The Cadillac CT4-V first hit the scene for the 2020 model year, bringing an even-greater focus on performance for the luxury four-door nameplate. Now, it looks as though the upcoming 2024 Cadillac CT4-V will introduce a model refresh, which begs the question – can we expect more power from the CT4-V’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine?
At this point, GM has yet to release anything official that this will indeed be the case. Nevertheless, there are a few interesting things to consider that may support the idea.
GM’s pickup truck lineup certainly provides some good food for thought. For those readers who may be unaware, the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 also offer the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine, with both models introducing significant torque boosts following the debut of the fully refreshed 2022.5 model years. Prior to the refresh (2019 through 2022 model years), Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 models equipped with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine were rated at 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet torque. After the refresh (2022.5 model year to present), torque was increased to 430 pound-feet for both models.
GM’s midsize pickups are also worth mentioning. The 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon both cradle the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine as well, and both are rated at a maximum of 430 pound-feet of torque.
Which brings us to the Cadillac CT4-V, which is available exclusively with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine. Output ratings, however, are set at 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, falling well short of the 430 pound-feet maximum on offer by GM’s turbocharged four-cylinder pickups. That said, the comparison isn’t exactly apples to apples, as the transmissions on offer differ significantly across all models mentioned and may affect what is possible with engine output. Still, the different torque figures in play are worth considering all the same.
|2020-2023 Cadillac CT4-V||2019-2022 Silverado 1500||2019-2022 Sierra 1500||2022.5 – Present Silverado 1500||2022.5 – Present Sierra 1500||2023 – Present Colorado||2023 – Present Canyon|
|Torque||380||348||348||430||430||391 or 430||430|
|Fuel type||Premium required||Regular||Regular||Regular||Regular||Regular||Regular|
|Transmission||10-speed auto||8-speed auto (Gen 1)||8-speed auto (Gen 1)||8-speed auto (Gen 1)||8-speed auto (Gen 1)||8-speed auto (Gen 2)||8-speed auto (Gen 2)|
All told, the fact that GM’s turbocharged four-cylinder pickup trucks produce an extra 50 pound-feet of torque over the Cadillac CT4-V is pretty interesting. Add in the fact that the trucks produce these figures while running Regular gasoline, and one can’t help but wonder what would happen if the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine were configured to run on Premium gasoline, as is currently required by the Cadillac CT4-V.