Deliveries of the Cadillac CT4-V have officially commenced, with the compact performance sedan now arriving at dealerships in the United States.
The standard Cadillac CT4 began arriving at dealers from GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan in March, but now, the performance-focused CT4-V has also begun shipping to the luxury brand’s various U.S. retail storefronts.
The Cadillac CT4-V is a more performance-focused take on the standard CT4. Under the hood sits GM’s turbocharged 2.7L L3B four-cylinder engine, which is good for 320 horsepower and 369 pound-feet torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels, though all-wheel drive is available as an option.
Pricing for the Cadillac CT4-V starts at $45,490 in the United States, including the $995 destination fees. In addition to the 2.7L engine and 10-speed automatic transmission, the CT4-V also comes standard with a Performance suspension, Magnetic Ride Control (RWD models only), GM’s Performance Traction Management system with Launch Control and four-piston Brembo front brakes.
With the introduction of the Cadillac CT4-V and the slightly larger Cadillac CT5-V, Cadillac has employed a new two-tier strategy for its V-Series performance sub-brand. Its previous V-Series products, such as the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, had more power and a stiffer suspension, and were marketed toward dedicated performance enthusiasts. By comparison, the new CT4-V and CT5-V are softer and less powerful, making them more appealing to a wider range of customers. These new models are comparable to BMW’s M iPerformance or Audi’s S series models, rather than full-blown BMW M or Audi RS products.
Cadillac still plans to offer hardcore V-Series model variants of the CT4-V and CT5-V in the way of the upcoming Blackwing models. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the roll out of these more powerful CT4-V and CT5-V variants, so we might not see them before early 2021. To that end, Cadillac CT4-V availability will also be quite limited in the coming months, with GM suspending production at its U.S. plants last month.
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