not really a review save for 4 paragraphs but I like how he compares to equally sized cars. I love how no one mentions the 6speed in the BMW is sourced from GM!
Why talk about ford's problem's in a supposed CTS review though?
why? Why not just use same ZF one then? Please elaborate!I'm not sure how to check, but from what has been posted in this forum (and others) is that the 528i and 328i use the GM 6-speed automatic, but the 535i and 335i use the ZF 6-speed automatic. The car pitted against the CTS in this review (535xi) most likely did not have a GM automatic.
If you compare the gear ratio's in the 328i, 528i, 535xi to the gear ratio's of the 6L50 trans the only one that matches is the 328i transmission. The 528i and 535xi transmissions are the same but don't match with the 6L50. The 6L50 is made in Ypsilanti as well as France. The 6L80 which could handle the larger BMW engines is only made in Ypsilanti.why? Why not just use same ZF one then? Please elaborate!
Fantastic quote.Business Week said:By the way, fuel economy is nearly dead even for these two vehicles, with the BMW at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and the Caddy at 17/26. Bonus: The CTS drinks blue-collar regular while the BMW wants blue-blood premium.
Last thought: GM is finally flexing its muscle with cars like the CTS, but what has yet to be determined is if gains in J.D. Power surveys on quality are lasting and, tougher, if a generation of twenty- to fortysomethings whose parents swore off GM products will take another look. This reporter thinks they should.
Right. This is the 2nd one.This isn't the first one to compare the two.
And none have been all that favorable for the CTS.
Right. This is the 2nd one.
I wouldn't say "favorable," but the articles recognize CTS' strengths, but realize that it still needs to be taken up a notch to really compete with the 5.
You'll have to check the Cadillac News or the Reviews section here.I missed it, who compared the two first?