The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing has made splashdown as the top-tier performance model in the CT4 sedan lineup, offering up luxury, style, and head-snapping performance. Deliveries won’t get underway until the summer, but now, GM Authority has exclusive photos of the CT4-V Blackwing’s engine bay.
For those who may be unaware, what we’re looking at here is the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, which produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. With muscle routed to the rear wheels by way of standard six-speed manual transmission from Tremec (a GM 10-speed automatic unit is optional), 60 mph arrives in about 3.8 seconds, with top speed rated at 189 mph.
Impressive numbers for a luxurious four-door sedan, no doubt about it. Nestled under the hood of the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, the boosted V6 LF4 engine is shrouded in black plastic bits, something we’ve covered previously.
We also spot thick chassis bracing connecting to the strut towers, stretching out in a V from the fan shroud, while the main plastic engine cover gets parallel (non-functional) louvers running up either side.
Given the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4 previously powered the Cadillac ATS-V, it’s worth comparing the two engine treatments to see how they’ve changed.
As we can see, the engine cover louvers remain, but the intake piping is quite different in the CT4-V Blackwing, with equal-length pipes in the CT4-V Blackwing, and unequal-length pipes in the ATS-V. The ATS-V also didn’t come with the V-shaped bracing we see under the hood of the CT4-V Blackwing.
Further performance gear for the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing includes 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, as well as big Brembo brakes and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, not to mention a swath of aero tweaks that keep the sedan glued to the pavement.
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