The Cadillac CT5 is a compact luxury vehicle from General Motors’ Cadillac division. It currently spans a single generation, launched for the 2020 model year.
|Introduction model year:||2020|
|Expected refresh model year:||2023|
|Expected overhaul model year:||2026 (second generation CT5)|
|Body styles:||four-door sedan|
|Segment:||compact sedan (D segment)|
|Indirect predecessor:"2014-2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan"|
|Platform:||Alpha 2 platform|
|Layout:||FR (front-engined, rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive)|
|CT5 350T (Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport):||Turbo I-4 LSY|
|CT5 Premium Luxury 550T:||Twin-turbo V-6 LGY (low output)|
|CT5-V:||Twin-turbo V-6 LGY (high output)|
|CT5-V Blackwing:||Supercharged V-8 LT4 (expected)|
|CT5 350D:||turbo I-4 LSQ (European markets; expected but not confirmed)|
|New energy powertrain:||none|
|GM Lansing Grand River:||Supplies North America, South Korea, Middle East, Russia, Japan|
|SAIC-GM Jinqiao Cadillac"||Supplies China|
The first-generation Cadillac CT5 launched in late 2019 as a 2020 model year vehicle. The first-generation CT5 serves as a direct replacement for the Cadillac ATS Sedan (for global markets except for China) and for the ATS-L Sedan (in China). It also indirectly replaces the Cadillac CTS.
The CT5 name is the result of Cadillac’s new naming scheme, wherein the brand labels cars like sedans, coupes, and wagons with the CT moniker, followed by a number designating its “sequence” in the lineup. Similarly, Cadillac crossovers and SUVS will be named XT followed by a number identifying its sequence in the vehicle hierarchy.
The vehicle rides on the Alpha 2 platform, an updated version of the first-generation Alpha platform that underpinned the Cadillac ATS and CTS, as well as the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Only one body style – a four-door sedan – is available. Despite the first-gen CT5 having a fastback-like profile, the vehicle is a traditional sedan with a regular trunklid.
The vehicle is available with two three gasoline engines. One diesel engine is expected for select markets.
|Model Year||Vehicle||Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Driven Wheels||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Axle Ratio|
|2020 – present||Cadillac CT5 350T||2.0L LSY I4||Gasoline||Turbocharged||RWD or AWD||10-speed auto MHS||237 / 177 @ 5200||258 / 350 @ 2000-4000||2.85|
|2020 – present||Cadillac CT5 550T||3.0L LGY V6||Gasoline||Turbo||RWD or AWD||10-speed auto MHS||360 / 268 @ 5400||405 / 550 @ 2350-4000||2.85|
|2020 – present||Cadillac CT5-V||3.0L LGY V6||Gasoline||Turbo||RWD or AWD||10-speed auto MHS||360 / 268 @ 5400||405 / 550 @ 2350-4000||2.85|
|2022 (expected)||Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing||6.2L LT4 V8||Gasoline||Supercharged||RWD||10-speed auto or 6-speed manual||650 (est)||650 (est)||TBD|
|2021 (expected)||Cadillac CT5 350D||2.0L LSQ I4||Turbo-Diesel||Turbo||RWD or AWD||10-speed auto MHS||170 / 126.8 @ TBD||280 / 380 @ TBD||TBD|
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