2021 Cadillac CT5-V
The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V, not to be confused with the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing model, represents the second model year for the sports-inspired luxury sedan, and receives several new features and changes, including new exterior color options and revised interior materials.
Changes, Updates, New Features
- Deletion of two exterior color options
- Addition of two exterior color options
- Center console decoration trim changed from Pendulum finished aluminum to Twenty-Two Carbon Fiber
- Steering wheel materials upgraded to Modena leather-wrapped steering wheel with Senza leather-wrapped horn pad
- Leather-Appointed seating changed to Leather Seating Surfaces
- Addition of Super Cruise
- Addition of 12-inch diagonal color reconfigurable driver cluster
- Addition of Buckle to Drive as a standard feature on all models
- Addition of Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto
- SiriusXM is now referred to as SiriusXM 360L
- Rotary Infotainment Controller now has a jog functionality
- Addition of Technology Package
See detailed 2021 Cadillac CT5-V changes, updates and new features here: 2021 Cadillac CT5-V change log.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2021 CT5-V model continues to be offered exclusively as a four-door sedan.
The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V offers a total of nine exterior colors and three interior color options with three different seat trims.
The 2021 CT5-V color options include:
- 9 Exterior Colors:
- Velocity Red
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Summit White
- Black Raven
- Evergreen Metallic
- Shadow Gray Metallic
- Wave Metallic
- Rift Metallic
- Infrared Tintcoat
- 3 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Sedona Sauvage with Jet Black
- Whisper Beige with Jet Black
Notably, the Crystal White Tricoat, Diamond Sky Metallic, Garnet Metallic, and Dark Moon Metallic exterior color options are excluded from the list as they are not available for CT5-V models.
The 2021 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 2021 CT5-V continues to ride on 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.
Pricing for the 2021 CT5-V in the United States is expected to remain similar to the current starting price of the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V model, which is $48,690 in the rear-wheel drive configuration.
The 2021 CT5-V is expected to enter the market by the end of Q4 2020.
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.
The Cadillac CT5-V made its debut last year, 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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