CADILLAC REVEALS FIRST-EVER CT4-V AND CT5-V
Driven by Cadillac's latest turbocharging technology and building on more than 15 years of performance credentials, the first-ever 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V were unveiled today, expanding choices for the brand's V-Series performance sub-brand.
Following the 2019 CT6-V, they grow the V-Series family with even more levels of performance, while preserving the lineage established by the original V-Series lineup introduced in 2004.
'The new V-Series sedan lineup defines modern sophistication by combining luxury appointments with thoughtful technology and athletic refinement for the discerning enthusiast,' said Brandon Vivian, Cadillac executive chief engineer. 'We are inviting even more customers into the V-Series family by adding a new level of elevated performance between our Sport models and the ultimate, high-performance track capability that the V-Series has grown to represent.'
The first-ever CT4 and recently introduced CT5 represent Cadillac's realigned sedan portfolio, characterized by new proportions, innovative technologies and more appearance and performance choices. Each is built on Cadillac's award-winning rear-wheel-drive Alpha architecture, with the V-Series models developed to deliver the ultimate blend of performance, presence and road-going refinement.
Both share the latest standard V-Series performance technologies, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, which is tuned specifically for V models to enhance comfort without sacrificing performance-oriented responsiveness, and drive modes that include new V-Mode personalization. Each model is available in RWD or AWD and features a 10-speed automatic transmission, Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential on CT4-V and electronic limited-slip differential on CT5-V.
Cadillac's exclusive Super Cruise1, the first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the Ú.S. and Canada. It will be available on both new V-Series models.
'The new lineup expands the V-Series ethos, drawing more customers into the Cadillac Performance family, and the newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers wanting a dynamic daily drive,' said Mark Reuss, GM president. 'And this is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac's passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned.'CT4-V —
Developed for a new generation of sedan customers, the first-ever CT4 blends nimble handling and Cadillac's signature technology. The CT4-V takes these traits further, infusing the brand's racing DNA for a dynamic, responsive and exhilarating driving experience.
•Powered by Cadillac's high-output 2.7L Turbo engine featuring a unique three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize performance at all speeds. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 320 horsepower (239 kW), pending SAE certification.
•Limited-slip rear differential.
•V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (on RWD) or ZF MVS passive dampers (on AWD).
•Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode.
•Brembo front braking system.
•18-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD).
•Near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution for an exceptional feeling of balance and control.
•Dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles; quad exhaust tips, unique rear spoiler design that helps reduce rear lift while increasing grip for the rear tires.
•Super Cruise1 available.
•Únique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.
Engine : 2.7 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 320 hp
Torque: 369 ft-lbs
MORE TO COME
The CT4-V and CT5-V go on sale early in the 2020 calendar year, with production at GM's Lansing Grand River facility in Michigan. Additional product information, as well as details on additional V-Series variants and CT4 Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport models, will be announced at a later date.
1Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillacsupercruise.com for compatible highways and more information. Requires active OnStar plan, active Wi-Fi Hotspot, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal.
2Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Úse only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Únapproved combinations my change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to: my.cadillac.com/learn/tires/ or see your dealer.Source - Cadillac