Production of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing began at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan in early July. With production now in full swing, the ultra-performance sedans have begun arriving at dealerships in larger numbers.
While production output at the GM Lansing Grand River plant has been almost non-existent throughout 2021, particularly with regard to regular versions of the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans, GM has prioritized the launch of the new Blackwing sedans to ensure they arrive on time. Production of the standard CT4 and CT5 sedans is expected to return at Grand River later this month.
As we reported previously, the first production 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a Shadow Metallic example with a Natural Tan interior and black cabin accents. It was also ordered with a GM 10-speed automatic transmission, rather than the base six-speed manual transmission. Details on the first production example of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing are not yet known.
Pricing for the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing starts at $84,990, while the slightly smaller and less powerful CT4-V Blackwing starts at $59,990.
As a reminder, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine, which produces 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. The CT4-V Blackwing, meanwhile, taps GM’s twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, which produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Both sedans are rear-wheel-drive only, come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and offer a GM 10-speed automatic as an option.
Customers interested in either of the two Cadillac Blackwing sedans can view the various available options and features using GM’s handy online configurator tool, which went live back in May.