GM has finally unveiled the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, a new hot-to-trot, ultra-high-performance four-door packing a supercharged V8 punch. The question is, how does the latest CT5-V Blackwing stack up against the competition? To find out, we pulled up the spec sheets and laid ‘em all out side by side in the following GM Authority comparison.
Before we launch into this, it’s worth pointing out that the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing occupies a somewhat interesting niche. Whereas the “standard” (non-V Blackwing) Cadillac CT5 is more of a traditional compact (D-segment) entry, the CT5-V Blackwing straddles the line between the compact and midsize (E-segment) classes in several key areas, including power, performance, and price. As such, we’ve included specs and rivals from both segments in this comparison.
Let’s start with the base MSRP, where we find the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing starts at $84,990, far above the starting prices for its main rivals in the compact segment. However, stepping into the midsize segment, we find the Cadillac slotting in well below the competition. As a reminder, a fully loaded CT5-V costs $121,895, as GM Authority covered previously.
Interestingly, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the only model in this comparison to offer a supercharged V8 engine, while the rest of the models listed are equipped with either a twin-turbo six-cylinder, or a twin-turbo V8. Additionally, with 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, the Cadillac boasts a substantially higher output than its main rivals in both segments.
And for those enthusiasts that lust after a three-pedal setup, the Cadillac is the only model in this comparison to offer a six-speed manual transmission, with the exception of the BMW M3.
The sprint to 60 mph once again places the CT5-V Blackwing between the compact and midsize segment, hitting the magic number in 3.7 seconds. The Caddy’s top speed of 200+ mph is also impressive, with only the Maserati Ghibli Trofeo matching it in the top end.
Check out the complete tables below to see how the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing stacks up to the competition, including rivals in both the compact and midsize segments.
|2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing||2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio||2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback||2021 BMW M3||2021 BMW M3 Competition||2021 Mercedes-AMG C 63||2021 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S|
|Engine||Supercharged 6.2L V8 (LT4)||Twin-Turbo 2.9L V6||Twin-Turbo 2.9L V6||Twin-Turbo 3.0L I6||Twin-Turbo 3.0L I6||Twin-Turbo 4.0L V8||Twin-Turbo 4.0L V8|
|Power @ rpm||668 @ 6,500||505 @ 6,500||444 @ 5,700 to 6,700||473 @ 6,250||503 @ 6,250||469 @ 5,500 to 6,250||503 @ 5,500 to 6,250|
|Torque @ rpm||659 @ 3,600||443 @ 2,500 to 5,500||443 @ 1,900 to 5,000||406 @ 2,650 to 6,130||479 @ 2,750 to 5,500||479 @ 1,750 to 4,500||516 @ 2,000 to 4,500|
|Automatic transmission||10-speed*||8-speed||8-speed||-||8-speed||9-speed DCT||9-speed DCT|
|0-60 mph, sec. (manufacturer)||3.7||3.8||3.8||4.1||3.8||3.9||3.8|
|Top speed, mph (manufacturer)||200+||191||155 / 174*||155 / 180*||155 / 180*||155||180|
|Front brake disc, in.||15.7 / 15.7*||14.2||14.8 / 15.7*||15.0 / 15.7*||15.0 / 15.7*||14.2||15.4|
|Rear brake disc, in.||14.7 / 14.6*||13.8||13.0 / 13.0*||14.6 / 15.0*||14.6 / 15.0*||14.2||14.2|
|Tire size, front||275/35ZR19||245/35ZR19||265/35ZR19 / 275/30ZR20*||275/40ZR18 / 275/35ZR19*||275/40ZR18 / 275/35ZR19*||245/40ZR18||245/35ZR19|
|Tire size, rear||305/30ZR19||285/30ZR19||265/35ZR19 / 275/30ZR20*||285/35ZR19 / 285/30ZR20*||285/35ZR19 / 285/30ZR20*||265/40ZR18||265/35ZR19|
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|2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing||2021 Audi RS 7 Sportback||2021 BMW M5||2021 BMW M5 Competition||2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo||2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S|
|Engine||Supercharged 6.2L V8 (LT4)||Twin-Turbo 4.0L V8||Twin-Turbo 4.4L V8||Twin-Turbo 4.4L V8||Twin-Turbo 3.8L V8||Twin-Turbo 4.0L V8|
|Power @ rpm||668 @ 6,500||591 @ 6,000 to 6,250||591 @ 6,000||617 @ 6,000||580 @ 6,750||603 @ 5,750 to 6,500|
|Torque @ rpm||659 @ 3,600||590 @ 2,050 to 4,500||553 @ 1,800 to 5,600||553 @ 1,800 to 5,860||538 @ 2,250 to 5,250||627 @ 2,500 to 4,500|
|Automatic transmission||10-speed*||8-speed||8-speed||8-speed||8-speed||9-speed DCT|
|0-60 mph, sec. (manufacturer)||3.7||3.5||3.2||3.1||4.0||3.3|
|Top speed, mph (manufacturer)||200+||155 / 190*||155 / 189*||155 / 189*||203||186|
|Front brake disc, in.||15.7 / 15.7*||16.5 / 17.3*||15.6 / 16.0*||15.6 / 16.0*||15.0||15.4|
|Rear brake disc, in.||14.7 / 14.6*||14.6 / 14.6*||15.0 / 15.0*||15.0 / 15.0*||13.6||14.2|
|Tire size, front||275/35ZR19||275/35ZR21 / 285/30ZR22*||275/40ZR19||275/35ZR20||245/40ZR20||265/35ZR20|
|Tire size, rear||305/30ZR19||275/35ZR21 / 285/30ZR22*||285/40ZR19||285/35ZR20||285/35ZR20||295/30ZR20|
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