2020 Cadillac CT4
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 is the first model year for the all-new compact, luxury sedan.
Driven by an all-turbocharged propulsion portfolio and leveraging Cadillac’s award-winning rear-wheel-drive Alpha II architecture, the CT4 delivers a driving experience unmatched by front-drive competitors. It also incorporates the latest Cadillac technologies, including available Super Cruise, the world’s first true hands-free driver assistance feature for more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways in the U.S. and Canada.
“We developed CT4 to appeal to youthful buyers in the luxury market who may be new to the Cadillac brand,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. “The vehicle was intended to draw attention, using a combination of great proportions, taut surfacing and Cadillac family details that hint at the athletic driving experience this vehicle offers.”
The 2020 CT4 model is offered exclusively as a four-door sedan.
Models & Trims
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the Luxury being the base model. Additionally, it is available with either a rear-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain configuration
2020 CT4 Trims:
- Premium Luxury
The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT4 offers a total of twelve exterior colors and four interior color options with two different seat trims.
The 2020 CT4 color options include:
- 12 Exterior Colors:
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Velocity Red
- Red Obsession Tintcoat
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Summit White
- Black Raven
- Evergreen Metallic
- Shadow Metallic
- Wave Metallic
- Royal Spice Metallic
- Garnet Metallic
- Dark Moon Metallic
- 4 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Whisper Beige w/ Jet Black
- Cinnamon w/ Jet Black
- Sangria w/ Jet Black
Bright exterior accents, along with unique grilles (with premium hot foil-stampings on the grille elements) and fascias, distinguish the CT4 Luxury and Premium Luxury models. The Sport and V-Series models are differentiated by darker accents and performance-inspired details, including unique grilles, fascias, rocker extensions, rear spoiler and exclusive performance design wheels.
Each trim also features LED exterior lighting including headlamps, tail lamps and signature vertical lights at all four corners.
Designed for a new generation of luxury sport sedan customers, the CT4’s contemporary interior reflects sculptural, tactile forms and sophisticated details wrapped around a driver-centric cockpit that artistically incorporates the brand’s signature technologies.
Ergonomically optimized and intuitive controls enhance driver confidence, while all the touchpoints in the cabin are crafted for a confident, high-tech sense of tactility. Additionally, sophisticated use of metal accents throughout enhances the décor and technology-driven ambience.
A high-definition, 8-inch-diagonal touchscreen is the centerpiece and focal point for the CT4’s connectivity. It is mounted prominently in the center of the instrument panel with superb integration that flows with the interior’s lines.
While the 8-inch touchscreen is the focal point of the interior, it’s by no means the sole feature. The CT4 benefits from GM’s new digital vehicle platform, an all-new electronic architecture that enables the adoption of the company’s next generation of technologies. The platform enables faster signal transmissions as well as continuous vehicle improvements through over-the-air updates and enhanced cybersecurity measures.
A host of standard comfort and convenience features emphasize Cadillac’s attention to detail:
- Keyless entry and push-button starting
- Available heated steering wheel is
- Full-color dual-display driver information center.
- HD Rear Vision Camera
- LED interior lighting with stealth mode
- Dual-zone automatic climate control with:
- Humidity sensor
- Dust/particulate filter
- Rear-seat vents
- Premium audio system with Active Noise Cancellation
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 is available with the following engine choices:
|Engine||Model(s)||Fuel||Aspiration||Driven Wheels||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Axle Ratio|
|2.0L LSY I4||350T (Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport)||Gasoline||Turbocharged||Rear or All-Wheel Drive||8-Speed Auto (M5N)||237 / 177 @ 5000||258 / 350 @ 1500-4000||2.85|
|2.7L L3B I4||500T (Premium Luxury)||Gasoline||Turbocharged||Rear or All-Wheel Drive||10-Speed Auto (MQA)||310 / 231 @ 5500||350 / 475 @ 1500-4000||2.85|
|2.7L L3B I4||CT4-V||Gasoline||Turbocharged||Rear or All-Wheel Drive||10-Speed Auto (MQA)||325 / 242 @ 5500||380 / 515 @ 2000-4000||2.85|
Ride And Handling
The all-new CT4 is built on Cadillac’s award-winning RWD sedan architecture, known as the Alpha 2 platform. Exceptional balance from near-perfect weight distribution contributes to one of the segment’s nimblest, most responsive driving experiences. Enhancements of the front and rear suspension systems, including Cadillac’s signature double-pivot MacPherson-type front suspension (with dual lower ball joints), are designed to improve road isolation and driver feedback.
“Cadillac is dedicated to building the most exhilarating sport-luxury sedans,” said Rob Kotarak, Cadillac chief engineer. “Every element of the CT4 is designed to bring innovative technologies right to the driver, providing discerning driving dynamics with cutting edge precision.”
Additional chassis and driving dynamics features:
- Bosch electric, rack-mounted power steering system
- eBoost brakes with patented Duralife coated rotors
- Brembo front brakes standard on Sport and V-Series models
- ZF MVS (Multi-Valve System) passive dampers
- All-Wheel Drive (AWD) available on all models
- Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (V-Series RWD)
Selectable vehicle drive modes are standard and allow customers to enhance their vehicle settings for different preferences and conditions. The modes, Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice and Track, are joined by new My Mode and V Mode (V-Series), which can alter the calibrations for transmission shifting, suspension, steering and brake feel, front/rear torque split (with AWD), vehicle sound character and other vehicle attributes.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 rides on the all-new Alpha 2 platform, otherwise written Alpha II. The Alpha 2 platform is a General Motors vehicle architecture designed to underpin compact and mid-size vehicles with a longitudinal front-engine, rear-drive configuration. The platform is a successor to the first generation Alpha architecture, or Alpha 1.
It is the same chassis the underpins the first-generation 2020 Cadillac CT5.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 is assembled by GM USA at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan, USA for the North American market.
The model is also assembled by the Cadillac China manufacturing facility, otherwise known as Cadillac Jinqiao or Shanghai-GM Jinqiao, which is located in the town of Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
2020 Cadillac CT4 pricing in the United States starts at $33,990 for the Luxury trim with rear-wheel drive.
The 2020 CT4 went on sale early in the 2020 calendar year.
The 2020 CT4 made its debut in the third quarter of 2019.
|Type:||2.0L I4 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)|
|GM RPO Code:||LSY|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.26 x 3.63 / 83 x 92.3|
|Block Material:||cast aluminum|
|Oiling System:||5.3-qt. capacity|
|Oil Type:||Dexos 2 0W20 synthetic|
|Cylinder Head Material:||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder and TriPower system"|
|Power (hp / kW @ rpm):||237 / 177 @ 5000 (SAE Certified)|
|Torque (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm):||258 / 350 @ 1500 – 4000 (SAE Certified)|
|Type:||2.7L I4 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)|
|GM RPO Code:||L3B|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.26 x 4.01 / 92.25 x 102|
|Block Material:||380 T5 cast aluminum|
|Oiling System:||6.0-qt. capacity|
|Oil Type:||5W-30; Cold Temperature Operation: In an area of extreme cold, [below −29 °C (−20 °F)] an SAE 0W-30 oil may be used|
|Cylinder Head Material:||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Dual-overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, tripower valvetrain with continuously variable valve timing, variable valve lift and Active Fuel Management|
|Power – Premium Luxury (hp / kW @ rpm):||309 / 231 @ 5600 (GM est.)|
|Torque – Premium Luxury (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm):||348 / 472 @ 1800 (GM est.)|
|Power – V-Series (hp / kW @ rpm):||325 / 242 @ 5600 (GM est.)|
|Torque – V-Series (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm):||380 / 515 @ 1800 (GM est.)|
|Type:||M5N 8-speed automatic & 2.85 axle ratio|
|Type:||MQA 10-speed automatic & 2.85 axle ratio|
|Front Suspension:||MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, ZF MVS passive dampers and direct-acting stabilizer bar; Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with V-Series (RWD)|
|Rear Suspension:||Five-link independent; coil springs with ZF MVS passive dampers and stabilizer bar; Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with V-Series|
|Steering Type:||Rack-mounted electric, power-assisted with variable assist; specific calibration for V-Series|
|Turning Circle (ft. / m):||37.1 / 11.3 (RWD), 38.0 / 11.6 (AWD)|
|Brakes:||Duralife brake discs with low-drag brake calipers||Duralife brake discs with low-drag brake calipers|
|Brakes for Sport & V-Series:||Duralife brake discs with Brembo four-piston monobloc caliper||Duralife brake discs with low-drag brake calipers|
|Brake rotor size (in / mm):||11.8 x 1.0 / 300 x 26||12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23|
|Brake rotor size Sport & V-Series (in / mm):||12.6 x 1.2 / 321 x 30||12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23|
|Wheel Size – Luxury:||17×8-inch|
|Wheel Size – "Premium Luxury||Sport & V-Series":||18×8-inch|
|Tire – Luxury :||225/45R17 All-Season Sealant|
|Tire – Premium Luxury:||235/40R18 All-Season Sealant or Run-Flat|
|Tire – Sport (standard) & V-Series (optional):||235/40R18 All-Season Run-Flat|
|Tire – V-Series – 235/40R18 Summer-Only Performance|
|Wheelbase (in. / mm):||109.3 / 2775|
|Overall Length (in. / mm):||187.2 / 4756|
|Overall Width (in. / mm):||71.5 / 1815 (w/o mirrors)|
|Overall Height (in. / mm):||56 / 1423|
|Front Track (in. / mm):||60.3 / 1532|
|Rear Track (in. / mm):||61.7 / 1568|
|Headroom (in. / mm):||38.3 / 973 (front), 36.5 / 928 (rear)|
|Legroom (in. / mm):||42.4 / 1077 (front), 33.4 / 848 (rear)|
|Shoulder Room (in. / mm):||55.2 / 1403 (front), 53.9 / 1370 (rear)|
|Hip Room (in. / mm):||53 / 1346 (front),52.5 / 1333 (rear)|
|Dry weight (lbs. / kg)||3461 / 1570 (Luxury RWD) – est., 3616 / 1640 (V-Series RWD) – est.|
|Cargo volume (cu. ft. / liters)||10.7 / 303|
|Fuel capacity (U.S. gallon / liters)||17.4 / 66.0|
|0 – 60 mph (seconds)||Quarter-mile acceleration (sec)|
|2020 CT4 w/ 2.0L LSY I4||6.0 est||TBD|
|2020 CT4-V w/ 2.7 L3B I4||4.8 est||TBD|
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