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Cadillac takes on the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 with new successor to the ATS-V

The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is a high-performance version of the company’s compact four-door sedan. A successor to the ATS-V that was discontinued in 2019, the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing sits at the top of the range, superseding the existing CT4-V. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing was unveiled alongside the CT5-V Blackwing, but unlike the midsize sedan, it doesn’t feature a supercharged V-8. Instead, the high-performance compact packs a twin-turbo V-6, just like its predecessor. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing arrives to tackle the all-popular BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63. What makes it stand out over the CT4-V? Let’s find out in the review below.

 

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2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Can Be Yours, If You Have $90k

2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Can Be Yours, If You Have $90k

The remaining units of the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing are now on sale, but prices go really high

You can now get your hands on a 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, but you might want to talk to your wife first, as it doesn’t come cheap. Pricing starts at $59,990 but can go as high as $87,775 for a “fully configured” model. And, keep in mind that this is before the scam that is dealer “market adjustment,” taxes, fees, registration, and the like. In the end, a fully configured model will set you back pretty close to six figures, if not more. But, is it worth it?

The CT4-V Blackwing is powered by an evolved version of Cadillac’s 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V-6. This engine now puts down 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The real good news here, however, is that you still get a six-speed manual transmission, so kudos to Cadillac for that. This car is said to be track-capable and even comes with a special aero package that is said to deliver the “highest downforce in V-Series history.” You’ll get to 60 mph in as little as 4.1 seconds when you row your own or in as little as 3.9 seconds if you opt for the optional 10-speed automatic with flappy paddles behind the wheel. Top speed comes in at 189 mph while you’ll blow through a quarter-mile in 12.14 seconds. So, does the CT4-V sound worth the cost? Well, the first 250 examples sold out in a matter of minutes, so we guess it is, but let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63

2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63

Is the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing powerful and fast enough?

Cadillac is back in the performance game with the CT4-V Blackwing. A spiritual successor to the ATS-V, discontinued in 2019, the Blackwing marks Cadillac’s return to the high-performance compact segment. Main entries in this market include the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63, and Audi RS4. The latter is not available in the U.S., so the Blackwing will face competition from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Is Cadillac’s hot sedan for it? Is it powerful and quick enough to give its German competition a run for its money? Let’s find out.

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2021 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

2021 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac takes on the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 with new successor to the ATS-V

The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is a high-performance version of the company’s compact four-door sedan. A successor to the ATS-V that was discontinued in 2019, the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing sits at the top of the range, superseding the existing CT4-V. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing was unveiled alongside the CT5-V Blackwing, but unlike the midsize sedan, it doesn’t feature a supercharged V-8. Instead, the high-performance compact packs a twin-turbo V-6, just like its predecessor. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing arrives to tackle the all-popular BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63. What makes it stand out over the CT4-V? Let’s find out in the review below.

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2021 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

2021 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac takes on the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 with new successor to the ATS-V

The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is an upcoming, high-performance version of the company’s compact four-door sedan. A successor to the ATS-V, discontinued in 2019, the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing will sit at the top of range, superseding the existing CT4-V. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing will be unveiled alongside the CT5-V Blackwing on February 1, 2021. Unlike the midsize sedan, the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing won’t feature a supercharged V-8. Instead, the high-performance compact will make use of a twin-turbo V-6 to tackle the all-popular BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63. What makes it stand out over the CT4-V? Let’s find out in the speculative review below.

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If You Want to Get One of the First Cadillac CT5-V Blackwings, You Need to Pony Up $1,000

If You Want to Get One of the First Cadillac CT5-V Blackwings, You Need to Pony Up $1,000

You’ll get a cool gift, so that’s something

Cadillac’s highly anticipated Blackwing sedans are almost here, with both the CT4-V and CT5-V models set to debut on February 1, 2021. If you’re anxious to get one, you’ll be happy to know that preorders for both models will open the same day they debut. However, be prepared to pay a $1,000 deposit to reserve a spot.

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Let The Fun Begin: Cadillac Confirms Manual Gearbox for Blackwing Models

Let The Fun Begin: Cadillac Confirms Manual Gearbox for Blackwing Models

The upcoming Cadillac Blackwing cars will feature manuals and 3D-printed parts

Cadillac’s next generation of V-Series models, the CT5 Blackwing and CT4 Blackwing will feature a manual transmission, the automaker confirmed. Set to slot above their CT5-V and CT4-V counterparts, the Blackwing sedans will be the first of their respective nameplates to feature a three-pedal layout. Cadillac also confirmed that these cars will be the first GM vehicles to employ 3D-printed components.

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You Should Probably Quit Driving Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

You Should Probably Quit Driving Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

If you own a 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, a Buick Encore GX, or Chevy Trailblazer, you should probably park them, too.

It’s 2020 and vehicle safety is more important than ever. You would think that as advanced as we are as a civilization, we’d be able to nail something as simple – in a generalized way – as vehicle safety. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and that’s why GM has placed a recall and stop-sale on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, the 2021 Buick Encore GX, and the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. So what’s the deal? Well, if you own any of these models, you just might go to hit your brakes, just to realize that you suddenly can’t stop.

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2020 Cadillac CT4 - Driven

2020 Cadillac CT4 - Driven

Where does the smallest Cadillac fit into the luxury market?

With so many Americans rushing from cars into crossover SUVs, only the strongest sedans are surviving. That’s not good news for Cadillac. Its huge, decadent luxury sedans were once desired all around the world. But while its Escalade SUV is still an international icon and its crossovers are fairly successful domestically, Cadillac failed to establish itself among the leading luxury-sedan brands today. The few remaining luxury sedan buyers more often turn to Audi, BMW, Lexus, or Mercedes-Benz. Some will try out critically acclaimed but unconventional options like Volvo and Genesis. And a growing number are choosing all-electric Teslas over any traditional luxury sedan.

It’s into this backdrop that Cadillac has overhauled its two luxury sports sedans: the midsize CTS and compact ATS. They wear new styling and new names: CT5 and CT4, respectively. This 2020 Cadillac CT4 delivers a sophisticated rear-wheel-drive sports sedan platform at the price of the Germans’ subcompact front-wheel-drive sedans. We recently spent a week in the new CT4 to see whether that’s enough to earn a second glance from the people who still want a luxury sports sedan. Prices start at $32,995.

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Cadillac's Giant Four-Cylinder Engine Explained

Cadillac’s Giant Four-Cylinder Engine Explained

It’s one of the largest four-cylinder engines on the market

Back in 2019, General Motors introduced a new four-cylinder engine in the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Developed specifically for the midsize truck, the engine eventually made it into the Cadillac CT4-V sedan for the 2021 model year. So what’s so special about this engine? Well, for starters, it’s pretty big for a four-cylinder at 2.7 liters. It also features a dual volute turbocharged design instead of the more common dual scroll layout. And the folks at Engineering Explained talk about this feature and what kind of benefits it brings to the table.

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We Hope You Weren't Planning to Buy a Cadillac CT4-V or CT5-V Blackwing This Year

We Hope You Weren’t Planning to Buy a Cadillac CT4-V or CT5-V Blackwing This Year

If there’s anything to blame, then blame the coronavirus

As many other fellow carmakers, General Motors had its factories shut down because of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. The giant was supposed to maintain the lockdown until March 30 and reevaluate the situation at that point.

Since things aren’t showing signs of improvement in the U.S. and plants remain closed, the ripple effect created by the measure is beginning to affect GM’s portfolio, including brands like Cadillac.

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Get Ready to Shift Your Own Gears in the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing

Get Ready to Shift Your Own Gears in the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing

A manual transmission is reportedly in the works, but the Blackwing V-8 is probably swimming with the fishes

Like most of you, we too were confused when Cadillac launched the less-than-stellar CT4-V and CT5-V last year, but it didn’t take long for us to learn that hotter versions, with the name “Blackwing” were on the horizon. We’ve yet to see these hotter, flagship sedans, but new information has finally come to light and now we have a slightly better view of what’s coming.

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2020 Cadillac CT4-V

2020 Cadillac CT4-V

Cadillac’s replacement for the ATS-V is disappointing to say the least

The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V is the company’s latest compact performance car and a replacement for the 2019 ATS-V. The CT4-V is based on the CT4, a sedan that’s set to break cover later in 2019. The CT4-V marks Cadillac’s return to the performance compact sedan market, currently dominated by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. However, the CT4-V doesn’t go against the high-profile BMW M3, and Mercedes-AMG C63 like its predecessor did.

While the 2019 ATS-V came with a V-6 engine rated at more than 450 horsepower, the 2020 CT4-V features a smaller engine with a smaller output. The new compact features the 2.7-liter four-cylinder that debuted in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado truck and hits the road with a little over 300 horsepower. Does it have what it takes to compete with Germany’s finest performance sedans? Let’s find out in the review below.

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Cadillac Just Revealed the CT4-V and CT5-V, and I'm Pissed

Cadillac Just Revealed the CT4-V and CT5-V, and I’m Pissed

No manual transmission….

Outside of the fact that you could have pretty luxurious American car with decent power, something that made the Cadillac ATS-V (and the last-gen CTS-V) stand out was the availability of a manual transmission. Cadillac dropped the manual on the CTS-V a few years back, so we didn’t expect the CT5-V to be offered with one, but the CT4-V certainly should at least be offered with the option. At least the ATS-V and CTS-V came with decent power. Well, now Cadillac has announced both replacement cars and, as it turns out, there’s no manual transmission and no power in sight. Does that mean those both cars are duds and should just be written off like the many other GM models that GM ruined in one way or another? Yeah, probably, and I’m pissed. What the hell is wrong with GM these days?

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