When you're choosing a luxury vehicle to drive through Tuscaloosa, Starkville, and Northport, AL, names that come to mind are BMW and Cadillac. These brands are well known for a reason, and either one would provide a great ride around town.

So, which one is more your style? Our team at BMW of Tuscaloosa is here to help you figure that out! Check out our comparison of BMW and Cadillac to see what each manufacturer offers. When you're ready to take a test drive and find your next luxury car, contact us!

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BMW vs Cadillac Lineup

It's important to consider the lineup when you're deciding which brand's vehicles you'll drive next. With both BMW and Cadillac, you'll have a rich and diverse selection to choose from, including a variety of luxury SUVs and sedans.

You can get an idea of the BMW and Cadillac lineups below:













As you can see, while both brands have an array of vehicle types to choose from, BMW gives you more choices all around. With nine sedans as well as three coupes and seven SUVs, like the BMW X3 and the BMW X5, you'll be sure to pick out the most ideal ride for you.

Cadillac, on the other hand, only offers two sedans and four SUVs overall. Cadillac also doesn't have any coupes to provide a sportier feel.

Engine Performance: BMW vs Cadillac

As luxury car drivers know, that powerful engine roaring under the hood is just one of the perks of driving a BMW or a Cadillac. With either of these manufacturers, you'll get twin turbocharged engines right out of the gate.

To get an idea of just how much power these vehicles offer, let's look at the BMW 3 Series and the Cadillac CT5. These are comparable sedans that represent some of the best of their brands. You can see their standard engine specs here:


BMW 3 Series

Cadillac CT5

Standard Engine

2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-4

2.0L Twin-Turbo I-4

Standard horsepower

255 horsepower

237 horsepower

While both vehicles deliver more than 200 horsepower with a 2.0L twin-turbo I-4 engine, the BMW gets a slight edge with its 255 horsepower. Compare this to 237 horsepower from the Cadillac.

However, if you really want to kick things into high gear, you can opt for the performance line that both brands offer. BMW makes its M Series available while Cadillac has its V-Series. With the BMW 3 Series, this equips your sedan with a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-6 engine that produces 382 horsepower.

The Cadillac CT5 also offers a 3.0L twin turbo 6-cylinder engine. However, it comes up a bit short with an output of just 335 horsepower.

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Will You Drive a BMW or Cadillac?

Now that you know what BMW and Cadillac can offer your drives around Northport, Starkville, and Tuscaloosa, it's time to decide which brand is more your style. Take some time to research how different BMW and Cadillac models compare or simply give us a call! We'll be happy to chat with you and help you find the right luxury vehicle for your lifestyle.

Contact the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa to test drive a luxury car today!


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