Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, CT5-V Blackwing Preorders Will Open February 113
Just yesterday, GM Authority, in conjunction with our sister publication, Cadillac Society, was the first to report that the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing would be revealed on February 1st. Now, we have additional exclusive information on the upcoming performance four-doors, this time with regard to vehicle preorders.
Preorders for the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will open in conjunction with the performance sedans’ debut on February 1st. Precise availability information for the new Blackwing sedans is still forthcoming, but from what we hear, both models will be very limited.
Cadillac will officially announce the February debut of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing tomorrow, January 7th. The debut will be preceded by a teaser video set to air during the broadcast of the Rolex 24 endurance race later this month.
Both the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing are expected to go on sale this Summer.
As for the specs, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will feature the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4, the same gas engine previously equipped in the now-discontinued Cadillac ATS-V, where it produced 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will feature the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, the same engine previously equipped in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, which produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.
Both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will feature a six-speed manual transmission as standard, and a 10-speed automatic transmission as an available option. Rear-wheel-drive is expected to be the only option for the drivetrain, despite earlier speculation that AWD could be offered as well.
Further upgrades over the more-pedestrian CT4 and CT5 will include new aero, sharper suspension, wider tires, and big brakes, while the cabin will feature carbon fiber racing seats with heating and cooling.
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If it’s not a GM car, it’s not even worth driving 😉
Though it’s impressive Cadillac brought back the manual on the CT5-V, these don’t quite seem like cars where you need to reserve your place in line.
I’m sure they’ll drive better than anything in their class, but that’s been the case since 2009.
So I’m not a sport type guy (any more) and prefer a softer and quiet ride, so the CT4 V blackwing wouldn’t be for me. But I can say after now driving my new CT4 luxury model with the 2.0L Turbo and 8 speed for a week, this is more impressive than what I feel most people on here are giving it credit for. Personally I can’t imagine wanting more performance than what mine has, as I have yet to putt the pedal to the floor and see what it really can do. But that’s just me. So far I’m loving my new Caddy.
Oh, and I’m not seeing why so many people complain about the interior. I work at a Volvo and Mazda store and i have been in many different luxury brand late models cars. The Cadillac’s interior is there with the best of them.
Oh nice man, I really like the CT4 2.0T as well. But in another GMA Cadillac thread people kept saying bad the 2.0T Caddy’s were with the 8 speed. From what you said, it seems like you respect your car and you’re breaking it in gently. So I’d be really curious to see how your CT4 holds up. I daily drive a 2.0T Camaro and I’m starting to really appreciate cars built on the Alpha2 chassis. If these new CT4s don’t have any quality issues, I’m gonna get one too.
ChevyGuyLevi: You are correct. I was brought up to “properly” break an engine/car in. Letting all the parts settle and get comfortable is important. I tend to drive more responsible than most may (I had enough of the aggressive and fast driving when I was a police officer). I’m certainly not saying the 2.0 with 8 speed is for everyone. No way. I know there are a lot of performance folks out there who want more and will love the V-blackwing and I don’t blame them. I’m just glad that there is a more basic Cadillac with the better (softer) ride for me. And I wouldn’t mind at all if Cadillac offered the more traditional (read, quieter and more isolated from the road) car along side the refined brute performance model.
Yea I agree. If I want a brute sports car, I’m gonna go for a Corvette or a v8 Camaro. If I’m gonna get a Cadillac I’m gonna go for the smoothness and luxury. I can have my fun in my coupes.
Right on buddy for being a police officer. Back the blue!!! 🙏
I was a police officer years ago. Got tired of that and went back into auto sales. Safer. (I think!!) haha.
Glad you like it man! I recently test drove the CT5 sport with the 4 banger. Yes it is plenty of car for most people. However I truly can’t stand tiny turbo 4 cylinder engines for various reasons. That same day I test drove a CT6 with the 3.6. Which was a good ride and smooth. I just can’t stand how one has to really get on the throttle for the tiny engines but I know that it is just merely physics. So for me I can’t go below 6 cylinders with the exception being Audis i5. Also I still am really into sports cars. Sounds like you have moved on and have already had those types of experiences. For me there are still many cars that I want to experience.
Finally seeing the CT4 and CT5 in person actually blew me away. I hope more people go to the dealerships and check them out. Especially those that think only the germans make sporty sedans.
What? So you’re telling me that the 3.6L V6 takes lower rpm to get up to speed than the 2.0T i4?? I think you got it backwards. The V6 loves being rev to red line. The i4 starts turbo boost at 1500 rpm and power flatlines around 5000rpm. The V6 has most of its power above 4000rpm. Meaning you have to rev the V6 MORE to get the same acceleration as the 2.0T.
Think the CT5 is a great looking car! I’m still holding out hope for a Blackwing Sport Wagon, my 2012 CTS-V wagon is getting up there in miles, would love a modern replacement. These cars will be Caddy’s last gasp with the big power gas engines, so why not go out with a bang!! Hope you all are looking forward to the new electric world!