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Will The Cadillac CT4-V Get More Power?

Will The Cadillac CT4-V Get More Power?

The Cadillac CT4-V represents the perfect middle ground for buyers who want more power than the “regular” CT4 can muster, but may not have the need for a super sedan like the CT4-V Blackwing. While the CT4-V already offers a healthy amount of get-up-and-go, an impending midcycle refresh is on the horizon, and we can’t help but wonder – could the performance-oriented small luxury sedan get an upgrade when it comes to power under the hood?

As a reminder, the current Cadillac CT4-V harnesses the turbocharged 2.7L I4 engine (production code L3B). This powerhouse provides plenty of pep, as it’s tuned to deliver a healthy 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, requiring premium fuel. With that in mind, there’s certainly room to increase the amount of power that this boosted four puts out, as evidenced by the other models that harness the same engine. 

In fact, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 is found in other vehicles under the umbrella of Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors. It’s found in the refreshed 2022 light duty trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500, along with the 2023 and newer midsize trucks, including the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Under the hoods of these machines, that L3B engine 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque – 50 more pound-feet twist than in the Cadillac CT4-V. Interestingly, those output levels are achieved on regular fuel. 

Now, imagine what the turbocharged 2.7L could do if optimized to run on premium fuel. We imagine that it can make close to 350 horses and surpass 400 pound-feet of torque, giving the CT4-V even more spirit via the accelerator pedal, making it an even more formidable speedster out on the road – and maybe even the racetrack.

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


  1. Why did Cadillac remove the laurel stay l wreath from around the Cadillac shield? It means victory. Why was it removed and by who.

  2. Thank you for the information, I ve been looking to Cadillac vice the Mercedes, BMW, sports sedan, I just want to kick some euro-a$$

  3. Good morning,
    here are a few comments.
    – articles that are years old seem a bit outdated and with all the Caddy specialists, it seems that current and future news on Caddies would be more appropriate.
    – as an older (74) car enthusiast, i have owned several Caddies since the 1950s. i am happy to see that Caddy is knew deep in taking on BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and Audi with their performance models like the Blackwings. personally, i would like to see a lot more of that.
    – having owned several of the Caddy land yachts over the years in addition to the limited performance models, it would be nice to see Caddy have a few new big yachts in addition to their asphalt pounders.
    Example; Mercedes has their Maybach line in addition to their AMG & SLR fleet. same with Bentley.
    – being a patriot, i would like to only have American vehicles and not stoop to Japanese, German, Italian and British vehicles. that’s about it for now.
    thank you for listening to my ideas and preferences. currently i am seriously considering a couple of your Blackwing models. the ones i am most interested in are the 668 and 472 HP versions. i would like to see the interiors get improved somewhat. possibly more color combos as well.

  4. The CT4-V Blackwing is NOT for middle class folks. Who wants a thousand dollar car note for 7 years? New cars have become unaffordable if your not dropping 25-35K for a down payment. I love the Blackwing, but I’m not selling my soul for one. Oh well, I guess an electric bike will suffice.


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