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2013 BMW M3 vs. 2015 Cadillac ATS Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW M3 than the Cadillac ATS. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M3 and the Cadillac ATS in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Cadillac ATS you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Cadillac ATS, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW M3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Cadillac ATS.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M3 is much slimmer than the Cadillac ATS, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the BMW M3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Cadillac ATS.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW M3 and the Cadillac ATS do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The BMW M3 has about the same turning radius as the Cadillac ATS, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M3 has a much more powerful engine than the Cadillac ATS. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M3 and the Cadillac ATS. The BMW M3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Cadillac ATS.

Warranty
The BMW M3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac ATS.

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2013 BMW
M3

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MSRP*: $60,100

2015 Cadillac
ATS

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MSRP*: $37,995 - $51,435
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 14 18 - 21
Highway MPG: 20 26 - 30
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $55,290 $35,905 - $48,092

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