For that price, buyers will get themselves into a Cadillac CT5-V with the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter LGY V6 engine, the GM 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be a $2,600 option.
As we reported previously, the CT5-V will make a little more power than GM had originally thought. The LGY V6 engine received an SAE-certified output rating of 360 horsepower (268 kW) at 5,400 RPM and 405 pound-feet (550 Nm) of torque at 2,350-4,000 RPM – five horsepower and five pound-feet more than the initial estimate. The SAE also lists those power and torque figures as being available 200 RPM and 50-400 RPM lower in the rev band, respectively.
Other relevant equipment that comes standard on the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V includes V-Series performance suspension with fourth-generation Magnetic Ride Control, Performance Traction Management, Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode and a Brembo front brake kit. RWD models will come with 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in summer-only performance tires, while AWD models will get all-season rubber as standard. Exterior add-ons include gloss black trim, a V-Series mesh grille and a unique rear diffuser with quad exhaust tips.
Meanwhile, the non V-Series V6 model will start at $45,190. Available with the Premium Luxury trim only, the standard V6 makes slightly less power than the V-Series at 335 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque. As Cadillac announced earlier in the year, the base CT5 with the turbocharged 2.0-liter LSY four-cylinder engine will start at $37,890. The 2.0-liter turbo is good for 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Additionally, Cadillac launched the online configurator for the CT5 range this week, allowing customers to build and price out their own version of the sedan. The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2020.
This report was written in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.