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The supercharged Cadillac returns after two years with a Blackwing badge

The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a high-performance version of the company’s midsize sedan. It’s the range-topping version of the current CT5 and slots above CT5-V in terms of power. Performance-wise, the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing is the first true successor to the CTS-V, as the CT5-V doesn’t fill the bill with its V-6 engine. On top of a powerful V-8 engine rated at 668 horsepower, the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing also features a more aggressive exterior and a revised interior with unique features and upgrades. Find out what to expect from this beefed-up sedan from our review below.

 

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The Chevy Camaro's Last Stand May Involve Cadillac DNA and A Blackwing Heart

The Chevy Camaro’s Last Stand May Involve Cadillac DNA and A Blackwing Heart

Sources tell MotorTrend that the sixth-gen 2023 Camaro might feature the CT5-V Blackwing’s LT4 V-8

Chevrolet may be preparing a number of changes to the flagship Camaro ZL1 for the 2023 model year. According to MotorTrend’s sources, Chevy is planning on releasing a new Camaro model that will have the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 seen in the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.

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Would You Pay $125,000 For The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing?

Would You Pay $125,000 For The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing?

GM hopes people will pay a premium because it is the last V-8-powered Cadillac

Along with pricing for the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, we also have pricing for the CT5-V Blackwing, and we’re not sure it’s that great of a deal. The base model CT5-V Blacking starts at $84,990, almost as much as a fully speced CT4-V Blackwing, while the fully configured model comes in at an astounding $125,980! This model is, to some extent, special because it is – quite literally – the very last Cadillac to sport a V-8 engine. That V-8 is a 6.2-liter, supercharged, V-8 that pumps out 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. Power can be sent through a six-speed manual or the optional 10-speed automatic. With the manual transmission, you’ll hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds while the automatic will get you there in 3.4 seconds. The CT5-V Blackwing is also a bit faster than its smaller brother, topping out at 200 mph and capable of blowing through the quarter-mile in 11.30 seconds.

Race-ready equipment includes a high-performance braking system and an enhanced electric limited-slip differential. The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is on sale now, but if you’re not a huge fan of Cadillac, a nicely speced 2021 Audi RS7 does look sportier for the same money and won’t suffer from the same typical GM engineering.

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The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Might Be Expensive, But Its Engine Will Be Hand-Built AMG Style

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Might Be Expensive, But Its Engine Will Be Hand-Built AMG Style

Each CT5-V will basically tell you who built its engine

AMG’s engines have been at the forefront of high-performance for as long as we can remember. The way these engines are built plays a huge role in building and maintaining their status in the car world: each engine is assembled by one technician, under AMG’s “One man, one engine” philosophy. If recent reports are true, Cadillac wants to take the same approach with the CT5-V Blackwing.

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Cadillac Could Have Made The CT5-V Blackwing Better, But Packaging Got In The Way

Cadillac Could Have Made The CT5-V Blackwing Better, But Packaging Got In The Way

Compromises have to be made to make better cars

With a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the most powerful and most track-capable Cadillac model the automaker has ever made. The LT4 engine deserves a lion’s share of the credit for that, but if Cadillac really wanted to raise the CT5-V Blackwing’s output figures to full-fledged supercar heights, the 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 engine could have been offered in the CT5-V Blackwing. Caddy ultimately decided against using the LT5 engine, in part because of the myriad of issues that would’ve cut into the appeal of the CT5-V Blackwing.

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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to The BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63?

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to The BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63?

The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the most powerful option, but is it fast enough?

One of Cadillac’s most iconic modern cars, the CTS-V went into the history books in 2019, leaving the American brand without a performance midsize sedan after 15 years. The supercharged V-8 four-door returned in 2021, this time around under the CT5-V Blackwing badge. It’s powered by the same 6.2-liter V-8 as its predecessor, but it packs more oomph and more modern tech, looking to take on the popular BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63. But is it powerful and quick enough to give its German competitors a run for their money? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

The supercharged Cadillac returns after two years with a Blackwing badge

The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a high-performance version of the company’s midsize sedan. It’s the range-topping version of the current CT5 and slots above CT5-V in terms of power. Performance-wise, the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing is the first true successor to the CTS-V, as the CT5-V doesn’t fill the bill with its V-6 engine. On top of a powerful V-8 engine rated at 668 horsepower, the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing also features a more aggressive exterior and a revised interior with unique features and upgrades. Find out what to expect from this beefed-up sedan from our 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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2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac supercharges the CT5-V to take on the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63

The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is an upcoming, high-performance version of the company’s midsize sedan. Set to become the range-topping version of the current CT5, the Blackwing will slot above the CT5-V. Performance-wise, the 2021 CT5-V Blackwing will be the first true successor to the CTS-V, as the CT5-V doesn’t fill the bill in terms of power and torque. On top of a powerful V-8 engine with more than 600 horsepower, the 2021 CT5-V Blackwing will also feature a more aggressive exterior and a revised interior with unique features and upgrades. Find out what to expect from this beefed-up sedan from our speculative review below.

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The CT5-V Blackwing Will Be The Most Powerful Cadillac Ever Made

The CT5-V Blackwing Will Be The Most Powerful Cadillac Ever Made

By how much is the real question

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing has been the subject of a lot of discussions, and those flames are still being fanned with a new report saying that the range-topping high-performance sedan is set to have the highest output of any Cadillac model.

New information brought to light by AutoVerdict claims as much, indicating that the CT5-V Blackwing will surpass the 640-horsepower and 630-pound-feet of torque output of the discontinued third-generation Cadillac CTS-V. No word yet on how much output the CT5-V Blackwing will have when it rolls out, but if it’s being tagged as the most powerful of any Cadillac in history, that bit of news should add more hype to a model that hasn’t had any shortage of it in recent months.

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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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It Looks Like The Cadillac CT5-V Isn't Even Meant to Be a Performance Car

It Looks Like The Cadillac CT5-V Isn’t Even Meant to Be a Performance Car

A heavyweight on paper, it might be few weight classes lower on the road

A lot has been said about the Cadillac CT5-V since it first arrived in 2019 as the supposed replacement to the V Sport. Cadillac has gotten mixed reviews on every facet of the CT5-V. From its looks to its quality to its output to its performance, the CT5-V has become polarizing in so many ways. It also hasn’t been immune to a myriad of issues, including, as The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah found out, a less-than-stellar 10-speed automatic transmission that doesn’t respond to the driver as well as we all thought it could. The CT5-V remains a solid performer in its segment, but is it really a proper replacement to the monster-engined CTS-V or is it more like the middle of the pack V-Sport model? Based on Farah’s experience, it looks, drives, and feels more like the latter.

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The Rumor Mill Says That the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Will Be Good for 650 Horsepower

The Rumor Mill Says That the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Will Be Good for 650 Horsepower

The 6.2-liter is set to be reworked to make the CT5-V just a little more powerful than the old CTS-V

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Cadillac practically sidelining the rather awesome and advanced Blackwing V-8. When we learned that the Blackwing V-8 wouldn’t be found inside the hotter CT5-V Blackwing, we were a little dumbfounded, and now it seems Cadillac is pulling a rather odd play from its book of moves. As it turns out, a new rumor says that the 6.2-liter V-8 is being reworked and will deliver 650 supercharged horsepower in the CT5-V Blackwing.

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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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The Range-Topping Cadillac CT5-V Will Have a V-8, But Not the One You Want

The Range-Topping Cadillac CT5-V Will Have a V-8, But Not the One You Want

What’s it going to be, Cadillac?

There’s been a lot of talk regarding what the top-dog Cadillac CT5-V will hide under the hood, with the likely candidate being Caddy’s new Blackwing 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. A recent report, however, suggests that the CT5-V range-topper will indeed get a V-8 engine, but it won’t be Blackwing-badged. It’s safe to say we didn’t expect that, but for now, we’re also taking this with a pinch of salt until official word comes from Cadillac to confirm or deny the rumors.

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2020 Cadillac CT5-V

2020 Cadillac CT5-V

Caddy’s replacement for the CTS-V is a big disappointment performance-wise

The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V is a higher performance version of the 2020 CT5, the midsize sedan that replaced the old CTS in 2019. Nameplate-wise, the 2020 CT5-V is a replacement for the CTS-V, but the redesign is rather lackluster in the performance department. While the CTS-V had in excess of 600 horsepower and delivered more oomph than the competition, the CT5-V’s V-6 engine slips below the 400-horsepower rating. So while it can compete with cars like the 2019 BMW 5 Series and 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in terms of styling, features, and technology, the CT5-V doesn’t replace the CTS-V as a competitor for the beefed-up 2019 BMW M5 and 2019 Mercedes-AMG E63. Check out our review to find out why.

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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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2020 Cadillac CT5

2020 Cadillac CT5

The CT5 replaces the CTS with an Escala-inspired design

The Cadillac CT5 is the company’s long-anticipated replacement for the already iconic CTS. Spotted testing for more than a year now, the CT5 was unveiled in March 2019 and made its public debut at the 2019 New York Motor Show. The CT5 broke cover with a surprising design. While the CTS is a traditional three-box sedan with a long deck lid, the CT5 is more of a fastback sedan, with a sloping roof that descends toward the edge of the rear fascia.

Needless to say, it’s an interesting approach for an automaker that just axed all four-door sedans save for the flagship CT6. The CT5 also boasts a brand-new interior that includes more premium materials, better fit and finish, and state-of-the-art technology. It’s also packed with new driving assistance systems, as well as an innovative semi-autonomous system. Power comes from a couple of turbocharged engines, but the CT5 still lacks a high-performance variant. Let’s take a closer look at Cadillac’s new midsize sedan in the review below.

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Cadillac Details The 2020 CT5 During its Debut at the New York Auto Show

Cadillac Details The 2020 CT5 During its Debut at the New York Auto Show

It’s Cadillac’s (bigger) answer to the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class

Cadillac has finally shared details on its all-new CT5, the model with which it will replace both the ATS and CTS and also take the fight to the German premium automakers like never before. The CT5 is aimed at the likes of BMW’s 3-Series or Audi’s A4 sedans, even though it looks more like a big hatchback and is actually larger than all its direct rivals.

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2020 Cadillac CT5 - Quirks and Features

2020 Cadillac CT5 - Quirks and Features

2020 Cadillac CT5 As A New Interpretation Of The Sedan Form Within Caddy Lineup

Representing one of the newest additions to Cadillac’s lineup, GM has introduced the 2020 CT5. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 presents an unusual frame considerably different compared to any previous generation of Cadillac cars. Using angular shapes formed to capture the spirit and function of the Cadillac brand and its move into modernity, the CT5 features a dominant front section, coupe-styled roof, and unique rear lights that follow the philosophy of individuality. That is something Cadillac is so keen to introduce and promote with its new breed of its vehicles. Although we are still far from the full unveiling that will happen at the 2019 New York Auto Show, I am giving you all the available critical facts about Cadillac’s latest and greatest.

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The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Has Officially Replaced the ATS and CTS

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Has Officially Replaced the ATS and CTS

New CT5 will bow at the 2019 NY auto show

Cadillac is simplifying its sedan range and merging its two smaller offerings (the ATS and CTS) into a single model dubbed the CT5. It bears the current Cadillac styling that makes it look like a mini-CT6 from the front, but its rear end design is much closer to a fastback than it is to regular sedans, despite the fact that the car isn’t actually a liftback.

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Gorgeous Cadillac Coupe Concept revealed in patent drawings

Gorgeous Cadillac Coupe Concept revealed in patent drawings

It could preview the upcoming two-door CT5

Cadillac-made coupes are sexy as hell. Unfortunately, they’re quite rare nowadays. With the CTS Coupe already discontinued and the ATS set to go into the history books beyond 2018, Cadillac will have no two-door models on offer in a few months. Fortunately, this may change soon with the arrival of the CT5, which replaces the CTS. A series of leaked patent drawings confirm that Caddy may offer a coupe version too, and it’s downright gorgeous.

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2020 Cadillac CT5 Spied For The First Time

2020 Cadillac CT5 Spied For The First Time

An initial camo-clad look at Caddy’s fresh four-door

The Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans are not long for this world, and will permanently bite the dust as soon as they reach the end of their production cycle in the next year and a half or so. As such, a fresh four-door replacement dubbed the CT5 is undergoing real-world testing as we speak, as evidenced by this new batch of spy shots.

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