2020 Cadillac CT5-V
The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V builds on the precision-focused details of the all-new Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan introduced earlier this year to offer elevated road performance and an engaging driving experience. As part of its Y-trim strategy, Cadillac is slotting the CT5-V between the entry-level CT5 and upcoming CT5-V Blackwing models as a “performance-lite” variant of sorts, similar to the departed V-Sport range.
Cadillac says that the 2020 CT5-V follows the steps of the 2019 CT6-V, and grows the V-Series family with even more levels of performance, while preserving the lineage established by the original V-Series lineup introduced in 2004.
“The new V-Series sedan lineup defines modern sophistication by combining luxury appointments with thoughtful technology and athletic refinement for the discerning enthusiast,” said Brandon Vivian, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “We are inviting even more customers into the V-Series family by adding a new level of elevated performance between our Sport models and the ultimate, high-performance track capability that the V-Series has grown to represent.”
With a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the Cadillac CT5-V offers an exceptional feeling of balance and control.
Other performance highlights include:
- Cadillac’s high-output 3.0-liter LGY twin-turbo V6 engine
- Features low-inertia turbochargers to enhance power production across the RPM band
- 10-speed automatic
- Electronic limited-slip rear differential (eLSD – G96)
- V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0
- Performance Traction Management
- Vehicle Control Mode
- With customizable V-Mode
- Brembo front braking system
- Standard rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration with an available all-wheel drive (AWD) option
- 0 to 60 sprint in the 4 second range
- GM Authority estimate
The 2020 CT5-V model is offered exclusively as a four-door sedan.
The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5-V offers a total of eleven exterior colors and two interior color options with three different seat trims.
The 2020 CT5-V color options include:
- 9 Exterior Colors:
- Red Obsession Tintcoat
- Velocity Red
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Summit White
- Black Raven
- Evergreen Metallic
- Shadow Gray Metallic
- Wave Metallic
- Royal Spice Metallic
- 3 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Sedona Sauvage with Jet Black
- Whisper Beige with Jet Black
Notably, the Crystal White Tricoat, Garnet Metallic, and Dark Moon Metallic exterior color options are excluded from the list as they are not available for CT5-V models.
The 2020 CT5-V has a few distinctions to help differentiate it from the ‘regular’ 2020 Cadillac CT5 models, including:
- 19-inch wheels wrapped in summer-only performance tires
- All-season tires are available for all-wheel drive (AWD) models
- Dark exterior accents
- V-Series mesh grilles
- Unique rear diffuser with quad exhaust tips
On the inside, Cadillac CT5-V features a unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control. However, drivers and passengers will find the same elegant, wide surface lines and simple interfaces found in the non-V CT5. As such, the focus on quality, attention to detail, authenticity of materials and impeccable craftsmanship are all maintained, as is the 1080dp high-definition full-color 10-inch-diagonal touchscreen, which is mounted high within the instrument panel for visibility. The Super Cruise system is also available on CT5-V models.
Notably, the Whisper Beige with Jet Black interior color combination is exclusively available on CT5-V models.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V is available with the following engine choice:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Driven Wheels||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Axle Ratio|
|3.0L LGY V6||Gasoline||Turbo||Rear or all-wheel drive||10-speed auto MHS||360 / 268 @ 5400||405 / 550 @ 2350-4000||3.55|
The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5-V utilizes the 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 Cadillac CT4.
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 CT5-V pricing in the United States starts at $48,690 with rear-wheel drive.
The 2020 CT5-V went on sale in the first quarter of the 2020 calendar year in the US and Canada. As GMAuthority was the first to report, the performance-inspired CT5-V model will not be sold in China, but may enter Mexico, Middle East and Russia in the future.
The 2020 CT5-V made its debut in May 2019.
|Type:||3.0L V6 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)|
|GM RPO Code:||LGY|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.39 x 3.38 / 86 x 85.8|
|Block Material:||cast aluminum|
|Oiling System:||6.0-qt. capacity (RWD), 6.5-qt. capacity (AWD)|
|Oil Type:||Dexos 1 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 (DOHC), continuously variable valve timing; Active Fuel Management|
|Power (hp / kW @ rpm):||335 / 250 @ 5600 (GM est.)|
|Torque (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm):||400 / 542 @ 2400 – 4400 (GM est.)|
|Type:||MHS 10-speed automatic & 3.55 axle ratio|
|Front Suspension:||MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, twin-tube struts and direct-acting stabilizer bar, Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with V-Series-specific calibrations|
|Rear Suspension:||Five-link independent; coil springs with stabilizer bar|
|Steering Type:||Electric, rack-mounted variable-effort premium power steering with V-Series-specific calibrations|
|Turning Circle (ft. / m):||39 / 11.9 (RWD), 40.7 / 12.6 (AWD)|
|Brakes:||four-piston Brembo brake calipers with vented rotors||–|
|Brake rotor size – Standard (in / mm):||13.6 x 1.2 / 345 x 30||12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23|
|Wheel Size:||19-inch by 8.5-inch|
|Tire:||245/40R19 Summer-Only Performance|
|Wheelbase (in. / mm):||116 / 2947|
|Overall Length (in. / mm):||193.8 / 4924|
|Overall Width (in. / mm):||74.1 / 1883 (w/ mirrors)|
|Overall Height (in. / mm):||57.2 / 1452|
|Front Track (in. / mm):||62.8 / 1594|
|Rear Track (in. / mm):||63.9 / 1624|
|Headroom (in. / mm):||39 / 990 (front), 36.6 / 930 (rear)|
|Legroom (in. / mm):||42.4 / 1078 (front), 37.9 / 963 (rear)|
|Shoulder Room (in. / mm):||56.7 / 1440] (front), 55.7 / 1416 (rear)|
|Hip Room (in. / mm):||53.7 / 1365 (front),53.7 / 1365 (rear)|
|Dry weight (lbs. / kg)||3975 / 1803 – est.|
|Cargo volume (cu. ft. / liters)||11.9 / 337|
|Fuel capacity (U.S. gallon / liters)||17.4 / 66.0|
|0 – 60 mph (seconds)||Quarter-mile acceleration (sec)|
|2020 CT5-V w/ 3.6 LGY V6||4.6 est||TBD|
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