This Is The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V116
GM promised to reveal the Cadillac CT5-V today, and it did… though it might not be what anybody expected.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V features a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 making 355 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. No, we did not misspell that: 355 horsepower (265 kW) and 400 pound-feet of torque.
For what it’s worth, the automaker states that the torque comes on nice and low, reaching 90 percent of its peak at 1,800 rpm thanks to low-inertia turbochargers. The engine also features Active Fuel Management, otherwise known as cylinder deactivation.
The twin-turbo six is mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive is standard. All-wheel-drive is optional. An electronic limited-slip rear differential is also standard.
On the chassis side, the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V features V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, Performance Traction Management, Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode. A Brembo front braking system and 19-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires are standard. All-season tires are available on all-wheel-drive models
Outside, the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V features dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles, unique rear diffusers and quad exhaust tips.
Inside, the model features “unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.” The Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system will also be available.
The Cadillac CT5-V rides on the same Alpha 2 platform that underpins the regular Cadillac CT5 and Cadillac CT4. It’s the successor to the first-generation GM Alpha platform introduced by ATS and CTS.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V goes on sale early in the 2020 calendar year. Production will take place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan for the North American markets. Units destined for China will be built at the Jinqiao Cadillac plant in Shanghai.
Cadillac says that “additional product information, as well as details on additional V-Series variants will be announced at a later date.”
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What a disaster! Cadillac executives should be thrown in the gutter! I’m sticking with my cts v3 for longerrr, the last of the great Vs!
They’ll probably sell one.
Ha Ha. You are so right. I think the anger in the comments is to the disappointment. My comments get tons of thumbs down but I am only telling the truth.
If you look at the interior of the Ct5 they took the passenger dash, and the door handles put into the ct5. Those same cheap looking buttons all over inside.
I want to love Cadillac but this is a mess.
If this is accurate then I’m calling it. Cadillac Time of Death May 30th, 2019 4PM.
What the hell are those specs?! Who are they kidding? How was it possible that someone has thought it was the right way to go?
You couldn’t just call this CT5 Sport? Don’t put a V on this shit *EVER*!! Not a V-Sport and definitely not a V. You know what it makes sense JDN left, i would have done the same thing. You know i really like Cadillac’s and i want them to be the best, but time and time again they spit in our fucking faces. You Losers deserve the backlash and low sells I’m sorry.
Just read an article on Car and Driver saying this is actually an entry-level V that competes with s4 m340i and C43and there is another high output coming to compete with M3 and C63. I don’t know if this true or if C&D is just going through 7 stages of grief and is at denial. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27660163/2020-cadillac-ct5-v-photos-info/
I think we will see more powerful V models in the future. But Cadillac is not endearing themselves to the customers that have stood by them time and time again. Come clean with your product strategy instead of disappointing everyone every time there is a product reveal. If you want these to be entry level V models, just say it and be honest about it. Then tell us that high-performance versions are coming.
Wow what the hell is this, why embarrass the V name with this crap. Call this a sport trim or should have kept the v sport name.
In all honesty I’m scared for July 18 to come what’s next? A twin turbo six for the c8 lol
i said they same thing. Who said this was ok? Did they also seem to forget that the 3.0tt made 400 hp in the CT6? This is disrespect.
And 420hp in the current V-sport 3.6TT. This is literally a step down in every way shape and form to hit a price point. The exact opposite of the concept of Cadillac. If they cant get that then just throw in the towel already. Clearly they have already marked these sedans for failure with boring interiors and confusing naming.
I keep waiting for a Steve Jobs, one more thing where they reveal what we’ve actually been asking for all these years, a Cadillac concept quality car put directly into production.
If Chevy were smart they would take the platform and make a Camaro SS sedan. This is a slap in the face. This just doesn’t make sense. I don’t understand who thought this was enough? This wasn’t enough in 2005 why would it be 15 years later?
I WILL BUY AN ALPHA 2 PLATFORM CAMARO SS SEDAN.
The power output is a bit disappointing for sure, at least you can get it in awd, but when I think about it wouldn’t it be better to get a Buick GS regal with near performance numbers?
Maybe GM went this route cause the V series didn’t sell well………. OR they come out with this 3.0 turbo now and wait a few year and then drop a higher performance motor in
The regal gs is more than likely not going to be able to keep up with the CT5 V. Where the GS has good hp it’s significantly down on tq. The GS is good for 5.4 secs to 60, whereas the CT5 V is probably going to be a full second ahead of that. Driving around town or on track, the CT5 V is going to make the GS look very sedate.
This is like when Chevy threw SS badges on whatever they wanted in the 90s and 00s. Then Bob Lutz straightened them out and made vehicles earn the badge. He was also the 78yr old badass that took the second generation CTS V and challenged any other factory performance sedan to a track day – with himself behind the wheel.
This is bull.
“…this is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned.” I’m so sick of this “stay tuned” BS!
A joke of a luxury nameplate.
First the CT5 itself was underwhelming and now the V series are already also rans building on mediocrity.
So done with GM.
Um….this is making me wonder if GM is going to put a 4 cylinder in the new Corvette…..so sad…
“Only 355hp”? This is a V-sport at best. A real shame the Blackwing V8 doesn’t make a reappearance – the CTS-V with the roaring 640hp V8 would be missed.
I think it’s time for me to say goodbye to Cadillac… I have 2 sitting in my driveway… if they screw up the Escalade I’m definitely gone!
It’s obvious that Cadillac’s new President is a disciple of GM CEO Mary Barra and doesn’t really understand what performance is supposed to mean.. the old 3.0-liter twin-turbo LGW V6 made 404 hp; you’ve got to wonder why even use a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 when the naturally aspirated LGX 3.6L DOHC-4v V6 makes 335 hp.
HP is not the end all be all for performance. Sure the LGX is only down 20 hp, or even matches the none v model. But the 3.0tt has more than enough tq to make the LGX look slow. Where there is no car with the lgx that’s able to be under 4 secs to 60, the CT5 V should be able to get to 60 in the mid 4 sec range.
By “letting Cadillac be Cadillac”, they must have meant from the mid-80s, not the 50s.
Hahahaha! Typical GM move. Optioned out it’ll likely cost as much as an m3 with heavy discounts end of season. As usual.
I never thought the blackwing, being a hand built engine, was gonna make it to the ct5v. But at least an lt1 like a camaro.
Literally every German luxury sedan with six cylinders will be better than this. It’s like a terrible copy 10 years late to the game. Stash the ct5v next to the new for 2019 Cadillac vcr. Opportunity wasted. Unless an electric caddy sedan comes out in the next 2 years, I say the days at Cadillac are officially numbered.
From all the negative comments above, I don’t think I’ll get beat up over this comment. Here goes:
All this doesn’t matter when you design a car with a C-pillar like that. My thought is who cares. You can go buy a Nissan Maxima top of the line for less money and with probably the same HP numbers and get that design. IMO, CT4 looks to be a win. CT5 looks to be a dud.
Cadillac just looks like a walking “next-dead” GM brand; doesn’t have a clear identity or strategy. It’s flip-flopping in the throes of a slow painful death like Oldsmobile and Pontiac when they constantly tried to re-define their brands & models.
Sad, truly sad to see Cadillac diminished as a brand that can’t figure out who they are or what distinctly defines them to compel buyers over peer competitors. Cadillac has [email protected]@ardized V-Series alike to the ridiculed “Limited” and “Special” monikers, just marketing “nothing-burgers” to appeal to purchasers outside of the targeted consumer profile the brand actually aspires to attract and compete. What a flipping joke. Clearly, Cadillac’s strategy and vision is defined by GM’s bean-counters as a person would be hard-pressed to find any passion & pride as reflected by the products. If GM’s social teams are paying attention…..CT5-V & CT4-V = BORING!
I heard ya, Cadillac is officially now a joke and GM continues to go downhill big time.