Cadillac is becoming an SUV-heavy luxury brand but cars are still on the menu. The all-new Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V may be only days away.
Cadillac’s V-Series of cars may not have the same aura as Mercedes’ AMG or BMW’s M brands but Caddy’s had a number of cool high-performance variations on offer over the last 15 years. The latest pair of V-Series Cadillac’s are expected to break cover in Detroit on May 30, one day before the annual Detroit Grand Prix kicks off on Belle Isle.
Little is officially known about the CT4 other than it will slot itself as the entry-level Cadillac car. The CT4 will partially replace the ATS and may be positioned as a smaller, more Audi A3 or Benz A Class-like in size. We can therefore expect that the powertrains will all be of the boosted 4-cylinder nature. The CT4-V will probably be powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 from the CT6 although a heavily boosted 4-pot could work too.
As for the CT5, it does take over for the ATS and CTS and will be powered by 4- and 6-cylinder engines. As for the CT5-V, we’re hoping that Caddy’s deems it worthy of the CT6-V’s twin-turbo 550-horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque 4.2-litre V8 but odds are it will roll with the turbocharged 3.0-litre V6.