The 2020 Cadillac CT4 just made splashdown, hitting the C-segment luxury sedan segment to take on rivals like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and CLA-Class “four-door coupe,” Audi A3, and upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
The new 2020 Cadillac CT4 follows the introduction of the go-fast CT4-V earlier this year, and precedes the release of the even-faster CT4-V Blackwing.
Under the hood, the new CT4 offers two turbocharged engines for motivation, starting with a 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s also a 2.7L four-cylinder offered higher in the range, producing 309 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque in Premium Luxury models, and 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque in the CT4-V. The 2.7L mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, and all-wheel-drive is optional across the range.
Under the skin, the CT4 is based on a rear-wheel-drive architecture, and features double-pivot MacPherson-type front suspension with dual lower ball joints, plus Multi-Valve System passive dampers from ZF. Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 is equipped on V-Series rear-wheel-drive models, while big Brembo front brakes are equipped on Sport and V-Series.
Outside, buyers get 11 exterior colors to choose from. There are a number of distinguishing elements between the various trim levels, including the accents, grilles, and fascia treatments. Luxury and Premium models offer bright styling details, while the Sport and V-Series models offer darker accents. The sportier models also come with rocker extensions, a rear spoiler, and unique wheels. LED lighting is standard across the range.
Moving inside, the 2020 Cadillac CT4 offers eight different interior color, material and trim combinations to choose from. An eight-inch touchscreen and leather upholstery are both standard. The hands-free Super Cruise driver assist feature will be available next year.
To help the 2020 Cadillac CT4 get off the ground, Caddy is also launching a new social media campaign that seeks to “put viewers in the driver’s seat” through various posts to Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 will be available to order later this year, with official pricing expected closer to the production date.
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I am anxious to learn what the 8 different interior color and trim levels are and I hope they’re also available on the CT5. I would love to order a white CT5 with red interior.
Frank – there will be a red interior color combination called Sangria with Jet Black accents. It will be available on CT4 Sport and CT4-V. Two white exterior colors will be offered – a non-metallic Summit White (my personal favorite) and a metallic Crystal White Tricoat (metallic, extra cost).
I have had two (13 & 17) ATS 1SS 3.6L, RWD in Crystal white with Morello red interior. I will order the new CT4 the same way if, only if, I can get more engine than the anemic 2.7L Silverado engin.
Looks great to my eyes. I suspected there was going to be an uprated powerplant for the Luxury version. Something better than standard but below the V. This will likely power most CT4s sold.
The color availability is VERY interesting as well. It’s one area that needed attention at Cadillac, especially the interiors.
I think I may need to look into the CT4 next Spring.
I think Cadillac missed the styling Boat with the CT4 and CT5. More specifically I think they got their wires crossed. They should have used the CT4 design for the CT5. Its a much better looking car and in my opinion looks more like a Cadillac than the CT5 does. Too bad is so small.
I am with you on the mix up between the two styling. I think the CT4 is a much more classy looking car than the CT5.
The CT4 is beautiful as a sports sedan, but I need more space, such as the XT4. I do expect to read how the CT4-V will outspeed and outrace ALL of the import sedans and cost less, too.
Why does Cadillac or GM as a whole have such a problem with power and smoothness? There is a rumor that Mercedes has a 2.0 four with 416 horsepower where as Cadillacs 2.0 four only makes 237 horsepower. I would bet that Mercedes would not put a Engine with unacceptable NVH in their vehicles. Not saying they wouldn’t but I would bet against it. If other company’s can produce small engines with high horsepower and low NVH why can’t GM do the same?