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We’re Driving A Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing – What Do You Want To Know?

We’re Driving A Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing – What Do You Want To Know?

Cadillac Society was given the opportunity to drive a brand-new 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing to get a first-hand feel for the super sedan’s performance, and we want you in on the conversation.

The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is all-new for the 2022 model year. It represents the most powerful vehicle in the Cadillac CT4 range, harnessing a set of twin turbochargers bolted to the 3.6L V6 engine (production code LF4).  It’s capable of throwing 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, routed exclusively to the rear wheels via either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the optional 10-speed automatic. 

Our test vehicle is equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. We’re certainly not complaining, but it would have been interesting to see how the ultra-high-performance luxury sedan would handle with the 10-speed automatic. The test vehicle is painted in the eye-catching Electric Blue exterior color, which is a premium option that costs $600 to equip. Inside, it features an interior finished in Natural Tan with Jet Black Accents. 

This Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing also has the Carbon Fiber 1 package equipped, which gives it a set of various exterior carbon fiber accents. The package, which has a price tag of $4,100, includes a carbon fiber front splitter, front-wheel well deflectors, front dive planes and a rear extra aero spoiler. Not only do these add-ons look good, they lend more downforce to the super sedan, and in turn, more grip and forward bite. 

This gorgeous blue CT4-V Blackwing rides on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels finished in Polished/Dark Android (production code R38), which are the standard wheels. Other premium options are available.

Our tester is also dressed up with the optional Technology Package ($725), Climate Package ($600), along with the Performance Data and Video Recorder ($1,600). The MSRP is $72,790 with a $995 destination charge and $12,800 in optional add-ons. 

So, all that being said, we have a question for our readers – what do you want to know about the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing? Let us know your burning questions in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to get the answers to you as soon as we can.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. I’m curious about the lights on the front of the vehicle. Are the v-shaped line of white LED light cosmetic or do the function as low beam headlights? Or do they change color to act as turn signals?

    • I believe it’s aesthetic, serving as part of the reflecting mechanism of the headlamp cluster.

      Some time this week, I should have a video that shows off the lighting elements of the vehicle in detail, particularly in the dark, so you can see how it works.

      • Thanks. It looks cool either way.

        • Update: it’s all functional:

          1. The vertical part of the headlamp serves as the daytime running light and as the turn signal indicator (plus the hazard light).
          2. The part of the headlamp cluster immediately to the inside of the cluster is the LED that serves as the regular beam light as well as the high beam.
          3. The part of the headlamps cluster to the inside of that (next to the grille) is the cornering light, turning on when the steering wheel is turned left or right a certain amount of degrees.

          Note that the cornering lights are optional on the CT4 range.

  2. This may seem like a silly question, but I have an old narrow garage. Is there a way to fold the outside side mirrors electrically, from inside the car? Thanks.

    • Dale, thanks for the question. I think it’s very relevant to ask, actually.

      Unfortunately, the CT4 range does not offer power-folding mirrors at all, even as an option, in North America. This is definitely a downside, since it’s such a nice vehicle that’s begging for this feature.

  3. I want to better understand the seat trim options. What are the changes from the base (no additional cost) seats to the various performance options. Thanks.

    • The base seats are just bucket seats, and essentially the same as the non-Blackwing CT4 models. In the Blackwing, the are available only in the Jet Black with Jet Black accents colorway and are Inteluxe (leatherette).

      The up-level seats are considered high-performance front buckets and feature leather seating surfaces with Mini-Perforated Custom Quilted inserts and sueded front seatbacks. These are available in the following three colorway:
      – Jet Black with Jet Black accents
      – Natural Tan with Jet Black accents
      – Sky Cool Gray with Jet Black accents

      Hope that helps, and thanks for the question!

      • Thanks for the information.

  4. There are many people who are considering ordering this car with obviously very little or no opportunity for a test drive, so this Q&A is much appreciated. How heavy/light is the clutch? Doable in stop and go traffic? Can you post sound clips with the exhaust in loud and quiet modes? Thanks!

    • The clutch is on the lighter side. It feels just right and is very usable in stop and go traffic conditions. My daily driver is a Corvette C7, and the clutch in the Vette is much heavier than in the CT4-V BW. The manual transmission in the Cadillac is a sweetheart, everything from the way it shifts to the way it feels is spot on.

      We’ll have a video of the exhaust shortly, stay tuned!

  5. Can we order the carbon fiber rear wing separately and at what cost? I really don’t want the front package…Accident waiting to happen…every time someone backs into me in a parking spot 1000$+.

    • Nope, the pieces are currently not available separately. This might change in the future, but currently the answer is no.

  6. I just purchased a 2023 Cadillac CT4-V BW with the base aero, wanted to know how much down force it generates versus the Carbon fiber kit? Thank you.


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