Cadillac CTS-V vs. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$72,622 - $77,615
$81,283 - $89,868

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
640 hp
449 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
6.2L (376 ci) supercharged V8 DI Variable Valve Timing (VVT) aluminum
4.7L Bi

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.7 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.7 cu. ft.
8.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Not Available

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

AC

AC
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 in.
101.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.3 ft.
36.2 ft.

Length

Length
197.6 in.
182.3 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4141 .lbs
3959 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
640 hp
449 hp

Torque

Torque
630 ft. lbs.
516 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
19.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
7 - 11 mpg
9 - 13 mpg

City

City
14 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
25 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
Mercedes-Benz SL

Body Style

Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Roadster

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
2

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
97 ft³.
50.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4141 lbs.
3959 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 mpg.
20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 mpg.
17 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 mpg.
25 mpg.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4
8.8

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LT4
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
6.2L/376
4.7 L/285

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
M5U
421

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.56
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
0.72

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82
4.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85
2.65

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.9 qts.
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Magnetic Ride Control
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Magnetic Ride Control
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R64
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R64
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P265/35R19
P255/35YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P295/30ZR19
P285/30YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in.
19 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 10 in.
19 X 9.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.2 - 15.5
Not Available

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.37
Not Available

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.3 ft.
36.2 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.35 x 1.41 in.
14.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.37 x 1.10 in.
12.6 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.0 gal.
19.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
39.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.7 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in.
55.5 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.8 in.
53.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
Not Available

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.4 in.
Not Available

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
Not Available

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.3 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 in.
101.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
197.6 in.
182.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in.
73.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.2 in.
51.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.1 in.
62.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in.
63 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.7 ft³.
8.5 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
CTS
SL

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
6.2
4.7

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
OHV
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
2
4