Cadillac CT4 V-Series - Review, Specs, Pricing, Features, Videos and More
Torquey engines, searing Blackwing performance, sweet six-speed manual
Tiny backseat, awkward looks, so-so interior
The high-performance CT4 V-Series models are at the top of their dynamic games, and performance bargains. You'll have to accept a cramped, unremarkable interior for that performance, though.
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2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Review
t can be tough being the younger sibling.
The 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing has to contend with the enormous shadow its CT5-V sibling casts. There’s a raucous yet refined four-door with a stand-out, supercharged V8 soundtrack. It was managing editor Mike Schlee’s favorite vehicle of the year when he drove it last summer. The Four Vee Bee, with 200 less horsepower from a comparatively tame V6, is practically a wallflower, right?
Nope. This more compact package has its own appeal: a tidier footprint makes it more eager, and the associated price savings turn it into something of a performance bargain. And with the manual transmission, the CT4-V Blackwing offers more interaction and joy than many two-door options under six figures, too.
Read the full review here.
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing First Drive Review: Ending on a High Note
Cadillac has a sign for the ol’ Nard Dog. Actually, it has two, totalling 1,140 horsepower between them. The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the brand’s final internal-combustion V-Series cars, some 20 years after the first V stomped onto the scene.
The Blackwings are more than just a pair of high horsepower figures, though. These fire-breathing four-doors together form a paean to the petrol-powered sport sedan, a Greatest Hits showcase of speed, agility, and genuine track-readiness. How do I know that last factoid? Because Cadillac set a bunch of journalists loose on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (“Mosport” to you and I) for a day of track driving. The larger CT5-V might have the headline figures, and an unmistakable V8 yell— read all about it here—but it’s the smaller CT4-V Blackwing that shows Cadillac can still make a four-door to embarrass Germany’s finest where it counts: on a circuit.
|$47,990 - $61,890
|2.7-liter turbo 4-cylinder / 3.6-liter turbo 6-cylinder
|325 hp / 472 hp
|380 lb-ft / 455 lb-ft
|RWD / AWD
|6MT / 10AT
|Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
|15–20 mpg / 23–29 mpg
|10.7 cu ft
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Cadillac CT4 V-Series
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