A Pair of Turbo Cadillacs: The Exciting New 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V
Today, Cadillac announced that they are expanding their performance V-Series sub-brand with the new CT4-V and CT5-V. The V series was originally reserved for only the higher-end when it was introduced in 2004, so why the changes? Cadillac stated, “[the new models] invites even more customers into the V-Series family by adding a new level of elevated performance between the Sport models and the ultimate, high-performance track capability that the V-Series has grown to represent.”
So where is the extra power coming from? One word: turbos. The CT5-V will be equipped with a 3.0L twin turbo V6 utilizing low-inertia turbochargers that improve power across the power band and is estimated to put-out 355hp and 400 lb-ft. The CT4-V features a 2.7L turbo that is estimated to churn out 320hp and 369 lb-ft.
Both new V cars share the latest in the series’ performance tech, with Magnetic Ride Control that doesn’t sacrifice performance-oriented responsiveness at the cost of comfort, RWD or AWD, a 10-speed transmission, Brembo front brakes (with eBoost electronic assist), and a limited-slip differential.
Clearly, Cadillac is trying to draw more entry-level customers to the brand and change their public perception. We think that offering performance versions is the right way to do it, and we’re starting to believe them when they say, “The newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers who want a dynamic daily drive.”
The last bit Cadillac shared with us is that there is more Cadillac performance on the horizon: “…This is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on the racetrack. Stay tuned.” We'll keep an eye out for you.