One of the biggest questions about the all-new Cadillac CT5 is whether it will offer Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). We asked Cadillac managers responsible for the CT5 that very question and got the following reply:
“We’re not announcing anything yet on that, stay tuned,” Cadillac CT5 chief engineer, Mike Bride, told us during our interview here at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
So far, Cadillac has announced that the standard suspension for the Cadillac CT5 are the ZF passive dampers on both Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport models. In fact, the differences between those models are purely cosmetic and do not extend to suspension tuning.
On the outgoing Cadillac ATS, Magnetic Ride Control was standard on the range-topping trims, including Premium Performance (for the 2017 model year) as well as ATS-V. On the outgoing Cadillac CTS, the technology was standard on Premium Luxury, V-Sport, and V trims.
If we were to speculate, we’d bet that Magnetic Ride Control will make its way to the Cadillac CT5 at some point, but it’s unknown on what model. Yesterday, we reported that a CT5-V model is definitely in the works, and that Cadillac has elected to discontinue the V-Sport light trim level.
It’s probably a safe bet that we’ll see MRC on a CT5-V… but given that only few and far between will buy that model, the real question is whether the advanced suspension technology will ever make its way to lesser CT5 models.