On the eve of the Detroit Grand Prix, Cadillac has brought not just one but two new V-Series Performance sedans to Motor City.
Cadillac debuted on Thursday with both the CT4-V and the CT5-V. While the CT5this was the first time anyone saw Cadillac's smaller sedan. If you're wondering what would fill the ATS and CTS shoes then they're here.
We start with what we know. The CT5-V relies on a 3.0-liter V6 with two turbochargers that delivers 355 hp and 400 pounds of torque. It is equipped with a 1
The exterior of the CT5-V brings a bit more aggression than the normal version. The bumpers are a little bit more angry and the whole car looks particularly cheeky in the bright paint color used on Cadillac's own photos. The accents have gone from chrome to something darker, including the grille in front. Four exhaust tips hang around behind. The 19-inch wheels are reminiscent of the ATS-V – here they are wrapped with summer tires, although there are All-Seasons for AWD models. Behind the front wheels are Brembo brakes. Inside is a unique instrument cluster.
The powertrain sounds powerful enough, with an Electronic Locking Differential and GM's Performance Traction Management System, which offers multiple modes with different levels of electronic nannies. Cadillac's latest version of Magnetic Ride Control, a system we greatly appreciate, is also standard on the CT5-V.
Technically, Super Cruise is a welcome addition. This Level 2 system allows automatic highway driving thanks to a combination of Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Keeping Assist and a driver monitoring system that prevents driving if the driver does not pay enough attention.
Let us now turn to the new-new. The smaller Cadillac CT4-V is expected to have a smaller engine, but its performance is not that far from its bigger brother. The CT4-V's 2.7-liter I4 turbocharged engine delivers 320 horsepower and 369 lb-ft, with the latter achieving a nice and low engine speed of 1,500 rpm. Just like the CT5-V, the little & # 39; un offers besides Active Fuel Management also a 10-speed automatic transmission with RWD and AWD.
This is the first time we have seen the CT4 and, frankly, it does not look much different than the CT5. The CT4 combines headlamp and running light, the CT5 does not. The taillights have a similar shape, but the layout inside is slightly different. Both sedans take the same fastback shape in the rear, and it will be interesting to see how this affects the headroom in the rear.
Numerous elements of the CT5 can also be borrowed in the interior. Both dashboards have the same shape, especially the climate control and the partly "floating" infotainment screen. There is a screen between the displays, and the gearshift appears oddly large on the photos provided by Cadillac. Like its bigger brother, the CT4-V receives a special instrument cluster for V-series vehicles.
Underneath this body, it looks similar to the CT5-V, but is not exactly the same. Magnetic Ride Control is standard, but only for rear-drive models. AWD variants work with passive dampers. However, Brembo front brakes are available in both versions. As with the CT5, summer tires are standard, and all seasons are optional on AWD vehicles.
Both CT4-V and CT5-V will be available in early 2020. Further information will be announced at this time. we hear. They are both built at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. We will also learn more about the rest of the CT4 series in the near future.