You can annihilate a sedan, or you can accept to comedy in the car bold and up the ante with added performance. Introducing the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V with 355 application and 400 lb-ft of torque beneath the awning address of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine. And an alike added powerful, track-capable CT5-V is still to come. Gentlemen, alpha your engines.
This is the high-octane adaptation of the all-new 2020 CT5 auto that was apparent beforehand this year, bushing the abstraction area the ATS and CTS resided. The CT5 is beneath than the CTS but has a best wheelbase and continues to use GM’s Alpha rear-drive architecture, admitting the new auto rides on a next-generation adaptation of the platform. The CT5-V makes its admission alongside the abate but still punchy CT4-V.
The approved CT5 goes on auction this fall; the CT5-V will chase in aboriginal 2020, and afterwards a abbreviate archetypal year, the 2021 archetypal will be alien with Super Cruise, Cadillac’s hands-free artery alive technology. The CT5-V will booty on the BMW 3 Series (including achievement versions), the Audi S4, and Mercedes-AMG C 43.
The CT5-V comes accepted in rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is available. The auto still has a advanced multi-link strut and five-link rear suspension, but it has been enhanced, and on the CT5-V the latest adaptation of Magnetic Ride Ascendancy (version 4.0) is standard.
To administer ability in the CT5-V, the V-6 comes with a 10-speed automated chiral with paddle shifters. No chiral transmission—at atomic for now, GM President Mark Reuss says with a smile.
That is, in part, because there is a higher-level, track-capable adaptation of the CT5-V still to come. No capacity yet, but added will be aggregate soon, Reuss says. This will be a V-Series action activity forward; an affordable V that is $6,000-$7,000 added than a Sport model, again a top-level V for those who appetite ultimate performance. The aboriginal two cartage to accept this action are the CT5-V and CT4-V. The CT6-V has alone one level, but it is a doozy with the new 550-hp, 627-lb-ft Blackwing V-8 engine.
“Performance isn’t activity to go out of style,” Reuss says. Once Cadillac fabricated the accommodation to break in sedans, it knew it couldn’t do it bisected way.
The approved CT5 abject agent is the 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I-4 that fabricated its admission in the 2019 CT6 refresh, and it gives the auto 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. An alternative 335-hp, 400-lb-ft 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 is agnate to the CT5-V’s agent but with abate turbos. Both engines accept alive ammunition administration that shuts bottomward cylinders back they aren’t needed. And anniversary is commutual with a 10-speed automated transmission. The approachable CTS-V has a 640-hp, 630-lb-ft 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.
The CT5-V looks the allotment with a continued awning and dash-to-axle accommodation of a rear-drive sedan, auto pushed to the corners, a lower beltline, and a fastback profile. It comes with different 19-inch auto with summer run-flat achievement tires standard. The approved auto has 18-, 19-, or 20-inch auto with run-flat, self-sealing tires offered. No addle-brain or aerial hood, but who knows what the clue adaptation will have? There are Brembo advanced brakes, a achievement absorption administration arrangement with bristles drive modes, and barrage control.
The CT5 is agreeable as a auto only; no auto or wagon is planned at this time. It will be accumulated at the Lansing Grand River plant.
Cadillac alien the V-Series in 2004 with the CTS-V, and over the years the ancestors has included V variants of the STS, XLR, ATS, and CT6.