Introduced in 2020, the Cadillac CT4-V is a performance version of the brand’s smallest sedan model and is aimed at buyers who like a high level of driver engagement in a compact package.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The CT4-V’s only changes for 2023 are new paint colours.
Cadillac offers the CT4-V in base and Blackwing configurations. The base car comes with a 2.7L turbo four-cylinder engine and a 10-speed transmission, while Blackwing upgrades to a turbo 3.6L V6 that starts with a six-speed manual transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard with both engines, and AWD is an option; the Blackwing can also add the 10-speed automatic.
The CT4-V comes with Brembo front brakes, passive keyless entry, magnetic ride control suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic on/off LED headlights, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, and rain-sensing wipers. Inside, there are heated front seats/steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats with four-way lumbar, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, dual-zone A/C, auto-dimming interior mirror, “inteluxe” upholstery, 15-speaker audio, and wireless phone charging.
The standard safety package comprises forward collision mitigation, pedestrian detection, reverse automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams.
Blackwing models get Brembo brakes all around, high-performance suspension, a rear differential cooler, LED front cornering lights, navigation, digital gauges, navigation, and power steering wheel adjustments.
A Super Cruise package adds semi-autonomous driving, front-seat massage, navigation, head-up display, and surround-view cameras. A Super Cruise upgrade adds digital gauges. A navigation package also brings a drive recorder.
Optional in Blackwing is a driver assist pack of adaptive cruise, enhanced automatic braking, and reverse automatic braking. You can also add a climate package with front-seat massage and ventilated front seats.
Cadillac’s fuel consumption estimates are 11.9/8.2 L/100 km (city/highway) for the CT4-V with 2.7L and RWD, and 12.0/8.4 L/100 km with AWD. Blackwing models are rated for 15.0/9.7 L/100 km with the automatic, and 15.2/10.2 L/100 km with the six-speed stickshift.
The CT4-V competes against a batch of European performance cars like the Audi S3, Mercedes-AMG CLA 35/45, and BMW’s M240i and M2 models.
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