We never thought we'd be comparing a Cadillac with BMW's Flagship 7 Series, but times have changed and we couldn't be more excited! The 2017 BMW 750Li xDrive takes on luxury head-on, but competition from the 2018 Cadillac CT6 3.0L Twin Turbo Platinum is coming out of left field. We see what makes these two full-size luxury sedans worth over $100,000, and what's different about the two.

Special thanks to BMW Sherbrooke and Groupe Park Avenue for helping make this episode of TestDrive Showdown possible. Find out more about them at: groupeparkavenue.com/en/bmw-sherbrooke

TestDrive Showdown episodes focus on two similar competitor vehicles to show what's different about each, and what makes them compete. Our episode on full-size luxury flagships is unique, as we've got two modern examples of sedans available in Canada. The 2018 Cadillac CT6 3.0L TT Platinum is fully loaded without any missing options. Our 2017 BMW 750Li xDrive is provided to us by BMW Sherbrooke and comes with a long list of options, bringing the MSRP to $134,700.00.

While these two cars are 1 model year different, and their MSRPs sit about $34,000 apart, we are testing the BMW based on the demo-list price of around $96,000 CAD, which makes it slightly more affordable than the Cadillac, and offers some unique features over it's American competitor. We also understand that a short wheelbase 7 Series would be more similar however the CT6 is slightly longer than the G11, but comes in a couple inches shy of the G12's longer dimensions.

No Showdown can be completely perfect, but we're excited to show the differences between these two seriously impressive full-size luxury sedans. We don't go fully in-depth with either vehicle, as that has been covered in each individual episode of TestDrive Spotlight, so we recommend watching those episodes before this Showdown in order to have a complete picture of each vehicle.

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Comments

    • Max Milchman
      Max Milchman

      BMW for sure!

      about 14 days ago
    • Ryan's Motorsports
      Ryan's Motorsports

      The 2020 platinum trim CT6 will offer a fully autonomous super cruise driving feature.

      about 17 days ago
    • Ryan's Motorsports
      Ryan's Motorsports In reply to Ryan's Motorsports

      +PRN_TestDrive You're right, I had checked the website. For some reason when he mentioned in the video not having a hands free drive feature I thought 2020 when the new refresh for other models are coming.

      about 16 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Ryan's Motorsports

      Maybe where you live, we had a 2019 CT6 booked two months ago with Super Cruise. I even saw one at our press fleet dealer delivering a 2019 Platinum 3.0L TT with Super Cruise Control a couple weeks ago. We’re going to be getting the 2019 CT6-V in late summer which should have it, as GM always loads up their press cars.

      about 16 days ago
    • Ryan's Motorsports
      Ryan's Motorsports In reply to Ryan's Motorsports

      +PRN_TestDrive The 19s don't have super cruise, they have adaptive cruise control.

      about 16 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Ryan's Motorsports

      Fully autonomous, what technical differences from Cadillac's current implementation of Super Cruise? As it is right now they're the only ones to offer a fully hands-free driving mode with the CT6 and upcoming CT5, the driver just has to pay attention to the road.

      about 16 days ago
    • Goran Zebic
      Goran Zebic

      Cadillac kills it

      about 22 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Goran Zebic

      We've been very impressed with Cadillac's products.

      about 22 days ago
    • Charlie Hein
      Charlie Hein

      This guy looks like a real luxury expert!

      about 28 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Charlie Hein

      I hope that's a good thing!

      about 26 days ago
    • NygilMr94
      NygilMr94

      When he said "Flappy Panels" I damnear lost it 😂😂

      about 1 month ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to NygilMr94

      *Flappy Paddles

      about 1 month ago
    • R a
      R a

      Bmw is on another level there is no competition, US don’t know how to make luxurious sedans

      about 1 month ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to R a

      Cadillac was on the right track, I just hope they don't completely kill off their large cars for the North American market.

      about 1 month ago
    • Metalmachine467
      Metalmachine467

      Scotty Kilmer says stay away from bmws unless your leasing them because after 5 to 8 years they become money pits
      The parts are imported and are very costly

      about 1 month ago
    • Jose Bernal
      Jose Bernal

      Cadillac all the way.

      about 1 month ago
    • Anthony Banks
      Anthony Banks

      If the Bimmer depreciates so quickly, then that is a deal breaker. The Caddy does look better and with the smaller price tag, again that's a deal breaker on why NOT to buy the Bimmer. So from a financial stand point, it sounds like the Caddy is a better option!

      about 1 month ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Anthony Banks

      I'd be curious to know what the depreciation is like on the CT6 also. They sell so few of them it's hard to say for sure. We had hoped to have the 2019 last week but it was recalled, we're waiting for the summer now when they add the 2019 CT6-V to the press fleet.

      about 1 month ago
    • raul tabares
      raul tabares

      You can't compare a 750I vs a CT6 plus You are comparing the cheapest 750 vs the expensives of the CT6 ..

      about 1 month ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to raul tabares

      Right so let’s take the $185,000 M760Li we featured later on in the season instead, that makes more sense. The prices of this matter, showing what you can get for roughly the same budget. Either a fully loaded Cadillac, or a well-optioned 7 Series.

      about 1 month ago
    • curtis watson III
      curtis watson III

      BMW IS # 1.

      about 2 months ago
    • Bashirz Darz
      Bashirz Darz

      Cadillac CT6 love the car
      BMW 750li / 760li no good
      They have too many electronic problems .
      Transmission failsafe. ABS module Overheating, parking brake actuator malfunction
      Alternator bracket seal oil Cooler. Dynamic stability fault, dynamic traction control. Voltronic malfunction. Audio not working L7 overheating..
      BMW 750li not my car anymore. I have moved to Cadillac STS 💞 Cadillac SRX 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Bashirz Darz

      We love the CT6 also, we had it booked for this coming week but it’s been postponed until later in the spring, probably best anyway since I’d like to enjoy the car without having to deal with snow.

      about 2 months ago
    • beniaminsg
      beniaminsg

      I’d take „old BMW” design and their interior and exterior quality over caddilacs plastic inside,caddilac looks great though but it just is t there with quality with BMW

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to beniaminsg

      Cadillac was on the right route, I feel they were just on the cusp of greatness, but now that they're killing off their sedans we'll have to settle for their crossovers.

      about 2 months ago
    • Kevin Michaud
      Kevin Michaud

      if I say that I like big sedans and hate sports cars I like big sedans for the comfort and tranquility which car under $ 50 000 you suggest me

      about 2 months ago
    • Kevin Michaud
      Kevin Michaud In reply to Kevin Michaud

      I thought the chrysler 300 was this car

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Kevin Michaud

      Some might disagree, but either the Buick LaCrosse or Chevrolet Impala. You get big car comfort, especially with something like the Buick, and nothing sporty. We have the Buick Envision this week and it reminds me how smooth and quiet Buick's current vehicle are.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jared Shelton
      Jared Shelton

      Kia K900 is best

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Jared Shelton

      It's a vehicle we'll likely never get to feature unfortunately. Kia Canada has literally 1 2019 K900 in Canada and it's for their CEO.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ab sr. van de Pol
      Ab sr. van de Pol

      CT6 fantastic car to look at, but why such cheap materials and plastic for the interior?????????? Unbelievable, with better materials this car would be on par with Audi and BMW and maybe Lexus and S-class.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Ab sr. van de Pol

      Unfortunately we won’t be getting something ‘better’. We do have the 2019 CT6 booked in a few weeks, and Cadillac has updated the interior a bit, but not to the over-the-top levels you can get from BMW or Mercedes.

      about 2 months ago
    • Shaun Sevon
      Shaun Sevon

      Ray Donovan Brought Me Here...

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Shaun Sevon

      I hope that's a good thing.

      about 3 months ago
    • sea view
      sea view

      Great review bro

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to sea view

      We’re glad you think so, thanks!

      about 4 months ago
    • MERCEDESBENZS600 S500
      MERCEDESBENZS600 S500

      That BMW seems like a SERIOUS SERIOUS car, sits higher off the ground than the CT6,I would pick that BMW,top notch review once again,you definitely know your vehicles...

      about 4 months ago
    • MERCEDESBENZS600 S500
      MERCEDESBENZS600 S500 In reply to MERCEDESBENZS600 S500

      +PRN_TestDrive What there gonna discontinue the CT6???

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to MERCEDESBENZS600 S500

      The 7 Series is serious, that’s for sure! We loved having the M760Li a few months after filming this. Different cars for different buyers, were disappointed the CT6 is dead after this year.

      about 4 months ago
    • Dave Watts
      Dave Watts

      The leather in the BMW will be trash at 15k, BMW uses garbage that does not last..CADDY WINS

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Dave Watts

      We'd still take the Cadillac also. We've got the 2019 CT6 booked in March, we're looking forward to have it again.

      about 4 months ago
    • Moo KPaw Soe
      Moo KPaw Soe

      BMW

      about 4 months ago
    • Juan Carlos Perez-Ortiz
      Juan Carlos Perez-Ortiz

      Cant compare Cadillac to BMW.

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Juan Carlos Perez-Ortiz

      Looks like we did.

      about 4 months ago
    • asteroidmonger
      asteroidmonger

      You lost me at "flappy paddles."

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to asteroidmonger

      So flappy paddles are a no, but Linus Tech Tips and their meme-ing is worth the subscribe. Good to know!

      about 4 months ago
    • Capt. George
      Capt. George

      What no CT8? LOL

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Capt. George

      By the looks of it Cadillac won't be making cars anymore, the CT6 is the end of the line.

      about 4 months ago
    • MARCELLUS CUNNINGHAM
      MARCELLUS CUNNINGHAM

      Ct6 all the way BMW is just too much over price the reliability on those cars suck as hell I should know I have a 745i. While you’re driving down the road in the CT6 you’ll be passing by a bunch of BMWs in the shop.

      about 4 months ago
    • Sami Odat
      Sami Odat

      Good day man...im wondering why never you mention the audi a8 cars in the compare between german cars...hope to see those videos soon

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Sami Odat

      Unfortunately nothing's been done with the 7 Series since our last video on it. We're hoping we can work on some of the issues this summer.

      about 4 months ago
    • Sami Odat
      Sami Odat In reply to Sami Odat

      Btw...have u got the gas tank for your E38????

      about 4 months ago
    • Sami Odat
      Sami Odat In reply to Sami Odat

      PRN_TestDrive me too...hope u can get an audi a8 model 2007 and above...definitely jason statham will be interested to watch that video

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Sami Odat

      Mostly because I’ve never driven one, so I can’t really compare or speak to a car I haven’t driven. Hoping to get the chance to feature some of the older Audi models though!

      about 4 months ago
    • 《AyBaRs》 《AyBaRs》
      《AyBaRs》 《AyBaRs》

      BMW

      about 4 months ago
    • QuietStormX
      QuietStormX

      Caddy!

      about 4 months ago
    • paul brown
      paul brown

      cadillac is very ugly from the rear..especially rear lamps are too small

      about 4 months ago
    • The Chungus Army
      The Chungus Army

      I will take the 7 series because the CT6 looks way to much like a CTS

      about 5 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to The Chungus Army

      The same could be said about the 7 Series looking like a 5er, but the CTS/XTS/CT6 all have a very familiar design, I often confused them when I see them on the road, especially the XTS.

      about 5 months ago