New 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing promise exceptional track capability with impressive luxury
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing gets a 6.2-litre Supercharged V8
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing to use a twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6
Cadillac isn’t giving up on sedans just yet, and the brand hopes its new V-Series Blackwing models will endear it to enthusiasts, the same way the old ATS-V and CTS-V did. Those two cars were authentic, high-performance RWD monsters that weren’t easy to tame, and yet they were still usable as daily drivers.
That blend of comfort and performance is what we will find in the new 2022 Cadillac CT5-V and 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing models, Cadillac says. And wouldn’t you know it, a six-speed manual gearbox will be standard.
The specs are impressive in both new sport sedans.
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will get a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 that delivers 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, enough to reach 100 km/h in about 4.0 seconds. This same engine powered the former CTS-V, and to say that it was lively would be an understatement. This is the highest-output engine in the history of Cadillac, and its air intake airflow is improved by 46 percent versus the outgoing CTS-V.
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
The CT4-V Blackwing is the spiritual successor to the Cadillac ATS-V, a car that any purist could easily fall in love with. The CT4-V Blackwing gets a 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 that will deliver 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The CT4-V Blackwing will reach 100 km/h in around 4.0 seconds as well, although it will be slightly slower than the CT5-V Blackwing.
Although the 10-speed automatic gearbox will get you to 100 km/h quicker, the six-speed manual will be offered in both models. You won’t find another manual competing against the CT5-V Blackwing while only the BMW M3 offers a six-speed manual in the CT4-V’s competitor list.
Cadillac V-Series Blackwing Pricing
The starting price for the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is set at $67,198 in Canada ($59,990 in the US) while the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will start at $89,898 in Canada, and $84,990 in the US.
That’s quite a steep increase over the current top-of-the-line CT4 and CT5 models, but that still puts both sedans at a more accessible price point than their direct competitors.
Other features worth noting include the largest brakes Cadillac has ever put on a car in the CT5-V Blackwing, launch control, Brembo brake calipers, wet-sump oiling and vent system in the CT5-V Blackwing, 60-percent less airflow routing volume in the CT4-V Blackwing and a water-to-air charge cooling system, again in the CT4-V Blackwing.
The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing won’t just be designed for the track, however. They receive the Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 system which reacts in an instant to change road conditions in order to ensure optimal comfort or handling depending on what the driver is doing.
The goal of the new Cadillac V-Series Blackwing model lineup will be to provide the same level of performance as established sports sedans like the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, and the Audi S4, but with an added touch of comfort and daily drivability. The new CT4 and CT5 sedans are already impressive, we can’t wait to try them both out when their power output has been pushed to the stratosphere.