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The 2021 BMW 5-Series offers buyers a host of tech features as well as excellent ride quality. The 2021 5-Series has a spacious cabin and is sufficiently decked out with luxury features that one would expect from a car of this pedigree. With a sloping roofline and sporty stance, the 2021 5-Series combines good looks with a sporty performance that is sure to thrill any driver.
The 2021 Cadillac CT5 is also a handsome car that gives off an executive aura. Its sharp edges make it more of an executive sedan than a sports car which is probably what the designers at General Motors were going for. While cabin space is sufficient, the plastic materials used in the interior somewhat take away from this premium look.
Design & Style
The 2021 5-Series is one of the best-styled cars in the mid-size sedan category. With a bold and aggressive stance, the 2021 5-Series is at home in any driveway or curb. The interior is also beautifully styled with premium materials throughout the car. With an ergonomically-styled instrument panel, everything feels within reach and at the right place.
The 2021 Cadillac CT5 is equally well styled especially when it comes to its exterior design. With finely tapered headlights and sweeping lines throughout its exterior body, it is a car that will turn heads anywhere you go. The interior is another matter altogether with a cluttered instrument panel and cheap plastics all over. The lack of attention to the cabin design takes away from this amazing car.
Technology & Safety
As a luxury mid-size sedan, the 2021 5-Series comes with an impressive array of tech and safety features. The infotainment system runs on BMW’s iDrive software which delivers a crisp performance. There is no lag and the graphics are outstandingly good. Other features that come as standard on the 2021 BMW 5-Series include smartphone integration among others. Many more features are available as options as well.
With the 2021 Cadillac CT5, you get several features such as a touchscreen display that delivers a satisfactory performance. The audio system on the base model is wanting although buyers have the option of upgrading to an 8-speaker Bose audio system.
Under the hood, the 2021 5-Series features a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers plenty of power. The 2021 5-Series easily handles hills and accelerates with no lag even when fully loaded. For those looking for a little more from their 2021 5-Series, the is the option of a six-cylinder engine. Both variants are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers a silky-smooth drive.
With the 2021 Cadillac CT5, buyers get a 2-liter turbocharged engine that is fairly good although it is not likely to thrill car enthusiasts. To get a performance that comes anywhere close to the 2021 5-Series, you would need to upgrade to the V6 engine with comes at a steep cost. Handling and ride quality are good although not what you would expect in a vehicle of this pedigree.
The Bottom Line
While both the 2021 CT5 and the 2021 5-Series are considered mid-size luxury sedans, the 2021 5-Series is miles ahead in several key areas. The 2021 BMW 5-Series feels like a true luxury car as BMW has not skimped on luxury materials inside the cabin. The BMW also rides better, handles better and generally outperforms the Cadillac in almost every way. This makes the 2021 BMW 5-Series a clear winner in this comparison.
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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW 5-Series for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.