The 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing introduces the third model year for the range-topping high-performance sedan, expected to once again offer impressive performance and the usual Caddy-style coddling. Critically, GM Authority has learned that the 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will also introduce a new mid-cycle refresh.
In addition to introducing a refresh for the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the 2024 model year will also usher in a refresh for the “regular” Cadillac CT5 lineup, as GM Authority exclusively reported last October. This is important, as the CT5-V Blackwing launched two model years later than the “regular” CT5 and CT5-V, and as such, this upcoming refresh arrives just two model years after the CT5-V Blackwing launched for the 2022 model year.
As for the changes expected, GM Authority has exclusively learned that the refreshed 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will introduce an updated front end with a new lighting treatment. The redesigned lights will incorporate an uninterrupted vertical lighting strip similar to that of the pre-refresh Cadillac CT6 (see images below for reference).
In addition, the refreshed 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will also introduce a redesigned lower front fascia, while the cabin will be updated as well, the latter of which will draw similarities to the interior updates introduced by the fully refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4. The styling for the rear of the CT5-V Blackwing will be unchanged in the forthcoming refresh.
Last year, GM Authority caught the refreshed “regular” Cadillac CT5 out testing as a prototype, giving us an early look at the updated fascia hidden under black-and-white camouflage. Production for the 2024 Cadillac CT5 is expected to kick off in July.
As a reminder, the current Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing cradles the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which is rated at 668 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 659 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. Output is sent exclusively to the rear wheels by way of a standard six-speed manual transmission co-developed with Tremec, while the GM 10-speed automatic transmission is optional.