The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing represent Cadillac’s last gasp of gasoline performance sedans before the luxury marque turns all-electric. As such, Cadillac is pulling all the stops and offering the two Cadillac Blackwing models with many different performance and appearance options. One of these distinctive options is magnesium wheels, which have yet to be made available. Now, it looks like this will remain the case for now.
All the way back in October 2020, GM announced that the Cadillac supersedans would be eventually offered with magnesium wheels. While not offered at launch, these wheels would be added to the options list for the 2022 or the 2023 model year. The wheels will be 18 inches in size for CT4-V Blackwing models, and 19 inches wide for CT5-V Blackwing models, but they’re not available yet.
GM Authority reached out to a Cadillac spokesperson, who confirmed that the magnesium wheel option for the Cadillac Blackwing sedans is still unavailable, and will be for the foreseeable future. The reason for the delayed availability hasn’t been released, but is likely due to issues surrounding restricted supply chains.
As a reminder, the CT4-V Blackwing will be powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 engine and makes 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the larger, more powerful CT5-V Blackwing is equipped with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine and churns out a brutish 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque.
Production takes place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan alongside the standard Cadillac CT5 and Cadillac CT5-V, along with the Cadillac CT4 and CT4-V, Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Chevy Camaro muscle car.