While there are go-fast V-Series variants for the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 sedans, the luxury brand has yet to offer any performance variants of any of the three Cadillac crossover models. Luckily, Caddy will at least offer customers some additional performance-flavored styling enhancements for the XT4, XT5, and XT6 by way of new brake caliper color options.
Sources familiar with Cadillac’s product plans told Cadillac Society that the luxury automaker is considering adding a number of colorful caliper options for the current Cadillac crossover models. The new styling options will most likely show up on the Sport trim, and will not be offered on Premium Luxury or Luxury trim levels. In fact, the new Cadillac crossover brake caliper colors could be introduced as soon as the 2021 model year.
Two other Cadillac models currently offer a painted caliper finish. Those models are none other than the all-new, 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport and CT4 Sport, both of which feature Brembo front brakes with black calipers as standard. Meanwhile, blue and red calipers are a $595 option. They feature the Cadillac script on the outside portion of the front caliper, while rear calipers are painted but don’t feature any branding/signage. Meanwhile, the CT4-V and CT5-V replace the Cadillac script with the V-Series logo.
While new brake caliper color options might be a nice performance flavoring option for the Cadillac crossover lineup, they still fall short of actual high-performance V-Series models. For their current first generations, neither the XT5 nor the XT6 will get a more performance-oriented variant, and the same rings true for the XT4.
Still, brake caliper colors will add a good bit of styling flair for those owners that enjoy a more aggressive aesthetic, and should complement the Sport trim level’s darker exterior accents, a more sporty wheel design, and carbon fiber interior trim. We could see the optional brake caliper colors work even better on vehicles with an open-spoke wheel design, much like brand’s various Sport models.
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This is a nice enhancement to the design language of the wheels. My suggestion would be to feature the “Cadillac” script on the front brake caliper covers (which are larger), and the model lettering on the rear brake caliper covers (which are smaller) such as “XT4.” I installed brake caliper covers on my 2013 CTS Coupe with the 19″ wheels and performance suspension (a GM approved accessory from MGP Caliper Covers.) Mine are silver with black writing, and it is a very subtle, but noticeable, improvement to the overall look of the car. It seems the price may be excessive for the option as quoted, and perhaps something else could be included with the feature and it would increase its popularity.
All show with NO GO (in this case stop) …….. Why bother? Its like slapping the V badge on these new CT5s and 4s.
Shut up lol
can afford real performance huh?
The XT6 needs Brake Caliper colors. Great idea for the XT6 !!! I painted mine and they look fantastic. People ask , Where didI get the painted calipers.
Nice ad for the XT6 for sure.
Red and blue are fine, but how about yellow?
I had leased a 2017 XT5 with the Platinum package. When I went to get a new one (2020) I found out that Cadillac had decided to not offer the more deluxe seat with the thigh extensions for the 2020 model year.A feature that is available in MB, BMW, Volvo, Porsche etc. What are they thinking up there when a comfort and performance feature like better seats get discontinued in favor of painted break calibers????
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