Cadillac’s V-Series achievement sub-brand turns 15 this year, and to bless the close is ablution not one, but two new V-Series models. Cadillac apparent the 2020 CT5-V and CT4-V in its hometown advanced of the Detroit Grand Prix, area its chase cars took to the track. Both new V-Series models are tamer than expected, but at atomic Cadillac was able to accumulate appraisement reasonable.
While the CT5 was appear to the accessible at the 2019 New York Auto Show, this is the aboriginal time anyone alfresco of Cadillac has apparent the abate CT4 sedan. The CT4 and CT5 will serve as replacements for the accepted Cadillac ATS and CTS, respectively.
The CT5-V uses a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 bearing 355 application and 400 pound-feet of torque. That’s 20 hp added than the abject CT5, which gets a twin-turbo V6 as an alternative extra, but torque is unchanged. Just like the abject CT5, the CT5-V will be accessible alone with a 10-speed automated transmission, with accepted rear-wheel drive or alternative all-wheel drive.
The V-Series bifold acknowledge is our aboriginal attending at the Cadillac CT4, which will booty up the abandonment ATS sedan’s action adjoin the BMW 3 Alternation and added baby affluence four-doors. On the outside, the CT4 looks like a ashen CT5, and autogenous photos appearance the admonition ablaze bar for Cadillac’s Super Cruise driver-assist arrangement on the council wheel. The CT4-V sports a 2.7-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder agent authoritative 320 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Like the CT5-V, it will alone be offered with a 10-speed automated transmission, but with the best of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Compared to antecedent V-Series models, the CT5-V and CT4-V assume a bit anemic sauce. The approachable Cadillac CTS-V boasts a 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 authoritative 640 hp, while the ATS-V has a 3.6-liter V6 twin-turbocharged to 464 hp. Despite their names, the CT5-V and CT4-V assume beneath like full-fledged V-Series models, and added like lower-level competitors to the BMW M Performance, Audi S, and Mercedes-AMG 53 and 43 series.
At the barrage of the CT5-V and CT4-V, Cadillac did allude to added able V-Series models, assuming buried prototypes at the Detroit Grand Prix. It’s accessible that Cadillac could admit the 4.2-liter twin-turbo “Blackwing” V8 from the CT6-V into the CT5. Given that the CT6 is not continued for this world, it would accomplish faculty for Cadillac to try to acquisition a new home for that engine, which is currently acclimated alone in the CT6. It’s additionally cryptic how Cadillac’s new role as the spearhead of General Motors’ electric-car affairs will affect the approaching of the V-Series.
Cadillac after appear that the CT4-V will alpha at $45,490 with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an $1,100 advantage on the abate sedan. According to Cadillac’s online configurator, the CT5-V starts at $48,690 with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is a $2,600 option. The CT5-V alone costs about bisected as abundant as its predecessor, the CTS-V. But the CTS-V additionally had a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 authoritative 640 hp.
Updated on November 27, 2019: Added appraisement information.
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