BMW 3 Series vs Cadillac CT5

2020 BMW 3 Series

Congratulation on your decision to purchase a luxury sedan. With this decision comes many benefits, like premium performance, advanced technology, and unbeatable comfort. The 2020 BMW 3 Series and the 2020 Cadillac CT5 are perfect examples of this.

To help you decide which of these two models is right for your Tampa and South Tampa, FL, travels, we here at Reeves BMW Tampa have created this BMW 3 Series vs. Cadillac CT5 review. After reading, you’ll be ready to cruise around Brandon and Wesley Chapel in your new car. Let’s get started!

Premium Performance Capabilities

BMW 3 Series Performance Specs

When you drive a luxury vehicle, one benefit you may not think about is that you’ll have access to some of the best engines available. Still, when comparing the BMW 3 Series vs. Cadillac CT5, you’ll see that just because you drive a luxury car, it doesn’t mean you’ll have the same performance capabilities.

BMW 3 Series vs Cadillac CT5


3 Series



2.0L TwinPower Turbo

2.0L Twin-scroll Turbocharged


255 HP

237 HP


294 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

If this standard power isn’t enough, both vehicles come with an engine upgrade, too. However, you’ll find the Cadillac still can’t compete. Its optional 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 engine only pumps out 335 horsepower. While this is impressive, Cadillac drivers will be left behind because of the optional 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine of the 3 Series and its 382 horsepower.

Want to learn more about the BMW 3 Series? Check out our BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class review.

BMW 3 Series vs Cadillac CT5: Advanced Technology

2020 BMW 3 Series Technology FeaturesYou’ll find both the BMW 3 Series and the Cadillac CT5 are equipped with advanced features, like safety monitoring systems, to help keep you and your passengers as safe as possible. This is achieved with the help of strategically placed cameras and sensors.

Some of the standard features you’ll have access to in the 3 Series include Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation. Unfortunately, when comparing the BMW 3 Series vs. Cadillac CT5, there are only two safety features offered standard with both models.

The BMW 3 Series offers many more standard features, like:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • BMW Active Protection System
  • Automatic disconnect of battery

If you’re looking for a more well-rounded safety system, you’ll only get that with the 3 Series.

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2020 BMW 3 Series Interior

Unbeatable Comfort

Arguably one of the most well-known benefits of a luxury sedan is the unbeatable comfort features they provide. Once again, though, Cadillac is unable to compete with the premium features found with the BMW 3 Series.

Compared to the standard automatic 3-zone climate control system and the 10-speaker HiFi Sound System in the 3 Series, the dual-zone automatic climate control and nine speakers in the Cadillac CT5, while comfortable, are still a step or two behind the BMW 3 Series.


BMW 3 Series vs Cadillac CT5: The Verdict

Making the decision to drive a luxury sedan means you’ll have access to more exclusive and top-tier features, like performance, safety, and comfort. While both the BMW 3 Series and the Cadillac CT5 are luxury sedans, comparing the two models demonstrates not all luxury models are created equal.

With more powerful performance, additional safety features, and more comprehensive comfort features, the BMW 3 Series will likely revolutionize your Tampa and South Tampa travels. To learn more about this vehicle, visit our dealership. Here, you’ll have a chance to get an up-close look and can even take it for a spin around Brandon and Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Visit us at Reeves BMW Tampa today!