.5
Rear Legroom 35.9 34.6
Interior Vol. 98 cu. Ft. 93 cu. Ft.
Trunk Vol. 13.5 cu. Ft. 12 cu. Ft.
Fuel Required Regular Premium
Tires 235/50-18 225/45-17
Weight 3872 3605
0 - 60 (sec) 5.9 5.6
Fuel Mileage 18/28 20/29
Price $45,445 $48,780

I have nothing against BMW's, I used to have a Roadster, but the CTS has more room, bigger trunk, and in my opinion, the exterior is better looking (I don't like the Bangle look) and the stitched leather dash looks better than the BMW. As far as performance, I have no problem giving up 0.3 sec 0-60 time for a bigger car that is over $3000 less expensive.
Thw weird this is, I would expect the CTS to have more than an inch more rear legroom given it is 14 inches longer.
 

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I was considering the 335i, but they just don't have any slack with pricing. This is making me lean towards a slightly used V as my next vehicle.
If your heart was set on a 335i, did you check out pricing for ED? I found it to be less expensive that route than taking delivery over here.

No flames please...A girl has to keep her options open and the 335i was on my short list but decided on the CTS. :bouncy:
 
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