BMW 5 Series vs Cadillac CT5

2020 BMW 5 Series

Looking to upgrade your Tampa and South Tampa, FL, travels? Why not make heads turn from behind the wheel of a luxury sedan? Both the 2020 BMW 5 Series and the 2020 Cadillac CT5 offer incredible power, safety, and interior features, but which one is right for your specific needs?

To help you decide, we at Reeves BMW Tampa have created this BMW 5 Series vs. Cadillac CT5 review. Ready to see which sedan you’ll use to cruise around Brandon and Wesley Chapel? Keep reading!

Performance Capabilities

BMW 5 Series Performance Specs

Powerful engines aren’t just for sports cars, especially when you have the power of the standard 2.0L turbo engines of the 5 Series and the CT5. Of course, not all 2.0L engines are created equally. For example, the CT5 pumps out 237 horsepower, while the 5 Series has 248 horsepower.

But that’s not the only difference between the performance of these two models. Let’s take a closer look at the most powerful engine configurations each sedan offers.

BMW 5 Series vs. Cadillac CT5 Optional Engine Specs


5 Series



4.4L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8

3.0L Twin Turbo V6

Horsepower (HP)

523 HP

360 HP


553 lb-ft

405 lb-ft

No matter which engine you choose, the Cadillac CT5 will always be left in the dust of the BMW 5 Series.

BMW 5 Series vs Cadillac CT5 Safety

2020 BMW 5 Series SafetyWhether you’re taking a quick drive or headed out on a road trip, safety is the most important thing. That’s why both the BMW 5 Series and the Cadillac CT5 come with plenty of safety features to help keep you and your passengers safe.

These features include:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

While these features are offered with both models, they only come standard with the 5 Series. Cadillac CT5 drivers will only have access to these comprehensive features after an optional upgrade.

Learn more about the safety features of the 5 Series in our BMW 5 Series vs. Lexus ES review!

Premium Interior

2020 BMW 5 Series InteriorStepping foot inside your luxury sedan, you’ll expect to be surrounded by top-of-the-line amenities. This includes everything from comfort to relaxation features. Take the BMW Extended Ambient Lighting package, for example.

With this, your door handles, passenger footwells, and more can be changed to one of 11 predefined light designs. The Cadillac CT5 also has interior ambient lighting as an optional feature. Even with this upgrade, only the doors and footwells are illuminated, not the vanity mirrors and reading lights like with the BMW 5 Series.

Additionally, BMW 5 Series drivers will find their perfect seating position with ease thanks to the standard 4-way lumbar support adjust system, which, again, is only offered as an option in the CT5.

BMW 5 Series vs Cadillac CT5: The Verdict

When it comes to upgrading your Tampa and South Tampa travels with a luxury sedan, the 2020 BMW 5 Series and the Cadillac CT5 are two of the best options. After comparing the 5 Series vs. CT5, it’s clear the 5 Series gives you the power, safety, and comfort you crave.

Eager to experience the BMW 5 Series for yourself? Contact us at Reeves BMW Tampa to take it for a test drive in and around Brandon and Wesley Chapel, Florida. One trip to our dealership and we’re sure your expectations will be exceeded. Contact us to test drive the 5 Series today!