Cadillac of Detroit’s General Motors Thursday unveiled the 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, adding to the V-Series sub-brand. The first-ever CT4 and recently introduced CT5 represent Cadillac’s realigned sedan portfolio, which offers new proportions, technology, and more appearance and performance choices.
“The new V-Series sedan lineup defines modern sophistication by combining luxury appointments with thoughtful technology and athletic refinement for the discerning enthusiast,” says Brandon Vivian, executive chief engineer for Cadillac. “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 two models are built on Cadillac’s rear-wheel-drive Alpha architecture. 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 responsiveness, and drive modes that include new V-Mode personalization.
Each model is available in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive 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 Super Cruise, a hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.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,” says Mark Reuss, president of GM. “And this is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned.”
The CT5-V is powered by Cadillac’s high-output 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 engine, offering a Cadillac-estimated 355 horsepower, pending SAE certification. The CT4-V is powered by Cadillac’s high-output 2.7L Turbo engine featuring a three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize performance at all speeds. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 320 horsepower, pending SAE certification.