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2009 Cadillac BLS vs. 2009 Cadillac CTS

To start off, both 2009 Cadillac BLS and 2009 Cadillac CTS were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,599 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Cadillac CTS (304 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2009 Cadillac BLS. (252 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2009 Cadillac BLS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 155 kg more than 2009 Cadillac BLS. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Cadillac CTS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Cadillac CTS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac BLS, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Cadillac CTS (370 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Cadillac BLS. (365 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2009 Cadillac CTS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Cadillac BLS. 2009 Cadillac CTS has automatic transmission and 2009 Cadillac BLS has manual transmission. 2009 Cadillac BLS will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Cadillac CTS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2009 Cadillac BLS 2009 Cadillac CTS
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model BLS CTS
Year Released 2009 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2792 cc 3599 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 252 HP 304 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 365 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 5200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.2:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 1790 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.2 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 68 L


 

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